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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2011 / VOL 34 / NO.3

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THE DISTRIBUTOR’S IN THE SUMMER 2011 ISSUE... 6 Distributor News 8 A Systematic Approach to Bolted/Screwed Joint Design Bengt Blendulf 10 Budget Struggles Turn Serious Jim Truesdell 12 Bar Coding for Dummies….Or The Really Bright Robert B. Footlik 14 Socket Head Screw Products Guy Avellon 16 Micro Plastics, Inc: Celebrating The First 50 Years 24 Employee Awareness to Quality Objectives Lorri Hunt 26 Facebook: Next Generation Best Practices for Fasteners Joe Dysart 30 Why Should Metric Fastener Suppliers and End Users Specify the ISO Standards Joe Greenslade 32 Las Vegas Expo Reports Strong Interest 36 The LLC and Its Offspring – The Series LLC Bart Basi 38 U.S. Economic Outlook – Summer 2011 Jeff Thredgold, CSP 40 Southwestern Fastener Association Replaces Fall Conference with Dinner Meetings 42 Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners Douglas R. Rammer and Samuel L. Zelinka 43 Focus on One Stop Packaging 46 Blind Fasteners Anthony DiMaio 49 Sensor Products: Now Available Fuji Prescale® Film 50 The Three Biggest Mistakes in Sales Presentations Dave Kahle 54 All American Fastener Show a Success: Plans Underway for 2012 57 IFI Elects New Chairperson, Vice Chairman and Board of Directors 66 Customer Satisfaction Program at Atlantic Fasteners 70 Panel Review – How to Buy Fasteners John Wolz, GlobalFastenerNews.com 72 National Fasteners Distributors Association Annual Spring Meeting Held Tracey Lumia 76 NFDA Spring Meeting Photos 78 FastenerTech’11 Delivers! 86 All American Fastener Show Photos 88 The Art of Motivating Salespeople John Boe 90 Mid-West Fastener Association Golf Outing Held 94 Hold-Tite Fasteners Unlimited: 500 Years of Experience! 96 Southeastern Fastener Association Awards Scholarship 98 IFI’s Latest Publication - “Inch Fastener Standards” John Wolz, GlobalFastenerNews.com 104 Fastener Crossword Puzzle – Test Your Knowledge! 110 Pacific-West Fastener Assocation Holds Memorial Golf Outing 113 Pac-West Golf Outing Photos 118 FastenerTech’11 Show Photos 121 Interstate Threaded Products: The Journey to Excellence Continues

AVAILABLE NOW Digital Edition Online Magazine www.linkmagazine.com VOLUME 34 . ISSUE #3 123 Aztech Locknut Company: With You Every Step of the Way 126 North Coast Fastener Association: Distributor Social/Night at The Races 128 NFDA Announces Fall Forum and New Spring 2012 Meeting Format 130 Advance Components: Training Camp 2011 133 Fastener Wordsearch Puzzle 139 Subscription Form 142 Fastener Industry Websites 143 Word Links and Word Scramble 145 SWFA Spring Meeting Photos 152 AZ Lifting Hardware: We Provide the Answers 154 Pac-West Spring Conference Photos 157 North Coast Fastener Association March Madmen Basketball Tournament 165 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo East Photos 168 Metropolitan Fastener Distributor’s Assocation Scholarship Awards 170 MFDA Scholarship Awards Photos 172 New England Fastener Distributors Assocation News 173 NEFDA Spring Meeting/Golf Outing Photos 174 DDI System Case Study: Winans-McShane 178 Advertisers Index 181 Link Magazine: BIG Fall Issue for Vegas Show 183 Fastener Puzzle Solutions Leo J. Coar Editor/Publisher leojcoar@linkmagazine.com Tracey Lumia Director, Sales and Marketing tracey@linkmagazine.com Maryann Marzocchi Vice-President/Advertising Sales maryann@linkmagazine.com Distributor’s Link Magazine is a quarterly publication dedicated to the Fastener Industry and Fastener Distributors. Address all Advertising Materials & Correspondence to: DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK INC. 4297 Corporate Square . Naples . FL 34104 Phone: 1.800.356.1639 or 239.643.2713 Fax: 239.643.5220 . www.linkmagazine.com All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission of the publisher. Subscription price: USA, Canada, all others. Editorial reprints available upon request. Inquire about charges. Publisher’s Notice: Distributor’s Link Magazine assumes no responsibility for validity of claims in connection with items appearing in our magazine. PUBLICATION DESIGN & LAYOUT PRODUCED BY:

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