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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2020 / Vol 43 No2

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46 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO TEL 323-817-2226 FAX 310-481-1909 EMAIL morgan.wilson@fastenershows.com WEB www.fastenershows.com INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO 2020 IS ACCEPTING PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY AWARDS NOMINATIONS Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional of the Year Awards, which annually honor professionals who have made significant contributions to the industry. Inductees and winners are commemorated during the annual awards ceremony at the International Fastener Expo (IFE), Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award for Young Professional of the Year is presented to professionals, aged 40 or younger, with a record of integrity and respect in the industry. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are recognized for having made lasting contributions to the industry on a national or global scale, including but not limited to inventors, business leaders, educators and more. The winner of the 2019 Young Fastener Professional award was Baron Wayne Yarborough, Managing Director of Spring Bolt and Nut Manufacturing. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019 were Edward McIlhon of Assembled Products, Inc., and Marty Nolan of R.L. English. For more past winners, visit www.fastenershows.com/pasthof-winners and www.fastenershows.com/past-youngfastener-professional-award-winners. “At IFE, tradition is to recognize outstanding professionals – young and longstanding – who are truly making a difference in our industry,” said Jessica Blue, executive vice president, Emerald. “We are honored to have the pleasure of announcing inductees into the prestigious Hall of Fame each year. We are also very pleased to have the opportunity to recognize talented and dedicated individuals who are successful in their companies, play a key role in the community, and are destined to become future industry leaders.” Nominations for 2020 are due by July 25, 2020. Administered by the International Fastener Expo selection SHOW EVENT ARTICLE committee, the awards are based on the merit of the nominee, not by the number of nominations received. Winners will be recognized with a commemorative plaque at the IFE Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the show. The online nomination form for the Hall of Fame can be found here: www.fastenershows.com/ hall-of-fame-form; the nomination form for the Young Fastener Professional Awards can be found here: www. fastenershows.com/young-fastener-professional. The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the largest and most diverse gathering of fastener and industrial professionals in North America. Founded in 1981 it serves all reaches of the supply chain, from manufacturer to distributor to OEMs, and features nearly 70 product categories. With over 650 vendors and more than 5,000 attendees from 30+ nations, the International Fastener Expo delivers industry-leading content and facilitates vital industry connections at their annual three-day show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the entertainment and trade show capital of North America. For more information on IFE, visit www.fastenershows.com. International Fastener Expo is owned and operated by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit www.emeraldx.com. INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 47 ABLE LABEL 310 North Haven Street, Spokane, WA 99202 TEL: 1-800-348-1455 EMAIL sales@ablelabel.com WEB www.ablelabel.com ABLE LABEL - YOUR SOURCE FOR THERMAL LABELING Able Label is a USA manufacturer and worldwide distributor of Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Labels. Able Label was founded in 1985 by Dick Shanks, who also founded and grew Fasteners, Inc. Dick created one of the first computer systems and inventory of on-demand blank labels used for labeling by the fastener industry. Able Label is the label expert for the fastener industry, providing high quality label materials and innovation, such as Border Labels, which significantly enhance the product readability and quality appearance in a very cost-efficient manner. With customers in every state of the USA as well as throughout Canada and 20 other countries, Able Label continues to be the go-to expert for the fastener industry. BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE Dick was a great friend and mentor to Art Coffey, the current owner of Able Label. The values, ethics, and expertise initially infused into Able Label by Dick and his wife Lil Shanks continue to thrive. Able Label prides itself in providing the highest quality at the best price. Personalized service is also a hallmark for Able Label. Label Specialists are available business days from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time to provide free consultation to ensure you receive the best solution to your label needs. Additionally, online services and product ordering are available 24/7 on our website. Able Label stocks over 1,300 different SKUs, most of which are available for same-day shipping and next-day delivery. ABLE LABEL

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