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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall Issue 2014

72 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

72 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Investment in new technology is one way companies maintain their leading edge. Diversifying into new product lines is yet another way. Mar-Bro Manufacturing is doing both. After 31 years of specializing in cold forming socket head fasteners, Mar-Bro Manufacturing is heating things up with the purchase of a Nakashimada NP121 HF. This bold move not only signifies Mar-Bro’s entry into hot forging, but gives the company the distinction of owning the only hot forging NP121 HF in the United States. The venture comes in direct response to the needs of customers in the industries of automotive, oil and gas, and military. Cold heading, however, remains the core of Mar-Bro. To that end, the company is expanding its market presence with the acquisition of two new headers. The Chun Zu CH- Mar-Bro Manufacturing 1020 South 54th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043 Tel: 602-278-8197 Fax: 602-269-1235 Email: sales@mar-bro.com www.mar-bro.com DIVERSIFYING BY DEGREES Mar-Bro employee, Mark Bojanowski, operating the Nakashimada NP121 HF 20L is scheduled to go online later this fall and will produce fasteners up to 3/4” in diameter by 10” long. Meanwhile, production from Mar-Bro's new Nakashimada NP60 is already underway. This machine gives Mar-Bro the ability to manufacture smaller 12-point fasteners and shoulder bolts down to #4 in diameter. The NP60 also showcases Mar-Bro’s first step towards modernizing and streamlining its entire cold forming process. The ever-changing needs and challenges of the fastener industry continue to inspire Mar-Bro. Investment in new technology ensures that Mar-Bro will continue to keep pace with the growth of its diversified customer base. These strides, in conjunction with personalized customer service, maintain Mar-Bro's standing as a leading manufacturer of socket head fasteners. PWFA - 10842 Noel Street, #107, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 • Tel: 714.484.4747 • Fax: 562.684.0695 • www.pac-west.org PACIFIC-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION RICK PETERSON ELECTED PAC-WEST PRESIDENT Rick Peterson of All-West Components & Fasteners (Seattle, Washington) was elected president of the Pacific-West Fastener Association at a recent meeting of the Pac-West Board of Directors. Kevin Chavis of Star Stainless Screw (Commerce, California)was elected as the association’s vice president, and Dallas Puckett of Valley Nut and Bolt (Olympia, Washington) was re-elected secretary/treasurer. Tracy Lehman of Pacific Warehouse Sales (Chino, California) stays on the Board as immediate past president. Mark Beaty of Beawest Fasteners (Kent, Washington), Hans Fuller of Fuller Metric Parts Above: Rick Peterson of All-West Components & Fasteners Below: Kevin Chavis of Star Stainless Screw (Surrey, British Columbia), Alison Hubbard of North State Fastener (Sunnyvale, California) and Clay Weaver of Industrial Threaded Products (Brea, California) were elected by the Pac- West membership to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors. Other members of the Pac-West Board are MaryEllen Dinicola of The Socket Source (Cerritos, California), Jennifer Harder of Empire Bolt & Screw (Spokane, Washington), Tim Roberto Jr. of Star Stainless Screw (Union City, California), and John Wachman of Desert Distribution (Scottsdale, Arizona). At the association’s recent annual conference, tribute was paid to retiring Board members Kristine Albertalli of H. W. Eckhardt (Huntington Beach, California), Kelly Cole of Speciality Bolt and Screw (Riverside, California), Russ Doran of Wurth Timberline Fasteners (Commerce City, Colorado), and Josh Glaser of Glaser & Associates (Carmichael, California).

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