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China’s Fastener Trade Volume and Value Grow

September 05
23:56 2017
    China’s Fastener Trade Volume and Value Grow

The top five fastener export destinations were the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany and South Korea, according to ChinaFastener.com.

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Minimizing Your Import / Export Risks

September 05
23:18 2017
    Minimizing Your Import / Export Risks

When it comes to imports, people often say “we’ve always done things this way,” but it’s only a matter of time before U.S. Customs catches up with them, according to licensed customs broker Danielle Riggs of Würth Industry of North America.

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Chavis, McCaffrey Re-Elected to Lead Pac-West

September 05
22:12 2017
    Chavis, McCaffrey Re-Elected to Lead Pac-West

The announcement was made at Pac-West’s fall conference in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Vertullo At Pac-West: Fastener 
Lessons Not Learned

September 05
18:06 2017
    Vertullo At Pac-West: Fastener 
Lessons Not Learned

“I see us doing things that we thought would have gone away ten years ago” with today’s training and access to information, noted Carmen Vertullo of Carver Consulting in El Cajon, CA.

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Bolts & Nuts Acquires Challenger Component Services

September 05
16:45 2017
    Bolts & Nuts Acquires Challenger Component Services

Founded in 2002, Challenger Component Services provides highly engineered Class C products to customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

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Derry Chosen for Fastener Show Hall of Fame

September 05
15:01 2017
    Derry Chosen for Fastener Show Hall of Fame

Field Fastener CEO Bill Derry has 45 years in the fastener industry, including 20 years in leadership roles with Camcar Textron and Rockford Products. Since 1990, the Field distributorship has a 19% growth rate for the past 26 years. Derry was the 1997-98 National Fastener Distributors Association president and has been active in mentoring programs and the U.S. Fastener Quality Act legislative process.

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Fastener Fair USA Expanding 2018 Show

September 05
14:49 2017
    Fastener Fair USA Expanding 2018 Show

The first Fastener Fair USA is set for April 11-12, 2018, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland.

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Japanese Nitto Seiko Opens R&D Center in Kyoto

September 05
12:16 2017
    Japanese Nitto Seiko Opens R&D Center in Kyoto

Facility in Kyoto is located within the Advanced Chemical Technology Center in Kyoto (ACT Kyoto), Fastener World reports.

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STAFDA 2017 Booth Space Sold Out

September 05
10:31 2017
    STAFDA 2017 Booth Space Sold Out

The 41st annual convention will be November 12-14, 2017, in Austin, TX.

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Pratt Chosen for Young Professional Award

September 05
05:10 2017
    Pratt Chosen for Young Professional Award

Adam Pratt founded Buffalo, NY-based Sherex Fastening Solutions at age 24. He is the 2017-18 associate chair of the National Fastener Distributors Association.

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Watermill Group Acquires UK-Based Cooper & Turner

September 05
02:22 2017
    Watermill Group Acquires UK-Based Cooper & Turner

Founded in the 1800s by Joseph and James Turner as a gun barrel manufacturer, Cooper & Turner now manufactures bolts, nuts and washers for the wind, railway, tunneling, oil & gas and structural bolting industries.

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SHORTTAKES: Advance Components, AZ Lifting Hardware, B&F Fastener Supply, Band-It, FTI, Innovative Components, Safety Socket, Southco, Wrentham Tool and Wyandotte Industries

September 05
00:30 2017

Advance Components launched a new company logo now displayed on its website: AdvanceComponents.com. The new logo is described as “part of the ongoing evolution of our brand. Our business has

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July FDI Decelerates Amid Moderating Sales

September 05
00:07 2017
    July FDI Decelerates Amid Moderating Sales

The seasonally-adjusted July FDI (55.1) ticked down from June’s strong 60.8 reading, “mainly driven by a slight moderation in sales momentum relative to a record June,” writes R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

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All America Sells Division to Vulcan Threaded

September 05
00:02 2017
    All America Sells Division to Vulcan Threaded

Denver-based All America is now focusing on specialty threaded products and Vulcan Threaded will continue large-volume commodity threaded rod.

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Ta Chen International Unveils Primus Pipe & Tube

August 07
23:45 2017
    Ta Chen International Unveils Primus Pipe & Tube

Ta Chen International is a master distributor of stainless, aluminum and nickel alloy coils, sheets, plates, long products, tubes and PVFs, and is owned by Taiwan-based Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co. Ltd. – the parent company of fastener master distributor Brighton-Best International.

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Canada Amends Fastener Tariff

August 07
23:30 2017
    Canada Amends Fastener Tariff

OBI, a U.S. vendor and potential exporter to Canada of the OBI screws requested this interim review in the nature of an exclusion request on the basis that the domestic industry does not produce noise-dampening screws.

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Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

August 07
23:15 2017
    Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

A “Value Analysis / Value Engineering” program is a “team approach to eliminate or prevent unnecessary cost and increases customer satisfaction,” Lammers told the NFDA / NEFDA joint session.

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NIFMSE Moves to Las Vegas Convention Center

August 07
23:00 2017
    NIFMSE Moves to Las Vegas Convention Center

The 2017 official hotel – Westgate – is 3/10 mile from this year’s new convention center location. Last year’s official hotels are more than a mile away. Hotels.com lists 16 other hotels within a mile.

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FDI Sets Sales Index Record in June

August 07
22:42 2017
    FDI Sets Sales Index Record in June

“Commentary on market conditions remains positive, with respondents indicating selling conditions are strong and customer activity/backlog continues to suggest a favorable outlook.”

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Bolts & Nuts Corp. Buys Industrial Fastening of Macon

August 07
22:30 2017
    Bolts & Nuts Corp. Buys Industrial Fastening of Macon

Founded in 1982, Macon, GA-based Industrial Fastening of Macon distributes fasteners, specialty products, and MRO parts to OEMs.

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