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FIN SURVEY: Distributor Margins On the Rise

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Distributor Margins On the Rise

FIN SURVEY Distributor inventory increased in 2010, with the inventory index rising to 4.1 after two straight years of decline....

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FIN SURVEY: Capital Investment Reverses Decline

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Capital Investment Reverses Decline

FIN SURVEY After five straight years of declines, the level of capital investment in the fastener industry increased in 2010....

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FIN SURVEY: Political Confidence Rebounds

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Political Confidence Rebounds

FIN SURVEY Confidence in the White House and U.S. Congress on business issues rose in 2010 from record lows a...

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FIN SURVEY: Company Performance Index for 2010 Recovers From 2009 Record Low

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Company Performance Index for 2010 Recovers From 2009 Record Low

FIN SURVEY With a 45% majority of companies in the FIN Company Performance Index reporting overall performance improved for 2010,...

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End of 2010 FIN Survey of the Fastener Industry

February 02
00:00 2011
  End of 2010 FIN Survey of the Fastener Industry

FIN SURVEY If your company had a sales problem in 2009, then there’s a good chance you found a solution...

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FIN SURVEY: Widespread Sales Growth in 2010 Recovery

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Widespread Sales Growth in 2010 Recovery

FIN SURVEY Three-quarters of fastener companies participating in the FIN Survey claimed “Moderate” to “Strong” increases in sales and profit...

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FIN SURVEY: Indicators for 2011

February 02
00:00 2011

FIN SURVEY FIN SURVEY: Indicators for 2011 Fastener Prices — More than seven in 10 fastener companies anticipate prices increases...

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FIN SURVEY: TOP PROBLEMS OF 2010 

February 02
00:00 2011

FIN SURVEY What was your company’s biggest challenge in 2010? “Sales” was easily the most frequently mentioned problem in the...

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FIN SURVEY: COMMENTS FROM END of 2010 FIN SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

February 02
00:00 2011

FIN SURVEY The following is a sampling of comments written by FIN Survey participants:   “We have survived another recession....

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FIN SURVEY: Manufacturers 2010 Statistics Improve

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Manufacturers 2010 Statistics Improve

FIN SURVEY Fastener manufacturers operated at a higher percent of capacity in 2010, increased inventory turnovers and finished goods on...

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FIN SURVEY: Fastener Prices Poised To Rise

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Fastener Prices Poised To Rise

FIN SURVEY More than seven in 10 fastener companies anticipate prices increases in 2011, while 20% expect prices to remain...

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FIN SURVEY: Economic Confidence Heads Up

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: Economic Confidence Heads Up

FIN SURVEY Not one End of 2010 FIN Survey participant rated confidence in the North American or Global economies at...

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FIN SURVEY: 1 in 2 Grant Modest Pay Raises in 2010

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: 1 in 2 Grant Modest Pay Raises in 2010

2/2/2011 11:07:00 PM FIN SURVEY Nearly half of FIN Survey participants granted pay raises averaging 5.4% in 2010, while a...

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FIN SURVEY: More Firms Hiring Amid Recovery

February 02
00:00 2011
  FIN SURVEY: More Firms Hiring Amid Recovery

FIN SURVEY Roughly 40% of fastener companies participating in the End of 2010 FIN Survey added jobs in 2010.  ...

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FIRST FIN SURVEY: 90% Report Early 1979 Sales Up

February 02
00:00 2011

FIN SURVEY A total of 90% of the respondents in the first FIN Survey, conducted during the summer of 1979,...

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Top Problems of 2009

February 04
00:00 2010

FIN SURVEY One single five-letter word was the most frequent answer to the question: “Sales.” FIN Survey participants had other...

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Distributor Margins Flatten

January 22
00:00 2010
  Distributor Margins Flatten

FIN SURVEY Distributor inventory turns continued to decline in 2009, with the inventory index dropping 23% to 3.2 from 4.2...

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Capital Investment Continues Decline

January 22
00:00 2010

FIN SURVEY For the fifth straight year, the level of capital investment in the fastener industry continued to drop during...

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FIN Company Performance Index Drops

January 22
00:00 2010
  FIN Company Performance Index Drops

FIN SURVEY Please rate your company’s current performance, with 10 as record growth and profits and 0 as bankruptcy. The FIN...

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FIN Survey Participants

January 22
00:00 2010

FIN SURVEY Distributors totaled 45.9% and manufacturers 37.6% of the participants in the End of 2009 FIN Survey of the...

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