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Coronavirus Hits Asian OEM Supply Chains

February 16, 2020

Airbus, Apple and Hyundai are among OEMs that have suspended production due to supply chain disruption resulting from the Coronavirus, now known as Covid-19. Precautions taken to contain the outbreak have ricocheted across global industries, Assembly Magazine reports.

Fastener Fair Plans Town Hall on Tariffs May 19

February 15, 2020

Trade law expert Richard Wortman will lead a Town Hall on Tariffs May 19 at the Charlotte Convention Center during Fastener Fair USA in Charlotte, NC. 

Challenges with Thread Forming Screws in Plastic

February 14, 2020

By Laurence Claus, NNI Training & Consulting

Why is fastening into plastics such a challenge? After all, since it’s softer than the steel screw used for the joint, it should be pretty easy to form threads. On one level, this is an accurate observation. But when you look deeper you will find that the ease of joint failure through stripping and loss of clamping loads are commonplace.

Doerken Torque and Screw Connections

February 12, 2020

Doerken MKS, specialists in coating and anti-corrosion protection, are experts in the fastener field. You can visit the Doerken MKS US team at Booth 401 during the 2020 Fastener Fair USA show at the Charlotte Convention Center, May 18-23. Also invaluable is the Doerken Knowledge Base from which this article is drawn: 

Atlanta Rod & Mfg. Excels at DOT Hex Nuts

February 11, 2020

Atlanta Rod & Mfg. the capability to forge bolts from 3/8” to 4” and hot form nuts from 3/8” to 4” diameter for standard fasteners and customized specialty and non-standard products.

Registration Opens for the 2020 Fastener Fair USA

February 10, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC – Registration is now open for the 2020 edition of Fastener Fair USA at www.fastenerfairusa.com. Fastener Fair USA runs May 18-20, 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. 

Conventya Acquires Distributor Mibus, Inc.

February 5, 2020

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OH - Coventya, Inc., a world leader in surface finishing treatments based in Brooklyn Heights, OH, announced the acquisition of its key Midwest distributor, Mibus, Inc.

What the Fastener Training Institute Can Do for You

February 4, 2020

What began nearly 50 years ago as a collaboration between fastener distributors to train new employees has since developed into an international organization for novice and advanced individuals working in the industry. The aim, according to FTI’s objective is “to enhance fastener use, reliability, and safety.”

Decker Automotive and Specialty Fasteners, and Processing

February 3, 2020

Decker Manufacturing offers many types of structural and automotive fasteners, as well as specialty and custom items, including weld fasteners, nut/washer assemblies, wheel nuts, locknuts, flange nuts and plugs for passenger car and truck assembly.

Stanley Black & Decker Acquires Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing

January 30, 2020

Stanley Black & Decker announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing for up to $1.5 billion in cash.

Canatex's Wide Ranging Production and Quality Testing

January 27, 2020

CANATEX Industrial Co., Ltd., established in 1998, is close to Kaohsiung City, in Taiwan, the center of fastener manufacturing and near the home of Taiwan’s main material supplier, China Steel Corp.  

EDSCO Fasteners Acquired by Private Equity Firm

January 26, 2020

EDSCO Fasteners, a manufacturer of foundation anchoring systems for power transmission poles and other large steel structures, has been acquired by private equity firm MiddleGround Capital. 

Brynolf Offers 17 Head Styles, 8 Drive Styles, 13 Thread Styles

January 24, 2020

Brynolf Manufacturing, Inc., founded in Loves Park, Illinois in 2000, is managed by is currently managed by Dan and Bob's two sons, cousins Chris Brynolf and Zac Brynolf, sons of founders Bob and Dan Brynolf.   

Self-correcting MAThread Machine Screws

January 23, 2020

AFI Industries, based in Carol Stream, IL, is a leading manufacturer of cold-headed fastening solutions for the global marketplace. 

Low-cost Leader in Non-Threaded Fasteners

January 22, 2020

Founded in 1899, G.L. Huyett is a low overhead manufacturer and distributor "located in a wheat field in Minneapolis" as the company describes itself. Located just a few miles from the geographic center of the U.S., shipping to any North American destination, even overnight, is routine. 

Four New Members Join Fastener Fair USA Advisory Board

January 21, 2020

Tom Buddenbohn at EFC International; Marty Nolan at RL English; and Robbie Gilchrist, with Capital Marketing join, while George Hunt III at Brighton Best succeeds his colleague Rosa Hearn as board member.

Robo-Rolling Warm Thread Roller for Aerospace Fasteners

January 21, 2020

Kinefac offers innovative application of cylindrical die rolling, extrusion, radial forming and centerdrive turning for the production of shaft-like parts. It applies its mechanical and electrical engineering skills to micro-coiling, centrifugal fluid and parts cleaning, hydraulic actuation systems and access control gates. 

BTM Manufacturing’s Jake Davis to President, Southwestern Fastener Association

January 20, 2020

BTM Manufacturing’s Jake Davis will now serve President of the Southwestern Fastener Association for 2020, succeeding Neal Gordon of Dallas Fastener in that role. Gordon becomes Chairman of the Board.

Elgin Fastener Acquires Rockford Fastener

January 19, 2020

Elgin Fastener Group a North American provider of system-critical engineered fastening solutions, announced that it has acquired Rockford Fastener, a manufacturer of specialty fasteners well-known for its quality and customer responsiveness.

Weld Nuts and Custom Weld Assemblies

January 15, 2020

Since 1905, Buckeye Fasteners, the sole factory direct source of The Ohio Nut and Bolt Company, has developed, manufactured, and distributed high quality weld fasteners worldwide. 

Fast Packaging for Large or Small Fastener Runs

January 14, 2020

Designed for long or short runs, Advance Poly-Packaging’s T-1000 has the capability of cycling over 100 bags per minute, faster than any operator could manually feed. Advance Poly-Packaging says its T-1000 Advanced Poly-Bagger is its top-of-the-line bagger, as well as its best-selling.  

Shimtech Industries Acquires Fastener Technology Corp. 

January 13, 2020

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Shimtech Industries has acquired Fastener Technology Corp., a North Hollywood based supplier of high-strength specialty fasteners for commercial and military aerospace applications.

Rebuild? or Upgrade? Thread Rolling Equipment Evaluations

January 12, 2020

By David Willens   Deciding whether to rebuild and/or upgrade your thread rolling machinery is determined by the value-added benefits and payback either option offers for your production.

Fastener Mix-up Causes Break in F-35 Fighter Jet Production

January 11, 2020

Deliveries of Air Force F-35 fighters were halted for two weeks in November, after Lockheed Martin discovered a mix up with fasteners used on the aircraft, reports Air Force Magazine.  

PennEngineering Acquires Eurotech

January 10, 2020

DANBORO, PA - PennEngineering has acquired Eurotec Ltd., a specialty technical reseller of metal fabrication equipment, fastener installation systems and clinch and sheet metal fasteners. Eurotec is based in Tokyo.  Incorporated in 1990, Eurotec Ltd. started distribution of industrial fasteners including clinching fasteners and welding studs ten years later.

What Buyers Want? Zonbix Asked at Fastener Fair Detroit

January 8, 2020

At last year’s Fastener Fair USA in Detroit, Team Zonbix, a Taiwan-based fastener manufacturer, asked visitors to its booth what they looked for in establishing a fastener supplier.  

Marer Cold Form Fastener

January 7, 2020

For more than 20 years, Marer srl has been one of the most important European companies in the production of cold formed fasteners and fixings. Based in Curno, Italy, Marer provides fasteners for furniture, automotive, household, kitchen and other segments.

Stelfast Automates and Cuts Inventory Costs

December 19, 2019

Stelfast Inc., the Strongsville, OH-based fastener importer, stocking master distributor, and manufacturer of truck and specialty fasteners. Offering secondary processing (plating, patching, locking, sorting) of parts shipped finished to customer locations, with full lot traceability. 

Nationally-recognized Training Available at Fastener Fair USA

December 18, 2019

Thanks to a partnership with the Mid West Fasteners Association, fastener companies will have a chance to send teams to experience the Tom Reilly Sales Training Seminar during Fastener Fair USA running May 18-20, 2020, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Automating Controls for Thread Rolling Machines

December 17, 2019

Anderson Controls, Inc., has been supplying process monitoring products and services to the fastener industry since 1983, and has designed many versions of its ACE / INSIGHT Process Monitors. The ACE units function on single die, multi die and thread rolling machines.  

Chuck Halpin of Brighton Best to Chair Fastener Industry Coalition

December 16, 2019

The Fastener Industry Coalition announced that Chuck Halpin from Brighton Best International will serve as the new Chairman of the Board for the 2020 term. Halpin, who serves as National Accounts Manager, has been with Brighton Best nearly 30 years.

Arconic Overview

December 12, 2019

Arconic Fastening Systems, based in Waco, TX, is among the largest designers and manufacturers of aerospace and industrial fasteners, latches, bearings, fluid fittings and installation tools. Its products are used on commercial and military aircraft, jet engines, industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, wind turbines, solar power systems, and construction and industrial equipment.

TR Fastenings

December 11, 2019

TR Fastenings supports a wide variety of sectors with its range of specialist security fasteners,  engineered to prevent theft,  deter vandalism and boost health and safety. 

ND Industries Fastener Sealing and Locking

December 10, 2019

ND Industries’ core business centers on the application of materials onto fasteners and assemblies to aid in locking, sealing, masking, lubricating, and noise and vibration dampening. 

Skako Coupling Vibratory Bowls to Weighing Systems

December 9, 2019

One of the largest European producers of vibratory feeding, conveying, and screening equipment, Skako  Vibration offers various vibrating feeders and transporters widely used in fastener operations as well as other sectors.

Top Manufacturing Hotspot, Charlotte Will Host for Fastener Fair USA

December 5, 2019

The fast-growing capitol of high tech manufacturing, Charlotte is a geographical heart for major OEMs, and their sprawling network of hundreds of Tier 1 and Tier 2 distributors and suppliers.

Magni Dip and Spin

December 4, 2019

Magni engineers, manufactures, and applies high-performance corrosion protection coatings to fasteners for a wide range of sectors, including automotive, energy, industrial and military. With headquarters in Birmingham, MI, Magni serves global customers from support facilities in the United States, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan and Korea.  

Quality Hot Forged Bolts & Cap Screws

December 3, 2019

JM Tor Par is a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture of high quality bolts, caps screws and parts for truck suspension and other heavy duty applications. 

Load Monitoring Bolt

December 2, 2019

Bolts and fasteners might be small, but their failure can cause big problems. In some critical industries — including processing, mining, and energy — joint failure is considered a major safety issue and keeping up with replacements is costly.

How Bay Fastening Is Migrating to E-Commerce

December 1, 2019

Bay Fastening Systems is generating 35% of its sales via ecommerce and expecting online sales to grow about 30% this year, says chief operating officer Michael Eichinger. Based in Farmingdale, New York, Bay Fastener has been selling a wide array of fasteners to big and small companies since 1961.

Custom, Specialized and Stock Rivets of All Types

November 28, 2019 

Industrial Rivet & Fastener Co. which also markets under the brand names Rivet King and Celus, is dedicated to serving customers by delivering solutions to industries world wide. 

Heico Decorative Nails

November 28, 2019 

Heico Fasteners, Inc. is a family-owned business that has been manufacturing and servicing the world with decorative nails for 120 years, adding value to nails, fasteners and other products through a growing product selection, and high levels of quality and consistency. 

Sherex Names G.L. Huyett a Master Distributor

November 27, 2019 

Sherex Fastening Solutions LLC has named G.L. Huyett a master distributor in a strategic move it says is designed to enrich the supply chain of the OEM fastener distribution market. 

Fastener Supply

November 26, 2019 

Based right in Charlotte, NC, the hometown of the 2020 Fastener Fair USA, Fastener Supply Company is strategically located to serve the entire Eastern U.S. A full service distributor with six decades of dependable service in addition to its Charlotte headquarters Fastener Supply also operates from four other locations (Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, and Columbia and Greenville, SC) strategically located to provide maximum service. 

Easy Link Customized Fasteners

November 25, 2019 

EasyLink operates two factories in Taiwan and another in Viet Nam opened in 2016. It serves the auto, furniture, electronics, and general Industry with nuts, bolts screws washers and assembly parts. 

MANUFACTURING U-BOLTS, EYE BOLTS AND MORE 

November 22, 2019

Since 1959, Dale Fastener Supply has been manufacturing and fabricating custom U-Bolts and Coated U-Bolts, Anchor Bolts, Specialty Bolts, Eye Bolts, J-Bolts, Square Bolts, Stud Bolts, Hex Head Cap Screws, Socket Pipe Plugs, Stud Bolts and other fastener products for a variety of industries. 

LARGE DIAMETER, HOT FORGED BOLTS, MADE TO ORDER

November 21, 2019

Cardinal Fastener Inc. is one of the largest fastener manufacturers of large diameter, hot forged bolts in America. Based in Winona, MN with additional operations 90 minutes west of Chicago in Loves Park, IL, Cardinal Fastener can produce a variety of bolt head styles and diameters up to 4-1/2" or M72, all described in its Birdie Chart

ADVANCE COMPONENTS SHARES SMART INVENTORY

November 20, 2019 

Advance Components, Inc. is among the exhibitors already committed to next year’s Fastener Fair USA (May 18-20 at the Charlotte Convention Center). Since 1972 Advance has been a leading distributor of specialty fastening products, fostering close relationships with its suppliers and its customers, and focused on being a trusted supply chain partner.

AGRATI EXPANDS TIFFIN

November 19, 2019 

Italy’s Agrati Group, a global manufacturer of automotive fasteners, completed a $4 million investment in industrial machinery and equipment at its Tiffin, OH plant. The project took place throughout calendar year 2019, follows a $1.6 million investment made in 2018. 

B&D COLD HEADED

November 19, 2019 

B&D Cold Headed Products has recently posted a corporate capabilities video that profiles the company in fresh new light. Based in Taylor, MI, B&D Cold Headed products manufactures high strength cold-formed bolts, studs, pins and other metal fasteners, including custom designed items, and lots starting at 1,000 pieces. Its parts are found in products from school buses, to appliances, military vehicles. At Fastener Fair USA, May 18-20 in Charlotte, NC, you can learn more about their offerings, in Booth 435

TARIFFS AGAINST CHINESE FASTENERS IN REVIEW

November 18, 2019 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal says it initiated a review of its January 5, 2015 order against the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei). The “sunset” rule requires the review on the subsidizing of such goods originating in or exported from China.

FASTENER FAIR USA HEADS TO CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER MAY 18-20, 2020

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Fastener Fair USA, North America’s fastest-growing exposition for the fastener industry, will hold its third annual trade show and conference in May in Charlotte, NC, a major manufacturing hub. The event for the entire fastener supply chain runs May 18-20, 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

SURVIVING THE INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR SHAKEOUT

DECEMBER 5, 2019

11:00 a.m. EST

Presenter: Nelson Valderrama, CEO Intuilize

More speakers coming soon!

Lean manufacturing optimizes assembly, but puts pressure on supply chains – including fasteners and other small parts distributors. Learn how to use your existing account relationships to make your business more valuable to your customer, and to stay competitive. 

HOW VIBRATION CAN LEAD TO BOLT FAILURES

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

The ongoing trend toward lighter, smaller products leads to an increase in the amount of vibration in a joint. These two trends can sometimes work in tandem with each other, leading to loosening of bolts and other fasteners. 

AEROSPACE FASTENERS MARKET TO REACH USD 3.74 BILLION BY 2026

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

The market for aerospace fasteners is projected to grow steadily in the next five years, driven by advancements in manufacturing techniques, and increases in sub-segments, particularly rivets. 

FASCO FASTENER ACQUIRED BY WURTH INDUSTRY

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Würth Industry North America acquired Fasco Fastener, a key distributor of stainless steel, silicon bronze, and brass fasteners to OEMs and to for wholesalers and the large retailer trade. The purchase will better serve the needs of Würth Industry's customers in the recreational marine market, as well as the solar and general manufacturing market.