About CompX International

Who is CompX International?

CompX International Inc. (NYSE American: CIX) is a leading manufacturer of:

  • Locking systems for a wide variety of applications such as office furniture, cabinetry, motorcycles, postal boxes, medical carts, vending machines and gas stations
  • CompX Marine manufactures high-end components for the recreational boating, military and industrial markets through two operating units
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CompX products are principally designed for use in medium to high-end applications where product design, quality, and durability are critical to the functionality of our customers’ products enabling them to compete more effectively in the markets that they serve. Currently, the company has two operating units:

CompX Security Products (CSP) logo

Who is CompX Security Products?

CompX Security Products designs, manufactures and markets high-quality security products through our domestic network of production facilities. As a market leader, we provide resources to collaborate with customers from initial product and application design to manufacturing for both OEM and distribution channels. Our resolute adherence to high product quality and exceptional customer service, along with continuous product improvement and operational efficiency, is the foundation of our strategy to maintain long term customer relationships.

CompX Security Products welcomes an opportunity to provide solutions for your lock applications through a joint program designed to present your company with the product and service required.

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Who is CompX Marine?

CompX Marine manufactures high-end components for the recreational boating, military and industrial markets through two operating units:

  • Custom Marine Inc., which includes CMI Industrial, is a leading manufacturer of engineered OEM and aftermarket products such as exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, wake shaping devices and accessories for recreational, watersports, high-performance, government and industrial markets.
  • Livorsi Marine, Inc. supplies a wide range gauges, throttles, trim tabs and accessories to boat manufacturers such as Correct Craft, Malibu, Tige, Cigarette, Fountain, Yellowfin, Contender and Intrepid. From fittings to rigging equipment, from bow to stern, Livorsi has a variety of products to fit every boater’s needs.

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American Institute of Architects

AIA advocates for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Their work drives positive change through the power of design.

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American Boat & Yacht Council

The role of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is to be the essential source of technical information for the international marine industry.

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Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc.

The ALOA provides and coordinates training and governs the locksmith industry; certifying locksmiths at various levels of skill through annual testing programs.

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

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Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

As sponsors of the Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair, AWFS deals with all aspects of wood products in the woodworking industry, from large furniture manufacturers to small medium size cabinet shops, in addition to the suppliers of the industry. This association sponsors the Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair.

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Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, Inc.

This association develops and maintains the ANSI/ BHMA A156 series of standards covering builders hardware products, including cabinet locks.

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Business Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association

CompX Waterloo manufactures products that meet or exceed standards set out by BIFMA. Established in 1973, BIFMA International is a not-for-profit trade association of furniture manufacturers and suppliers addressing issues of common concern. The association’s membership of over 260 companies represents over 80% of the value of North American shipments of office furniture.

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National Automatic Merchandising Association

NAMA is a national trade organization representing merchandise vending/food service operators, equipment manufacturers and related suppliers.

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National Marine Electronics Association

The National Marine Electronics Association is a worldwide, member based organization revolving around marine electronics standards, training & Conference.

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National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA leverages the strength of its membership to provide a strong voice of leadership for the industry, representing recreational boating to policymakers, the media and the public.


Petroleum Equipment Institute

PEI is an international trade association whose members manufacture, distribute and service petroleum marketing and energy handling equipment.

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Security Hardware Distributors Association

SHDA is an association of wholesale distributors to the security hardware industry, with emphasis on the locksmith industry. It provides a forum for industry development through its annual conference of distributors and supplier manufacturers.


Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America

The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA®) shall enhance the competitive position, improve the performance and advocate for domestic manufacturers of machinery, cutting tools and supplies used in the processing of wood and related products.

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Woodwork Institute

Woodwork Institute

WI controls and improves quality of architectural woodwork and millwork installed in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. WI has adopted BHMA standards as basic minimum requirements.

CompX Timeline


National Cabinet Lock founded in Rockford, Illinois.

CompX National / CompX Chicago location in Mauldin, SC


National Lock moved its cabinet lock manufacturing to current location in Mauldin, South Carolina

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National Lock became CompX

New York Stock Exchange logo (1984-2000)


CompX IPO finalized and CIX is listed on the New York Stock Exchange

CompX Timberline logo


CompX acquired Timberline Lock, formerly located in Lake Bluff, Illinois (founded 1982)

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CompX acquired Chicago Lock, formerly located in Chicago, Illinois (founded 1920)

Custom Marine logo


CompX Marine acquired Custom Marine Inc., located in Neenah, Wisconsin (founded 1984)

Livorsi Marine, Inc. logo


CompX Marine acquired Livorsi Marine, Inc. located in Grayslake, Illinois (founded 1998)

CompX Timberline facility


Grayslake facility built to house CompX Fort, CompX Timberline and Livorsi Marine