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All Spec, Blake to Rep Hill

March 02
00:00 2004

All Spec, Blake to Rep Hill John Wolz Sales vice president Mike Henry announced two new rep agencies for Hill Fastener Corporation . All Spec Sales Inc. will rep Hill...

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Omni Buys Texon Fasteners

March 01
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Omni Marketing Inc. acquired the fastener division of North Andover, MA-based Texon USA, Omni president Tim Folmar announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Texon product...

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Admission Price Lowered for Orlando Show; Early Bird Discount Ends March 21

March 01
00:00 2004

Admission Price Lowered for Orlando Show; Early Bird Discount Ends March 21 John Wolz Show management reduced admission prices for the 2004 National Industrial Fastener Show/East in addition to earlier...

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T-3 Sells Lone Star, Walker & Ameritech

February 27
00:00 2004

T-3 Sells Lone Star, Walker & Ameritech John Wolz T-3 Energy Services Inc. sold its three Houston fastener manufacturing companies to a new investor partnership named Lone Star Fasteners L.P....

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Heads & Threads Sales Rise

February 26
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Heads & Threads International reported fastener sales during the fourth quarter of 2003 rose 8.3% to $27.5 million, while cost of goods sold climbed 27.7% during Q4. For...

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Fastener Prices Jump 30%

February 25
00:00 2004

John Wolz Fastener price increases in the past three months are startling even those who have been calling for higher prices. And suppliers predict prices � which have gone up...

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Zaluckyj Buys Acme Grinding

January 06
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Acme Grinding Inc. was purchased by Charles Zaluckyj, owner of Reliable & Accurate Mfg. Co., also in Rockford. Former Acme owner Judy Pike has been prepared to shut...

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Burbidge Leaves After 20 Years at NEFDA

November 19
00:00 2003

John Wolz Pat Burbidge has resigned as secretary of the New England Fastener Distributors Association. Bill Wisk of John W. Phalen & Associates will be interim secretary.\ After 20 years...

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WTO: Steel Tariffs Must Be Repealed

November 19
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur Denying a White House appeal, the World Trade Organization reaffirmed its earlier ruling that U.S. President Bush�s steel tariffs violate global trade rules. The final decision by the...

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WTO Denies Bush Appeal on Steel Tariffs

November 11
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur Denying a White House appeal, the World Trade Organization reaffirmed its earlier ruling that Bush�s steel tariffs violate global trade rules. The final decision by the WTO clears...

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WDS Opens in North America

August 28
00:00 2003

John Wolz WDS Group of Australia opened a North American branch in Portland, OR. WDS is a 20-year-old company distributing, importing and pre-packaging fasteners for the steel and pole barn...

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WTO Says Steel Tariffs Violate Trade Rules

July 24
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur The World Trade Organization ruled that U.S. tariffs on steel violate global trade practices, according to the Associated Press. The ruling prompted the European Union and Japan, China,...

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WTO Says Steel Tariffs Violate Trade Rules

July 24
00:00 2003

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Prophet 21 Acquires Faspac

June 27
00:00 2003

John L. Wolz Prophet 21 acquired Faspac Systems Inc. and will incorporate the fastener-specific programs into its own business technology, CEO Chuck Boyle announced. The fastener software program will now...

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As Anticipated 2003 IFFI Numbers Down

June 27
00:00 2003

John Wolz The second Industrial Fastener & Forming International exhibition and conference drew fastener attendance of 989 and visitors from two co-located shows upped the total number to 1,773. The...

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Anixter: Companies Cautious About Capital Spending

June 27
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur Responding to weak capital spending by its customers, Anixter International Inc. lowered its second-quarter earnings outlook with projected Q2 sales of $630 million to $640 million. Anixter, the...

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Evolution of the Auto Industry

June 27
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur By 2010, automakers expect to sell an annual 61 million cars worldwide, a six percent increase from 2000. According to Ferdinand Kersten of Belgium-based Nedschroef Herentals N.V., much...

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Trifast Acquires Fastener Brands

June 23
00:00 2003

Jason Sandefur Trifast International Fastenings Group acquired several fastener brands from European Industrial Services. Brands include Pozidriv, a drive mechanism known in trade and DIY retail markets. Other brands are...

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SBA Honors Hayes Bolt

June 19
00:00 2003

John Wolz Hayes Bolt & Supply received the small business sub-contractor of the year award from the Small Business Administration. Northrop Grumman Radio Systems Division sponsored Hayes Bolt. The award...

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Elgin Forms Subsidiary

June 17
00:00 2003

John Wolz Elgin National Industries Inc. formed Elgin Fasteners International as a subsidiary to support the four Elgin Fastener Group companies, general manager Gary Walston announced. EFI named Frank Pushpak...

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