1903, three Swedish immigrants saw a need for mortise furniture locks.
Together they invested $5,000 each and established National Lock Company
in Rockford, Illinois.
1939, Keystone Steel and Wire acquired National Lock. The company and
the product line grew to include pin and disc tumbler locks, kitchen
cabinet and furniture hardware, fasteners, appliance hardware, metal
stampings, chair hardware, and door locks.
the 1960's, hardware operations became known as National Lock Hardware
until Keystone itself was acquired in 1981. Our original product line,
a division of Valhi, Inc., whose operations moved to a new manufacturing
facility in Mauldin, South Carolina, with the National Cabinet
Lock name, to identify the concentration on lock manufacturing.
Cabinet Lock Inc., which later changed to CompX International
Inc., was incorporated in 1993 as a subsidiary of Valhi and became
a public company in March 1998 with two operating units; National
Cabinet Lock and Waterloo Furniture Components. CompX currently
includes several companies that manufacture components for a variety
of industrial uses and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol "CIX."
CompX Security Products
Shipping: PO Box 200: Mauldin, SC 29662
Street: 26 Old Mill Road, Greenville, SC 29607