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Obituary: IBS Founder Jack Butcher

April 02
08:50 2019
    Obituary: IBS Founder Jack Butcher

Butcher and his wife, Linda Butcher, founded the distributorship in 1977 and managed it for 30 years.

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IFI Honors Delawder, Goss With Soaring Eagle Awards

April 01
15:42 2019
    IFI Honors Delawder, Goss With Soaring Eagle Awards

The Industrial Fasteners Institute presented its Service Award to Richard Delawder, retired from SWD, Inc., for his efforts in environmental excellence and quality improvement. The Technology Award was given to engineer David Goss of Acument Global Technologies for his hallmark invention of the Torx Plus drive system issued in 1993.

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3rd Fastener Poland Set for October 2019

April 01
15:25 2019

The second Fastener Poland trade show reported two-thirds of the 190 exhibitor companies came from outside Poland.

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Stuttgart Visitors Up 3%, Exhibitors Up 10%

March 29
16:13 2019
    Stuttgart Visitors Up 3%, Exhibitors Up 10%

“Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 was an absolute record event, in terms of exhibitor numbers and exhibition space as well as visitor numbers,” exhibition director Liljana Goszdziewski declared.

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DeSantis, Johnson Lead IFI for 2019-2020

March 29
14:20 2019
    DeSantis, Johnson Lead IFI for 2019-2020

The 88-year-old fastener manufacturing organization reports 73 company members and 50 associate members.

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‘I Can’ Speaker Goggins To Keynote 2019 STAFDA

March 28
21:54 2019
    ‘I Can’ Speaker Goggins To Keynote 2019 STAFDA

Goggins was in the military for 21 years and has completed over 60 ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five.

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Hartje, Freyberg New Ballard Co-CEOs

March 28
21:54 2019

Founded in 1952, Ballard Industrial distributes fasteners, adhesives, tools and variety of hardware to the aerospace, construction, energy, fishing, shipbuilding, machining and metal fabrication industries.

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China Raises Export Tax Rebate For Fasteners

March 27
17:03 2019
    China Raises Export Tax Rebate For Fasteners

“Increased export tax rebates will help lower costs for China-based exporters, many of whom have been hit by US tariffs and significant economic uncertainty,” ChinaFastener.Info reports.

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Supply Chains, Generation Changes & Using Data on NFDA Agenda

March 26
15:57 2019

The annual meeting will be June 10-11, 2019, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza – a National Historic Landmark hotel of 1930s French Art Deco design.

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Fastener Tech Announces 4 Conference Sessions

March 24
15:23 2019

75 exhibitors booked for June 4-6, 2019, biennial trade show in Rosemont, IL.

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NEFCO Acquires Blume Supply

March 24
15:21 2019

Founded in 1974, Blume Supply distributes to construction and industrial industries.

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Beattie, Drury Join Auto Bolt

March 24
15:20 2019

Founded in 1948, Auto Bolt is a privately-owned manufacturer of quality fasteners, specializing in low- and high-volume performance and commercial fasteners.

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Chicago Rivet Sees Rising Fastener Sales

March 21
12:56 2019
    Chicago Rivet Sees Rising Fastener Sales

The company said fastener segment sales reflected growth in each quarter, with much of that growth coming from non-automotive customers.

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Hilti Posts Double-Digit Sales Increase

March 20
12:31 2019
    Hilti Posts Double-Digit Sales Increase

North America sales rose 10.4% and sales in Europe grew 10.6%.

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Valderrama: Intuilize Website to Feature ’Quick Quiz’

March 19
12:18 2019
    Valderrama: Intuilize Website to Feature ’Quick Quiz’

Founded last year, Intuilize offers predictive analytics for midsize fastener distributors.

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Komar Screw Marks 50 Years

March 17
23:42 2019
    Komar Screw Marks 50 Years

Komar Screw was founded in 1969 as a full-line fastener distributor by Marvin “Marv” Kocian, who started in the fastener business in Chicago in 1961 by working for fastener distributor Carlton Screw.

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SFA Board Making Changes

March 14
18:24 2019
    SFA Board Making Changes

The Southwestern Fastener Association board has been struggling with direction, as most of the eight regional fastener associations have.

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Auction: AKKO Ohio Plant Machinery

March 14
10:08 2019

Machinery from the closed AKKO Fastener Inc. plant in Middletown, OH, will be auctioned Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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OBITUARY: Cary Weitzman

March 14
08:42 2019
    OBITUARY: Cary Weitzman

He was VP and a partner of Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet, where he started working in 1969.

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Field Opens Southeast Distribution Center

March 12
11:38 2019

Facility in Florence, SC, to “support the southeast geography and growing customer base there.”

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