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Fastener Industry News First Published July 10, 1979

Fastener Industry News First Published July 10, 1979
July 10
12:55 2021

Fastener Industry News marks the 42nd anniversary of the first newsletter published on July 10, 1979, in Connecticut.

Dick Callahan was the founder, first editor and first publisher.

During the first few decades, FIN was printed about 20 times a year. Since the internet began, news has been posted about 200+ days a year on

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the traditional paper edition of FIN became a PDF instead of being printed and mailed. FIN Subscribers receive a concise weekly email summarizing the articles and access to all online articles.

Subscribers also have access to the FIN Stock Review section.

Non-subscribers can read headlines, the Fastener History section, obituaries and classifieds.

The annual FIN Calendar went online for 2021 as fastener associations were not able last year to plan many events for this year. The online calendar is updated throughout the year.

Below is the 1979 introductory article to FIN and a list of the articles in the first issue.

1979 FIN – First Fastener Industry News Published
The following is the introduction of Fastener Industry News by founder and first editor/publisher Dick Callahan on the front page of the first issue of FIN. The original annual subscription price was $100.

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