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Warren Bolt Buys Auto-Metrics

September 10
00:00 2002

Jason Sandefur CEO Andrew Mojcik announced Warren Bolt & Screw acquired Auto-Metrics Co. Livonia, MI-based Auto-Metrics manufactures dowel pins and specialty fasteners. Wojcik said the 20,00 sq ft plant will...

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WAI Announces Fall Programs

July 30
00:00 2002

Jason Sandefur The Wire Association International will offer three technical programs in September and October. The “Road Show” workshop will be held September 6 at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel...

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Alcoa Acquires Fairchild Fasteners

July 26
00:00 2002

Jason Sandefur Aluminum giant Alcoa is expanding in the fastener industry by acquiring the Fairchild Fasteners division of Dulles, VA-based Fairchild Corporation for $657 million in cash.\ Fairchild manufactures precision...

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Sutherland, Cleary Lead NEFDA

July 26
00:00 2002

Jason Sandefur John Sutherland of Sutherland Industrial Sales was elected president of the New England Fastener Distributors Association. Sutherland succeeds Tim Cleary of Eckart & Finard, who was named chairman...

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Golden, Kaufman Named to Hall of Fame

July 26
00:00 2002

John Wolz Wayne Golden of Star Stainless Screw Company and Ed Kaufman of Hardware Specialty Company will be inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame on November 20, 2002, in...

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Columbus Tradition Ends; Orlando Show Announced

July 26
00:00 2002

John Wolz Show management officially made the long-anticipated announcement that the National Industrial Fastener Show/Easts 22-year run of the once dominant North American trade show in Columbus, OH, had come...

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2003-2004 North American Fastener Events

July 26
00:00 2002

John Wolz As of July 2002 – Trade Shows in Bold Winter 2003, North Coast Fastener Association Tabletop, Cleveland March 20-22, 2003, Southeastern Fastener Association Tabletop, Atlanta March 20-23, 2003,...

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SPS, Fastenal, Textron & ITW Report Q2 Results

July 25
00:00 2002

SPS, Fastenal, Textron & ITW Report Q2 Results John Wolz SPS Technologies reported Q2 sales dropped 10% to $215.6 million. Combined aerospace and engineered fastener sales fell 6% to $154.8...

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Sandefur New FIN Associate Editor

July 24
00:00 2002

John Wolz Jason Sandefur is the new associate editor of Fastener Industry News, editor John Wolz announced. Sandefur has worked for daily newspapers and newsletters. News deadlines have been changed...

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MFDA Show Changed to October 14

July 24
00:00 2002

John Wolz The date for the Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association�s 7th annual tabletop show has been changed to Monday, October 14, 2002, at the Fiesta in Wood Ridge, NJ. The...

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GF&D Names Gilchrist

July 23
00:00 2002

GF&D Names Gilchrist John Wolz GF&D Systems named Robbie Gilchrist of Capital Marketing rep for the Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia. Gilchrist has been in the fastener industry for 30+...

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Columbus Moving to Orlando in 2003

July 16
00:00 2002

John Wolz The National Industrial Fastener Show/East will move to Orlando, FL, in 2003. The show has been held only in Columbus, OH, for 22 years. The show will be...

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WAFD Introduces Mini-Conferences

December 14
00:00 2001

John Wolz The Western Association of Fastener Distributors will conduct three one-day regional mini-conferences instead of a general spring 2002 conference. The one-day conferences are being planned for San Jose...

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Callahan: Folksy, Irreverent and Self-Deprecating, But He Knew What Was Going On in Fasteners

December 14
00:00 2001

John Wolz Editor’s Note: As a tribute to the founder of Fastener Industry News, the following are excerpts from Dick Callahan’s 15 years at the helm of FIN. They give...

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Win Adams: Getting the Order

December 14
00:00 2001

John Wolz Win Adams and Reinhold Wurth have two things in common. For one, they both emphasize sales as their key to success. My strength was always getting an order,...

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New England, Southeastern Joint Meeting in Boston

December 14
00:00 2001

John Wolz The New England Fastener Distributors Association joint meeting with the Southeastern Fastener Association will be held September 5-7, 2003, at the Regal Bostonian Hotel in Boston, NEFDA president...

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Wire Suppliers Sponsor Expo

November 28
00:00 2001

John Wolz The Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Association is a new sponsor of the Wire Association International�s Wire Expo 2002. The convention is scheduled June 8-13, 2002, in Chicago....

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Affordable Alternatives Topic for British Metalformers

September 13
00:00 2001

John Wolz The 2001 Confederation of British Metalforming technical conference will focus on affordable opportunities. The conference will be October 12, 2001, at the National Metalforming Centre inWest Midlands. There...

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Where are the Fastener Internet Portals?

September 13
00:00 2001

John Wolz FastenerExchange.com and Partini.com created excitement in the fastener industry in 2000 with splashy global advertising and trade show presence. Though the two widely promoted fastener dot.coms and several...

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Wire Rod Producers Seek Price Increases

September 05
00:00 2001

John Wolz U.S. wire rod producers filed anti-dumping and countervailing-duty cases against a dozen nations as imports increased 53% even under trade restrictions. GS Industries Inc. announced at the end...

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