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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 From COVID-19

April 04
14:26 2020
    Brighton-Best Co-Founder Perry Rosenstein Dies From COVID-19

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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Fastener Stocks Outperform Indexes Amid Pandemic

March 01
18:25 2020
    Fastener Stocks Outperform Indexes Amid Pandemic

The market correction prompted by the outbreak of the coronavirus caused U.S. industrial stock indexes to lose 11.8% in value since February 21. In contrast, the FIN Fastener Stock Index faired better, losing only 9.8% of its value during the same period.

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Chinese Fastener Factories Returning to Production

February 24
00:33 2020
    Chinese Fastener Factories Returning to Production

Chinese fastener factories were returning to work after the “enforced extension of the Chinese New Year holiday as part of the containment of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak,” Fastener & Fixing Magazine editor emeritus Phil Matten reported.

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2020 Taiwan Fastener Show: From Wire to Fasteners

February 10
20:00 2020
    2020 Taiwan Fastener Show: From Wire to Fasteners

Taiwan exported 1.6 million metric tons of fasteners totaling US$4.6 billion in 2018. The April 21-23 trade show includes one-on-one procurement meetings.

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COPA Flange Fasteners Establishes Smart Factory

February 06
16:56 2020
    COPA Flange Fasteners Establishes Smart Factory

In 2019, COPA established its own smart factory in Taiwan and fitted all of its machines with SMB intelligent devices to improve product quality and work efficiency, Fastener World reports.

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F-35 Fastener Mix Up?

January 31
15:59 2020
    F-35 Fastener Mix Up?

Hundreds of F-35s could have the wrong fasteners in “critical areas,” Air Force Magazine reports. Both fasteners are called “eddie bolts” and are similar in appearance except for a number stamped on them.

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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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