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IFE Announces Dates & Venue Through 2020

April 16
02:26 2018
    IFE Announces Dates & Venue Through 2020

“We know how important commitment and planning is to the fastener industry and this move enables us to produce the largest marketplace gathering for the 38th and 39th year in a row,” said Karalynn Sprouse, executive VP of Emerald Expositions.

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Fastener Fair USA In Detroit For 2019

April 16
01:01 2018
    Fastener Fair USA In Detroit For 2019

As the inaugural show opened in Cleveland, show management announced that the next Fastener Fair USA will be held May 22-23, 2019, at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

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Inflation Is Topic for Chicago Panelists

April 16
00:37 2018

The 37th annual Mid-West Fastener Association table top show will be June 4, 2018.

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SHORTTAKES: Arconic Fastening Systems, Bodycote, Lindstrom, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, Nedschroef & Trifast

April 16
00:10 2018

Arconic Fastening Systems plans a $45 million upgrade of its plant in Waco, TX, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports. “The Waco City Council has endorsed Arconic’s request to participate in the...

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Trump Signs Orders on Tariffs

March 20
09:35 2018
    Trump Signs Orders on Tariffs

The tariffs, which go into effect March 23, do not appear to directly affect fasteners and other finished steel products. But the threat of steel hikes could have a chilling effect on the U.S. economy, economists warn. Steel prices were already up by more than 12% year to date as of Feb. 27, Barron’s reports.

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EU Lists Potential Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Fasteners

March 20
07:30 2018
    EU Lists Potential Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Fasteners

The European Commission has published a 10-page provisional list of imported U.S. products, from peanut butter and orange juice to steel fasteners, that Europe is threatening to apply 25% import duties unless the EU is exempted from steel and aluminum duties imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, Fastener + Fixing Magazine reports.

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IFI’s Johnson at NFDA: Tariffs Won’t Last

March 20
06:11 2018
    IFI’s Johnson at NFDA: Tariffs Won’t Last

Industrial Fasteners Institute chair Phil Johnson, CEO of Agrati’s ContMidGroup, predicted the Trump tariffs won’t last, just as the announced three-year 30% steel tariffs during the George W. Bush administration lasted only half as long as intended.

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3D Printing Gains Momentum in Fastener Industry

March 20
05:12 2018
    3D Printing Gains Momentum in Fastener Industry

In recent weeks, two prominent fastener companies have announced programs to add upgraded 3D printing to their businesses.

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‘Loose Steering Wheel Bolt’ Forces Ford To Recall 1.38 Million Vehicles

March 20
04:13 2018
    ‘Loose Steering Wheel Bolt’ Forces Ford To Recall 1.38 Million Vehicles

Select 2014-18 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles recalled "for loose steering wheel bolts that could lead to a steering wheel detaching from steering column."

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Johnson, DeSantis Lead IFI For 2018-19

March 20
03:03 2018
    Johnson, DeSantis Lead IFI For 2018-19

Managing director Ken McCreight announced the IFI has 27 new members, and plans to launch an online apprenticeship training program.

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February FDI Moderates ‘Slightly’

March 20
02:35 2018
    February FDI Moderates ‘Slightly’

Commentary “again skewed largely positive” overall. One respondent indicated “sales are up 15% YTD.”

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G.L. Huyett Acquires ITW’s HANDI-CHEK

March 20
02:06 2018
    G.L. Huyett Acquires ITW’s HANDI-CHEK

ISO certified manufacturer and master distributor of non-threaded fasteners acquires the HANDI-CHEK packaged goods business of ITW Shakeproof Industrial Products.

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Red Hawk Acquires Kyocera Senco Assets

March 20
01:57 2018

Composite fastener program assets include tools, fasteners and related spare part

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IFE Partners With European Distributors

March 20
01:52 2018

The 2018 International Fastener Expo will be October 30-November 1 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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SFA Features Panelists On “Past, Present & Future”

March 20
01:15 2018

May 2-4, 2018, Southwestern Fastener Association spring conference includes moderator Baron Yarborough and panelists Tricia Dyer, Jake Davis and John Longyear. Expo follows on May 4.

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1st Fastener Fair USA Lists 16 Education Sessions

March 20
00:48 2018
    1st Fastener Fair USA Lists 16 Education Sessions

Registration discount available online for the April 10-12, 2018, events.

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SHORTTAKES: Spring Bolt & Nut and TriMas’ Monogram Aerospace Fasteners

March 20
00:10 2018

Spring Bolt & Nut Manufacturing received API Q1 and 20E certifications from the American Petroleum Institute for fastener manufacturing for equipment suppliers. Spring is certified to ISO 9001:2015. Spring Bolt...

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Commerce Dept. Recommends Global Steel Tariff

February 26
21:50 2018
    Commerce Dept. Recommends Global Steel Tariff

U.S. steel users warned against the tariff, Global Trade Magazine reports. A letter signed by the Industrial Fasteners Institute and 14 other trade associations representing over 30,000 US steel-using manufacturers warned that the entire U.S. steel supply chain “will be damaged by restrictions on steel imports.”

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St. John Seeks ‘Mutually Profitable’ Supply Channel

February 26
11:24 2018
    St. John Seeks ‘Mutually Profitable’ Supply Channel

STAFDA president is “fiercely committed to building long-term, mutual-profitable relationships with our customers, employees and suppliers.” Instead of badgering for a lower price, St. John said the mutually better approach is to ask, “What do I need to do to get a better price?”

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China Fastener Exports Rise 11% To $5.05 Billion

February 26
07:02 2018
    China Fastener Exports Rise 11% To $5.05 Billion

Fastener exports from China increased 5.8% during 2017, according to Customs data compiled by ChinaFastener.Info. The export value rose 11.3% during the period.

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