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Birmingham Fastener Wins Award

April 19
11:06 2018
    Birmingham Fastener Wins Award

Fastener supplier recognized as manufacturer of the year for the state of Alabama.

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Chin Well Increasing Fastener Production in Vietnam

April 19
05:34 2018
    Chin Well Increasing Fastener Production in Vietnam

Malaysia-based fastener manufacturer cites Vietnam's cheap labor and training costs.

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Tariffs, Prices Threaten Expansion at U.S. Factories

April 02
10:13 2018
    Tariffs, Prices Threaten Expansion at U.S. Factories

Concerns grow about exports slipping as other countries retaliate with tariffs on American goods, the Wall Street Journal reports. “There’s just this massive uncertainty that gets inserted into the manufacturing cycle.”

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NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

January 04
18:15 2018
    NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

Founded in 1932, Schmittenberg Metal Works supplied weld nuts for the first Volkswagen Beetle. Today the German manufacturer stamps out parts by the millions for the world’s automotive industry.

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Next Generation Welding?

January 04
10:48 2018
    Next Generation Welding?

New welding method could make next generation metals more viable for the aerospace and automotive industry, MnetNews reports.

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South Korea Fastener Company Plans KY Facility

November 27
03:48 2017

Construction on the 101,000 sq ft facility is slated to begin in December, with an opening planned for September 2018.

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MacLean-Fogg Names New CEO

November 27
02:44 2017
    MacLean-Fogg Names New CEO

Former CEO Barry MacLean will maintain his chairman role and will continue to lead long-term strategy, planning, and new product advocacy.

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Click Bond CEO Named to NAM Board

November 09
06:30 2017
    Click Bond CEO Named to NAM Board

Founded in 1895, NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., representing small and large manufacturers in all 50 states.

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Mountz Named Top Workplace for 4th Consecutive Year

June 29
00:34 2017
    Mountz Named Top Workplace for 4th Consecutive Year

Employees rated their satisfaction with company leadership, workplace culture, compensation, training, career development, values and ethics.

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IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

June 13
18:33 2017
    IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

Despite uncertainties with the Trump Administration, the good news is that “manufacturing is a popular word again,” the Industrial Fastener Institute’s lobbyist told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

May 16
12:05 2017
    Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

Dejian Zeng spent 60-hour weeks screwing tiny fasteners into iPhone casings in China for about $450 a month.

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Millennials Upbeat on Manufacturing’s Future

March 21
14:06 2017
    Millennials Upbeat on Manufacturing’s Future

Increased optimism and changing perceptions about the industry could help turn the tide on a nationwide skills shortage.

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U.S. Manufacturing Production Expands for 4th Consecutive Month

February 22
01:31 2017
    U.S. Manufacturing Production Expands for 4th Consecutive Month

Recent improvements suggest that manufacturers are beginning to recover from notable weaknesses over the past two years, with a strong dollar and global headwinds dampening overall activity.

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Equity Firm Buying EDSCO Fasteners

February 13
16:15 2017
    Equity Firm Buying EDSCO Fasteners

Anchor bolt manufacturer EDSCO Fasteners is being acquired by Nashville private equity firm LFM Capital, the Nashville Post reports.

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Robots Aren’t Replacing Humans In Key Areas Of Manufacturing

February 07
10:25 2017
    Robots Aren’t Replacing Humans In Key Areas Of Manufacturing

While there are certainly highly repetitive jobs bots would perform more efficiently and economically, automating alone is not always the best path to higher productivity, Forbes reports.

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Canada’s Leland Investing in Illinois; Cites High Energy Costs in Ontario

January 12
00:31 2017
    Canada’s Leland Investing in Illinois; Cites High Energy Costs in Ontario

MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: “We can no longer compete with the escalating energy costs we are seeing here in Ontario,” CEO Byron Nelson told the Canadian Press.

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Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation

December 22
10:29 2016
    Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation

No candidate talked much about automation on the campaign trail. Technology is not as convenient a villain as China or Mexico, there is no clear way to stop it, and many of the technology companies are in the United States and benefit the country in many ways, according to the New York Times.

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US Durable Goods Orders Fall in November

December 22
10:23 2016
    US Durable Goods Orders Fall in November

US new orders for durable goods fell in November, driven by a drop in commercial aircraft and parts orders, AdvancedManufacturing.org reports.

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Rockford Machinery to be Auctioned

December 19
02:02 2016
    Rockford Machinery to be Auctioned

Equipment from Rockford Products plant shuttered in 2016 to be sold February; Rockford employees lose 401(k) money.

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Costs Improve for Chicago Rivet, Boosting Profit

December 06
12:09 2016
    Costs Improve for Chicago Rivet, Boosting Profit

“The increase in sales combined with favorable raw material prices resulted in improved margins,” the company stated.

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