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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 do not include Acquisitions, which will be summarized in the

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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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O’Keeffe at NFDA: 8 Stages of the Company Lifecycle

December 08
11:54 2016
  O’Keeffe at NFDA: 8 Stages of the Company Lifecycle

“See the road ahead,” Tim O’Keeffe advised the National Fastener Distributors Association in a presentation on the lifecycle of companies.

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Fiery Oil Train Crash Forces Fastener Upgrade

November 03
16:48 2016
  Fiery Oil Train Crash Forces Fastener Upgrade

Wreck spilled 42,000 gallons of oil into the Columbia River and forced the evacuation of a nearby town.

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Wheeler: Not Going to Business School Helped Career

November 03
16:40 2016
  Wheeler: Not Going to Business School Helped Career

“I never learned the proper way of doing business,” Wheeler told the induction audience. “That forced me to develop on my own.”

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Bader to Pac-West: Appoint a ‘Dead Stock Manager’

November 03
16:25 2016
  Bader to Pac-West: Appoint a ‘Dead Stock Manager’

Jason Bader told the Pacific-West Fastener Association to appoint a “dead stock manager” who reports to the president and has incentive-based pay.

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2016 NIFMSE Breaks Booth Record

November 03
16:19 2016
  2016 NIFMSE Breaks Booth Record

Months ago show director Susan Hurley predicted the 36th National Fastener & Mill Supply Expo would top 1,000 booths.  The

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EU Moves to Strengthen Trade Regulations

October 31
16:33 2016
  EU Moves to Strengthen Trade Regulations

The European Commission issued proposals to substantially strengthen its antidumping defense and bring duty levels closer to those imposed by

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Italy’s Agrati Acquires Continental-Midland

September 22
20:12 2016
  Italy’s Agrati Acquires Continental-Midland

FEATURE Italy’s Agrati Acquires Continental-Midland + click to enlarge Italy’s A. Agrati S.p.A. acquired ContMid Holdings, Inc. from equity firm

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