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Spirol International Receives IATF 16949 Certification

August 22
12:23 2018

The International Automotive Task Force certification covers Spirol’s Ohio and Canadian facilities. Spirol International has 15 manufacturing and sales facilities in 13 countries on four continents.

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Steel Hikes Hurt Chicago Rivet Margins

August 16
17:20 2018

“We have experienced increases in steel prices, our primary raw material, in recent months that have negatively impacted our gross margins and remain a concern as further increases are expected.”

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Di Sebastian New Acument CEO

August 16
17:01 2018

Founded in 1995, Acument, a Fontana Gruppo subsidiary, has 1,800 employees at North American facilities.

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Chester at Pac-West: U.S. Workers Have ‘Core Values Gap’

August 16
16:55 2018
    Chester at Pac-West: U.S. Workers Have ‘Core Values Gap’

“We don’t have a skills gap in America, we have a core values gap,” employment development author and speaker Eric Chester told the Pacific-West Fastener Association.

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Boker’s Acquires Neighboring Building To Expand Manufacturing Space

August 15
14:24 2018

"Since 1919, Boker's has expanded their manufacturing space every eight years," vice president Mark Kersey said.

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Machinery Expo Returning in 2019 In Conjunction With InterWire

August 07
18:30 2018
    Machinery Expo Returning in 2019 In Conjunction With InterWire

The International Fastener Manufacturing Exposition will be May 14-16, 2019, in Atlanta.

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IFE & Machinery Show History

August 07
17:34 2018

The first U.S. fastener machinery trade show was developed beginning in 1982 through a partnership of Billingslea & Zirkle, Danbury, CT, and UK-based Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

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Tree Island Profit Grows

August 02
22:11 2018

Tariff costs “are being charged through to the end customers,” the company stated.

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Earnest Adds 4 to Sales, Purchasing & An Intern

August 02
10:19 2018

Founded in 1948, Earnest Machine is marking its 70th anniversary this year.

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NORMA Group Reports Strong Organic Growth

August 01
16:06 2018

“Tense situation on raw material markets,” including U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, trimmed first-half earnings.

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Innovative Components Receives ISO 9001-2015 Certification

August 01
00:02 2018

Certification creates “a culture of continuous improvement and evidence-based decision making as well as better process integration.”

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Arconic Fastener Sales Grow

August 01
00:02 2018

Organic revenue was up 6%, “driven by volume growth in aerospace engines and defense.”

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Fastener Tech Starts ’19 Booth Sales

July 31
11:18 2018

The biennial trade show will be June 3-5, 2019, in Rosemont, IL, near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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Jessee New VP of Market Strategies for Hahn Systems

July 30
00:30 2018

Global industry and building sector product distributor Descours & Cabaud acquired Indiana-based Hahn in 2016. Founded in 1782, D&C is headquartered in Lyon, France.

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Lawson Products Sales Rise

July 26
17:50 2018

Average daily sales increased 21.3% to $1.41 million, boosted by $9.8 million from the inclusion of the Bolt Supply acquisition and a 9.1% improvement in Lawson's sales per rep per day productivity.

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ITW Sees Organic Fastener Sales Growth

July 24
16:51 2018

Overall ITW revenue improved 7% to $3.8 billion in Q2, which included organic growth of 4% driven by 5% growth in North America.

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Vlier Products Marking 75th Anniversary

July 24
00:54 2018

After supplying parts for World War II bombers and battleships, Vlier created what would become its flagship product: the Vlier Pin to fixture small parts in tight, compact spaces.

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Fastener Sales Up at Stanley Black & Decker

July 23
14:07 2018

“Significant automotive & industrial fastener penetration gains were partially offset by the anticipated impact from lower automotive system shipments.”

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Grainger Sales Increase on Volume

July 19
23:22 2018

"The second quarter exceeded our expectations, with strong growth from U.S. large and medium customers, gross profit that was better than anticipated and meaningful operating expense leverage,” said CEO DG Macpherson.

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Sherex Taiwan Receives IATF Certification

July 19
23:00 2018

Accreditation requires quality systems focusing on continuous improvement to prevent defects, and eliminate high variation and waste throughout the supply chain. 

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