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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2021 / Vol 44 No 2

in the Spring

in the Spring 2021 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 THINGS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF FASTENERS FROM DESIGNING THEM TO INSTALLING THEM Bruno Marbacher 10 A “GALLING DEVELOPMENT” – WHAT EVERY DISTRIBUTOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THREAD GALLING Laurence Claus 12 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO PLANS TO SUPPORT THE FASTENER INDUSTRY YEAR-ROUND 14 AN INTERVIEW WITH SALIM BRAHIMI: THE HISTORY OF THE IFI BOOK OF FASTENER STANDARDS 16 [COVER FEATURE] SOLUTION INDUSTRIES - THE EVOLUTION OF SOLUTION 24 GOOGLE MAY UPDATE: LOWER RANKINGS FOR POORLY DESIGNED WEB SITES Joe Dysart 26 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FASTENER FAILURES Guy Avellon 28 SELF-CLINCHING FASTENERS & STAINLESS STEEL ASSEMBLIES: APPLICATION SUCCESS Michael J. Rossi 30 MEASUREMENT OF NON-STANDARD FASTENERS Larry Borowski 32 FRUSTRATED WITH YOUR CRM? Dennis Cowhey 34 STAFDA’S ANNUAL CONVENTION RELOCATES Georgia H. Foley, CEO 36 TECHNOLOGY AND MEETINGS OF THE FUTURE Jim Truesdell 37 PWFA: JOINT CONFERENCE WITH SFA IS SET FOR FALL Vickie Lester 38 A BRAND-NEW OFFERING FOR FASTENER BASICS TRAINING Jo Morris 40 ECONOMIST TELLS NFDA: NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST John Wolz 44 BLIND RIVETS ARE “UNIVERSAL” FASTENERS Anthony Di Maio 46 COMPONENTS FOR INDUSTRY: YOUR WORLDWIDE PROVIDER OF COMPONENTS 48 MID-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION PRESENTS – ‘FSTNR’ WEEK IN AUGUST Nancy Rich 50 SPIROL: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISC SPRINGS AND BELLEVILLE WASHERS Nicholas Bunt 52 KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS: HOW SIMPLE ANALYTICS CAN MAKE YOU MAJOR PROFITS Nelson Valderrama 54 GOEBEL FASTENERS: UNDERSTANDING THE VARIATIONS AND BENEFITS OF RIVET NUTS 58 RESEARCH FINDINGS SHOW MANUFACTURING CAMPS HELP RECRUIT FUTURE SKILLED WORKERS 60 FASTENER FAIR USA HEADS TO CLEVELAND, OHIO NOVEMBER 8-10, 2021 62 MAFDA ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE Bill Bankoske 66 IMPROVING THE RECEIVING PROCESS Robert Footlik 67 INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS LAUNCHES DAGGERZ U 68 AN ANALYSIS AND OVERVIEW OF THE SECOND ROUND OF PPP FUNDING Roman Basi 70 MEMORIAL TO CHARLES WILSON Laurence Claus 72 AMPG: LESSONS FROM (THIS) PANDEMIC 74 WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY ANNOUNCE 2021 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS 75 INTEGRATED PACKAGING ADDS CAPACITY TO MEET GROWTH 76 PIVOT POINT OFFERS DIGITAL PRODUCT TRAINING

volume 44 // issue #2 80 NCFA DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL SET FOR JULY 8TH 82 3Q, INC. PREMIER FASTENER SOURCING FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES 84 FASTENER FRIENDS PHOTOS 86 NFDA HOSTS MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENTS Vickie Lester 89 ABLE LABEL – YOUR THERMAL LABEL EXPERT 90 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE SET FOR MAY 3-5, 2021 Nancy Rich 92 NEFDA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING – JUNE 10, 2021 99 UC COMPONENTS LAUNCHES NEW, FULL-FEATURE WEBSITE 105 UNICORP CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY 106 NEFDA HOLIDAY PARTY GOES VIRTUAL Nancy Rich 113 SEMS AND SPECIALS: OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE 118 SFA TOPGOLF NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY Cari Bailey 126 MFDA: TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE AN AMAZING SUCCESS Rob Rundle 134 FASTENER WEB LINKS 144 MWFA 2021 EVENTS SCHEDULE Nancy Rich 151 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 160 MWFA – HOLIDAY PARTY FUN DESPITE COVID! Nancy Rich 161 CHECK OUT THE LINK ARCHIVES 166 PRESENT YOUR WAY TO THE TOP John Graham 169 2021 FASTENER INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS 175 SHOW SEASON IS BACK! RESERVE YOUR AD SPACE FOR OUR LARGEST ISSUE OF THE YEAR!

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