Live from the Fastener TV studio’s it’s IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk!

Starting off with some “Did you see that” News!

Over the 9/11 20th commemoration weekend fans attending Saturday’s Miami Hurricanes home opener game against Appalachian State proved that the American Flag is stronger than ever, when they collectively caught a falling cat that was dangling from an upper level of the stadium. You’ve got to see the video! Seriously, whether you love cats or not, We can do amazing things together!


And now back to ‘In The News’

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THE AUGUST FASTENER DISTRIBUTOR INDEX (FDI) retreated modestly last month, dipping to 55.4 after its 59.6 reading in July. The Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI) saw a dramatic rebound with a strong reading of 73.0, the 15th consecutive month of positive outlook. Check out the full report featured at

Pivot Point Incorporated, a manufacturer of Non-Threaded Fastener solutions, has broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot expansion to the manufacturing space at their Factory #2 in Hustisford, Wisconsin. Combined with the adjacent Factory #1, their total facilities will increase to nearly 100,000 square feet. Read more:

Martin Fastening Solutions, a subsidiary of Martin Inc., announced the acquisition of Capital Bolt & Screw (CB&S), headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

These stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at

 Countdown to the International Fastener Expo is on! With only 1 week until the 40th Fastener Expo gets underway in Las Vegas! Save 50% off your registration with FND Discount Code: 50OFFFND

Be sure to check out the IFE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE.

Whether your business is fasteners, technology, machinery, tooling, or other related industry products, The International Fastener Expo’s educational programs offer many diverse topics to help your business grow & succeed. Check out the conference schedule at

Don’t miss the opportunity to GET IN-PERSON TRAINING at the IFE with a program from the Fastener Training Institute: 

Value-Added Service or Costly Mistake? Key Elements for the Entire #SupplyChain: #Fastener Producers, Resellers & End Users. Happening on Tues. Sept. 21st 9am-4pm PT Get registered today at

ATTN: IFE!!! We are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the coveted IFE Fastener Hall of Fame & Young Fastener Professional Awardees…Stay tuned fastener industry friends! 

Happening this week:

It’s time for the long awaited WHAT’S NEWS? WHAT’S NEXT? The 2021 Pac West Fastener Association Fall Dinner Meeting and Vendor Showcase is happening tomorrow September 14th. Go to for more info. Follow on twitter @PacWestFastener

Friday, Sept 17th

Experience a LIVE WEBINAR from the Fastener Training Institute. Fastener Basics Like Never Before Series | Discover the do’s and don’ts when specifying and installing other non-threaded fasteners in the second part of a two-part series.


The Fastener Training Institute and Industrial Fasteners Institute are co-producing two days of full-day in-person training at Michigan State University.  In this world-class training you’ll learn about the common quality problems universally experienced by fastener manufacturers, distributors, and users.

The Fastener Training Institute and IFI present a broad and deep coverage of fastener manufacturing that traces the manufacturing process required to make fasteners from raw material to finished product. This course is a fit for anyone wanting to learn more about fastener manufacturing, regardless of their role in the company.

This in-person training will take place:

September 28 | Fundamentals of Fastener Manufacturing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 29th | Troubleshooting Common Fastener Quality Issues from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. EST  

To register go to

 MFG Day is less than one month away! There’s still time to plan an event or register to attend an event! Join the movement to educate America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern #manufacturing offers.

Start planning your Manufacturing Day experience today! Share on social media with hashtags #CreatorsWanted & #MFGDay21. Visit to learn more and find new tools to inspire more creators.

This week’s episode of ‘In The News’ was sponsored by Product Genius Technology “Makes buying products easier”.

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Until next week, be well and Keep it Fastenating.


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