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FIN Survey: Profits Outperform Sales in 2016

January 16
01:00 2017
  FIN Survey: Profits Outperform Sales in 2016

The End of 2016 FIN Survey participants were nearly evenly divided on confidence in the North American economy, with a 52% majority indicating “Moderate” confidence; 27% pegging it at “High”; and 21% having “Low” confidence.

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FIN SURVEY: Moderate Fastener Sales & Profit Gains in 2015

September 22
20:11 2016
  FIN SURVEY: Moderate Fastener Sales & Profit Gains in 2015

FIN SURVEY: Moderate Fastener Sales & Profit Gains in 2015 + click to enlarge Last year was neither the best

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FIN SURVEY: Comments on the Fastener Industry

September 22
20:11 2016
  FIN SURVEY: Comments on the Fastener Industry

HEADLINES FIN SURVEY: Comments on the Fastener Industry + click to enlarge + click to enlarge “Incredible activity in M&A.”

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FIN SURVEY: Comments on the Fastener Industry

April 20
00:47 2016
  FIN SURVEY: Comments on the Fastener Industry

“Incredible activity in M&A.” “We are headed toward an industry that has less and less competition.” “Manufacturers still don’t understand

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Fastener Job Growth Slows in 2015

April 20
00:26 2016
  Fastener Job Growth Slows in 2015

The pace of job growth in the fastener industry slowed in 2015, according to the End of 2015 FIN Survey.

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FIN SURVEY: Moderate Fastener Sales & Profit Gains in 2015

April 19
23:29 2016
  FIN SURVEY: Moderate Fastener Sales & Profit Gains in 2015

Last year was neither the best or worst of times for U.S. fastener companies. After four consecutive years of widespread

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FIN SURVEY – Beyond The Statistics

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 11:01:00 PM FIN SURVEY Beyond the statistics, here is a sampling of general comments and following problems mentioned by

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FIN SURVEY – Market Confidence Rises

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 8:11:00 PM FIN SURVEY   + click to enlarge   Economic confidence is up for 2015. Just shy of

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FIN SURVEY – Congress, White House Grades Differ

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 8:24:00 PM FIN SURVEY The fastener industry expressed low confidence in the White House on business issues, but even

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FIN SURVEY – Fastener Job Growth Quickens in 2014

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 8:30:00 PM FIN SURVEY Wages Continue Modest Gains + click to enlarge Fastener job growth continued in 2014. After

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FIN SURVEY – Fastener Price Gains Increase

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 8:38:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge The majority of fastener businesses — 54% — successfully raised prices

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FIN SURVEY – Distributors Report Sourcing Problems

January 27
00:00 2015
  FIN SURVEY – Distributors Report Sourcing Problems

1/27/2015 8:43:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge + click to enlarge The FIN Survey found fasteners predominately available

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FIN SURVEY – Manufacturers Report Steel Prices Flat

January 27
00:00 2015

1/27/2015 8:50:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge A solid majority of fastener manufacturers reported steel prices were flat

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FIN SURVEY – Participants

January 21
00:00 2014

1/27/2015 10:47:00 PM FIN SURVEY The End of 2014 FIN Survey was conducted online at GlobalFastenerNews.com and through a print questionnaire

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FIN SURVEY – Manufacturers: Steel Prices Rise, Inventories Stable

January 21
00:00 2014
  FIN SURVEY – Manufacturers: Steel Prices Rise, Inventories Stable

1/21/2014 10:50:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge A majority of fastener manufacturers reported steel prices were up over

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FIN SURVEY – Business Performance Up For Most

January 21
00:00 2014
  FIN SURVEY – Business Performance Up For Most

1/21/2014 10:52:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge More than a quarter of fastener companies reported a strong increase

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2013 Brought Consistent Fastener Returns

January 21
00:00 2014
  2013 Brought Consistent Fastener Returns

1/21/2014 3:08:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge + click to enlarge For the third year in a row

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FIN SURVEY – Market Confidence: North American Optimism Rises

January 21
00:00 2014

1/21/2014 10:20:00 PM FIN SURVEY The fastener industry has more confidence in the North American economy than the global situation.

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FIN SURVEY – Pace of Fastener Job Growth Still Strong in 2013, Wages Up

January 21
00:00 2014
  FIN SURVEY – Pace of Fastener Job Growth Still Strong in 2013, Wages Up

1/21/2014 10:36:00 PM FIN SURVEY + click to enlarge Just under half of fastener companies added jobs in 2013, down

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FIN SURVEY – Congress, White House Grades Drop

January 21
00:00 2014

1/21/2014 10:40:00 PM FIN SURVEY The fastener industry continues to give low grades to the White House and even lower

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