Live from the FastenerTV Studio’s it’s ‘IN THE NEWS’ with Fastener News Desk the week of September 20th, 2021

Good NEWS for The U.S. distribution and wholesaler market, on a big upswing in 2021 and a big reason for the momentum is digital commerce. Through the first six months of the year, distributor and wholesalers’ sales are up year over year by 23% to $3.388 trillion from $2.774 trillion for the first six months of 2020, according to the Department of Commerce.

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The St. Louis Federal Reserve’s FRED Producer Price Index by Commodity: Metals and Metal Products: Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets, and Washers continues its historic rise to 234.9.

Nucor Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved the construction of a new state-of-the-art, three-million-ton sheet mill. Nucor is evaluating locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The new mill will be geographically situated to serve customers in the Midwest and Northeast markets and will have a significantly lower carbon footprint than nearby competitors.


Bufab has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in the US company Components Solutions Group, Inc, (“CSG”), with annual sales of approximately USD 30 million.

Trifast has Acquired Falcon Fastening Solutions for $8.3 million dollars to enhance their North American Footprint. Trifast is a leading international specialist in the engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of high-quality industrial fastenings to major global assembly industries.

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The IFE announced the recipients of the 2021 Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional of the Year Awards. Congratulations go out to: Nancy Rich Exec. Director of the Mid-West Fastener Association, Steve Andrasik of Brighton-Best International, Charlie Kerr, Kerr-Lakeside and the Young Fastener Professional of the Year Award goes to Melissa Patel of Field Fastener.

The International Fastener Expo gets underway tomorrow with their 2nd annual golf outing! Is there a better place to drive business than on the course? Join the IFE Tuesday, September 21, 2021, and fellow members of the fastener industry for some friendly competition.
https://fastenershows.comYou won’t want to miss the IFE Welcome Reception! Join industry friends the opening night of the show, September 21, for fun at the Daylight Pool at Mandalay Bay.

The EXPO FLOOR officially opens to attendees on Wednesday the 22nd for the 40th International Fastener Expo!! There’s still time to register and Save 50% off your registration with FND Discount Code: 50OFFFND

Be sure to check out the IFE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE at

Attendees 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

NFDA Announces Launch of New Logo and Website! In their press release they said that the NFDA wanted a more modern look and feel to the logo, as our mission has evolved over time. View their new website at:

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ATTN: Fastener Women: The Deadline for the @fastenerwomen Margaret Davis scholarship which fully covers travel, accommodations & entrance to @FastenerFairUSA2021 is Sept. 30th Apply at:

Head’s Up ThreadHeads & Fastenerds! Fully Threaded Radio Episode 168 is LIVE! Check out “Another Slice” with hosts Eric Dudas & Brian Musker! Hear about the NFDA 2021 Fastener Professional of the Year, The NCFA1 Screw Open & more! Listen now at

Check out the latest blog post from the Traveling Salesman: 10 Minutes with Dan Hill, CEO, Würth Industry North America, Executive Vice President, Würth Group.

Oh My MFG! MFG Day is less than two weeks away! There’s still time to register to attend a virtaul 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

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Until next week, be well and Keep it Fastenating! #FastenerNews #Fasteners



IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk The Week of September 13, 2021


IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk The Week of September 13, 2021





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