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Manns: ‘If Your Margins Aren’t Right, You Are Speeding Up Your Demise’

December 10
01:47 2018

“Low paid salesmen are expensive,” CPA tells STAFDA. “High paid salesmen are cheap.”

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Distributors, Trade Schools Use STAFDA’s ‘Workin’Man’ Song

December 10
01:30 2018

Song was written for the 2017 Specialty Tools & Fastener Distributors Association convention as a tribute to the trades, but multiple members have put it on their websites, executive director Georgia Foley announced at the 2018 convention.

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Sisto Advises Distributors More Prefab in Future

November 13
10:23 2018
    Sisto Advises Distributors More Prefab in Future

Offsite construction is on the rise and Bill Sisto predicted to the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association that contractors will partner with prefab companies.

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DeStefano: Customers Want Education on Company Websites

November 12
10:36 2018
    DeStefano: Customers Want Education on Company Websites

Social media consultant tells STAFDA that 74% of buying now begins online before talking to any salesperson.

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St. John: Customers Want To Feel Cared For

November 12
06:00 2018
    St. John: Customers Want To Feel Cared For

STAFDA president: One lesson from competing with Amazon and other major players “is the idea that we win when our customers win, or Mr. Bezos’s now famous mantra ‘it is all about the customer’.”

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St. John: Good News for Distributors – Customers Want to Feel Cared For

November 06
11:30 2018
    St. John: Good News for Distributors – Customers Want to Feel Cared For

STAFDA president: One lesson from competing with Amazon and other major players “is the idea that we win when our customers win, or Mr. Bezos’s now famous mantra ‘it is all about the customer’.”

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STAFDA Tech Fair Adds Companies

September 24
13:11 2018

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association Tech Fair with 24 companies will be its largest – with six new participants. The October 28-30 trade show is expected to be 660 booths.

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STAFDA Space & Hotels Nearly Full

August 27
12:16 2018

Booth space and hotel rooms are nearly sold out for the 42nd annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association convention will be October 28-30, 2018, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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IFE Returns to Mandalay Bay for 2018

August 07
18:36 2018

International Fastener Expo events begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The trade show will be 9am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Advance discount registration ends September 15.

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Social Media Selling and ‘Fear’ in Selling Among 2018 STAFDA Workshops

June 26
10:44 2018

The 42nd annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association convention will be October 28-30, 2018, in Phoenix.

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Distributors Report Q1 Sales Up 10.2%

June 18
13:49 2018

STAFDA members’ sales increase comes despite construction starts being down 7% from 2017 Q1, according to Dodge Data & Analytics Report.

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Business Author Gordon To Give STAFDA Keynote

March 26
17:27 2018

Sisto of G-Strut will give the Associate’s speech and St. John of IBS Inc. will give STAFDA president’s annual State of Distribution address at 42nd annual convention.

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St. John Seeks ‘Mutually Profitable’ Supply Channel

February 26
11:24 2018
    St. John Seeks ‘Mutually Profitable’ Supply Channel

STAFDA president is “fiercely committed to building long-term, mutual-profitable relationships with our customers, employees and suppliers.” Instead of badgering for a lower price, St. John said the mutually better approach is to ask, “What do I need to do to get a better price?”

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Cordless, Safety, Productivity Trends in 2018

December 12
06:37 2017

In his Associate State-of-the-Industry address, Joe Smith of Metabo Power Tools / North America said “revolutionary technological innovation & development are driving the cordless trend.”

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Leahy at STAFDA: Leaders Are Raised, Not Born

December 12
05:13 2017
    Leahy at STAFDA: Leaders Are Raised, Not Born

STAFDA president got first career job by offering to work one week for free.

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IFE & STAFDA Overlap in 2018

December 12
04:31 2017
    IFE & STAFDA Overlap in 2018

STAFDA will be Sunday, Monday & Tuesday in Phoenix; IFE is Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Las Vegas.

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St. John, Baird Lead STAFDA for 2018

December 12
02:26 2017

Auburn, Washington, distributor becomes first woman president of the association founded in 1976.

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Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

November 24
18:59 2017
    Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

“We learned never to use finishing nails to hold steps,” said the actor best known for portraying mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom Cheers.

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Denver Bumps STAFDA 2018 Convention In Favor of Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

October 02
13:36 2017
    Denver Bumps STAFDA 2018 Convention In Favor of Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

STAFDA headed back to Phoenix after a “political” change with Colorado favoring the retail trade show which is abandoning Utah.

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STAFDA 2017 Booth Space Sold Out

September 05
10:31 2017
    STAFDA 2017 Booth Space Sold Out

The 41st annual convention will be November 12-14, 2017, in Austin, TX.

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