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Optimas Solutions Supplies Global Expertise with a Local Touch

The phrase ‘global supplier’ creates thoughts of shipping containers travelling the world and large multinational corporations employing highly complex logistical operations; all controlled from a centralized super-hub. However, this is not an entirely accurate reflection of what it takes to be a truly successful supply partner to a global customer base. Traditional global frameworks can be slow to respond to local concerns, while moving products around the world can also be costly and time consuming. Therefore, to effectively service demands with speed at a local level, a global approach must be blended with a local outlook – a scalability...

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3D Hybrid Solutions & Multiax Launch the World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer

Also offers Metal Printing Tools for any CNC machine Pittsburgh, PA:  3D Hybrid Solutions Inc., a provider of metal printing tools for any CNC machine announced today a joint venture with Multiax to offer the world’s largest metal 3D printer at RAPID + TCT on May 9th 2017.  The collaboration with Multiax, a large format 5 axis CNC machine tool builder offers a printable and machine-able space in excess of 500 cubic meters. It will also be one of the fastest metal 3D printers with speeds beyond 20 pounds per hour.  The addition of a metal printing tool to...

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Get 16x Fast Print Speeds with 3D Platform’s Newest HFE900 Extruder

The HFE900 is the absolute fastest spool-fed extruder available on the market. Roscoe, Illinois, USA – May 4, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), www.3dplatform.com, a global leader in manufacturing large-format, industrial-strength 3D machines, has introduced a High Flow Extruder (HFE900) that provides 16x more volumetric throughput of 3DP’s vs. 2.85 mm filament extruders, making it the absolute fastest spool-fed extruder on the market. This new line of HFE900s: Provides 16x the volumetric throughput of 3DP’s previous generation of extruders to 273 mm3/s (59.9 in3/hr). Produces maximum output with high reliability. Comes as an Optional upgrade for 3DP’s 300 and...

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Würth Industry of North America (WINA) Posts Impressive First Quarter Results

Würth Industry of North America (WINA) announced impressive first quarter results (April 27, 2017). WINA’s 2017 Q1 sales were $179.2 MUSD, an 8.3% increase from Q1 2016. “Our mission to provide an innovative solution for our customers and the response continues to be positive,” says EVP Marc Strandquist. WINA consists of a cohesive network of 11 companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that provide customizable inventory management solutions for assembly fastener components and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). Strandquist credits WINA employees for the successful quarter. “Success is dependent on having a strong team,” says Strandquist. “We are...

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Rize to Display the New Rize™ One 3D Printer at RAPID + TCT 2017

WOBURN, Mass. April 24, 2017 – Rize Inc., maker of the world’s most versatile industrial 3D printing technology providing the industry’s fastest turnaround on manufacturing parts, announced today that, for the first time, RAPID + TCT 2017 visitors will have the opportunity to see the new Rize One 3D printer first hand in Rize booth #1010.  In addition, Rize President and CEO, Frank Marangell, will give a presentation, “3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing” during a track on Post Finishing on May 9 at 10:15AM. Suitable for the additive manufacturing lab or the engineering office, Rize One uniquely produces watertight and isotropic thermoplastic parts,...

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3D PlatformTM Announces the WorkbenchPro

Big just got bigger—and a whole lot faster. Rockford, Illinois, USA – April 12, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), www.3dplatform.com, a global leader in manufacturing large-format industrial-strength 3D printers, has recently launched its WorkbenchPro 3D printer. “We’ve had a lot of success with our Workbench machine over the last 15 months. Our customers have asked us to take it to the next level, and we’ve successfully delivered on that request,” says Jonathan Schroeder, 3D Platform President. “Building on our super-reliable mechatronic system, we included a faster processor, touch-screen control, built-in Wi-Fi, 40% more print volume, and mesh bed leveling—features...

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3D Platform Announces the WorkTable Large Format Printer

Introducing a large-format, industrial-strength 3D printer for smaller businesses, schools, and entry- level designers. Rockford, Illinois, USA – April 18, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), www.3dplatform.com, a global leader in manufacturing large-format industrial-strength 3D machines, has announced its 100 Series WorkTable 3D printer. “Our new series of machines is a direct response to what our customers have been asking for,” states Jonathan Schroeder, President of 3D Platform. “Our WorkTable 100 Series is designed for smaller businesses, schools, and entry-level designers looking to implement large-format, industrial strength 3D printing into their projects, but at a lower entry cost.” The WorkTable...

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Boker’s Bridges the Design Production Gap with New Prototyping Capabilities

  Minneapolis, MN – April 5, 2017 – Boker’s now offers additive manufacturing to provide customers with three-dimensional prototypes. Using a Stratasys 3D printer, Boker’s creates quick prototyping of custom designs for 3D washer and stamping models. “Once a customer’s CAD file has been received, we can provide a 3D printed prototype, to help shorten the development cycle,” Mark Kersey, VP, Boker’s, Inc. “By quickly moving from concept through design and into production, our customers can test parts for accurate form, fit and function prior to producing the actual stamped part.” Boker’s provides prototypes for a variety of new custom stampings, complex...

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LPW TECHNOLOGY Receives Strategic Investment from Stratasys to Develop End to End Metal Powder Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

Runcorn, UK, April 4, 2017 –  LPW Technology, a market leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying metal powder end-to-end solutions for additive manufacturing, today announced a strategic investment in its growing business by Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company. Already serving leading OEM and Tier-1 suppliers, LPW offers metal powders for additive manufacturing processes as well as PowderLife: an intelligent powder management system that enables the traceability and management of metal powder batches throughout their lifecycle. It provides material history tracing and close monitoring to ensure the powders stay within manufacturers’ specifications and meet their stringent...

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 Ends with Positive Results

The 7th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry, ended after three very successful show days. A total of 11,709 visitors from 91 countries have come to Stuttgart to discover the latest trends and products from all areas of fastener and fixing technology. This represents a further growth in visitor numbers by 6% compared to the last event in 2015. This year, a total of 895 exhibitors from 46 countries covered a net exhibition space of 20,800 m2; hence the exhibition was fully booked. Compared to the last exhibition this amounted to an increase...

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MWFA Announces FIC Summit Rebate

In their continued effort to support the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) Fastener Summit, the Mid-West Fastener Association has announced that it will rebate back $50 for the first attendee from each MWFA member company who attends the FIC Summit. The effect of the rebate is to reduce the admission price to $100 for every MWFA member company employee to attend this great education and informational event.  Rebates will be mailed to member companies after the event takes place. The rebate is in addition to funds already committed to this event by the MWFA, who also participates on the FIC board....

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Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group to Launch Fastener Fair USA in 2018

Chicago, IL, March 30, 2017 – Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, organizers of the Fastener Fair exhibitions taking place globally, announce the launch of Fastener Fair USA. The first edition of this unique industrial fastener and fixing show will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.  Fastener Fair USA will be the premier event bringing together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users in the region’s only dedicated fastener, fixing, and joining technology exhibition. The show will offer a first-hand look at the latest solutions and technology available in the marketplace, as well as a...

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Murphy Door Chooses Lockdowel Fastening for Ease of Assembly

Murphy Door Gives Customers an Easy-to-Assemble, Beautiful, Secret Door with Lockdowel Glue-less/Tool-less, fast assembly fasteners — Available Now!   March 22, 2017 – Ogden, Utah — Murphy Door announces they have chosen to build their secret bookshelf doors using Lockdowel fasteners to allow customers fast, yet strong assembly.  “We chose Lockdowel fasteners because they require no glue or tools, allowing assembly time for a full-sized, bookshelf, hidden door to be about two hours for the average person with no carpentry experience. This is 60% less assembly time than our old fastener technology,”  Murphy Door CEO Jeremy G. Barker said.  According to the company Lockdowel fasteners allowed Murphy Door...

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017: The International Fastener and Fixing Community Will Meet Again in Stuttgart Next Week

The leading international exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry, Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017, opens its doors from 28 – 30 March 2017 at the Trade Fair Centre in Stuttgart. With a total of 894 exhibitors from 46 countries, this year’s exhibition will be a record event both in terms of exhibitor numbers and exhibition space. Taking place in halls 1, 3 and 5 and covering a net exhibition space of more than 20,000 square meters, visitors can expect the largest ever selection of new technologies and innovations from all areas of fastener and fixing technology. Major European exhibitor...

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Two Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG) Facilities are Now at ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Brecksville, OH— Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG) is proud to announce that two of their facilities, Holbrook Manufacturing and Ohio Rod Products, have successfully completed the transition from ISO 9001:2008 certification to the newly-revised standard, ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, both Holbrook Manufacturing and Ohio Rod Products engaged in a rigorous audit of their business processes as well as product quality environments. “By achieving this level of certification, we continue to...

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Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years

After a century of growth and innovation, entrepreneurial spirit of founder Art Parker lives on at this global engineering powerhouse CLEVELAND, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917 and has launched a centennial website at www.parker.com/centennial. “This year we honor the past and the great achievements that have come before us, and celebrate the people, culture and values that have made Parker the company it is today,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer....

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MW Industries Launches Industry-First, Web-Based Service

Rapid Response Service Aims to Shorten Product Development Timeline for Spring, Fastener, and Metal Components CHICAGO, IL – March 8, 2017 – Product designers and engineers responsible for specifying springs, wire forms, metal stampings, fasteners or other precision metal components for their products will now have access to an industry-first, web-based service that can guide them to the right solution in as little as an hour. “With thousands of products to choose from, engineers find themselves challenged to select the right metal component for their designs. Our new online Rapid Response service connects customers to multiple problem-solving engineers imbedded in...

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OMG, Maker of FastenMaster, Expands in Agawam, Adds Heat Treating and Jobs

AGAWAM — Look on the shelves at a hardware store or home center. If it’s a warehouse-type place, also look up at the commercial roof covering the store. You’ll see products from Agawam’s OMG Inc. in both places. The 36-year-old company, originally known as Olympic Manufacturing, makes screws, washer plates, vents, metal edges, adhesives and construction equipment  for commercial flat roofs like those over factories and big box retailers. OMG also makes FastenMaster, a line of screws for residential decks that contractors can hide, giving the finished deck a better appearance. OMG sells FastenMaster at lumber yards and hardware...

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Lazpiur Showcases the Complete Family of Fastener Control Machines

Exhibiting at stand 1990 in Hall 3, the Basque company will attend the Stuttgart Fastener Fair with the BEGItech ECD PLUS, which is designed for the individual control of parts by an extremely precise vision system. This eradicates the lack of reliability involved in manual control procedures and provides the benefits of swift, precise and objective control of the parts being measured. Lazpiur will also be exhibiting a wide range of forging tooling in Stuttgart.These are two different lines, which nevertheless share the common denominator of constant innovation and application of cutting edge technologies to products.   Bergara (Gipuzkoa),...

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Fastener Fair Italy Returns to Milan

The second Fastener Fair Italy exhibition will take place at the MiCo – Milano Congressi on 26 and 27 September 2018. Providing a unique showcase and business forum in one of Europe’s leading industrial economies, the event is dedicated exclusively to fastener and fixing technologies. Exhibiting companies will feature products and services in these key fields: Industrial fasteners and fixings Construction fixings Assembly and installation systems Fastener manufacturing technology Storage, distribution, factory equipment Information, communication and services Visitors to the exhibition will include specialists from leading market sectors such as aerospace, machinery and electrical equipment manufacturing, automotive and transport...

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National Nail Expands Warranty for its CAMO® Edge Deck Screws to Cover Deck Boards

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — National Nail announces that it has expanded and updated its warranty on CAMO Edge Deck Screws, which are part of its CAMO Edge Fastening™ system.  Designed to meet today’s market demand for cedar, tropical woods, capped composites and capped PVCs (square or grooved, including brands such as Trex®, AZEK®, TimberTech®, Fiberon®, EverGrain®, Wolf® and other similar products), the new and expanded warranty will cover the replacement of deck board products when the replacement of the deck board is directly related to the non-performance of the CAMO Edge Fastening™ system. The CAMO...

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Fastener Fair India 2017, New Delhi: Sales Begin Strongly

Fastener Fair India 2017, New Delhi: Sales begin strongly  Fastener Fair India 2017, New Delhi takes place from 11-12 August 2017 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre. India’s capital city hosts the country’s premier exhibition for fastener and fixing technology for the second time, focussing on a wide product range of industrial fasteners and fixings, assembly and installation systems, storage and logistics services, fastener manufacturing technology and construction fixings. Sales for the exhibition have started strongly, with both domestic and international companies booking their stands at the show. The previous edition of Fastener Fair India, held in New Delhi...

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LPW Releases New Metal AM Case Study

LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, has added a new case study to its ever-growing suite of technical materials.   The case study, ‘Testing powder for optimal processing window’, joins seven other informative case studies in the LPW website’s technical library, alongside its brochures and helpful powder finding tool.    LPW has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and undertakes a wide range of research and development to constantly expand the knowledge-base of the AM industry.  This intelligence will be used to further develop our...

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Beacon Fasteners & Components Announces Applied Design & Fastening Solutions as Rep

Beacon Fasteners and Components is thrilled to announce Tony Van Hoozer of Applied Design & Fastening Solutions as a manufacturers’ representative for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois. “With 44 years of industry knowledge and expertise, Tony will be a great liaison to our Midwest customer base and a valuable asset to our team,” said Kameron Dorsey, National Sales Manager at Beacon.  “He shares our customer-driven principles and focus on servicing our customers, and we look forward to growing and strengthening these partnerships together.”  Applied Design & Fastening Solutions goal is to achieve unparalleled customer satisfaction by offering high...

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LPW Chairs Advisory Board of National Manufacturing Hub for Advanced Powder Processes

  1st February, 2017: Runcorn, UK: The founder of LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and software solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, will have a key role on the Industrial Advisory Board of a £20 million government-backed initiative.  MAPP, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes, has been created to support UK businesses to exploit the potential of powder based manufacturing routes including metal AM technologies.    “It’s an accolade not only for the company but also for our highly-qualified team, that LPW’s innovation...

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Frank Liao Appointed Head of Asia-Pacific Region for Velcro Companies

January 12, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts – Velcro Companies today announced that Frank Liao has joined the company as president of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Mr. Liao will be based in the company’s Shanghai office and will lead the development and execution of its growth strategy for the region.  Fraser Cameron, President and CEO of Velcro Companies, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Frank to our organization. He is a highly experienced executive with deep knowledge of the APAC region, which is an important part of our business today and holds great promise for growth in the future. Importantly,...

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Rivet & Eyelet Technologies Partners with MMA Fighter David ‘Caveman’ Rickels

Matt Nerney, Regional Sales Manager for RIVETEYELET.COM, recently announced a marketing partnership with Bellator MMA fighter David  ‘Caveman’ Rickels.  David won the Lightweight Championship during Bellator MMA: Season 8 that was broadcast worldwide on Spike TV.  RIVETEYELET.COM is a domestic and international source for pop-style rivets, setting tools, and custom eyelets products. Contact at 800-853-7011 or mattn@riveteyelet.com  ...

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Abbott-Interfast Corporation Announced Robert Baer as President and Chief Executive Officer

December 21, 2016 Wheeling, Illinois, – Abbott-Interfast Corporation announced Robert (Bob) Baer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2017.  As President and CEO, Baer will have responsibility for all of the Company’s operating units.  Bob will report directly to the Binder family and the Board of Directors. The retiring President, James A Calabrese will stay on as Legal in house Council for the company. Bob Baer joined Abbott-Interfast 25 years ago as Controller, CPA. After 3 years, Bob was promoted to Vice President and took responsibility for Purchasing.  Bob’s responsibilities with Abbott have...

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Accurate Screw Machine Achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

MW Industries, Inc. 9501 Technology Blvd. Suite 401 Rosemont, IL 60018 USA Contact: Darlene Kober Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales P: 847-349-5767 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACCURATE SCREW MACHINE ACHIEVES AS9100 REV C CERTIFICATION New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – September 28, 2016 – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration is an aviation, space, and defense...

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The Cy-Time Company Will Manufacture Lazpiur’s BEGItech ECD Machine for the Chinese Market

This agreement was reached after the sales potential was verified for this inspection machinery in China, particularly among the manufacturers of fasteners for the automotive and aerospace industries. Cy-Time has become one of Lazpiur’s leading partners after another recent agreement to market and provide technical support for Lazpiur’s pin insertion and electronics machines in China. Bergara (Spain), 2nd December, 2016 Lazpiur has taken a significant step in the consolidation of operations in the Chinese market. It has reached an agreement with the Cy-Time company to manufacture the BEGItech ECD machines built for China. This machine was designed by Lazpiur...

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 with Record Exhibition Space

November 2016 Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 with record exhibition space: Further growth of leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017, the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry, will take place from 28 – 30 March 2017 in halls 1, 3 and 5 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds in Germany. The new hall positioning which increased the available net exhibition space to 20,500 m2, enabled a further growth of the exhibition by currently 7% compared to the previous event. Already 97% of the total available stand space has been booked so far....

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Greenkote Adds Major Anti-Corrosion Coating Capacity in Ohio

For Immediate Release BROOK PARK, OH – October 31, 2016 – Greenkote, (www.greenkote.com) provider of advanced anti-corrosion metal coatings, today announced that it has more than doubled the capacity at its headquarters production facility in Brook Park, Ohio. The company stated that the expansion has come in response to significantly increasing demand from the industry.  “Greenkote usage is showing a strong rise in the markets we serve,” said Greenkote CEO Mark Gore. “Over the past year we’ve seen a steady increase in orders for anti-corrosion and metal protection coatings, and our new state-of-the-art coating line will help us keep...

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Channel Solutions Provider, Master Wholesaler AgoNow to Launch in November

PRESS RELEASE For more information or to organize an interview, contact: Lindsay Konzak, communications, 970-581-1752 or lindsay@3aspensmedia.com Chet Hood, VP of Marketing, 918-406-8846, chet.hood@agonow.com Channel Solutions Provider AgoNow to Launch in November 2016 Industry veterans Larry Davis and John Allenbach lead new business TULSA, Oklahoma (Oct. 24, 2016) – AgoNow LLC, a pure industrial wholesaler and channel solutions provider based in Tulsa, Okla., will open for business in November 2016. The new company facilitates profitable relationships between distributors and manufacturers through services that allow manufacturers to sell more deeply into their portfolios and industrial distributors to identify new opportunities...

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General Fasteners Company Announces the Addition of Key Personnel

Contact: Jan Wingfield                                                                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marketing Specialist General Fasteners Company 734-452-2258 jwingfie@genfast.com General Fasteners Company Announces the Addition of Key Personnel LIVONIA, MI, October 11, 2016 – General Fasteners Company, a full-service distributor...

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Steel Wire Venture in Mexico Holds Opening Ceremony

NEWS RELEASE  October 12, 2016 Shinsho Corporation Kobe Steel, Ltd. Steel wire venture in Mexico holds opening ceremony  A joint venture of Shinsho Corporation, Kobe Steel, Ltd. and four other companies held an opening ceremony onsite yesterday to mark the start of production of automotive steel wire in Mexico. In September 2014, Shinsho and Kobe Steel, together with Metal One Corporation, Osaka Seiko, Ltd., Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V., and O&k American Corporation established a joint venture called Kobelco CH Wire Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (or KCHM) in Mexico to produce and sell steel wire of cold heading (CH)...

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Morgan Wilson Joins National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo as the New Business Development Manager

Los Angeles, CA (10/04/16) – National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE), the largest fastener show in North America, announced that Morgan Wilson will join NIFMSE as the new Business Development Manager as of October 10, 2016. With the recent Emerald Expositions’ acquisition of NIFMSE we knew it was important to find more ways to connect our customers with theirs, adding more resources was at the top of the list. Wilson will join the team to continue to develop and maintain relationships with the show’s long standing clients as well as lead the development of new product categories on the...

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Technifast Launch New Range Of Self-Cutting Thread Inserts

  PRESS RELEASE                                                     Media Contact:  Kerry Julian:  kjulian@technifast.co.uk +44 (0) 1536 461140                                                                                                                                                                             ...

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Hudson Fasteners, America Makes to Host Manufacturing Day

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16th, 2016 Contact: Cris A. Young, Hudson Fasteners Inc. PH: 330.270.9500 Email: Cris@HudsonFasteners.com America Makes and Hudson Fasteners Host Opening Doors & Minds A Series of Manufacturing Day Events October 7, 2016 These Manufacturing Day Programs are Designed to Expand Knowledge of Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, and to improve the Public Perception of Manufacturing and Career Opportunities Manufacturing DaySM is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is October 7, 2016. Companies and community organizations open their...

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Velcro Companies Appoints President for Latin America

Velcro Companies Appoints President for Fast-Growing Latin America Business September 21, 2016 – Velcro Companies today announced that Dirk Foreman has joined the company as President and General Manager for Latin America, a new position. He will be responsible for all segments of the company’s business in Latin America and for developing and executing a strategy to drive further growth in the region.  Mr. Foreman joins Velcro Companies from Anixter International Inc. (AXE NYSE), a global distributor of communication and security products. Mr. Foreman held several leadership roles in North and South America for Anixter over a 21-year period, and...

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Fastener News Desk Launches New Website

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Contact: Lisa J. Kleinhandler FastenerNewsDesk.com PH: 1-877-FASTENERS Email: Lisa@FastenerNewsDesk.com   Fastener News Desk Launches New Website   Fastener News Desk launches redesigned website complete with new logo and appearance. The new website has been designed to provide an excellent user-friendly experience, with improved navigation and functionality throughout. The site has been designed with the latest responsive design for mobile devices. Fastener News Desk provides the industry with up to the minute news, industry organizations, events, current and archived publications, social media, research, industry reports, lead generation and all the latest information...

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NCDMM and AMT Announce MTConnect Student Challenge — Application Competition Winner at IMTS 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 NCDMM and AMT Announce MTConnect Student Challenge — Application Competition Winner at IMTS 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ethan Wescoat Wins $10k Award for Submission Combining MTConnect with Microsoft Excel to Track Machine Utilization Blairsville, Pa. — September 12, 2016. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) Program, along with the U.S. Army Benét Labs, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and the MTConnect Institute, in partnership with SME and the National Tooling and Machining Association,...

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Exhibitors make final preparations for Milan fasteners show

Exhibitors make final preparations for Milan fasteners show Around 170 leading suppliers of fastener and fixing products, technologies and services are making their final preparations for this month’s Fastener Fair Italy show in Milan. Opening its doors at the city’s MiCo – Milano Congressi on 28 and 29 September, the event is the latest in a highly successful series of international Fastener Fairs bringing together manufacturers of fasteners and fastener production systems, distributors and end-users. Companies from 12 countries will be taking part in the event. Around three-quarters of these are from Italy, with France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the...

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ABC Supply to Purchase L&W Supply from USG Corporation for $670 Million

BELOIT, Wis. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 29, 2016– ABC Supply Co., Inc. (“ABC Supply”) and USG Corporation(NYSE:USG) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which ABC Supply will acquire USG’s building product distribution business, L&W Supply Corporation (“L&W Supply”), for total cash consideration of $670 million(the “Transaction”). The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed before the end of 2016. “We are thrilled to welcome the associates, customers, and suppliers of L&W Supply into the ABC family,” said Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a world-class distributor of interior building materials, L&W reinforces ABC’s...

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CFA Advises Great Lakes Fasteners on Sale to All Integrated Solutions

(PRLEAP.COM) August 24, 2016 – Corporate Finance Associates, Inc., (CFA) an international investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, and financial advisory services, is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive advisor to Great Lakes Fasteners (GLF) in its acquisition by All Integrated Solutions (AIS), a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners.  Founded in 1937, GLF is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based leading independent distributor of industrial fasteners, Class C components, and supplies to manufacturers. The company has a broad product portfolio consisting of more than 18,000 SKUs including anchors, bolts, clips, pins, screw machine products, washers, adhesives and more....

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TOG® Manufacturing has joined the Nelson® Fastener Systems family of companies

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Kelly Foos Marketing Manager, Nelson Fastener Systems Kelly.Foos@NelsonFastenerSystems.com (440) 329-0436 (Elyria, OH) In a coordinated effort that was designed to benefit customers, TOG® Manufacturing has joined the Nelson® Fastener Systems family of companies, a Division of Doncasters Group. We have unified businesses to enhance our combined specialty fastener and custom machining enterprise. Located in North Adams, Massachusetts, TOG Manufacturing employs 36 people that work together to produce and distribute precision machine parts including specialty fasteners, rotor studs, valve components, custom bushings and other precision nitride parts for gas and steam...

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All Integrated Solutions buys Great Lakes Fasteners

All Integrated Solutions, a portfolio company of High Road Capital, has closed its buy of Great Lakes Fasteners Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Great Lakes distributes fasteners and industrial components as well as provides vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs to original equipment manufacturers. PRESS RELEASE IGH ROAD CAPITAL PARTNERS’ PORTFOLIO COMPANY ALL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES GREAT LAKES FASTENERS NEW YORK, August 3, 2016 – High Road Capital Partners (www.highroadcap.com) announced today that its portfolio company All Integrated Solutions (AIS) has completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Fasteners Corporation. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Great Lakes Fasteners is a value-added distributor...

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Grainger Announces Next Step In CEO Succession Process

DG Macpherson Becomes Fifth CEO In Company History Jim Ryan To Continue As Chairman Of The Board CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of Grainger (NYSE:GWW), today announced that the Board of Directors approved his nomination of DG Macpherson, currently Chief Operating Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2016.  This is the penultimate step in the multiyear succession process and will conclude with Macpherson taking on the Chairman role upon Ryan’s retirement.  Macpherson became COO in 2015 as part of the CEO succession process and as such,...

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PennEngineering® Enters Into Agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc.

PennEngineering® (Danboro, PA, USA) has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc. (Toms River, NJ, USA), it was announced today by both companies. Terms of the agreement were undisclosed and no changes are anticipated regarding Heyco’s operations, facilities, and employees. The acquisition is expected to expand sales growth opportunities for both companies.  Heyco Products will continue to operate as a separate company under the PennEngineering corporate umbrella. The highly regarded Heyco brand will remain unaffected. Bill Jemison, President of Heyco, will continue to lead the company with the existing Heyco management team. He will report to Mark Petty, CEO...

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Tooling U-SME Introduces an Accelerated Approach to Apprenticeship

Tooling U-SME, a leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, has established a work-based learning model to help more manufacturers and educators build successful apprenticeship programs tailored to meet specific job needs at their companies. The Apprenticeship Acceleration Framework defines specific knowledge and skill requirements that align with common apprenticeship job functions. This level of detail allows apprentices to show competence in these roles through a more accelerated process. By using this model apprentices will not only complete educational hours, but they will also demonstrate specific skills to complete on-the-job requirements, which is in contrast to just counting the training...

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Perkins Machine announces the addition of outside sales representatives and releases product list

PRESS RELEASE Perkins Machine announces the addition of outside sales representatives and releases product list. Oxnard, CA – Perkins Machine is proud to announce the hiring of Specialty Sales to help promote the company’s products. Specialty Sales is a leading Manufacturers Representative Organization and has been servicing commercial, industrial, electronics and aerospace fastener distributors and manufacturers throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada for over 24 years. Products List – An updated products list is available on the Perkins Machine website: www.perkinsmachine.com/products. These products include a broad range of standard MS, NAS and AN hardware items in addition to customer specials,...

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017: Stand bookings for the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry well underway

March 2016 Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017: Stand bookings for the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry well underway The 7th International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry, Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017, will take place from 28 – 30 March 2017 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. Due to a new hall positioning in halls 1, 3 and 5, there will be potential for further growth of the exhibition; a total of 20,500 square metres net exhibition space are now available. Around one year ahead of the show stand bookings are well underway. Over 500 companies from 25...

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Lazpiur, a technology and innovation benchmark at Wire Fair, in Düsseldorf

PRESS RELEASE Lazpiur, a technology and innovation benchmark at Wire Fair, in Düsseldorf The Spanish company (stand in Hall 15 / H14) is the only company at the Wire Fair that will be presenting a comprehensive family of machines for fastener control, in addition to a wide range of forging tools. Although these are two separate product lines they both share constant innovation and the application of the latest technologies in product development. In Düsseldorf, Lazpiur (Hall 15 / H14) will present a new ‘on the fly’ component inspection machine. In terms of tooling, the company provides both standard...

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Technifast Offer Bespoke Marine Grade Stainless Steel Components Service

PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Kerry Julian: kjulian@technifast.co.uk +44 (0) 1536 461140 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Technifast Offer Bespoke Marine Grade Stainless Steel Components Service CORBY 30th March 2016: Technifast Limited has introduced a specialist marine components service, producing a range of precision engineered fasteners in Grade 316 Stainless Steel (A4) to combat the unforgiving environment both above and below the waterline. Available now, Technifast’s manufacturing team has invested heavily in its machining capacity and has the capability to offer a wide range of bespoke marine parts such as dowels, clevis pins and INS 300 self-tapping inserts, which can be specifically...

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National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Expands Programs in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Expands Programs in 2016 The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo expands programs to create better connections for exhibitors and attendees; launches “Rising Star” program. Los Angeles, CA (7/13/16) – The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) is the largest industrial fastener show in North America. After the recent acquisition by the new parent company, Emerald Expositions, the show is pleased to announce the development of three new programs. Program 1: Partnership Program – Invite Your Buyers Leveraging a partnership with Feathr, a B2B trade marketing platform, each...

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Deba Fasteners and Lazpiur Start Collaboration on Competitiveness

The fasteners company has acquired a BEGItech MRT Inspection machine for controlling the quality of between 40 and 60 parts per minute, which will enable it to take a leap in meeting the objective of ‘zero defects’. The quality of the machines it manufactures, and the after-sales service provided by Lazpiur, has allowed concluding an agreement for it to supply Deba with another two Inspection machines. (Bergara, Gipuzkoa) – Deba Fasteners and Lazpiur have started a special collaboration which promises to stimulate the growth of both companies in terms of competitiveness and the provision of services. Both of them have...

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Technifast Non-Standard Dowel Pin Service

(Corby) – Technifast provides a specialist dowel-pin service, now offering dowels with longer lengths up to 120mm on diameters below 5mm. Their machining capabilities allow for the production of dowels up to 25.4mm, giving the option to add features such as flats and Circlip grooves, or internal /external threads. Not all standard dowel pins are appropriate for demanding applications or specialist projects, and it can be difficult to source the exact dowel for specific applications. Technifast recognise this and their custom-made dowels have already formed an integral part of diverse products from toy trains and surgical instruments, through to audio...

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B2B Industrial Packaging Launches Packaging and Fastener Company Acquisition Campaign

“One of the aspects of these acquisitions that I am most proud of is that we have retained more than 90% of the employees of the companies we have acquired and the first acquisition was over six years ago.” ADDISON, IL (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2016 – B2B Industrial Packaging just announced a major campaign to acquire packaging and fastener-related companies. The campaign is fueled by a series of successful acquisitions that have made a major contribution to the company’s meteoric growth. B2B Industrial Packaging President Bill Drake said, “One of the aspects of these acquisitions that I am most proud of is...

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Fastener Fair India 2016: New Delhi edition hits the heights, ending with positive results

The fourth edition of Fastener Fair India took place in the country’s capital city, New Delhi, for the first time from 19-20 May 2016. The exhibition attracted 2,651 Indian and international visitors and 151 exhibiting companies were present at the two-day event. The majority of exhibitors were India-based companies. However, a lot of exhibitors were non-domestic, namely from China, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the UAE. The exhibitors showcased a comprehensive range of industrial fasteners and fixings, assembly and installation systems, storage and logistics services, fastener manufacturing technology and construction fixings. Important showcase in an emerging market The...

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Fastener Fair Italy continues to grow

By early June the number of exhibitors planning to take part in this year’s Fastener Fair Italy show in Milan had grown to nearly 170. The exhibition, which takes place at the MiCo – Milano Congressi from 28 to 29 September, will bring together many of the best known producers and distributors of fasteners – as well as leading specialists in fastener manufacturing technology. Italy’s fasteners sector continues to respond enthusiastically to the show, accounting for three-quarters of firms that have so far confirmed their participation. Joining them will be companies from 12 other countries including France, Germany, Spain,...

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Sara Vasicek Joins Advance Components as Regional Sales Manager

(Dallas, Texas) Advance Components has hired Sara Vasicek as Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and Northeast regions. Sara brings 23 years of fastener industry experience to the job and previously worked in sales at Fullco Industries and Aztech Locknut. “I am looking forward to joining a dynamic and forward-thinking company like Advance,” says Sara. “This company has a proven record as the industry’s premier fastener resource for distributors, and I hope to continue to give our customers 110%.” A native of Illinois, Sara will be based in the Chicago area. ## Advance Components is a master stocking distributor...

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G.L. Huyett: New Master Distributor Of ARaymond Tinnerman™ Engineered Fasteners & Assembly Solutions

(Minneapolis, Kansas) – Since acquiring Precision Specialties in October 2015, G.L. Huyett has rapidly integrated a diverse range of engineered fasteners into their parts mix. Along with Precision Specialties wave spring washers, Oetiker® hose clamps, and AVK Industrial Products® blind inserts and studs, the Company now offers over 100,000 unique fasteners and grease fittings including more than 1,600 ARaymond Tinnerman Speed Nuts®, Palnuts®, Panel Clips, and Wire Management solutions. Dan Harriger, G.L. Huyett’s Vice President of Sales, explains, “The ARaymond Tinnerman brand is a strong compliment to G.L. Huyett’s offering, as we are known for carrying high-quality, unique products...

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Fastener Industry Leader Inducted Into Hall of Fame; Young Fastener Professional Gets Industry Recognition in First-Ever Award

  Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2016) – The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo is excited to recognize and award Mr. Bruce Wheeler, Chairman of Star Stainless Screw Company as the 2016 inductee to its time-honored Hall of Fame. The show is also recognizing its first ever Young Fastener Professional award given to Mr. Ryan Kertis of Stelfast Inc. For 35 years, the National Industrial Fastener show has recognized and honored those individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the fastener industry and for the first time ever the show will give a special shout...

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JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc. Purchases Assets of B&G Supply

Press Contact: Leanna Rummes, Marketing Project Coordinator Phone: (216) 706-6527 | Fax: (216) 486-5014 | marketing@jis.com | www.jis.com   Cleveland, OH – May 4, 2016 – JIS is pleased to announce that it has acquired certain assets of B&G SUPPLY of Akron, Ohio. Together, B&G SUPPLY and JIS have over 100 years of distribution experience. With this acquisition, JIS continues to build its business as the largest and most technically advanced distributor in Ohio. B&G SUPPLY has been serving Northeast Ohio Industrial Customers for over 40 years. B&G SUPPLY focused within Cutting Tools, Precision Tools, Abrasives and Fasteners. B&G SUPPLY has similar values to JIS,...

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Beacon Fasteners and Components expands thread forming line with High Salt Spray Full Trilobe Thread Forming Screws

Beacon Fasteners and Components is expanding their thread forming line again by stocking High Salt Spray Full Trilobe Thread Forming Screws! Parts are steel-zinc RoHS with a high salt spray plating of 96 hours to white rust and 120 hours to red rust. Beacon is excited to offer a variety of drives, head styles, and sizes complete off the shelf in bulk and small volume quantities. Kameron Dorsey, National Sales Manager commented, “We recognize that our customers need Thread Forming screws to meet higher salt spray requirements and available in lower volume quantities. With this new product addition, our...

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OSG USA, INC. Acquires AMAMCO Tool & Supply Co., Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Keiko Mimuro OSG USA, INC. keiko.mimuro@osgtool.com OSG USA, INC. Acquires AMAMCO Tool & Supply Co., Inc. Glendale Heights, Ill (4/1/2016) — OSG USA, INC., a leading manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and indexable cutting tools, announced that it has acquired AMAMCO, an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registered company that manufactures high-quality, custom, carbide tools for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries. Founded in 1972, AMAMCO will continue to operate in Duncan, SC as an independent company led by newly appointed President (and former VP at AMAMCO), Jon Salem. “With their success supplying...

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OSG USA, INC. Acquires AMAMCO Tool & Supply Co., Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKeiko Mimuro OSG USA, INC. keiko.mimuro@osgtool.com   OSG USA, INC. Acquires AMAMCO Tool & Supply Co., Inc. Glendale Heights, Ill (4/1/2016) — OSG USA, INC., a leading manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and indexable cutting tools, announced that it has acquired AMAMCO, an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registered company that manufactures high-quality, custom, carbide tools for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries. Founded in 1972, AMAMCO will continue to operate in Duncan, SC as an independent company led by newly appointed President (and former VP at AMAMCO), Jon Salem. “With their success supplying...

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Würth Group Acquires House of Threads

WÜRTH GROUP ACQUIRES HOUSE OF THREADS   (Indianapolis, USA)– The Würth Group has today announced the acquisition of House of Threads, based in Birmingham, Ala. Würth House of Threads is now a part of the Industry Division as a member company of Würth Industry of North America (WINA), one of the largest assembly component distributors in the U.S. With Würth House of Thread’s strong presence in the U.S. Southeast region and Central Mexico, the acquisition will strengthen WINA’s long term logistics strategy. The combination is also expected to enable new classes of products for WINA—meeting customer needs in the...

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Technifast Offer Bespoke Marine Grade Stainless Steel Components Service

Media Contact: Kerry Julian: kjulian@technifast.co.uk +44 (0) 1536 461140 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Technifast Offer Bespoke Marine Grade Stainless Steel Components Service CORBY 30th March 2016:  Technifast Limited has introduced a specialist marine components service, producing a range of precision engineered fasteners in Grade 316 Stainless Steel (A4) to combat the unforgiving environment both above and below the waterline. Available now, Technifast’s manufacturing team has invested heavily in its machining capacity and has the capability to offer a wide range of bespoke marine parts such as dowels, clevis pins and INS 300 self-tapping inserts, which can be specifically created to...

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Elgin Fastener Group Acquires Holbrook Manufacturing Inc.

10217 Brecksville Road, Suite 101 Brecksville, OH 44141 812.689.8990 www.elginfasteners.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brecksville, OH— Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG) announces the completed acquisition of Holbrook Manufacturing, Inc. of Wheeling, IL. Founded in 2003, Holbrook is ISO 9001:2008 certified and occupies a state of the art facility with the latest single and multi-die cold headers along with automatic screw machines, and multiple secondary operations. These operations are complemented by advanced tooling capabilities including wire EDM technologies. “Holbrook Manufacturing fits our strategic initiative of providing proprietary products such as Torx®, TorxPlus®, Taptite®, ACR Phillips®, SEMS and a host of others,” said...

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Growth forecasts set scene for Milan fasteners show

PRESS RELEASE January 2016 Growth forecasts set scene for Milan fasteners show Forecasts of market growth are providing an optimistic backdrop for this year’s Fastener Fair Italy in Milan. Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4% annually through to 2018, boosted by the rapid growth in the Internet of Things, which is expected to see an increase from 6.6 billion connected devices in 2015 to 50 billion by 2020, and by moves towards Industry 4.0 – the industrial application of digital technologies. Forecasts put the value of the fasteners market at US$124 billion (€103.2 billion) by...

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Technifast launch new website to celebrate 26th year in business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Technifast launch new website to celebrate 26th year in business Corby, Northants – January 11th 2016: Technifast’s newly designed website launched today to coincide with its’ 26th year of business. The new website has been designed with improved navigation and functionality, allowing visitors to access detailed product information, white papers and video content. The website is designed to help customers understand Technifast’s complete precision fastener portfolio, with technical guides and professional photography to showcase the whole fastener range and manufacturing capabilities. In response to customer needs the website is responsive, mobile-friendly and easy to navigate. New...

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