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SUMMER 2012

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

88 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

88 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Ark-Plas 165 Industry Lane, Flippin, AR 72634 Tel: 1-870-453-2343 Fax 1-870-568-0811 Email: info@ark-plas.com www.ark-plas.com ARK-PLAS: 30 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING DECORATIVE SCREW COVERS, QUICK BIND HARDWARE AND MORE! Ark-Plas® was established in 1982. Our motto “Expect Excellence” means that customer’s needs will be fulfilled from the moment of placing their order to the moment of receiving a quality product on time. Our office and manufacturing facility is located at 165 Industry Lane in Flippin, AR. All our products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped from this location. Ark-Plas® has been manufacturing products in Flippin, AR since the start of the business in 1982. Ark-Plas® is an ISO registered manufacturer, and manufactures over 5,000 different products for a wide range of industries including medical devices, laboratory, automation, appliances, and automotive, just to name a few. We manufacture plastic fittings, check valves, filters, and quick disconnect luers, extruded tubing, extruded grommeting, routing and protection accessories, screw covers, and quick bind hardware. Ark-Plas® Quick Bind Hardware includes: Rapid Assembly Post and Screws, Ratchet Assembly Post and Screws, Ratchet Fasteners, Stack Loks® and Mini Rivets. Decorative Screw Covers we manufacture include Pop- On Screw Covers, Marbleized Pop-On Screw Covers, Hinged Screw Covers, Tap-On Screw Covers, Hex Dome Caps, Dome Caps, Low Profile Dome Caps, Hex Hiders, and Hex Socket Cap Screw Covers. Ark-Plas® manufactures screw covers in over 120 standard colors. Our standard color chart can be seen online at www.ark-plas.com. Our new website contains several new features. Account creation on our website will allow the user to download engineering CAD files, get custom quotes, and order free samples to test before you buy. New features on our website also include product images with every item, engineering drawings with product dimensions, products that work with other products we manufacture, an easy to navigate left menu that acts as a part builder to find exactly what you are looking for, and a frequently asked questions section. Customers can visit our website at www.ark-plas.com. please turn to page 89

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 89 ARK-PLAS: 30 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING DECORATIVE SCREW COVERS, QUICK BIND HARDWARE AND MORE! continued from page 88 In addition to our standard products, Ark-Plas® provides distributors and OEM customers with assistance in developing economical solutions for their special requirements. We utilize the latest technology in CAD with Solidworks® and tool fabrication is completed on sophisticated computer controlled steel cutting equipment. This technology allows us to build custom tooling in-house to exact customer specifications. Our capabilities include complete integration of engineering and design, prototype product design from concept to production, in house tooling and fabrication, and a number of secondary operations for all necessary product applications. Ark-Plas services include a range of custom secondary operations. Services available to our customers include: • Custom color matching offered in-house to match a specific color for your application • Custom packaging requirements such as counted parts per bag, custom kits. • Custom assemblies such as tubing pre-fitted to our fittings before they are packaged • Standard or custom parts manufactured in nonstandard materials • Custom barcoding available • Custom cut, scored and printed tubing available on most standard materials Ark-Plas® is working every day to give our customers the best quality products at the greatest value possible. Or knowledgeable sales department will help our customers meet specific product needs, as well as correct material requirements for specific applications. We are very proud of the fact that everything manufactured, packaged, and shipped from Ark- Plas® is made in the U.S.A. Edward Suma 1948-2012 Copper State Bolt & Nut Co. lost a dedicated and loyal friend. For over 15 years Ed Suma has been a co-worker and friend to us all at Copper State Bolt & Nut Co. On Saturday, March 31st Ed suffered a heart attack and passed away in his home. Ed’s fastener career began in 1974 at Industrial Bolt He joined OBITUARY Southwest Fasteners in 1993 and worked for A & M for 6 months in 1994. Ed then started his own marketing company and later joined Copper State in September of 1996. We grieve for Ed and offer our best wishes to his family, close friends and colleagues. He will be deeply missed by those that had the pleasure of knowing him.

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