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ITW Forecasts 5-Year Growth

December 03
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Illinois Tool Works Inc. forecasts growth across its major businesses over the next five years, including a 4% to 6% increase in 2005. Reuters reports ITW projects compound...

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Long Joins HTI

December 02
00:00 2004

John Wolz Dan Long joined the HTI global logistic team at Heads & Threads International. Long has been in the fastener industry since 1992. Founded in 1953, Heads & Threads...

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Wurth Adams Names Nine

August 26
00:00 2004

John Wolz W�rth Adams named nine new staff members to accommodate sales growth during its 25th year: Mike Mielke, director of sales: Paul Lees, customer services supervisor; and Donna Mitchell,...

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WireExpo Results Show "Turning Point"

July 21
00:00 2004

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WireExpo Results Show "Turning Point"

June 24
00:00 2004

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Unpaid Vendors Challenge Terms of DDI Deal; Question CEO Polimeni’s $1.4 Million Bonus

May 26
00:00 2004

John Wolz Fastener companies and other suppliers could lose $8.4 million in the proposed acquisition between bankrupt Distribution Dynamics Inc. and Anixter International, under a deal that would assure DDI...

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Willcutt Heads ISANTA

May 05
00:00 2004

John Wolz Tom Willcutt was elected chair of the International Staple, Nail & Tool Association and Alan Phillips is vice chair. Willcutt is president and co-owner of Specialty Fasteners Inc.,...

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Vimi Fasteners Opens New Facility

May 03
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Vimi Fasteners is opening a new 80,000 sq ft distribution facility in conjunction with its sister company Comer. The facility is located in Charlotte, NC. Vimi also promoted...

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Vertex Completes Merger; Integration of 11 Distribution Centers

April 01
00:00 2004

John Wolz Vertex Fasteners CEO David Hirsch announced completion of the merger with West-Spec Partners of Chatsworth, CA, and full integration of its 11 U.S. distribution centers. Vertex added shipping...

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Ivaco Sales & Profit Dip

March 24
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Ivaco Inc. reported sales of fasteners and other fabricated steel products slipped 15.3% to CAD $419.3 million (US$312.7 million) during 2003, while segment operating earnings were a loss...

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CBNSA Changes Name to "Mid-West"

March 24
00:00 2004

CBNSA Changes Name to “Mid-West” John Wolz The Chicago Bolt, Nut & Screw Association changed its name to Mid-West Fastener Association. President Henry Chernow described the name change as “our...

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Lepore, Friel Head IFI for 2004-05

March 24
00:00 2004

John Wolz A decade after being chair of the Industrial Fasteners Institute, David Lepore will serve another term. Mike Friel of Haydon Bolts/St. Louis Screw is the new vice chairman.\...

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PennEngineering Revenue Up

March 23
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur PennEngineering anticipates a strong results during the first quarter of 2004, with revenues expected to reach $58 million to $62 million, representing a 29% to 38% jump in...

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Hart, Doran Lead Southeastern

March 22
00:00 2004

Hart, Doran Lead Southeastern John Wolz Michael Hart of Brighton-Best is the new chair of the Southeastern Fastener Association and Jim Doran of Alcoa Fastening Systems/Recoil is the new president....

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Metal One Sets Up Hungary Fastener Warehouse

March 19
00:00 2004

Jason Sandefur Tokyo-based Metal One Corp. will form an automobile fasteners marketing subsidiary in Hungary on June 1. At a startup cost of about $500,000, NIFAST Hungary Kft. will be...

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Schultz, Preston Take New Positions With Alcoa Fastening

March 09
00:00 2004

John Wolz Chuck Schultz is the new vice president for sales & marketing for Alcoa Fastening Systems commercial products worldwide and Bart Preston is director of planning & performance, AFS...

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Wallen Joins Threaded Rod

March 09
00:00 2004

John Wolz Threaded Rod. Co. Inc. named Harold Wallen director of sales & marketing, CEO Rebecca Branson announced. Wallen has 30 years experience in manufacturing, including engineering and sales &...

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Wire Expo Combines Meetings

March 09
00:00 2004

John Wolz Wire Expo 2004 and the Wire Association International’s 74th annual convention will include the operations manager’s meeting of the American Wire Producers Association. The events will be June...

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NIFS / East Moving to Baltimore for 2005

March 03
00:00 2004

Show management confirmed that the National Industrial Fastener Show/East is moving to Baltimore for 2005. It will be the 25th anniversary of the NIFS/East show. It was held in Columbus,...

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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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