Winona's Fastenal Company says it had 5.3% increase in net sales during the month of May when compared to the same month a year earlier.
The company reported net sales of $289,000,000 compared to about $275,000,000 in May of 2012.
Daily sales in May also went up 5.3% compared to May of 2012.
Fastenal opened five new stores in May bringing the total now to 2,665 nationwide.
The number of employees of Fastenal went down by 25 during the month, compared to May of 2012, to a current total of 15,509.