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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.”

Below are the most recent articles published in FIN’s Fastener History. Click on a particular year from the left column menu to access hundreds of history articles on the fastener industry.

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1996 FIN – ISO Adds Standard for Environment

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May 8, 1996 FIN – The Switzerland-based International Organization for Standardization has added ISO 14000 as a new international environmental standard. ISO has issued technical and safety standards used mostly

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1996 FIN – MRO Distributor Lawson Acquires Fastener Manufacturer

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May 8, 1996 FIN – Lawson Products Inc., announced it has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of Automatic Screw Machine Products Company of Decatur, Alabama, for $10.3 million

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2002 FIN – WAFD & LAFA Boards Propose Merger

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September 10, 2002 FIN – The boards of the Western Association of Fastener Distributors and the Los Angeles Fastener Association have proposed merging the two groups later this year. Members

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1986 FIN – Nucor Anticipating National’s Machinery Will Yield 32 Times the Productivity

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By Dick Callahan, Editor Fastener Industry News April 10, 1986 FIN – Nucor Fastener Division general manager Keith Busse has an update on Nucor Corp’s plans to construct a 300,000

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2011 FIN – Atlantic Fasteners Celebrates 30 Years As Chairman Retires

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Feburary 14, 2011 FIN – Massachusetts-based commercial and aerospace supplier Atlantic Fasteners turns 30 this year, marking not only a key anniversary but a new chapter in the company’s 30-year

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1991 FIN – Elco Industries to Consolidate 3 Divisions Into 2 New Groups

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September 1, 1991 FIN – Elco Industries, Inc., Rockford, Illinois has announced plans (“in order to pursue a more market-oriented orientation”) to reorganize its Precision Forming, Small Diameter, and International

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2001 FIN – Acquisitions Change Fastener Industry Names

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April 30, 2001 FIN – The third annual FIN Review of Fastener Stocks finds new corporate names during 2000 and early 2001 and the list missing a few names from

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Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company

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7/28/2015 8:43:00 PM HEADLINES Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company + click to enlarge + click to enlarge The start of his career didn’t involve fasteners.  He got interested in...

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1989 FIN – Guardian Rivet Resumes Fastener Production

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April 28, 1989 FIN – Guardian Rivet & Fasteners, Ronkonkoma (Long Island), New York, has reactivated the production of certain types of threaded fasteners at its manufacturing division. Thomas Blank,

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1987 FIN – Monogram Completes Expansion

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September 9, 1987 FIN – Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Los Angeles, California has recently completed a major expansion. FIN was informed by Dave Littlejohn, the company’s technical sales manager, that the

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2013 FIN – CEO Fastener Summit in China: Brand Values, Technology, Global QA and Online Sales

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By Phil Matten, Fastener+Fixing Europe July 16, 2013 FIN – Fastener companies need to continue advancement in technology, keynote speakers told 200+ executives at the CEO Summit opening the Shanghai Fastener

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1987 FIN – Infasco to Expand 2 Plants

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June 10, 1987 FIN – Infasco Division, Montreal, Quebec, Canada will make some changes in its fastener division during 1987. The changes include the relocation of its Federal Bolt &

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2012 FIN – Hein New Fastenal President; Oberton Continues as CEO

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August 6, 2012 FIN – Fastenal Co. named a new president and three vice presidents. Leland J. Hein Jr., 51, was elected president, replacing Will Oberton, 54, who will continue to

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1993 FIN – A New IFI Standard for Fastener Raw Material

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May 24, 1993 FIN – A cooperative effort between fastener manufacturers and raw material suppliers has provided the basis for a new Industrial Fasteners Institute Standard 140 entitled, “Carbon and

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1980 FIN – After Strong Opening Quarter, Fastener Profits Decline for Year

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    1980 FIN – After Strong Opening Quarter, Fastener Profits Decline for Year

+ click to enlarge + click to enlarge April 25, 1980 FIN – Fastener manufacturers after a good first quarter in 1979 suffered declines in operating profits and shipments in

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1987 FIN – Japanese Contribute New Slant to U.S. Auto Parts Market

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September 25, 1987 FIN – The Industrial Fastener Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, will sponsor a seminar on Tuesday, October 13, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio at which representatives of domestic fastener products

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2011 FIN – Automakers Emphasizing Supplier Consolidation, Location

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SPOTLIGHT – Automakers are pressuring suppliers to consolidate. Automotive News reported fastener manufacturer Alpha Group of Cos., of suburban Detroit “received an ultimatum recently from one of its Tier 1

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1999 FIN – Gilchrist: Questron Acquisition Provides Opportunity for Growth

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May 22, 1999 FIN – Questron Technology Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Capital Fasteners Inc. of High Point, NC. Capital president Robbie Gilchrist will become regional vice president for

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1985 FIN – Imported Fasteners Top 60%?

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June 27, 1985 FIN  – It’s not exactly a secret that imports are affecting the fastener industry. Some industry analysts estimate that import penetration is running between 60% to 70%.

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1993 FIN – Brimech Changes Name to Recoil

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January 28, 1993 – Brimech Industries USA, Indianapolis, Indiana, has announced that they have changed their name to Recoil Inc., effective February 1, 1993. Recoil Inc. is a manufacturer of

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