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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2018 / Vol 41 No2

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in thespring 2018 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 SELECTING FASTENERS FOR HIGH WORK LOADS WITH HIGH SERVICE LEVELS Bengt Blendulf 10 WHY FASTENERS FAIL PART 4 – MANUFACTURING DEFECTS Laurence Claus 12 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPRING WASHERS Guy Avellon 14 FASTENER COMPANY ACQUISITIONS COMPLETED DURING THE SECOND HALF OF 2017 Richard Hagan 16 [COVER STORY] AMPG: EXOTIC ALLOYS - BEAUTIFUL PARTS, RIGHT NOW 24 THEY DID IT: THE FREE AND OPEN INTERNET IS DEAD FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Joe Dysart 26 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT IN FASTENERS CASE STUDIES – PART 2 Carmen Vertullo 28 FASTENER FAIR USA TO OFFER UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AND INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 30 COMPUTER INSIGHTS: HOW MANY W’S DOES YOUR SYSTEM ANSWER? 32 ZAGO MANUFACTURING COMPANY: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS AS AN ESTABLISHED COMPANY WITH A HEART OF A STARTUP 34 STRUCTURAL TYPE BLIND RIVETS Anthony Di Maio 36 STAFDA’S FOCUS ON INDUSTRY EDUCATION Georgia H. Foley, CEO 38 THE ‘HARD FASTENER FACTS’ FOR CLINCHING INTO STAINLESS Michael J. Rossi, Penn Engineering ® 40 COMPANIES CONTEND WITH HARASSMENT CULTURE Jim Truesdell 42 DYSON CORP: 125+ YEARS OF FASTENER AND FORGING EXCELLENCE 44 THE PARTY PLAN MEETS THE REAL WORLD Robert Footlik 46 END OF 2017 FIN SURVEY: MAJORITY SAY SALES UP John Wolz 48 EARNEST MACHINE CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF PUTTING CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS FIRST 50 ROTOR CLIP COMPANY: GOING SMALL IN A BIG WAY Jurgen Wenzel 54 UNPRECEDENTED AMERICAN ACCESS TO EUROPEAN MARKETS AT 2018 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO Courtney Harold 56 VOGELSANG FASTENER SOLUTIONS: LARGE DIAMETER SLOTTED TENSION PINS VS. ALTERNATIVE FASTENERS (BOLT/NUT, GROOVE OR COIL PINS) 58 THE VALUE OF TRADE SHOWS…A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN Jo Morris 61 AMERICAN BELLEVILLE: MAKING BELLEVILLES GREAT AGAIN! 62 WHY GETTING YOUR COMPANY VALUATION IS IMPORTANT AND HOW IT WORKS Roman Basi 64 MWFA: CYBER THEFT ATTACKS SMALLER COMPANIES Nancy Rich 65 MWFA DINNER MEETING PHOTOS 66 STRATEGIC CHANGES FOR CLOSING MORE SALES John R. Graham 68 SPIROL: THE MARK VI CONTROLLER FOR THE SERIES 2000 HIGH PERFORMANCE FEED SYSTEMS Christie L. Jones 70 CONTINENTAL-AERO: SETTING THE STANDARD FOR THE LAST 70 YEARS 74 6 RISKY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE Gary Sheely 76 ND MICROSPHERES ® TA PRE-APPLIED THREADLOCKING MATERIALS Jim Barr, Vice-President 78 WHAT DO MY EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CYBERSECURITY? Bryce Austin 79 SEMS AND SPECIALS: STRIVING FOR QUALITY AND OFFERING SOMETHING ‘SPECIAL’

81 NINGBO JINDING FASTENING: WHERE QUALITY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY 82 NCFA 10TH ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL – SAVE THE DATE! 84 PARTSBASE JOINS THE FASTENER SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK 86 DISTRIBUTORS BEWARE: REPLATING AND REPROCESSING RIVETS CAN WREAK HAVOC Steven Sherman 88 STRUT & SUPPLY, INC: INDUSTRY LEADER PROVIDING INNOVATIVE FASTENING AND BUILDING SOLUTIONS 90 SFA SPRING CONFERENCE & EXPO IN DALLAS, TEXAS John Elsner 92 BTM MANUFACTURING: BEYOND THE MANUFACTURING, COMMITTED TO SERVICE 98 2018 MWFA FASTENER SHOW EXHIBITOR REGISTRATIONS ARE COMING IN Nancy Rich 111 MWFA HOLIDAY PARTY PHOTOS 118 FASTENER LINKS 124 MFDA HOLDS TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISER Nancy Rich 127 BRIGHTON-BEST RECOGNIZES KEY INDIVIDUALS 135 WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES TWO SPEAKERS FOR FASTENER FAIR USA 137 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 141 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 147 NFDA ESPS ® RETURNS IN 2018 Vickie Lester 157 PAC-WEST CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018 Vickie Lester 168 MFDA HONORS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES AT HOLIDAY PARTY Nancy Rich 174 MAFDA HOLIDAY PARTY RECAP Chuck Halpin 175 WORD SEARCH 188 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS volume 41 // issue #2 190 MWFA HOLIDAY PARTY PHOTOS 199 ADVERTISE IN OUR THIRD QUARTER ISSUE

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