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2016 FIN – Bossard to Acquire Arnold Industries

December 03
15:00 2018

2016 FIN – The Bossard Group agreed to acquire Arnold Industries as part of a strategy of consolidating its position in

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2016 FIN – Italy’s Agrati Acquires Continental-Midland

December 03
14:39 2018

Park Forest, IL-based CMG is a $240 million manufacturer of custom-engineered metal fasteners, cold formed parts and stampings for car makers, automotive suppliers, and industrial manufacturers.

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2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

March 21
00:00 2017
  2002 FIN – How the Fastener Industry Discovered Columbus

Officially, it was the “National Industrial Fastener Show & Conference” through most of its 22-year history. But to the industry the easier name and the term of endearment for the show held in the capital city of Ohio was simply “Columbus.”

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2015 FIN – Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company

November 11
14:00 2016
  2015 FIN – Lindstrom: Metric Intrigue Led to Founding Company

The start of Virgil W. Lindstrom’s career didn’t involve fasteners. He got interested in fasteners because he was a young American intrigued by the metric system.

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2016 FIN – Rockford Products Closing, Laying Off 171 Workers

September 22
20:12 2016
  2016 FIN – Rockford Products Closing, Laying Off 171 Workers

+ click to enlarge 2016 FIN – Rockford Products is closing, leaving 171 employees without jobs. “We regret to inform

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2015 FIN – Bannister & McGuire Sell NIFMSE

September 12
20:31 2016
  2015 FIN – Bannister & McGuire Sell NIFMSE

They first met in 1980 when then 33-year-old McGuire called 44-year-old Bannister to suggest a national fastener trade show.

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2005 FIN – Steve Endries Remains With Company After Sale to Ferguson

May 16
00:00 2016

2010 FIN College Honors Robert Endries May 22, 2010 FIN – Silver Lake College of Manitowoc, WI, presented an honorary

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2015 FIN – West Coast Port Slowdown May Become Lockout

May 13
20:21 2016
  2015 FIN – West Coast Port Slowdown May Become Lockout

Average length of time from Asian ports to stateside warehouses “is running anywhere from six to seven-plus weeks,” Bill Giddins told FIN.

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2015 FIN – U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Fastener Trademark Case

May 13
20:10 2016

In B&B Hardware vs. Hargis Industries, the high court took up the issue of preclusion.

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Groov-Pin Marks 90th Anniversary

May 10
22:44 2016
  Groov-Pin Marks 90th Anniversary

Founded in 1926 in Long Island City, NY. where the patented press-fit fastener called a grooved pin was developed.

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2015 FIN – Brighton-Best Acquiring EZ Sockets

May 06
20:26 2016

March 10, 2015 FIN – Brighton-Best International acquired EZ Sockets Inc. in an asset sale. EZ Socket owners Ed Werner

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2015 FIN – Anixter Selling Fasteners Division

May 06
20:13 2016

February 17, 2015 FIN – Anixter International has put its fasteners division up for sale, according to the Financial Times

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2004 FIN – Rivet Salesperson Competes at Olympics

October 08
00:00 2015

July 20, 2004 FIN – 27-year-old rivet salesperson from Canada will be playing on the Greek national baseball team in

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1989 FIN – Wrought Washer Acquires MSL Stamping

October 08
00:00 2015

June 10, 1989 FIN – Wrought Washer Mfg., Milwaukee, Wisconsin has acquired MSL Stamping, Joliet Illinois. Edward Prium president of

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1990 FIN – Rockford, Spirol & Seaway Win Ford Awards

September 28
00:00 2015

March 19, 1990 FIN – Ford Motor Co. has presented its Q1 Preferred Quality Award to a number of fastener

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2011 FIN – A Decade Later: Campanelli, Hagan & Laufer After 9/11

September 10
00:00 2015

In 2001, Fastener Industry News reported on three people involved in the fastener industry who were close to the World

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2002 FIN – World Trade Center Collapse Not Result of Bolt Failure, Despite Reports

September 09
00:00 2015

+ click to enlarge October 29, 2002 FIN – Media reports that an upcoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology study blames

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2011 FIN – State Program Aided First New U.S. Hot Forming Facility in 40 Years

September 08
00:00 2015

May 4, 2011 FIN – A Michigan program to train new employees contributed to Dokka Fasteners decision to build the

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1982 FIN – Prussin to MFDA: Outside Salesmen Needed to ‘Press the Flesh’

September 08
00:00 2015

November 15, 1982 FIN – The outside salesman: Some love them; some leave them; most distributors are uneasy about them.

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2012 FIN – Dokka Fasteners Installing Quench Furnace at New U.S. Plan

August 28
00:00 2015

April 20, 2012 FIN – Norwegian manufacturer Dokka Fasteners has acquired an Ipsen ATLAS quench furnace to be installed at

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