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Taiwan Latest Fastener Trade Show Postponement

July 22
12:52 2021
    Taiwan Latest Fastener Trade Show Postponement

The Taiwan International Fastener Show has been cancelled for 2021 due to Covid-19, but MWFA, IFE, STAFDA and Fastener Fair still have 2021 dates.

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Automotive Fastener Market At 4.5% CAGR

July 19
01:11 2021
    Automotive Fastener Market At 4.5% CAGR

Introduction of strict regulations like EU’s Carbon Emission Reduction Targets and CAFÉ Standards are compelling automakers to incorporate lightweight materials for enhancing fuel efficiency.

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Unicorp Marks 50 Years

July 13
00:17 2021
    Unicorp Marks 50 Years

Founded to manufacture electronic hardware, today the New Jersey company produces fasteners, cable ties and handles.

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Fastener Industry News First Published July 10, 1979

July 10
12:55 2021
    Fastener Industry News First Published July 10, 1979

Fastener Industry News marks the 42nd anniversary of the first newsletter published on July 10, 1979, in Connecticut.

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Nominations Welcomed for 2021 IFE Hall of Fame

July 07
12:29 2021
    Nominations Welcomed for 2021 IFE Hall of Fame

First held in 1982, the International Fastener Expo HoF has honored 107 fastener individuals. The 2020 honorees were Tim O’Keefe of G.L. Huyett and John Washman of Desert Distribution. Jessi Solt of G.L. Huyett was named the 2020 Young Fastener Professional.  

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Howmet Sells SNEP S.A. to Böllhoff Group

June 15
12:03 2021
    Howmet Sells SNEP S.A. to Böllhoff Group

Located in Montbrison, France, SNEP S. A. manufactures specialty fasteners and machined components for aerospace and industrial markets.

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EFDA: AD Duties on Chinese Fasteners Would Create ‘Perfect Storm’ of Shortages

June 01
11:38 2021
    EFDA: AD Duties on Chinese Fasteners Would Create ‘Perfect Storm’ of Shortages

European Fastener Distributor Association (EFDA) president Dr. Volker Lederer denounced the European Commission’s likely imposition of provisional antidumping duties on iron and steel fasteners from China, saying such a move would imperil fastener supply to the European Union, Fastener + Fixing Magazine reports.

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Auto Fastener Manufacturer Supplies Urban Canopy

May 28
00:31 2021
    Auto Fastener Manufacturer Supplies Urban Canopy

French start-up company Urban Canopee and ARaymond connected in 2017 to design fasteners for plant canopies over cities to help combat heat, restore urban biodiversity, fight air pollution and thus improve the quality of life.

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Howmet Aerospace Cuts Emissions & Energy Consumption

May 25
11:33 2021
  Howmet Aerospace Cuts Emissions & Energy Consumption

“Social concerns remained an important issue during 2020 and we reaffirmed our commitment to employee and community safety in light of the pandemic as well as focused on diversity, equity and inclusion,” stated co-CEO John C. Plant.

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Combs Advises STAFDA: Employers Can Require Vaccines

May 21
02:01 2021
  Combs Advises STAFDA: Employers Can Require Vaccines

Employers can have a “voluntary” vaccine policy leaving the decision to employees, or employers can institute a “deferred” policy allowing employees to wait until the vaccines have “permanent” approval. But employers also can issue a “mandatory” vaccine policy for all employees.

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Mike Smith Marks 50 Years in Fastener Industry

May 03
12:53 2021
  Mike Smith Marks 50 Years in Fastener Industry

In 1971, David McCormick handed Mike Smith an industrial directory and a Hagstrom map. Smith headed to the Bronx and found a place to park his Triumph Spitfire. “Ignorance was bliss,” Smith looked back at his early sales calls.

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Lack of Rivets Grounds 60 737 MAX Planes

April 23
00:53 2021
  Lack of Rivets Grounds 60 737 MAX Planes

A minor change in Boeing’s 737 MAX manufacturing process that was insufficiently vetted caused an electrical system problem that temporarily grounded more than 60 of the aircraft.

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WAG To Distribute ARBURG 3D Printers

April 20
11:39 2021
  WAG To Distribute ARBURG 3D Printers

“The ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) technology allows us to tap into a whole new range of options for industrial additive manufacturing,” stated Würth Additive Group CEO AJ Strandquist.

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O’Keeffe to NFDA: Company Culture Is What People Do When No One Is Looking

March 18
17:51 2021
  O’Keeffe to NFDA: Company Culture Is What People Do When No One Is Looking

“Culture is the fire,” stated Tim O’Keeffe of Kansas-based fastener manufacturer G.L. Huyett. “It is no longer about management and leadership, it’s about the culture.”

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‘Snapping Bolts’ Questioned In 2017 New York Bridge

March 10
00:13 2021
  ‘Snapping Bolts’ Questioned In 2017 New York Bridge

The Mario Cuomo Bridge, which replaced the rickety and heavily-trafficked Tappan Zee Bridge in 2017, has snapping bolts that create “structural safety” issues that could lead to its collapse, the Albany Times Union reported.

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LISI Aerospace Sets Up Smart Fastener Facility

March 01
14:28 2021
  LISI Aerospace Sets Up Smart Fastener Facility

Covid-19 rebound is SEFA, SFA & Pac-West joint conference topic.

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Report: Covid-19 Cuts Global Nickel Production

October 26
17:13 2020
  Report: Covid-19 Cuts Global Nickel Production

Temporary suspensions of mines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the advancement of Indonesia’s export ban, are expected to be major contributors to decline, according to GlobalData.

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Fastener Trends for 2020

April 28
12:47 2020
  Fastener Trends for 2020

Because of changing technologies and differing assembly needs, fasteners undergo changes every year. Here is Bossard’s predictions for fastener trends in the coming months.

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Brighton-Best Co-Founder Perry Rosenstein Dies

April 04
14:26 2020
  Brighton-Best Co-Founder Perry Rosenstein Dies

Brighton-Best Socket Screw Mfg. co-founder Perry Rosenstein, 94, died April 3 from COVID-19, the New Jersey Globe reports.

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Agrati CEO IDs 1st Known Fastener COVID-19 Death

April 02
21:09 2020
  Agrati CEO IDs 1st Known Fastener COVID-19 Death

44-year-old Pasquale Gallace of Agrati logistics in Italy died March 27 of COVID-19, according to Agrati CEO Paolo Pozzi.  His father had died a few days earlier.

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