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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2019 / Vol 42 No2


50 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK NUTS, BOLTS & THINGAMAJIGS 2135 Point Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123 TEL 1-888-394-4362 EMAIL WEB NBT FOUNDATION AWARDS ,500 IN MANUFACTURING SCHOLARSHIPS Nineteen students pursuing careers in manufacturing earned scholarships valued between ,500 and ,500 toward their post-secondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). For the Spring 2019 semester, NBT awarded scholarships to the following students: ¤ Anna Alvarez, (Chicago, IL) studying mechanical engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ¤ Jenarium Anderson, (Natchitoches, LA) studying industrial manufacturing technology at Central Louisiana Technical Community College ¤ Tony Anico, (Hastings, PA) studying welding and fabrication technology at Triangle Tech of Dubois ¤ Sam Breese, (Madison, WI) studying automated manufacturing systems technology at Madison Area Technical College ¤ Bladen Cooper, (Yuba City, CA) studying welding technology at Yuba College ¤ Hunter Einodshofer, (Huntingdon, PA) studying welding technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology ¤ Oliver Filigrana, (Richmond, TX) studying manufacturing technology at Houston Community College ¤ Joseph Hagedon, (Ottumwa, IA) studying machine technology at Indian Hills Community College ¤ John Headrick, (Henagar, AL) studying machine tool technology at Northeast Alabama Community College ¤ Jacob Hedrick, (Yakima, WA) studying welding technology at Perry Technical Institute ¤ Lance Herzog, (Smethport, PA) studying welding at Triangle Tech of Dubois ¤ Matthew LaLuzerne, (Vernon Hills, IL) studying industrial maintenance at William Rainey Harper College ¤ Owen Moses, (Filer, ID) studying mechanical engineering at College of Southern Idaho ¤ Benjamin Oravetz, (Yakima, WA) studying instrumentation and industrial automation technology at Perry Technical Institute ¤ Mary Raway, (Indianapolis, IN) studying mechanical engineering technology at Ivy Tech Community College ¤ Lucas Rodgers, (Longview, WA) studying instrumentation and industrial automation technology at Perry Technical Institute ¤ Abigail Stickling, (Tremont, IL) studying mechanical engineering at Illinois Central College ¤ Lucas Szepieniec, (DeForest, WI) studying mechanical design technology at Madison Area Technical College ¤ Kelsey Wolcott, (New Orleans, LA) studying precision machining at Delgado Community College “We are pleased to award scholarships to these deserving students and are happy to assist them in reaching their academic goals,” said Edward Youdell, president of NBT. “They recognize that skilled manufacturing careers can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally. The knowledge and skills they obtain will help them be more competitive in the current job market. “The most difficult jobs to fill today are those in the skilled trades and engineering,” added Youdell. “With majors in machine tool and CNC technology, structural and pipe welding, sheet metal fabrication, engineering, and precision machining technology, these students will be prepared for the skilled labor openings that American manufacturers must fill.” Eligible applicants are full-time students enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study, or a skilled trade program leading to a career in manufacturing. Students must hold a minimum GPA and are responsible for submitting academic records and a manufacturingrelated program description with each application. BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 126

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 51 Endries International is pleased to announce that we have acquired Industrial Products Company. Industrial Products Company (IPC) which is headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia is a provider of fasteners and related production components to the original equipment manufacturing market. In addition to the headquarters in Virginia, IPC has warehouse locations in Mississippi, Nebraska, and mainland China. IPC customers are served via a variety of service offerings including on-premises vendor managed inventory systems. Operating under ISO9001 & A2LA accreditation, IPC provides quality products and services to their OEM customers. Scott Wolf, the owner of IPC will remain with the company in a leadership position. Endries is a leading distributor of fasteners and Class-C parts serving industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers worldwide. “Industrial Products Company is an organization that is very similar to Endries in the fact that we start with a customer centric philosophy. We are thrilled to have Scott Wolf and his dedicated team of associates join us. Together, we look forward to building on the foundation and strong reputation that has been established.” said Steve Endries, President of Endries. For more information contact Endries International by Tel: 920-756-5381, Fax: 920-756- 3772 or visit them online at


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