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SUMMER 2012

Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.3

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THE DISTRIBUTOR’S IN THE SUMMER 2012 ISSUE... 6 Distributor News 8 The Bad Use (Abuse) of Metric Bengt Blendulf 10 If You Really Trust the Warehouse Robert B. Footlik 12 Wheel Stud Failures Guy Avellon 14 Computer Insights: Stop Mistakes and Save Time with Certificate Management 16 HYTORC: The New Industrial Fastener 26 Employment Law and the Travels of Employees Bart Basi 30 Regulation Threatens to Choke the Recovery for Small Business Jim Truesdell 34 IFI Elects New Chairman and Board Members 36 More Special Squirters for Special Projects Barnaby Myhrum 40 EFC International: Doing Things a Little Differently 42 MW Industries, Inc. 14th Annual Open House and Crawfish Boil 44 Lengthen the Bolt to Stop the Loosening Joe Greenslade 46 How to Design the Optimum Hinge Christie L. Jones, Market Development Manager, Spirol International 50 Vegas Fastener Expo Roars Past 700 Exhibit Spaces 54 Extended Use of Blind Rivets Anthony DiMaio 56 NFDA 2012 Spring Meeting Tracey Lumia, Distributor’s Link 58 Powers Fasteners: What Are the Real Costs of In-House Packaging 62 Ross Bridge Golf Resort Hosts Great Conference for SEFA 68 Shiny Toy Syndrome Joe Dysart 70 Fastenersclearinghouse.com: FDI Still Solid, But Slower Than Q1 72 NFDA 2012 Spring Meeting Photos 76 Chicago Hardware & Fixture Company: One Hundred Years and Counting! 78 Wave Springs Cost Effective Means of Sealing Fluids in Mechanical Seals Henry Yates, Technical Sales Engineer, Rotor Clip Company 82 All American Fastener Show Moves to Kansas City, MO in May 2013 86 NFDA: Vickie Lester to Provide Executive Management 88 Ark-Plas: 30 Years of Manufacturing 90 Customer Satisfaction Drives Global Fastener & Supply 92 SFA Elects Board of Directors; Two Fall Dinner Meetings Scheduled 98 Dunham Products, Inc: Standing Strong 100 FastenerTech ’13: Dates Set and Exhibitor Registration Open 102 SFA Spring Conference & Expo Photos 103 WIFI Hosts Events, Gears Up for Shows and Launches Mentoring Program

VOLUME 35 . ISSUE #3 106 Fastener Crossword Puzzle 114 Pac-West Hosts Third Annual Mel Kirsner Memorial Golf Outing Leo J. Coar Editor/Publisher leojcoar@linkmagazine.com 119 Superior Bolt Manufacturing Company: A Quality Company 129 Beta Steel Group: Premier Supplier for 40 Years 138 Pac-West Memorial Golf Outing Photos 142 NCFA March Madmen Basketball Tournament Maryann Marzocchi Vice-President/Advertising Sales maryann@linkmagazine.com 143 Link Magazine’s BIG Vegas Show Issue 144 NCFA’s Annual Night at the Races 148 MWFA Upcoming Events and News 154 Fastener Industry Website Ads 166 Scientist Lends Voice to Titanic “Faulty Rivets” Research Globalfastenernews.com 171 Fastener Training Week in Cleveland Will Be Offered Again 174 MWFA Members Enjoy Field Fastener Open House and Presentation 175 SEFA Announces Scholarship Winners and New Board of Directors 176 Link Magazine Subscription Form 177 SEFA Spring Conference Photos 180 MFDA’s 2012 Spring Meeting: Dinner & Discussion 182 Crossword Puzzle Solution 186 Advertiser’s Index Tracey Lumia Director, Sales and Marketing tracey@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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