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IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

June 13
18:33 2017
    IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

Despite uncertainties with the Trump Administration, the good news is that “manufacturing is a popular word again,” the Industrial Fastener Institute’s lobbyist told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

June 13
11:13 2017
    Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

Global industrial fastener demand will grow 3% in 2017, a Freedonia Group researcher told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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Chinese Fastener Imports and Exports Increase

June 12
02:22 2017
    Chinese Fastener Imports and Exports Increase

Fastener activity (imports and exports) in China increased 1.6% to 274,200 tons in April, while the value dropped 1.8% to $657 million, according to ChinaFastener.com. Exports from China totaled 248,639

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A Solid Year for Fasteners

June 05
10:53 2017
    A Solid Year for Fasteners

Most publicly-traded companies with fastener businesses achieved sales and profit growth in 2016, driven by strength in aerospace and automotive markets.

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Latest FIN Issue Online

May 26
00:01 2017
    Latest FIN Issue Online

The latest issue of FIN is now available online. Read about the latest acquisitions changing the industry. Discover which fastener company is setting up in Silicon Valley. And learn how fastener stocks performed in the opening months of 2017.

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Supplying Fasteners for the New Mars Rover

May 22
01:11 2017
    Supplying Fasteners for the New Mars Rover

TR Fastenings Norway, part of Trifast PLC, will supply rivets and tools for a Radar Imager for the new NASA Mars Exploration Rover, which launches in 2020.

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Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

May 16
12:05 2017
    Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

Dejian Zeng spent 60-hour weeks screwing tiny fasteners into iPhone casings in China for about $450 a month.

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Strauss to SEFA/SFA: Trade Wars?

May 09
15:20 2017
    Strauss to SEFA/SFA: Trade Wars?

“We just don’t know” how the new administration will handle the economy, economist Bill Strauss told the joint meeting of the Southeastern Fastener Association and Southwestern Fastener Association.

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EU Fastener Execs Demand Fair Trade

May 03
12:35 2017
  EU Fastener Execs Demand Fair Trade

During Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017, fastener leaders from the European Union expressed the need for global trade to be fair for everyone involved.

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SEFA/SFA Panelists: Still Cold Calling

April 27
17:31 2017
  SEFA/SFA Panelists: Still Cold Calling

Panelists at the spring 2017 joint conference with the Southeastern Fastener Association and Southwestern Fastener Association in New Orleans say they are still cold calling.

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Mayer: Würth Difference is Direct Contact With Customers

April 24
11:03 2017
  Mayer: Würth Difference is Direct Contact With Customers

In conjunction with 2017 Fastener Fair Stuttgart, NFDA toured the Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. facilities in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

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Würth Opens Retail Store in China

April 11
03:08 2017
  Würth Opens Retail Store in China

“The favorable location and preferential policies of Liaoning, one of China’s northeastern rust belt provinces, offered many development opportunities for investors,” said Larry Stevens, CEO of Wurth China.

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2017 Fastener Fair Attendance Rises 6%

April 05
00:24 2017
  2017 Fastener Fair Attendance Rises 6%

There were 895 exhibiting companies from 46 countries at biennial trade show last month in Germany.

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FINdex Growth Slows in Opening Quarter of 2017

April 04
15:33 2017
  FINdex Growth Slows in Opening Quarter of 2017

After posting a 20% increase in 2016, the FIN Fastener Stock Index rose only 9.1% in the opening quarter of 2017, compared to an 5.1% gain by an index of related industrial stocks during the period.

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Rosie the Riveter Gets National Day of Recognition

March 21
14:38 2017
  Rosie the Riveter Gets National Day of Recognition

Senate resolution honors 16 million women who worked or volunteered for the U.S. war effort, including many who toiled for the American Red Cross, hospitals, rationing boards and other non-factory settings.

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2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

March 21
00:00 2017
  2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

October 8, 2002 FIN – Officially, it was the “National Industrial Fastener Show & Conference” through most of its 22-year

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Heim to Pac-West: Business as Usual for Conflict Minerals Law

March 16
23:21 2017
  Heim to Pac-West: Business as Usual for Conflict Minerals Law

“Everything is going to be the same right now as it was last year,” consultant Lawrence Heim told participants of a webinar conducted by the Pacific-West Fastener Association.

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Fastener Trade Show Season Starts in March

March 12
14:41 2017
  Fastener Trade Show Season Starts in March

The Fastener spring trade show season for 2017 is beginning with 13 events around the world in March through June.

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Robotic Tool Improves Fastener Inspection

February 22
02:58 2017
  Robotic Tool Improves Fastener Inspection

An Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) advanced inspection robotics research project has developed “a flexible, robotic snake-arm tool” that reaches into confined areas to perform required aircraft inspections.

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‘Enabling’ Tech Drives Automotive Fastener Innovations

February 17
00:01 2017
  ‘Enabling’ Tech Drives Automotive Fastener Innovations

Automakers are reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency by pushing the limits of high strength steels, according to Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering Technology at the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

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