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Simpson, McCaffrey Head FTI for 2020

February 04
01:09 2020

Gene Simpson of Semblex Corporation is the 2020 president of the Fastener Training Institute and Chris McCaffrey of R&D Fasteners is vice president.

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Simmi: Importers Can Only Absorb So Much

November 18
01:48 2019
    Simmi: Importers Can Only Absorb So Much

More tariffs could be coming: The October 5% increase is ‘still pending’ and December could bring determination on threaded rod and stud tariffs.

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NFDA Honors Queenin

October 28
04:59 2019
    NFDA Honors Queenin

In 1982 Queenin began his fastener career at Specialty Bolt & Screw. He and his sons, Jay and Jon, eventually purchased SBS. Today Massachusetts-based SBS has three distribution centers in the U.S. and three in Mexico, along with facilities in Canada, Finland and Taiwan.

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Ruggles, Derry Lead NFDA

July 10
23:02 2019
    Ruggles, Derry Lead NFDA

Ruggles, CEO / owner of Alabama-based Martin Fastening Solutions, succeeds Kelly Cole of Hayes Bolt & Supply.

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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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NFDA Honors Ruetz With Professional Award

August 27
11:44 2018
    NFDA Honors Ruetz With Professional Award

The 2001 National Fastener Distributors Association president has spent more than 40 years in fastener distribution. He began working full time in the family business, All Tool Sales, in 1978.

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Beaulieu at NFDA: 2018 Is A Year For Spending

June 27
12:56 2018

This is a time to “borrow and invest in inflation-beating investments such as new product lines or opening in a new geographic territory,” Beaulieu suggested. “Lock in your lease.”

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Cole, Zehnder Head NFDA for 2018-2019

June 18
20:45 2018
    Cole, Zehnder Head NFDA for 2018-2019

Kelly Cole of Hayes Bolt & Supply calls for “breaking down the ‘fragmentation’ of so much of the fastener community.”

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Beveridge at NFDA: Competitors Afraid to Change

April 07
14:57 2018
    Beveridge at NFDA: Competitors Afraid to Change

Employees who consider themselves “entitled” don’t innovate, Beveridge tells the National Fastener Distributors Association. Entitled employees feel they are owed vs. they need to earn, they are static rather than growing and seek to preserve vs. transform.

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Reilly Advises NFDA: Change Conversation From Price to Cost

March 29
09:06 2018
    Reilly Advises NFDA: Change Conversation From Price to Cost

Put yourself in the position of your customer,” Reilly advised. “Define value in customers’ terms.” He finds product is the most important at 57%; the company selling is 18%; and the individual salesperson 25%.

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NFDA, Pac-West Office Moving

January 08
05:25 2018

The two associations move a couple miles to Seal Beach, CA.

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Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

January 08
03:16 2018
    Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

College will use the donation, which was made December 8, to pay for instructional materials, machinery maintenance, student recruitment and marketing.

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FDI Moderates in November

January 08
02:35 2018
    FDI Moderates in November

“In the November survey, 50% of respondents indicated sales were “better” relative to seasonal expectations – down vs. a record 73% in October but nevertheless still much improved vs. average 2016 levels (31%).”

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October FDI Gains Momentum

November 08
21:33 2017
    October FDI Gains Momentum

“Qualitative commentary on market conditions was again mostly positive with respondents noting strong demand, generally favorable end-market conditions, and a healthy pricing environment.”

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Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

August 07
23:15 2017
    Lammers: Value Analysis Leads to Customer Loyalty

A “Value Analysis / Value Engineering” program is a “team approach to eliminate or prevent unnecessary cost and increases customer satisfaction,” Lammers told the NFDA / NEFDA joint session.

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Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

July 14
00:01 2017
    Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

You may think European rules don’t affect you, but “it is where your customers are selling into” that might draw you in.

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Heim: Customers To Require Conflict Minerals Compliance

July 10
23:15 2017
    Heim: Customers To Require Conflict Minerals Compliance

Instead of a government regulation, reporting will be more a part of private contracts, Heim tells NFDA and NEFDA joint meeting.

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Miller, Cole Lead NFDA for 2017-2018

July 10
23:00 2017
    Miller, Cole Lead NFDA for 2017-2018

The National Fastener Distributors Association will mark its 50th anniversary at a March 2018 meeting in Costa Rica.

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Beaulieu: These Are the ‘Good Ol’ Days’

July 10
21:15 2017
    Beaulieu: These Are the ‘Good Ol’ Days’

The U.S. accounts for nearly a quarter of the world GDP. Global leading indicators are up for the OECD, five major Asian countries, Brazil, Canada, China and Japan. Mexico and India are down.

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Bader: Email Productivity Requires Focus

July 10
20:30 2017
    Bader: Email Productivity Requires Focus

“Don’t use email to manage projects or tasks,” Bader told the NFDA and NEFDA joint meeting. “You frame a house before putting on the roof.”

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