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SUMMER 2012

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

92 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

92 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK SFA - 292 Sugarberry Ci., Houston, TX 77024 • Tel: 713.952.5472 • Fax: 713.952.7488 • Email: swfa@swbell.net • www.sfa-fastener.org SOUTHWESTERN FASTENER ASSOCIATION SFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS GARRETT, PALMER AND PEART TWO FALL DINNER MEETINGS SCHEDULED The Southwestern Fastener Association announced the election of Ron Garrett, SBS Industries, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kris Palmer, Delta Fastener Corp, Houston, Texas and Tyler Peart, HRS Logistics, Tyler, Texas to the SFA Board of Directors during the 2012 Spring Conference and Expo on March 24. The three new Directors will replace Dwayne Carnes, All-Spec Sales, Tammie Shields, Advanced Specialty Sales and Keith Slaton, Standard Fasteners, on the SFA Board following the expiration of their three year term in September. The term of SFA Chairman, Susan Davis, Southwest Distributor Sales, also expires in September. Directors remaining are: President: Don Carr, Porteous Fastener Co.; Vice President: Tom Stocking, Stelfast Inc.; Treasurer: John Longyear, Metric & Multistandard Components and Assistant Treasurer: Mary Chambers, Assembly Products & Sales. Other Board Members remaining are: Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co. and Michael Rodriguez, The Fastener Connection. SFA concluded a very successful Spring Conference and Expo March 23 to 25 in Houston, Texas. Two seminars were featured on Friday and were headlined by Mr. Bruce Darling, Porteous Fastener Co. Mr. Darling updated SFA members on the current conditions of fastener manufacturing in the Asian market and the impact the price of steel and transportation has on the fasteners delivered to the United States. Mr. Darling’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion on “Current State of the US Top to Bottom: Newly elected SFA Board of Directors - Ron Garrett, Kris Palmer and Tyler Peart. Fastener Industry”. Panel members included Don Carr, Porteous Fastener Co., Moderator, Mike Bailey, Nucor Fasteners, Kelly Sawchik, Dyson Corporation and Simmi Sukhuja, Stelfast Inc. Longwood Golf Club was the site of the Friday afternoon Golf Tournament. Forty players teed off in a three person scramble. Following some spirited competition, first place winners were the team of Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw, Mike Bailey, Nucor Fasteners and David Lopez, The Fastener Connection. Second place was captured by the team of Rusty Wicks, All-Spec Sales, Roger Parisher, Hodell- Natco Industries and Tom Stocking, Stelfast Inc. Sneaking into third place in a score card playoff was the team of Jeff Owens, Tifco Industries, Tony Rosser, Big Red Fasteners and Preston Boyd, TRAMEC Hill Fasteners. Closest to the pin winners were Bobby Salome, Rusty Wicks Richard Blasi, Continental-Aero and Mike Bailey who won the Odyssey Putter donated by Kanebridge Corporation. Salome Above: Team Longyear commented during the Awards Left: Dinner, that wrapped up Friday Team Vertex activities, that he was glad Bailey now has a new putter after the way he putted today during the tournament. March 24 kicked off with another round of excellent seminars. John Longyear moderated a panel to discuss the “Current State of Metric Fasteners.” please turn to page 168

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 93 Atlantic Fasteners Aerospace has earned QSLD approval to sell rivets, Class 2 and Class 3 threaded products to the federal government. The QSLD, or Qualified Suppliers List for Distributors, is a pre-qualified list of sources that the Defense Department uses to purchase products. Class 3 threaded fasteners are typically used in aerospace applications, while Class 2 are primarily used in land and maritime applications.To earn qualification, Atlantic was audited by the Defense Logisitics Agency, which reserves the right to re-audit at any time. The QSLD is a renewable, three-year qualification. To assist with the Aerospace division’s consistent growth, Atlantic has hired Joshua Holmes, a purchasing pro, for its Gray, Maine office. Atlantic Fasteners Aerospace is a stocking distributor in West Springfield, Mass. specializing in aerospace, aircraft and mil spec hardware. They provide thousands of brand-name fasteners, connectors, screws and other hardware that are certified and fully traceable. For more information, Atlantic Fasteners can be reached at 49 Heywood Avenue, P.O. Box 1168, West Springfield, MA 01090. Tel: 1-800-800-BOLT (2658), Fax: 413-785-5770. You can email them at info@atlanticfasteners.com or visit the website at www.atlanticfasteners.com. Dependable Acme Threaded Products Inc., manufacturer of Acme Threaded screws and nuts, offer a brief description of the Acme thread. When formulated prior to 1895, ACME threads were intended to replace square threads and a variety of threads of other forms used chiefly for the purpose of transversing motions on machine tools etc. ACME threads are now extensively used for a variety of purposes, valve stems, feed screws, carriage run screws, jack screws and similar applications because they are superior at generating power for motion. Dependable Acme, with 50 years of threading experience has from stock Acme threaded roads and nuts from 3/8” to 2 1/2” diameter. Hex nuts are from stock and we can also furnish custom mating parts from various materials - steel, brass, bronze, stainless and 4140 Annealed. We stock all standard sizes along with many non-standard sizes, also LEFT HAND thread. Most orders are shipped same day UPS. We can custom manufacture to your specs. We offer cut thread acme screws in low carbon steel, 4140 Heat treated alloy and stainless steel. Custom satisfaction is still our primary goal. Give Acme a call with your next application. Tel: 516-338-4700, Fax: 516-997-5464 or visit us on the web at www.dependableacme.com.

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