Preserving the Fastener Industry Hall of Fame Walk with the Traveling Salesman

Before moving to Las Vegas, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) was held for many years at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Each year the expo inducted individuals that had made significant contributions in the fastener industry, into the ‘Fastener Hall of Fame’. To honor the recipients a Fastener Hall of Fame walkway had been created with the names of the inductees next to the expo center.

Marty Nolan (aka TravelingSlsman), with this knowledge, decided to visit the walkway in December of 2015. Upon arriving, he noticed construction on the center and was informed by a worker that the walkway would be removed. After a confirmation from the center, Marty decided to take action. In mid-January, Marty informed the center he would retrieve the bricks if no one claimed them. With the assistance from industry friends, the bricks have now been moved to a safe location until a more suitable site is found.

For the audio story of Marty’s “Saving of the Hall of Fame” adventure, listen to Fully Threaded radio’s upcoming Episode #102, which is to be broadcast on Thursday, February 18. Karalynn Sprouse of Emerald Expositions, which now runs NIFMSE,  had this to say about the Fastener Hall of Fame rescue:

“We just learned yesterday of this news and we are thrilled he was able to ‘save the bricks’ ….we would like to ask the listeners (of Fully Threaded Radio) to suggest ideas for the bricks.  Emerald is listening and we will continue to find ways to commemorate these innovative people in our industry.”

Fully Threaded Radio | Episode #102 | Paver Savers

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If you do have suggestion, please voice this to Emerald so we can find a great place for these important pieces of fastener history.

We would also like to extend our deepest appreciation to Marty Nolan for investing his time and efforts into saving the Fastener Hall of Fame. Our gratitude knows no limit and we look forward to seeing these Hall of Fame pavers live on.

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For the full story and more photos, please visit the Traveling Salesman’s blog: Update on Fastener Hall of Fame

Related Links:

Fastener Hall of Fame Members
NIFMSE taps FIC to Select Future Inductees to ‘Hall of Fame’
NIFMSE Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Hall of Fame Awards

HALL OF FAME MEMBERS:

Year

Full Name

Company

1982
Richard B. Belford
Industrial Fasteners Institute
1982
Walter F. Borges
Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc.
1982
George S. Case, Jr.
Lamson & Sessions Co.
1982
H. Thomas Hallowell, Jr.
SPS Technologies
1982
James G. Rayburn
Flexalloy, Inc.
1982
Norman R. Sackheim
Former Partner in SL Screw Corp. Founder of Heads & Threads, Inc.
1982
Roy P. Trowbridge
Engineering Standards Section General Motors Corp.
1983
Asta Ball
Miniature Nut & Screw Corp.
1983
Abe Bellikoff
Atlas Screw & Specialty Co.
1983
Paul Lemke, Sr.
Thruway Fasteners, Inc.
1983
John Maclean
Maclean Fogg Co.
1983
Robert O. McGuire
Capitol Sales, Inc.
1983
Charles Wilson
Industrial Fasteners Institute
1984
Irwin Goldhart
Automotive Hardware Ltd.
1984
Michael Herling
Infasco Div. Of Ivaco, Inc.
1984
A. Craig Hood
ACH Technologies
1984
Fritz Jensen
Southern Screw
1984
Edger C. Seitz, Jr.
Service Supply Co.
1984
John C. Wasmer, Sr.
Lake Erie Screw Corp.
1985
Bernard Golden
Carter, Milchman & Frank & Star Stainless Screw
1985
Howard Griffith
Flexalloy, Inc.
1985
Kenneth A. Honroth
Kendale Industries Inc.
1985
Rocco Sacco
Radax Industries
1986
Don Broehm
Mid-State Bolt & Nut Co.
1986
Bernie Feldman
Industrial Fasteners, Inc.
1986
Douglas V. Miller
Bamal Fastener Corp.
1986
J. Bud Porteous
Porteous Fastener Co.
1986
Paul Tyson
Tampa, FL
1986
Bill Ziegler
Industrial Fasteners, Inc.
1987
Stanley C. Adamek
Pheoll Mfg. Co.
1987
Dale Holl
Darling Bolt Co.
1987
John J. Lohrman
RB&W Corporation
1987
Dick Rech
Reynolds Fasteners, Inc.
1987
Perry Rosenstein
Brighton-Best Socket Screw Mfg.
1987
Paul Zehnder
Earnest Machine Products
1988
Bill Gassaway
Tennessee Bolt & Screw Co.
1988
John F. “Jack” Sullivan
Accurate Fastener Inc.
1988
Luke Sullivan
Sullivan Bolt Co., Inc.
1988
George F. Wasmer
Lake Erie Screw Corp.
1989
Harold C. Benson
Consolidated Bolt & Nut Co.
1989
Harry Branson
Threaded Rod Company
1989
Bernie Jonas
General Fasteners
1989
Jim Layden
Porteous Fastener Co.
1990
Moses E. Cordova
Cordova Bolt, Inc.
1990
Richard W. Kerr
Ker Lakeside, Inc.
1990
Joseph Kuchar
American Fastener Corporation
1990
David Tuttle
Spencer Products Company
1991
Jack Fatica
Champion Bolt
1991
Joseph Hoyt
Hoyt Fastener Corp
1991
Mary Ann Langholz
National Fastener Distributors Association
1991
Larry Stanley
Empire Bolt
1992
John Allen
Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc.
1992
John L. Eames
Soc-Pro, Inc.
1992
Joe Greenslade
Greenslade & Co.
1992
Jack A. Trilling
Trilling Technical Services
1993
Richard J. Callahan
Fastener Industry News
1993
Edith Cameron
Allmetal Products Co.
1993
William “Bill” M. Dickson, Sr.
Texas Bolt Co
1993
Edward E. Ferry
Loesch Associates, Inc.
1994
Bob Lehman
Pacific Warehouse Sales
1994
Michael McGuire
American Fastener Journal
1994
Alfred “Alf” Prout
Specialty Fasteners, Ltd.
1995
J. Joseph Fuller
Hunter-Stevens Company
1995
James Revercomb Sr.
Rev Car Fasteners, Inc.
1995
James Schiele
St. Louis Screw & Bolt Co.
1996
Dan McIlhon
Iowa Industrial Products, Inc.
1996
Michael Turnbull
Purchased Parts Group
1996
James Zehnder
Earnest Machine Products
1996
John Zehnder
Earnest Machine Products
1997
Bobby Barnhill
Barnhill Bolt Co., Inc.
1997
Jim Barnhill
Barnhill Bolt Co., Inc.
1997
Martin Calfee
Copper State Bolt & Nut
1997
Mary McClure
Capitol Bolt & Supply Co.
1998
Lee Bookman
Heads & Threads Company
1998
Max F. Dorflinger
Nylok Fastener Corp.
1998
Frederic B. Powers, Jr.
Powers Fastening Inc.
1999
Winston L. Adams
Adams Nut & Bolt Co.
1999
David Johns
Mid-West Fabricating Co
1999
H.M. “Bus” Young, Jr.
Western Wire Products Co.
2000
Bob Endries
Endries Fastener & Supply
2000
Mel Kirsner
Pell Mell Supply
2000
Barry Porteous
Porteous Fastener Co.
2001
Thomas S. Doppke
Technical Presentations Co.
2001
Richard A. Malson
Ramco Specialties, Inc.
2001
Ron Sackheim
XL Screw Corporation
2002
Wayne Golden
Star Stainless Screw Co.
2002
Edward A. Kaufman
Hardware Specialty Co.
2004
Jerry Hancock
Mega Metric
2004
Patrick O’Toole
Atlantic Fasteners
2006
Bruce Darling
Porteous Fastener Co.
2006
Ed Werner
E Z Sockets Inc
2007
Barry McLean
Maclean Fogg Co.
2007
Marty Schneider
Continental-Aero
2008
Steve Binder
Binder Metal Products
2008
William Liao
Fastener World Magazine
2014
Leo J. Coar
Distributor’s LINK
2014
Surinder Sakhuja
Stelfast, Inc.
2015
Virg Lindstrom
Lindstrom Metric, Inc.
2015
Robert Shieh
Brighton-Best International
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