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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall 2018 / Vol 41 No4

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in thefall 2018 issue of 8 SCREW THREADS – A SOURCE FOR CONFUSION AND CHAOS Bengt Blendulf 10 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROCESSING OF STEEL FASTENERS Guy Avellon 12 IN RECRUITING, AI GETS REAL FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Joe Dysart 14 THREE THINGS THAT DISTRIBUTORS MUST DO WELL – PART 2: QUALITY Laurence Claus 16 [COVER STORY] XL SCREW CORPORATION – THE NAME YOU CAN COUNT ON 24 WHAT FASTENER SUPPLIERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 65 Carmen Vertullo 26 FASTENER COMPANY ACQUISITIONS COMPLETED DURING FIRST HALF OF 2018 Richard Hagan 28 IFI NAMES DAN WALKER AS MANAGING DIRECTOR 30 EXHIBITORS COMMITTING EARLY TO SHOWCASE SOLUTIONS AT FASTENER FAIR USA 2019 Lauren Oscarson 32 SOLUTION’S SOLUTION 34 COMPUTER INSIGHTS: HOW GOOD IS YOUR USER SECURITY? 35 FASCOMP ELECTRONIC HARDWARE CONTINUES TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP 36 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO 2018 SHOW PREVIEW 38 AMERICAN FASTENER RIDER TOURS AUSTRALIA FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Jim Ruetz 40 THE ISO 9001 TRANSITION IS OVER, NOW WHAT? Lorri Hunt 44 INFRASTRUCTURE REBOOT CAN’T WAIT! Jim Truesdell 48 IFI BOOK OF FASTENER STANDARDS 2018 EDITION Salim Brahimi 50 CERAMCO, INC: DEMYSTIFYING SOLID CERAMIC FASTENERS – SOLID CERAMIC FASTENERS 101 52 U.S. FASTENER MANUFACTURERS GET INCONSISTENT 232 TARIFF WAIVER RESPONSES John Wolz 54 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARD WINNERS 56 PRE-PLANNING CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR LIFE Robert Footlik 58 NFDA NEW MEMBER DEAL: SAVE 50% Vickie Lester 60 DISTRIBUTION ONE: DISTRIBUTOR TOOLS FOR HARNESSING THE POWER OF AMAZON 62 STAFDA’S PHOENIX CONVENTION RISING TO THE OCCASION Georgia Foley, CEO 66 GOEBEL FASTENERS: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICE 68 CALL FOR WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY VOLUNTEERS! 70 BLIND RIVET SPECIFICATIONS Anthony Di Maio 74 BOLTED JOINT CONSISTENCY WITH STAINLESS STEEL FASTENERS Derek Dandy 76 SURFACE MOUNT FASTENERS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS Michael J. Rossi 77 CHICAGO HARDWARE: DOMESTIC MANUFACTURER OF STEEL WIRE FORM FASTENERS 78 EFC INTERNATIONAL: THE EFC DIFFERENCE 80 MFDA AWARDS 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS Nancy Rich 88 MARTIN SUPPLY DEVELOPS INNOVATIVE ONLINE QUOTING TOOL Anthony Crawl 90 BRIGHTON-BEST’S PEOPLE & PLACES 92 STOCK PURCHASE? ASSET PURCHASE? OR BOTH? Roman Basi 93 BTM MANUFACTURING AWARDED ISO 9001:2015 94 THE EVOLUTION OF DYNACAST INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS – MORE THAN JUST DIE CAST FASTENERS 96 HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALITY SUPPLIER Anthony Brigandi 98 HOW DEFLECTION RANGE AFFECTS THE PERFORMANCE OF DISC SPRINGS John Leckfor 100 FAR SRL: OVER 60 YEARS OF ITALIAN EXPERIENCE IN THE FASTENING WORLD 104 BRICO – BRIGHT NAME IN MIDWEST MANUFACTURING 106 MW INDUSTRIES, INC: CUSTOMER-CENTRIC AT OUR CORE 108 KEVIN CHAVIS RE-ELECTED PAC-WEST PRESIDENT Vickie Lester

volume 41 // issue #4 110 INXSQL: BUILT FOR SUCCESS 114 MWFA FASTENER SHOW DELIVERS Nancy Rich 115 MWFA TABLE TOP SHOW PHOTOS 118 BEACON FASTENERS: CUSTOM-MADE PROGRAMS MAKE IT ALL SO EASY! 124 SPACE CITY SCREW: 25 YEARS OF SERVICE AND TRUST 131 FTI LAUNCHES ONLINE LEARNING LIBRARY Jo Morris 151 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 160 NEFDA GOLF OUTING A GREAT SUCCESS Nancy Rich 161 NEFDA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 162 SEFA IS HEADING TO THE BEACH IN 2019! Nancy Rich 163 NARRAGANSETT SCREW COMPANY RECEIVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION 166 FASTENER INDUSTRY LINKS 176 HWC AND VERTEX: ALIGNED TOGETHER SERVING DISTRIBUTORS ONLY 179 ZAGO HIGH-TECH SEALING SOLUTIONS & COMPONENTS 182 MWFA GOLF OUTING – FUN NETWORKING AFTER SHOW! Nancy Rich 183 MWFA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 190 FASTENER TECH ’19 REGISTRATION INFO Nancy Rich 192 BAY SUPPLY ANNOUNCES IT IS NOW A FULLY AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAR FASTENERS 195 PAC-WEST FALL CONFERENCE PHOTOS 202 KELLY COLE ELECTED NFDA PRESIDENT FOR 2018-2019 Vickie Lester 216 ISSCO EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED AS TOP 30 IN 30 PARTNER FOR WAREHOUSE1 219 CHRISLYNN THREADED INSERTS: BE A HERO – SAVE THE DAY 224 JIM RUETZ AWARDED NFDA’S 2018 FASTENER PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR Vickie Lester 237 MFDA SCHOLARSHIP PHOTOS 247 MAKE ADVERTISING YOUR PRIORITY FOR 2019

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