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Joachim Linders to Rep General Inspection

September 18
18:16 2017
    Joachim Linders to Rep General Inspection

He is the son of Phillippe Linders, who has worked with Gi for a quarter century, after originally being selected for his knowledge of the fastener industry and fluency in five languages.

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Hurricanes Disrupt KLX Operations

September 18
10:36 2017

Aerospace fastener supplier KLX Inc. reported the company’s operations were “modestly” impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that hit Texas and Florida.

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Fastener Fair Adds French Trade Show in 2018

September 14
12:44 2017
    Fastener Fair Adds French Trade Show in 2018

Fastener Fair France added to those scheduled for USA, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Italy and Turkey.

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Modern Plating Starts $6 Million Expansion

September 14
00:40 2017
    Modern Plating Starts $6 Million Expansion

The 26,000 sq ft space will house a plating line, creating 12 jobs for the company.

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Vertullo At Pac-West: Fastener 
Lessons Not Learned

September 12
18:36 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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August FDI Accelerates Amid ‘Positive’ Market Trends

September 12
00:09 2017
    August FDI Accelerates Amid ‘Positive’ Market Trends

“Market conditions appear likely to remain in growth mode in the coming months,” writes R.W. Baird analyst David Manthey.

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Bulten To Build Second Fastener Plant in Poland

September 11
17:07 2017
    Bulten To Build Second Fastener Plant in Poland

With this investment, Bulten can move from the current logistics center in Wilkowice to the new building and thus get an efficient production flow to handle future growth, the company explained.

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Las Vegas Hotels – $37 to $329

September 08
14:51 2017

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

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Fastenal Fastener Sales Continue to Climb

September 07
17:42 2017
    Fastenal Fastener Sales Continue to Climb

The latest figures continue the company’s fastener success that began in February, when Fastenal said fastener sales improved 1.5% – marking the company’s first uptick in fastener sales since the third quarter of 2015.

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Shepco BMA Fasteners Eyes 40% Capacity

September 06
00:06 2017
    Shepco BMA Fasteners Eyes 40% Capacity

Shepco BMA Fasteners sales and marketing manager Norman Magada said the firm wants to push its capacity utilization to 40% by December.

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Fastener Technology International Turns 40

September 06
00:05 2017
    Fastener Technology International Turns 40

The first issue was dated January 2, 1977, as a section of Wire Technology, which then-president Ray Zirkle described as a “magazine-within-a magazine.”

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Wrentham Tool Names New President

September 01
00:01 2017
    Wrentham Tool Names New President

Jim Russell has 21 years of manufacturing plant management experience. Most recently, he was the operations VP for Parallel Environmental Services Corporation.

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AZ Lifting Hardware Adds Desert Distribution as Rep

August 31
10:42 2017
    AZ Lifting Hardware Adds Desert Distribution as Rep

“We have managed Arizona and surrounding states direct from out headquarters in Phoenix since our founding, president Chuck Smith said. “As we’ve grown out ability to cover the market becomes a challenge and the benefit of having professional representation was obvious.”

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TriMas Relocates Corporate Headquarters

August 29
12:50 2017
    TriMas Relocates Corporate Headquarters

“Through an improved design, TriMas was able to significantly reduce its square footage and annual expense with an updated and refreshed environment, all while allowing for future growth,” the company stated.

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Band-It Marks 80th Anniversary

August 18
00:11 2017
    Band-It Marks 80th Anniversary

Band-It, a clamping and banding manufacturer, was founded in 1937 in Colorado to provide fastening for Gates Rubber Company.

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Southco Names New GM for Chinese Business

August 17
00:33 2017
    Southco Names New GM for Chinese Business

Based in Hong Kong—Southco’s Asia Pacific headquarters, new general manager will also lead Southco’s Asia Pacific Diversified Technologies business.

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B&F Constructing Facility One Block From Current Branch

August 16
13:32 2017
    B&F Constructing Facility One Block From Current Branch

Founded in 1988, Minnesota-based B&F Fastener Supply has 16 facilities in six states.

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Innovative Components Turns 25 This Year

August 15
10:32 2017
    Innovative Components Turns 25 This Year

Illinois manufacturer expands customer service and marketing staff. Innovative Components utilizes recycled plastics in manufacturing and in 2016 its recycled content exceeded 82%.

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Advance Components Updates Logo

August 15
04:59 2017
    Advance Components Updates Logo

New logo “points to where we’re going with a future-forward plan to provide our clients with custom products, analytics and solutions to maximize their profitability.”

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Hotel Options Within A Mile of NIFMSE in Las Vegas

August 11
00:09 2017
    Hotel Options Within A Mile of NIFMSE in Las Vegas

The 2017 official hotel – Westgate – is 3/10 mile from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Last year’s official hotels are more than a mile away. Hotels.com lists 16 other hotels within a mile.

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