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COTS Fasteners Excluded from Buy American Act

March 29
23:57 2021
    COTS Fasteners Excluded from Buy American Act

“The Industrial Fasteners Institute had tried to convince the Trump administration to include COTS fasteners in the 95% edict because U.S. fastener manufacturers have no trouble meeting the 95% requirement, but the government officials declined to do so, mostly because those products are so inexpensive,” according to the Fabricator

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IFI Fastener Standards Dedicated To Joe Greenslade

March 01
23:55 2021
    IFI Fastener Standards Dedicated To Joe Greenslade

The 2021 edition of the IFI Book of Fastener Standards is dedicated to the late Joe Greenslade, a well-known fastener expert who served as IFI Technical Director from 2007 to 2015 and was “a true fastener industry icon, highly respected and admired for everything he accomplished and mostly for the person he was.”

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Stanley To Keep Rivet Factory Open

March 01
23:17 2021

Stanley Engineered Fastening reversed its November 2020 decision to close its rivet factory in Stanfield, NC, the Stanly News & Press reports.  The facility manufactures Avdel product, including rivets, lock bolts and engineered fasteners.

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Lobbyist Tells MWFA: Pandemic Is 1st Issue

March 01
22:17 2021
    Lobbyist Tells MWFA: Pandemic Is 1st Issue

“We have to get through Covid, but it is a tough rock to push up the mountain,” lobbyist Christian Richter told the Midwest Fastener Association. “The president knows how to operate on Capitol Hill.”

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Field Acquires O.K. Fasteners

March 01
21:32 2021

With the O.K. plus Tools & Parts Inc. acquisitions, Derry subsidiary Field Fastener becomes a Huck master distributor and gains access to Huck brands.

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Logistics, Steel Prices Moderate FDI

March 01
21:31 2021
    Logistics, Steel Prices Moderate FDI

“Logistics and transportation [are] a mess,” a respondent noted.  “Steel prices are out of control, and supply is limited.”

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WINA Acquires Atlantic Fasteners Inc.

March 01
20:48 2021
    WINA Acquires Atlantic Fasteners Inc.

Atlantic Fasteners will join Würth’s new business division, Würth Construction Services, together with Würth House of Threads, Weinstock Bros. and Würth Action Bolt and Tool. 

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TFI Acquires Construction Fasteners

March 01
19:21 2021

The deal “joins Construction Fasteners’ sales and distribution team with TFI to better serve the Mississippi market,” according to TFI president Billy Duren.

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Pioneer Metal Acquires Electrochem

March 01
17:52 2021

Founded in 1982 and based in Union City, CA, Electrochem is a metal finishing company in Silicon Valley.

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SHORTTAKES: All Integrated Solutions, Altenloh, Brinck & Co., B&F Fastener Supply, Birmingham Fastener, Andy Cohn, Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet and NEFCO

March 01
16:49 2021

The All Integrated Solutions Minnesota warehouse is moving from New Brighton to 10680 Fountains Dr., Maple Grove, MN 55369-4640. The expanded warehouse opens February 15 and accommodates past growth and...

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OBITUARY: Charlie Wilson

March 01
12:16 2021
    OBITUARY: Charlie Wilson

Wilson served as the Industrial Fasteners Institute’s technical director from 1963 until he retired in 2007, the longest serving director in IFI history.

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Sachs: ‘Perfect Storm’ Creates Container Shortage

February 02
23:56 2021
    Sachs: ‘Perfect Storm’ Creates Container Shortage

“The cost of the containers have increased dramatically over the past 12 months,” Bob Sachs of XL Screw said.  The shortage is due to a “perfect storm” created by a list of reasons for container shortage.

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2021 Postponed

February 02
23:25 2021

The 9th International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry has been postponed from May to November 9-11, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany. “This decision was taken in light of the...

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Hariton Machinery Celebrates 50 Years

February 02
23:09 2021

The Connecticut-based fastener machinery supplier was “internationally focused,” while competitors limited themselves to the North American market, founder Mark Hariton commented.

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BAIFD: Container Shortage Causing Price Hikes

February 02
22:11 2021

Last December, the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors warned that a shipping container shortage at major global export ports was limiting fastener availability in the UK and Ireland,...

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FDI Sees Strong Finish To 2020

February 02
22:10 2021
    FDI Sees Strong Finish To 2020

The Fastener Distributor Index improved to 62.6 in December from 54.5 the previous month, primarily driven by a strong expansion in the sales index.

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Biodegradable Fasteners Reducing Waste

February 02
21:26 2021
    Biodegradable Fasteners Reducing Waste

ARaymond Agriculture is working to reduce plastic waste by producing a range of eco-friendly clipping and fastening solutions for the greenhouse and agricultural industries.

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Cetin Civata and Tata International Partner

February 02
20:50 2021

In this partnership, Schaumburg, IL-based Tata International Metal Americas provides fastener sales and marketing for the Americas.

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IFE Honors O’Keeffe, Wachman & Solt

February 02
18:56 2021

The International Fastener Expo named Tim O’Keeffe of G.L. Huyett and John Wachman of Desert Distribution as the 2020 inductees into the IFE Hall of Fame, while Jessi Solt was named the 2020 Young Fastener Professional.

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SHORTTAKES: FTI, Grainger, Optimas Solutions, PROFIL and TR VIC

February 02
10:43 2021

Greg Rawlings, president of Nylok LLC, was named to the Fastener Training Institute board. Rawlings has held sales, engineering and management positions over 12 years with the MarmonHoldings company, which...

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