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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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2010 FIN – Würth Unveils ‘First’ U.S. Robotic Fastener Forming Facility

June 29
00:00 2015

November 22, 2010 FIN – The Würth Group is establishing its first hot forming fastener manufacturing facility in North America to supply the growing U.S. wind energy market. Dokka Fastener

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1986 FIN – Cuyahoga Works May Produce Rods Again

June 26
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April 10, 1986 FIN – Domestic fastener manufacturers may have a new source for cold heading rod in the future. More precisely, a source they once had which dropped out

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1997 FIN – Las Vegas Show Gamble Pays Off

June 22
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    1997 FIN – Las Vegas Show Gamble Pays Off

The owners of the National Industrial Fastener Show & Conference, held annually in Columbus, OH, since 1981, gambled that a western version of their show would be a winner in Las Vegas.

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1995 FIN – Milwaukee Journal Places Fastener Firm on ‘Loser List’

June 15
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January 5, 1995 FIN – Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Medalist Industries, Inc. had the dubious distinction of being named to second place on the Milwaukee Journal’s “10 Largest Losers” list for one-year

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2009 FIN – Argentina Tightens Fastener Imports

June 12
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July 14, 2009 FIN – Exporting fasteners to Argentina is no longer automatic with a new government resolution adding procedures, which may delay shipments 90 days. Since 1999 imports of

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2009 FIN – Academia Discovers Fastener Industry

June 12
00:00 2015

September 2, 2009 FIN – Fasteners have attracted attention from Ohio State University and El Camino College in Southern California. Ohio State’s College of Engineering is considering creating a Fastener

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1993 FIN – Albany & Bossard Marking Anniversaries

June 01
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March 19, 1993 FIN – Time To Blow Out Some Candles. FIN enjoys recognizing some companies and individuals who have persevered in the fastener field (which is easier to do

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1985 FIN – SPS Introducing Comp-Fast Fasteners

June 01
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March 15, 1985 FIN  – SPS Technologies, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, has introduced Comp-Fast fasteners, which, according to product line manager David Patterson, are designed to “increase joint strength and durability in

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2000 FIN – Fastener Web Search Sites Proliferate

June 01
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January 10, 2000 – Fastener Web Search Sites Proliferate The 1998 and 1999 holiday seasons were full of talk about consumers doing their shopping on the Internet, but business-to-business online

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2008 FIN – Darling Tells WAFD: World Steel Prices Driving Fastener Increases

May 19
00:00 2015

Darling at SFA: Freight Charges Add to Cost Hikes April 1, 2008 FIN – While hikes in Asian steel prices get lots of media coverage these days, other factors are

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2007 FIN – FIEG Quality Panelists: Know Your Suppler

May 11
00:00 2015

2007 FIN  FIEG’s White Paper Available Online The Fastener Industry Education Group’s white paper on fastener quality is available free online at industrial-fasteners.org or nfda-fastener.org. The 20-page white paper is

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1982 FIN – Bossard Meets with 17 U.S. Reps for Metric Education

May 08
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September 9, 1982 FIN  –  Bossard International Inc., brought 17 manufacturers’ reps from around the country to its new headquarters in Brookfield Center, Conn., got them together with both its

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2006 FIN – One-Year Job Becomes 50-Year Career

April 29
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December 18, 2006 FIN – “I was going to work for a year and make a few dollars and then go on to school,” Tom Barrett recalled of the start

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1986 FIN – Owens-Corning Fiberglass Seeks to Leave Fastener Industry

April 29
00:00 2015

March 12, 1986 FIN – Owens-Corning Fiberlass Corp, Toledo, Ohio, which recently got into the fastener business with the purchase last year of Armco Inc.’s Aerospace & Strategic Materials Group,

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2005 FIN – Fragmentary News Coming in from Fastener Companies in Path of Hurricane Katrina

April 29
00:00 2015

September 8, 2005 FIN – Phones in Hurricane Katrinas path went unanswered as the fastener industry awaits information on colleagues, customers and suppliers. “The only thing I have heard so

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1991 FIN – Unbrako Division Introduces CAD Library

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August 15, 1991 FIN – SPS Technologies’ Unbrako division in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, has introduced a computer aided design (CAD) library, that gives design engineers, who are already using CAD,

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2004 FIN – Precision Castparts Corp. Shopping for More Fastener Firms

April 13
00:00 2015

October 13, 2004 FIN – Precision Castparts Corp. will sell its Fluid Management Products segment to focus on the fastener industry. The announcement comes less than a year after PCC

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2001 FIN – Pentacon’s Technology Changing Faster Than Expected

April 09
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  Pentacon Inc. Pentacon Inc. officially opened for business with a March 1998 IPO merging five founding fastener distribution companies – Alatec Products Inc., AXS Solutions Inc., Capitol Bolt &

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1986 FIN – Automakers Award Rotor Clip’s SPC Techniques

April 09
00:00 2015

December 29, 1986 FIN – Rotor Clip Co., Somerset, New Jersey, has announced that it has been awarded three automotive quality awards for its Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques in

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1987 FIN – Is Someone Developing Alternative to Mechanical Fasteners?

April 07
00:00 2015

April 14, 1987 FIN – Is someone out there working on a product that could eliminate the need for mechanical fasteners in a number of applications? No, we’re not talking

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