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Welcome to FIN’s Fastener History section. Over the coming months and years we will add hundreds of FIN and guest articles and the stories of FIN subscriber companies that detail fastener industry history and the people that make it. Come back often to see what’s “re-newed.”

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2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

March 21
00:00 2017
    2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

October 8, 2002 FIN – Officially, it was the “National Industrial Fastener Show & Conference” through most of its 22-year history. But to the industry the easier name and the

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2015 FIN – Robots to Install 50,000 Fasteners on Boeing 777s

February 06
17:58 2017

Part of that assembly process turns the fuselage upside down so workers can get access to one section at a time. “But robots, unlike humans, can work at any angle without discomfort,” Puget Sound Business Journal reporter Steve Wilhelm described the work.

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2015 FIN – NFDA Sees Würth’s Logistics in Action

February 06
14:29 2017

In 1999, there was a 302-acre wooded property on the edge of Bad Mergentheim, Germany. By 2014, Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG was operating 551,650 sq ft of logistics space and 8.1 miles of conveyor belts on the property, processing 7,800 tons of product per month there.

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2015 FIN – Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company

November 11
14:00 2016
    2015 FIN – Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company

The start of Virgil W. Lindstrom’s career didn’t involve fasteners. He got interested in fasteners because he was a young American intrigued by the metric system.

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2015 FIN – Bannister & McGuire Sell NIFMSE

September 12
20:31 2016
    2015 FIN – Bannister & McGuire Sell NIFMSE

They first met in 1980 when then 33-year-old McGuire called 44-year-old Bannister to suggest a national fastener trade show.

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2005 FIN – Steve Endries Remains With Company After Sale to Ferguson

May 16
00:00 2016

2010 FIN College Honors Robert Endries May 22, 2010 FIN – Silver Lake College of Manitowoc, WI, presented an honorary doctorate degree to Robert Endries during 2010 graduation ceremonies. Endries

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2015 FIN – West Coast Port Slowdown May Become Lockout

May 13
20:21 2016
    2015 FIN – West Coast Port Slowdown May Become Lockout

Average length of time from Asian ports to stateside warehouses “is running anywhere from six to seven-plus weeks,” Bill Giddins told FIN.

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2015 FIN – U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Fastener Trademark Case

May 13
20:10 2016

In B&B Hardware vs. Hargis Industries, the high court took up the issue of preclusion.

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Groov-Pin Marks 90th Anniversary

May 10
22:44 2016
    Groov-Pin Marks 90th Anniversary

Founded in 1926 in Long Island City, NY. where the patented press-fit fastener called a grooved pin was developed.

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2015 FIN – Brighton-Best Acquiring EZ Sockets

May 06
20:26 2016

March 10, 2015 FIN – Brighton-Best International acquired EZ Sockets Inc. in an asset sale. EZ Socket owners Ed Werner and Mildred Werner will retire in two months. New Jersey-based

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2015 FIN – Anixter Selling Fasteners Division

May 06
20:13 2016

February 17, 2015 FIN – Anixter International has put its fasteners division up for sale, according to the Financial Times of London. The move comes a year after Anixter failed

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2004 FIN – Rivet Salesperson Competes at Olympics

October 08
00:00 2015

July 20, 2004 FIN – 27-year-old rivet salesperson from Canada will be playing on the Greek national baseball team in the 2004 Olympics, Torontos National Post reported. How could you

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1989 FIN – Wrought Washer Acquires MSL Stamping

October 08
00:00 2015

June 10, 1989 FIN – Wrought Washer Mfg., Milwaukee, Wisconsin has acquired MSL Stamping, Joliet Illinois. Edward Prium president of Wrought Washer, plans an orderly transfer of machinery, equipment and

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1990 FIN – Rockford, Spirol & Seaway Win Ford Awards

September 28
00:00 2015

March 19, 1990 FIN – Ford Motor Co. has presented its Q1 Preferred Quality Award to a number of fastener companies. The Q1 Award criteria entails a comprehensive review of

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2011 FIN – A Decade Later: Campanelli, Hagan & Laufer After 9/11

September 10
00:00 2015

In 2001, Fastener Industry News reported on three people involved in the fastener industry who were close to the World Trade Center.  Here is an update: On September 11, 2001,

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2002 FIN – World Trade Center Collapse Not Result of Bolt Failure, Despite Reports

September 09
00:00 2015
    2002 FIN – World Trade Center Collapse Not Result of Bolt Failure, Despite Reports

+ click to enlarge October 29, 2002 FIN – Media reports that an upcoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology study blames the collapse of the World Trade Center on bolts in

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2011 FIN – State Program Aided First New U.S. Hot Forming Facility in 40 Years

September 08
00:00 2015

May 4, 2011 FIN – A Michigan program to train new employees contributed to Dokka Fasteners decision to build the first new hot forming facility in the U.S. in 40

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1982 FIN – Prussin to MFDA: Outside Salesmen Needed to ‘Press the Flesh’

September 08
00:00 2015

November 15, 1982 FIN – The outside salesman: Some love them; some leave them; most distributors are uneasy about them. This was the topic of a panel at the November

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2012 FIN – Dokka Fasteners Installing Quench Furnace at New U.S. Plan

August 28
00:00 2015

April 20, 2012 FIN – Norwegian manufacturer Dokka Fasteners has acquired an Ipsen ATLAS quench furnace to be installed at Dokka’s new heat treatment plant in Michigan. The furnace will

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2014 FIN – Field Fastener Merges with Texas-Based HRS Logistics

August 26
00:00 2015

2014 FIN  Robinson Retires From HRS Logistics September 2, 2014 FIN – Ray Robinson retired after 50 years in the fastener industry, including 42 years with HRS Logistics. He started with HRS

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