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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2016 / Vol 39 No3

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6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 BIGGER BOLTS OR SMALLER BOLTS? Bengt Blendulf 10 WORLD’S LARGEST FASTENER SHOW AIMS TO RAISE THE BAR THIS OCTOBER 12 METRIC & MULTISTANDARD CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN TEXAS! 14 PPAP FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Laurence Claus 16 [COVER STORY] - DISTRIBUTION ONE: 20 YEARS OF INTEGRITY & ERP INNOVATION 24 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW TO ANSWER CUSTOMER QUESTIONS Guy Avellon 26 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT Q&A – HELPING MANAGE ‘HE’ RISK IN FASTENERS Carmen Vertullo 28 TURBO-CHARGING YOUR BLOG: 10 ESSENTIAL FREE PLUG-INS FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Joe Dysart 30 THE NATIONWIDE FASTENER DIRECTORY JOINS THE FASTENER SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK 32 TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT INVENTORY Robert Footlik 34 INTERCORP TO BE FEATURED ON “INNOVATIONS” EXPLORING ADVANCEMENTS IN BUILDING SOLUTIONS WITH ED BEGLEY, JR. 36 2016 IFI SOARING EAGLE AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED IN PHOENIX, AZ Rob Harris, IFI Managing Director 38 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SQUEEZES ATTORNEY- CLIENT PRIVLEDGE Jim Truesdell 42 CUBA, NOW ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE IRS Bart Basi 44 REVOLUTIONARY THREAD REPAIR TECHNOLOGY: SILBERTOOL ® , THE THREAD REPAIR TOOL 46 FASTENER INDUSTRY LEADER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME; YFP RECOGNIZED IN FIRST-EVER AWARD 48 WINDSOR SALT MINES SAVES MONEY & KEEPS MINERS SAFER WITH SMARTBOLTS® UPGRADE Stephanie McGuinn 50 RAPID RIVET SAYS…”YOU NEED ‘EM, WE’VE GOT ‘EM” 52 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED BLIND RIVET QUESTIONS Anthony DiMaio 53 DUNHAM PRODUCTS: BUILT ON A TRADITION OF STRENGTH 54 AZ LIFTING HARDWARE: A DECADE IN THE MAKING 56 BATES TELLS SEFA: “FORCE PAYROLL TO GROW SLOWER THAN SALES” John Wolz 58 MW INDUSTRIES 19TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND CRAWFISH BOIL 60 INDUSTRIAL FASTENER INSTITUTE ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN Rob Harris, IFI Managing Director 62 FILLING THE TRAINING VOID – FTI EXPANDS TRAINING CURRICULUM Jo Morris 64 HOW TO DESIGN THE OPTIMUM HINGE Christie L. Jones, SPIROL 66 WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY HAVING A SWEET ‘16 68 ROTOR CLIP ANNOUNCES RING-A-MAJIG CONTEST WINNERS 70 NAW: BEWARE OF YOUR LIABILITY EXPOSURE FOR DBE FRAUD WHEN SELLING TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS 71 LELAND INDUSTRIES: MANUFACTURING FASTENERS WITH 400 YEARS OF HISTORY 72 SFA 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE AND EXPO A GREAT SUCCESS

76 MWFA TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY AT BROOKFIELD ZOO Nancy Rich 80 SEFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN TAMPA, FL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS Nancy Rich 82 SFA TABLETOP EXPO PHOTOS 86 PWFA MEL KIRSNER MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING 87 MEL KIRSNER MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 88 NEFDA 28TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – THE PERFECT DAY FOR INDUSTRY FUN AND NETWORKING 94 SEFA ANNUAL SPRING MEETING PHOTOS 96 THE NAW ELECTS TWO NEW DIRECTORS 97 FASTENER WORD SEARCH 111 SEFA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS – TAMPA 116 FASTENER INDUSTRY WEBSITE DIRECTORY 126 EXECUTIVE SALES PLANNING SESSIONS (ESPS) AT NFDA’S 2016 ANNUAL MEETING 133 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 136 NEFDA 28TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 143 MFDA NIGHT AT THE RACES 144 NCFA’S 8TH ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL Marty Nolan 144 NCFA DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL PHOTOS Photos courtesy of Fastener News Desk 149 LINK MAGAZINE VALUE ADDED ADVERTISING 154 MFDA GOLF OUTING AND TABLE TOP SHOW SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 155 WORD SCRAMBLE 156 PAC-WEST FALL CONFERENCE PROMISES AN ACTION-PACKED SCHEDULE 158 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 167 ADVERTISE IN OUR VEGAS SHOW ISSUE

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