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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 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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