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Fastener Fair USA to Bring Exhibitors from the Entire Supply Chain

  Fastener Fair USA is ramping up to be the “can’t-miss” event in the fastener and fixing industry, scheduled for April 11-12, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. Every week new exhibitors, educational sessions and events are being added.   An important reason to attend the show is seeing exhibitors from the entire supply chain together in one place. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, OEM, or end user, the show will offer a firsthand look at the latest solutions and technology available in the marketplace.   “Fastener Fair has been very successful in Europe especially, and we look forward...

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Brighton Best Acquires Ironclad Performance Wear

“Acquisition set to propel IRONCLAD into new markets and expand product offerings” FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IRONCLAD Performance Wear Corporation, the recognized leader in performance hand safety solutions announced today that it has been acquired by Brighton Best International, Inc. through an asset purchase. Eric Jaeger, one of the original Ironclad employees commented, “The entire Ironclad team is excited to work with our new owners. BBI will help us accelerate our growth in the marketplace by bringing fresh capital and broader access to the market.” Jun Xu, President of BBI stated, “Bringing together BBI’s distribution and logistics capabilities...

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CINCINNATI, OHIO November 8th, 2017 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Hillman Companies,Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) and The Hillman Group, Inc. (collectively, “Hillman” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement by which it acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of Hargis Industries, LP (“Hargis”), doing business as ST Fastening Systems (“STFS”), a specialty fastener manufacturer and distributor based out of Tyler, Texas. Hillman believes that STFS’s core product line of specialty fasteners fits well with Hillman’s fastener portfolio. STFS’s products are sold to metal building fabricators, hardware wholesalers, and building products distributors...

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Immediate Release November 1, 2017 WÜRTH INDUSTRY NORTH AMERICA STRENGTHENS ITS CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS Indianapolis, USA – Würth Industry North America (WINA) is strengthening its structural fastening portfolio and has acquired Weinstock Bros., Inc. in Valley Stream, New York. Weinstock Bros., Inc. serves the needs of some of the world’s leading steel fabricators and erectors. The New York based company, with more than a century of experience, has earned the reputation of a go-to supplier and specializes in supplying high strength structural bolts, tools and equipment for some of the most demanding structural steel building and bridge construction projects. Over...

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pam Denham 251.656.3843 MOBILE, ALA.-BASED THREADED FASTENERS, INC. EXPANDS ITS REACH WITH ACQUISITION OF STATELINE FASTENERS IN ROSSVILLE, GA Mobile, Ala. (October 13, 2017) — Threaded Fasteners, Inc. (TFI), an employee owned business specializing in the manufacturing, custom packaging and distribution of steel fasteners recently welcomed Stateline Fasteners of Rossville, Ga., to its growing family of businesses. “Stateline’s entire team will be joining forces with the TFI team already established in Chattanooga, Tenn., to serve our expanding market in Tennessee and north Georgia,” said Billy Duren, president of Threaded Fasteners, Inc. “Stateline’s staff brings a wealth of knowledge...

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Fastener Industry Veterans Issued US Patent for eCommerce Technology

PRESS RELEASE:  October 16th, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                    CONTACT: Cris A. Young | EVP | PH: 1-800-FASTENERS | EM: Fastener Industry Veterans Issued US Patent for eCommerce Technology Youngstown, OH.—Product Genius Technology Founders and Fastener Industry veterans, Lisa J. Kleinhandler, CEO  and...

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Swissturn/USA Purchases J.I. Morris Fastener Line

Release Date: October 2nd, 2017   We are pleased to announce that Swissturn/USA has purchased the fastener line of miniature number and UNM screws, self-tapping screws, hex nuts, flat washers, and turned parts from J.I. Morris Company. The J.I. Morris Company brand is recognized as the premier manufacturer of miniature fasteners. We welcome J.I. Morris customers to Swissturn! Swissturn/USA is a world-class precision Swiss screw machine products manufacturer. Production of miniature screws and nuts will shift immediately to Swissturn’s Oxford, Massachusetts facility. Swissturn frequently uses its modern CNC Swiss screw machines for production of miniature parts, so assuming production of the J.I. Morris...

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Drill America Launches New Website

Visit the Drill America redesigned website at Use the new website to: • View current stock • Check pricing • Create quotes • Access product specs and videos If you would like to use the website for these functions, please reply to this email indicating you would like “web access”. Drill America Stocks More Than Drills Check out our very popular Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters. We offer sizes 5/8″ – 4″ with cutting depths of 3/16″ and 1″....

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Advance Components – Master Stocking Distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions Tension Pins

PRESS RELEASE: September 27, 2017 CONTACT: Pam Berry, Advance Components is now the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS). Vogelsang is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins® both slotted and coiled. Advance Components is proud to add VFS Rollpins® and Coiled Spring Pins to its list of quality products that are available for same-day shipping, low minimums, drop shipping, EDI planning and other value-added solutions that make Advance a trusted supply chain partner. Advance will carry a large stock of...

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ZaGO Manufacturing Co. Announced as Manufacturer of the Year Finalist for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 23, 2017 Contact:Jacqueline Luciano Email: Phone: (973)643-6700 September 22, 2017- Newark,N.J. – ZaGO Manufacturing Co. a manufacturer of sealing fasteners and components, has been announced as a finalist in the Manufacturer of the Year category for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards. The winner will be announced at the annual “Made in New Jersey” event in celebration of the sixth annual National Manufacturing Day. The event will occur on Friday, October 6th at the Bridgewater Marriott at 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. The annual celebration will be held from 7:30am to 2:30pm...

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American Belleville Challenges the Status Quo in the Belleville Washer / Disc Spring / Flange Washer Industry

September 12, 2017  ZSI Manufacturing Inc., Concord Ohio, announced this week the launch of its American Belleville brand, of Belleville Washers, Disc Springs, and Flange Washers designed for applications that require the highest quality, reliability, performance; that is manufactured in the United States with globally competitive pricing. It’s leadership shares nearly 60 years of experience in the business of designing, manufacturing, problem solving and the distribution of Disc Springs, Belleville Spring Washers, & Flange Washers. Their expertise and knowledge in this industry, streamlined manufacturing processes, global network, and access to specialty materials give them the tools to be flexible,...

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Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation to host 11th charity golf tournament in support of Team Focus

TEAMFOCUSUSA.ORG Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:48 pm The remarkable relationships we have developed with the people who work there (Threaded Fasteners) demonstrate their strong desire to help our young men become leaders in their communities” MIKE GOTTFRIED, TEAM FOCUS FOUNDER Pam Denham Mobile, Ala, — The 11th Annual Threaded Fasteners Inc. Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Team Focus is planned for Saturday, Oct. 7 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile.  Threaded Fasteners Charity Golf Tournament organizers are especially grateful to local businesses that have generously stepped up as sponsors for this important charity event benefiting Team...

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Industrial Vending Service Provider Unveils New Website streamlines machine configuration and ordering process for new customers MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2017) – 1sourcevend, a provider of simple, flexible and affordable vending machines and inventory control software, has unveiled its new website at The site showcases the benefits of vending to distributors and guides them through shopping for, configuring and ordering vending machines. “In today’s increasingly competitive market, industrial vending helps independent distributors of all sizes to compete on more than just price,” says Mark Hill, president of 1sourcevend, “increasing productivity, decreasing their costs and improving inventory control for the customer.” illustrates how distributors can...

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AATP Sells Commodity Threaded Rod Business in Indiana and Focuses on Specialty Threaded Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Denver, Colorado – August 21, 2017) In an effort to focus on specialty threaded products, All America Threaded Products, Inc. announced the sale of its large-volume, commodity threaded rod business based in Indianapolis, IN to Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc., a division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. AATP will continue to operate All America Threaded Products Divisions in Lancaster, PA and Denver, CO and will primarily focus on producing and selling specialty threaded products out of those locations. Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. is a well-established company with an excellent reputation, and AATP feels confident they will do an...

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Peugeot Approves Lazpiur as a Supplier of High Precision Tooling

The highly complex tooling manufactured by the Spanish company requires great technical preparation, both of machinery and operators alike. The French multinational now joins the long list of Lazpiur’s automotive manufacturing customers, which includes Volkswagen, Daimler and Ford. Bergara (Gipuzkoa, Spain), 11 July 2017 – Lazpiur has attained approval to become a supplier of highly complex tooling for Peugeot. The French multinational has examined the goods produced by the Spanish company and has concluded that it meets all the requirements for becoming a supplier as of now. The forging tooling manufactured by Lazpiur requires great technical preparation both of machinery...

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Exhibit Sales Strong for Inaugural Fastener Fair USA 2018

Chicago, IL, July 19, 2017 – After only three months, exhibit sales for the inaugural Fastener Fair USA show have surpassed expectations. Show Management has announced they are expanding the floor space from 25,000 net sq. ft to 40,000 net sq. ft., as close to 100 companies have already reserved their space. 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 is the premier event bringing together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users in the region’s only dedicated fastener, fixing,...

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NORMA Group Successfully Completes Acquisition of Fengfan

Maintal, Germany/Shaoxing City, China, July 3, 2017 – NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has successfully completed the acquisition of Fengfan Fastener Co., Ltd. (“Fengfan”). Fengfan, headquartered in Shaoxing City, China, produces joining products made of stainless steel and plastic as well as specialty textiles. Following NORMA Group’s signing of the purchase agreement on March 28, 2017, for 80 percent of Fengfan’s shares, the authorities have now approved the acquisition. “We are consistently advancing our international expansion. After having acquired and successfully integrated companies in Malaysia and Australia, we are now strengthening our presence in...

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Pearson Fastener Receives IATF 16949:2016 First Edition Certification

Meeting High Standards for Quality as an Automotive Parts Supplier ROCKFORD, IL, July 11, 2017—Pearson Fastener has achieved 16949:2016 First Edition Certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) as a supplier of high-quality custom fasteners to automotive manufacturers. ITAF 16949:2016 First Edition certification defines the requirements of quality management systems for organizations in the automotive supply chain. The IATF, which oversees this particular standard, based it on ISO 9001:2015 with substantial enhancements over previous standards. Therefore, to gain IATF 16949:2016 First Edition certification, suppliers must comply with the new ISO 9001 standard, ISO 9001:2015- ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2015. “By achieving...

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Rodney Holmes Named Southeastern Fastener Association Vice-President

Birmingham Fastener is pleased to announce Rodney Holmes has been elected Vice-President of the Southeastern Fastener Association.   In 2001, Rodney began his career in Birmingham Fastener’s warehouse and through his dedication and perseverance has worked his way up to his current position as Sales Manager of the manufacturing division of Birmingham Fastener.  The Southeastern Fastener Association is a regional association of the Fastener Industry, committed to bringing value to its membership. For 35 years, the SEFA has continued to bring distributors, manufacturers, importers, platers, and manufacturer’s representatives together to help find common ground in the industry and work together...

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Vampire Tools Expands Line of Revolutionary Tools with New Recessed Screw Extractor

Company’s brand-new RSE-60 effectively tackles the age-old problem of removing stripped screws. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2017 Vampire Tools, creators of the powerful VamPLIERSTM screw extracting pliers have tightened their grip on the fastener extraction market with a brand-new offering: the RSE-60, or recessed screw extractor. Complementing the VamPLIERS’ ability to lock on to stripped fasteners whose heads sits above the surface, the RSE-60’s innovative design delivers unprecedented extraction ability for recessed or countersunk M3, M4, and M5 screws. Where the RSE differs from previous stripped screw extraction methods is in its simplicity. No power or drilling is...

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HWC Names Megliola as President of Vertex Distribution

Megliola brings decades of fastener experience honed across sales, marketing, and operations. (June 19, 2017) Vertex Distribution, a division of HWC (NASDAQ: HWCC), is pleased to announce that Richard “Rich” Megliola has joined the team as President of Vertex Distribution. Rich began his career in the fastener industry after acquiring a degree in Marketing from Kean University when he took an Inside Sales Representative role at Reynolds Fasteners, Inc. During Rich’s long career at Reynolds, he helped grow sales from $29 to $200 million while rising to the role of Vice President of Sales & Operations. He was named...

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Global Fastener Company Orders Mesh Belt Heat Treatment System

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd was recently awarded a contract to design and supply a mesh belt heat treat system with a production capacity of 4,000 lb/hr of high quality automotive fasteners. CAN-ENG was entrusted with the contract from this new European based client based on proven reliability, efficiency, and soft-part-handling features; hallmarks of CAN-ENG’s Mesh Belt Furnace Systems. The new, high-volume fastener system features: an atmosphere controlled mesh belt hardening system, oil quench, post wash system, temper furnace, soluble oil system, bi-directional conveyor discharge, and CAN-ENG’s PETTM Level 2 SCADA system. By integrating CAN-ENG’s Level 2 Automation, the automotive...

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Wedge Locking Washers Come in Sizes from M3 to M72

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new wedge locking washer product line. “The TEC Series product line adds another fastening solution to our portfolio, continuing our 35 year tradition of developing innovative, lowest total installed cost fastening solutions for our valued customers,” says President Adam Pratt, “TEC Series washers are a high quality, high performance, cost-effective solution to the challenge of securing joints that experience severe vibration and load.” Sherex’s March 2016 acquisition of Disc-Lock International, the originator of wedge locking technology, laid the foundation...

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Future of Manufacturing in Mexico to be Discussed at Fastener Fair Mexico

The Trump Effect in Manufacturing, announced as keynote The 10 commandment for sales success in the Fastener Industry, a conference tailored for distributors Mexico City, June 6, 2017 –  Organizers of Fastener Fair Mexico, the leading exhibition for fastener and fixing technology, have announced two new education conferences to be held simultaneously to the show, June 20-21 in the World Trade Center Maya halls in Mexico City. The Trump Effect in Manufacturing will be the keynote that officially opens Fastener Fair Mexico 2017 on Tuesday June 20th. This keynote will project the possible scenarios of manufacturing in Mexico in...

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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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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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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 “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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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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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  ...

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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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General Fasteners Company Announces the Addition of Key Personnel

Contact: Jan Wingfield                                                                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marketing Specialist General Fasteners Company 734-452-2258 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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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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