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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 history. But to the industry the easier name and the

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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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Fastener Stocks Outperform Dow Jones

February 13
14:12 2017
    Fastener Stocks Outperform Dow Jones

In the past two months, the Dow has gained about 10% in value. But fastener stocks have done better than that.

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New Airbus Software Simulates Riveting

February 09
17:28 2017
    New Airbus Software Simulates Riveting

Speeding-up the airframe assembly process is important for Airbus, which has partnered with Polytech University in Saint Petersburg for more than a decade to help solve this issue.

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FIC to Conduct Industry Summit June 7

February 03
00:01 2017
    FIC to Conduct Industry Summit June 7

The Fastener Industry Coalition will sponsor four sessions during its first Fastener Industry Summit following Fastener Tech 2017.

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FIN SURVEY: Fastener Profits Outperform Sales

January 31
10:39 2017
  FIN SURVEY: Fastener Profits Outperform Sales

A 52% majority of End of 2016 FIN Survey participants indicated “Moderate” confidence in the North American economy; 27% pegged it at “High”; and 21% expressed “Low” confidence.

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Aerospace Robotics Market Growing At Double-Digit Pace

January 23
10:26 2017
  Aerospace Robotics Market Growing At Double-Digit Pace

Market is mainly driven by increase in the use of robots for efficient aircraft production processes and growing use of robotics to handle aircraft orders backlog.

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Fastener Industry Confident in New White House on Business Issues

January 20
00:02 2017
  Fastener Industry Confident in New White House on Business Issues

End of 2016 FIN Survey participants expressed more confidence in the incoming White House on business issues than eight years ago. The 2017 incoming White House rates 3.5 on a 1-to-5 scale, compared with 2.3 for 2009 and matching 3.5 for 2001.

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RFID Technology Helping Endries Int’l Win New Business

January 17
23:43 2017
  RFID Technology Helping Endries Int’l Win New Business

New high-tech solution crafted in cooperation with UW–Madison engineers lets workers on customers’ manufacturing floor send a “time to restock” signal simply by dropping an empty bin into a chute for electronic identification.

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Canada’s Leland Investing in Illinois; Cites High Energy Costs in Ontario

January 12
00:31 2017
  Canada’s Leland Investing in Illinois; Cites High Energy Costs in Ontario

MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: “We can no longer compete with the escalating energy costs we are seeing here in Ontario,” CEO Byron Nelson told the Canadian Press.

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Did Fastener Stocks Keep Pace in 2016?

January 02
01:29 2017
  Did Fastener Stocks Keep Pace in 2016?

GlobalFastenerNews.com looks back at the performance of the FIN Fastener Stock Index over the first nine months of 2016.

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Top Fastener Headlines of 2016

December 29
19:25 2016

There are hundreds of stories annually in Fastener Industry News. Here are some of the top headlines from 2016. These headlines

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Fastener Industry Marks the Holidays 2016

December 23
14:11 2016
  Fastener Industry Marks the Holidays 2016

  Once again the fastener industry marked the holidays on social media. Some companies used simple messages to convey holiday

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Rockford Machinery to be Auctioned

December 19
02:02 2016
  Rockford Machinery to be Auctioned

Equipment from Rockford Products plant shuttered in 2016 to be sold February; Rockford employees lose 401(k) money.

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Quartaro Tells NFDA: Personality Screening 
Tells ‘Who You Are’

December 19
00:21 2016
  Quartaro Tells NFDA: Personality Screening 
Tells ‘Who You Are’

The Culture Index can tell prospective employers what kind of employee an applicant will be because the personality test tells you what applicants are wired as.

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U.S. Fastener Demand Growth Slower Than Global Average

December 16
00:02 2016
  U.S. Fastener Demand Growth Slower Than Global Average

Sales of fasteners in North America and Western Europe are expected to grow more slowly than the global average through 2020, according to Global Industrial Fastener Market, 9th Edition, a new study from the Freedonia Group.

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HR Expert Advises on LGBT, Transgender, Pregnancy & Sick Leave

December 13
00:08 2016
  HR Expert Advises on LGBT, Transgender, Pregnancy & Sick Leave

Combs: “If you don’t want to be the test case, the smart thing is to do what the law says.”

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