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Beveridge at NFDA: Competitors Afraid to Change

April 07
14:57 2018
    Beveridge at NFDA: Competitors Afraid to Change

Employees who consider themselves “entitled” don’t innovate, Beveridge tells the National Fastener Distributors Association. Entitled employees feel they are owed vs. they need to earn, they are static rather than growing and seek to preserve vs. transform.

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Reilly Advises NFDA: Change Conversation From Price to Cost

March 29
09:06 2018
    Reilly Advises NFDA: Change Conversation From Price to Cost

Put yourself in the position of your customer,” Reilly advised. “Define value in customers’ terms.” He finds product is the most important at 57%; the company selling is 18%; and the individual salesperson 25%.

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NFDA, Pac-West Office Moving

January 08
05:25 2018

The two associations move a couple miles to Seal Beach, CA.

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Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

January 08
03:16 2018
    Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

College will use the donation, which was made December 8, to pay for instructional materials, machinery maintenance, student recruitment and marketing.

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FDI Moderates in November

January 08
02:35 2018
    FDI Moderates in November

“In the November survey, 50% of respondents indicated sales were “better” relative to seasonal expectations – down vs. a record 73% in October but nevertheless still much improved vs. average 2016 levels (31%).”

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October FDI Gains Momentum

November 08
21:33 2017
    October FDI Gains Momentum

“Qualitative commentary on market conditions was again mostly positive with respondents noting strong demand, generally favorable end-market conditions, and a healthy pricing environment.”

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Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

August 07
23:15 2017
    Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

A “Value Analysis / Value Engineering” program is a “team approach to eliminate or prevent unnecessary cost and increases customer satisfaction,” Lammers told the NFDA / NEFDA joint session.

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Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

July 14
00:01 2017
    Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

You may think European rules don’t affect you, but “it is where your customers are selling into” that might draw you in.

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Heim: Customers To Require Conflict Minerals Compliance

July 10
23:15 2017
    Heim: Customers To Require Conflict Minerals Compliance

Instead of a government regulation, reporting will be more a part of private contracts, Heim tells NFDA and NEFDA joint meeting.

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Miller, Cole Lead NFDA for 2017-2018

July 10
23:00 2017
    Miller, Cole Lead NFDA for 2017-2018

The National Fastener Distributors Association will mark its 50th anniversary at a March 2018 meeting in Costa Rica.

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Beaulieu: These Are the ‘Good Ol’ Days’

July 10
21:15 2017
    Beaulieu: These Are the ‘Good Ol’ Days’

The U.S. accounts for nearly a quarter of the world GDP. Global leading indicators are up for the OECD, five major Asian countries, Brazil, Canada, China and Japan. Mexico and India are down.

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Bader: Email Productivity Requires Focus

July 10
20:30 2017
    Bader: Email Productivity Requires Focus

“Don’t use email to manage projects or tasks,” Bader told the NFDA and NEFDA joint meeting. “You frame a house before putting on the roof.”

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Megliola Named President of Vertex Distribution

June 19
14:03 2017
    Megliola Named President of Vertex Distribution

Megliola "brings decades of fastener experience honed across sales, marketing, and operations,” the company stated.

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FDI ‘Surges” In May Amid Sales Growth

June 16
00:22 2017
    FDI ‘Surges” In May Amid Sales Growth

“[May was the] best month of sales in the past 18 months and increased backlog tells me it may happen again in June,” stated one respondent.

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Houghtailing: Storytelling is Original Sales Tool

April 25
20:02 2017
    Houghtailing: Storytelling is Original Sales Tool

“We know more about the human brain than ever,” consultant Houghtailing told the NFDA and Pac-West.

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Quality, Email Productivity Among Topics For NEFDA / NFDA Joint Meeting

April 19
10:40 2017
    Quality, Email Productivity Among Topics For NEFDA / NFDA Joint Meeting

The National Fastener Distributors Association and New England Fastener Distributors Association will meet June 20-21 in Boston, following NEFDA table top meeting on June 19.

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NFDA Honors Gilchrist With Award

April 06
15:29 2017
    NFDA Honors Gilchrist With Award

NFDA vice president Kevin Miller of Bamal Corp. said there were numerous potential honorees who fit the criteria, but “one name shot quickly to the top of the list who embodies the true spirit of this award.”

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NFDA / Pac-West Panel: Partnerships Go Beyond Buyers & Sellers

April 04
15:15 2017
    NFDA / Pac-West Panel: Partnerships Go Beyond Buyers & Sellers

Mallo: “Get in front of the engineers so we get designed in.”

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NFDA Donates to Rockford Cold Heading Training Center

April 04
14:30 2017
    NFDA Donates to Rockford Cold Heading Training Center

More than 8,000 people in the three-county region 100 miles west of Chicago are employed in metal and plastic production. Manufacturers report they need replacements for retiring Baby Boomers.

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Economist Predicts Low Growth for 2017; Bigger Profits in 2018

April 04
13:30 2017
    Economist Predicts Low Growth for 2017; Bigger Profits in 2018

For the fastener industry, 2017 will be a low growth year and 2018 will yield bigger profits, economist Bill Conerly told the NFDA and Pac-West conference.

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