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Rosie the Riveters Receive Congressional Gold Medal

April 10
22:28 2024
    Rosie the Riveters Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Some of them went to work in factories during World War II to join the war effort, some to help make ends meet while their husbands were fighting the war.

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Human Toll Rises Following Taiwan Earthquake

April 03
10:22 2024
    Human Toll Rises Following Taiwan Earthquake

“Sherex Taiwan, situated in Chungli City in the northwestern part of the country, experienced no damage, and all employees are safe,” stated marketing manager Erich Neuhaus.

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FINdex Doubles Growth of Industrial Index in Q1

April 01
10:09 2024
    FINdex Doubles Growth of Industrial Index in Q1

The FIN Fastener Stock Index rode the twin forces of lower inflation and expanded manufacturing to solid growth in the opening quarter of 2024.

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FBI Intensifies Investigation of Boeing Panel Blowout

March 24
17:37 2024
    FBI Intensifies Investigation of Boeing Panel Blowout

Passengers aboard a Boeing plane that made an emergency landing after a fuselage panel blew off in January have received letters from the FBI identifying them as possible victims of a crime, Reuters reports.

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Nord-Lock Group Joins SBTi

March 18
10:51 2024
    Nord-Lock Group Joins SBTi

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaborative corporate effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels in line with the UN Paris Agreement.

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FDI Gains Momentum Amid Stable Demand

March 11
10:23 2024
    FDI Gains Momentum Amid Stable Demand

“The stable to slight improvement in demand conditions seen over the past five months is a marked improvement from the decelerating environment seen by participants throughout much of 2023.”

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PEM Fasteners In Space

February 27
10:43 2024
    PEM Fasteners In Space

One small component for a satellite, one giant leap for success: PEM® fasteners play a role in the overall application of a Danish satellite orbiting Earth to track climate changes in Greenland.

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301 Tariff Review Continues

February 15
20:31 2024
    301 Tariff Review Continues

Reports indicate that the Biden administration will look to rebalance the tariffs on Chinese fasteners and other goods, potentially reducing those that are not in the U.S. interest.

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Loose Bolts to No Bolts: Boeing Probes Continue

January 29
14:37 2024
  Loose Bolts to No Bolts: Boeing Probes Continue

“The door plug that blew off the Max 9 was removed for repair then reinstalled improperly by Boeing mechanics at the Renton assembly plant,” reports Dominic Gates for the Seattle Times.

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NASA Removes ‘Stubborn’ Fasteners

January 16
13:22 2024
  NASA Removes ‘Stubborn’ Fasteners

Multi-part tools include newly custom-fabricated bits made from a specific grade of surgical, non-magnetic stainless steel – the hardest metal approved for use in the pristine curation gloveboxes.

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Faulty Bolt Forces Ford Recall

January 03
22:13 2024
  Faulty Bolt Forces Ford Recall

The rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, damaging the axle hub splines on 2021-2023 F-150 trucks.

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Kimball Midwest Turns 100

December 19
14:33 2023
  Kimball Midwest Turns 100

Founded in Cleveland in 1923, Kimball Midwest is a $400 million family-owned business that distributes MRO hardware supplies across the U.S.

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Bossard Installs Solar Panels

December 18
11:10 2023
  Bossard Installs Solar Panels

This project at Bossard Poland’s facility in Radom (62 miles south of Warsaw) will result in a reduction of 18,270 kg of CO² emissions annually.

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Giant Hex Nut Coming to Patriot Bolt

December 05
11:26 2023
  Giant Hex Nut Coming to Patriot Bolt

Standing 18 feet tall and weighing 4,400 lbs, “Big Tex: The Incredible Hex” took a welding company six weeks to construct in hopes of breaking the world record currently held by a Slovenia fastener supplier.

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Toyota Luxury Model Fasteners Get Special Attention

November 28
17:12 2023
  Toyota Luxury Model Fasteners Get Special Attention

Strict precision requirements force Toyota technicians to spend 12 times longer tightening bolts on this JDM luxury car than on other vehicles.

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Atlas Copco Updates Corporate Identity

November 27
14:12 2023
  Atlas Copco Updates Corporate Identity

Swedish group launches a new identity, logotype and message, while the existing blue and white  Atlas Copco brand remains as a global brand for products, service and solutions.

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Würth Installs SRMs at Automated Warehouse

November 17
15:11 2023
  Würth Installs SRMs at Automated Warehouse

Rail-guided vehicles will take over the fully automated storage and retrieval of pallets with small parts in the warehouse.

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Nucor: Net-Zero by 2050

November 15
10:26 2023
  Nucor: Net-Zero by 2050

Steelmaker plans to use clean electricity, carbon capture and sequestration and near zero GHG iron making to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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BUMAX Supplying Einstein Telescope Project

November 13
16:08 2023
  BUMAX Supplying Einstein Telescope Project

“Because we can’t use any oils or lubricants in our cleanroom, regular fasteners just aren’t an option,” explained Mathijs Baars, mechanical engineer at the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics.

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Fastener Issue Prompts Nissan Z “Supercar” Recall

November 07
09:41 2023
  Fastener Issue Prompts Nissan Z “Supercar” Recall

Fasteners in the front bumper reinforcement clip can loosen, preventing a pedestrian safety feature from activating.

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