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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall Issue 2017 / Vol 40 No4

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in thefall2017issueof 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 HOLDING OUR WORLD TOGETHER Bengt Blendulf 10 NORTH EAST FASTENER CORPORATION: QUALITY INVESTMENTS PAYING BIG DIVIDENDS 12 COOL VIDEO MARKETING TOOLS FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Joe Dysart 14 WHY FASTENERS FAIL PART 2 – OVERLOAD, FATIGUE & CREEP Laurence Claus 16 [COVER STORY] LE USA: DOMESTIC FASTENING SOLUTIONS WITH GLOBAL REACH 24 FASTENER COMPANY ACQUISITIONS COMPLETED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 2017 Richard Hagan 26 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WASHERS Guy Avellon 28 FASTENER FAIR USA: EXHIBIT SALES STRONG FOR UPCOMING FASTENER FAIR 30 RIVETNUTS: PULL & PRAY GIVES WAY TO A BETTER SOLUTION Steven Sherman 32 NIFMSE: HALL OF FAME AND YOUNG FASTENER PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED Courtney Harold 34 COMPUTERS – A MOST UNUSUAL ASSET Denny Cowhey 36 Q & A WITH CARMEN VERTULLO Michelle Fuson 42 MAXIMIZING DRIVER TOOL CONTACT TO OPTIMIZE FASTENER INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL Michael Mowins 44 STAFDA’S AUSTIN CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW: UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSE Georgia Foley 46 THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 13789 AND ITS FUTURE EFFECT ON THE TAX CODE Roman Basi 48 MOUNTZ INC: DEMYSTIFYING TORQUE - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW 50 CRAFTECH INDUSTRIES, INC: PROUD PLASTIC PIONEERS! 54 NOR-CAL SUPPLY CELEBRATES 60 YEARS! 56 HWC AND VERTEX: ALIGNED TOGETHER SERVING DISTRIBUTORS ONLY 58 SENCO BRANDS: NEW SUBFLOOR SCREWS & NAILS CUT INSTALLATION TIME – NO PROPRIETARY TOOLS REQUIRED 64 HOW TO DETECT A QUALITY BLIND RIVET Anthony Di Maio 66 NFDA & YFP PARTNER TO PRODUCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Vickie Lester 68 SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMPLOYEE FREE SPEECH Jim Truesdell 69 RHS STAINLESS: THE DISTRIBUTOR’S CHOICE FOR STAINLESS BAR PRODUCTS 72 WELCOME TO MT442-542 DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING Robert Footlik 74 HIRING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB Jason Sandefur 76 BEACON’S CUSTOMER PERFORMANCE NEVER FAILS. YOU CAN TEST US. 78 SPIROL: LIGHT DUTY COILED SPRING PIN USAGE IN ASSEMBLIES WITH SOFT MATERIALS Christie L. Jones 80 MWFA/FASTENER TECH ’17: DID QUALITY OUTSHINE QUANTITY? Nancy Rich 81 MWFA 37TH ANNUAL FASTENER SHOW REGISTRATION FORM 84 DISTRIBUTION ONE: UNCLOUDING CLOUD – ENHANCED ERP 86 SPEEDY ANCHOR: NEW ANCHORING SYSTEM SPEEDS WALL HANGINGS AND ELIMINATES UNNECESSARY DRYWALL HOLES 88 MANAGEMENT MYTH: WE HAVE NO TIME FOR TRAINING Jo Morris 90 G.L. HUYETT: EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE TAKES GREAT PEOPLE AND SMART TECHNOLOGY 92 THE BRADLEY GROUP: APPROVED COATING PARTNER FOR PRECOTE ® USA PRODUCTS 92 SFA ANNOUNCES 2018 EXPO DATE John Elsner 94 CONTINENTAL-AERO ADDS TO ITS PRODUCT LINE 96 ROTOR CLIP INTRODUCES INTERLOCKING SPIRAL RETAINING RINGS Vincent Rodgers 98 COLOC MFG: TAKING THE LEAD IN LOCKNUT EXCELLENCE 101 AVK INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS: NEW AEROSPACE & COMMERCIAL EM-STUD

102 PAC-WEST: KEVIN CHAVIS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT Vickie Lester 106 NCFA NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK Marty Nolan 108 ZAGO MANUFACTURING: GREAT QUALITY SUPPORTED BY RIGOROUS TESTING & CERTIFICATION 108 A BUSY YEAR SO FAR FOR WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY 110 THE OLANDER COMPANY: RELY ON THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR STOCKING DISTRIBUTOR 112 SEFA 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE DATES ARE SET Nancy Rich 116 FALL RIVER MANUFACTURING: YOUR STAINLESS SPECIALISTS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS 118 PAC-WEST 2017 FALL CONFERENCE PHOTOS 121 LIPPINCOTT SUPPLY: QUALITY FASTENERS SINCE 1948 131 GOEBEL FASTENERS INC: QUALITY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY 140 MFDA 2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Nancy Rich 145 CRESCENT MANUFACTURING AT A GLANCE 153 NEFDA TABLE TOP SHOW PHOTOS 159 BRIGHTON-BEST RECOGNIZES KEY INDIVIDUALS 159 SEFA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nancy Rich 162 FASTENER LINKS volume 40 // issue #4 168 BAY SUPPLY: AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR FOR RECOIL ® TANGLESS HELICAL INSERTS 183 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 187 ADVANCE COMPONENTS & VOGELSANG FASTENER SOLUTIONS – BUILDING CONNECTIONS TOGETHER! 204 NFDA: KEVIN MILLER ELECTED NFDA PRESIDENT FOR 2017-18 Vickie Lester 206 MAFDA: 14TH ANNUAL GOLF AND SCHOLARSHIP CLASSIC Lee S. Johnson, Jr. 215 MAFDA GOLF CLASSIC PHOTOS 222 INTERCORP: STAINLESS STEEL HAS MET ITS MATCH 230 MWFA MIXER – PURE SUMMER FUN Nancy Rich

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