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China Trade Truce Freezes U.S. Fastener Tariffs Until 2020

January 15
17:31 2020
    China Trade Truce Freezes U.S. Fastener Tariffs Until 2020

Phase one deal leaves 25% tariffs on bolts, screws and other fasteners manufactured in China, as well as 15% tariffs on all iron and steel nuts.

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NORMA Equipping 400,000 EVs

January 13
15:14 2020
    NORMA Equipping 400,000 EVs

NORMA Group has developed thermal management line systems to be installed in the electric passenger cars of a major international automobile manufacturer, Fastener + Fixing Magazine reports.

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Fastenal Under Fire For Firing Branch Manager

January 09
16:18 2020
    Fastenal Under Fire For Firing Branch Manager

Industrial fasteners and tools supplier Fastener Co. is facing backlash after firing a store manager for complaining on social media about his holiday gift of a jar of barbecue sauce and a wooden scraper.

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U.S. Fastener Demand At 2.7% CAGR Through 2023

October 28
17:43 2019
    U.S. Fastener Demand At 2.7% CAGR Through 2023

Growth will be strongest in aerospace-grade fasteners, the report found. Increasing demand from end users beyond aerospace equipment for stronger, better performing fasteners will also support rapid gains.

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Fastenal Plans Office in Downtown Winona, MN

October 15
16:46 2019
    Fastenal Plans Office in Downtown Winona, MN

Designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects, the four-story building will fill a city block and house 400-600 workers in Fastenal’s technology, accounting, supply chain and human resources departments.

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Rosenberg Offers Fastener Machine Operator Source

October 10
21:50 2019
    Rosenberg Offers Fastener Machine Operator Source

Citing the “high unfilled demand for skilled workers,” the founder and president of the Uniquely Abled Project has worked with the Industrial Fasteners Institute to develop a program for fastener manufacturers in accessing and hiring individuals “who often are ideal matches for the jobs in fastener manufacturing.”

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Manufacturing Day In The U.S.

October 03
16:37 2019
    Manufacturing Day In The U.S.

A strong majority of U.S. residents support sustainability and government assistance in manufacturing, while 48% think increasing tariffs on imported foreign goods and services is too disruptive for the U.S. economy.

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MDM Publishes 2019 ‘Top Distributors List’

September 10
12:39 2019
    MDM Publishes 2019 ‘Top Distributors List’

Fastener distributors are one of 14 categories profiled by Modern Distribution Management. The profile lists 16 U.S. fastener distributors.

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Stanley Engineered Fastening Helps Lightweight Autos

September 05
10:27 2019
  Stanley Engineered Fastening Helps Lightweight Autos

“How do you build an automobile that’s both lightweight and reduces harmful emissions? If you’re Audi, you look to (Stanley Engineered Fastening) for an innovative solution to join high strength steel with aluminum.”

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DELO Creates The World’s Strongest Adhesive

August 11
19:27 2019
  DELO Creates The World’s Strongest Adhesive

By lifting a 17.5-ton truck, Bavaria-based DELO secured the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the “heaviest weight lifted with glue.”

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Types of Stainless Corrosion

August 07
13:12 2019
  Types of Stainless Corrosion

Determining if a fastener will be attacked by corrosion can be a primary factor in achieving cost efficiency for long-term maintenance, according to Confast Concrete Fastening.

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FIN Marks 40 Years

July 09
23:28 2019
  FIN Marks 40 Years

Fastener Industry News is marking 40 years since it was first published on July 10, 1979, a year that was dominated by a hostage situation in Iran, energy crisis, record federal expenditures, double-digit inflation and rising unemployment.

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Report: Google Glass Helps Assemble Spaceships

June 03
18:42 2019
  Report: Google Glass Helps Assemble Spaceships

“Donning what looks like a pair of heavy duty safety goggles with a black band wrapping around the head, a technician can use images projected onto the lenses to mark the locations for 309 fasteners to be attached to a curved panel,” writes Thomas Black of Bloomberg News.

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Michigan Fastener Distributor Recognized By Google

May 13
18:10 2019
  Michigan Fastener Distributor Recognized By Google

“The fact that we’re the only business in Michigan that they’re recognizing this year is pretty exciting for us,” stated Suburban Bolt marketing director Nikki Gordon.

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Rolled vs Cut Threads

April 28
22:56 2019
  Rolled vs Cut Threads

When a thread is rolled, it means that the thread was formed by cold forming the steel by pressing the part between either two flat plates or round dies that have the thread pitch machined onto their face. As the part “rolls” through the dies, the pressure applied by the plates creates the thread without cutting or removing material.

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What 1 Manufacturer Pays Employees …

April 15
20:16 2019
  What 1 Manufacturer Pays Employees …

American Elite Molding announces pay and benefits package at its Florida plant.

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Torque Tools = Safer Drones

February 24
22:21 2019
  Torque Tools = Safer Drones

“If drones aren’t built right, they can break, causing potentially catastrophic results. If a fastener isn’t tightened properly, it can vibrate loose, damaging parts or completely disabling a unit,” according to Mountz Inc.

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Spring 2019 Fastener Meetings Begin in February

February 12
10:24 2019
  Spring 2019 Fastener Meetings Begin in February

The spring of 2019 doesn’t officially begin until March 21, but the “Spring Fastener Tour” of association meetings has begun.

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Fastener Industry Responds To EV Market Demands

January 25
18:48 2019
  Fastener Industry Responds To EV Market Demands

Half of almost 1,000 automotive industry decision makers surveyed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas believe battery electric vehicles are the No. 1 trend in their sector, up from the No. 3 spot in 2016 (and up from the No. 9 spot in 2015), according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017.

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26 Fastener Trade Shows Worldwide During 2019

January 08
17:34 2019
  26 Fastener Trade Shows Worldwide During 2019

There will be five primarily distribution-oriented trade shows in the U.S. during 2019. Plus there is a re-branded machinery show.

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