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in thesummer2017 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 DRIVING SAFELY OR PUSHING THE LIMITS Bengt Blendulf 10 WHY FASTENERS FAIL: PART 1 – FUNDAMENTALS Laurence Claus 12 NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUSINESS TOOLS FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ARE READY-TO-RUN Joe Dysart 14 MACK BROOKS EXHIBITIONS GROUP TO LAUNCH FASTENER FAIR USA IN CLEVELAND IN 2018 16 [COVER STORY] VOLT INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION 24 COMPUTER INSIGHTS: HOW CONNECTED ARE YOU? 26 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KEEPING FASTENERS TIGHT – PART 2 Guy Avellon 28 FASTENER INDUSTRY COALITION PRODUCES FIRST FASTENER INDUSTRY SUMMIT Vickie Lester 30 PHILLIPS SCREW COMPANY: THE ORGINAL SINCE 1935 34 PROMAT 2017 FOR FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS Robert Footlik 36 AMERICAN FASTENER RIDER TOURS IRELAND AND SCOTLAND FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Jim Ruetz 38 ROTOR CLIP ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2017 RING-A-MAJIG CONTEST 40 MARK DANCER OF CHANNELVATION, INC. NAMED FELLOW OF THE NAW 42 THE POTENTIAL TAX EFFECTS OF THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE PLAN Bart Basi 44 PROPER PREPARATION OF A BLIND RIVET APPLICATION Anthony Di Maio 46 MWFA 65TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING Nancy Rich 48 TAX REFORM HOPES STILL RUNNING STRONG Jim Truesdell 52 NAUTIC PARTNERS ACQUIRES ENDRIES INTERNATIONAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANAGEMENT John Wolz 54 NIFMSE RAISES THE BAR EVEN HIGHER FOR 2017, PROVING IT IS “THE” FASTENER EXPO Courtney Harold 56 THE IMPACT OF CLEARANCE ON THE SHEAR PROPERTIES OF COILED SPRING PINS Kaitlin Hill, Spirol International 58 AT ACE BOLT & SCREW, THE CUSTOMER IS KING 60 THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR STAFDA’S AUSTIN CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW Catherine Usher 63 SEFA/SFA JOINT TABLE TOP SHOW PHOTOS 64 KEY BELLEVILLES INC. OF ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP CELEBRATES 50 SUCCESSFUL YEARS Kim Leonard 66 RUNNING A MARATHON IS JUST LIKE RUNNING A BUSINESS! Char Cooper 68 FTI FASTENER TRAINING IS COMING TO YOU! Jo Morris 69 DARLOC CORPORATION: THE SOURCE FOR SPECIALTY MINIATURE & CLINCH SELF-LOCKING NUTS 70 PWFA FALL CONFERENCE IN WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Vickie Lester 72 BBI ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FASTENER 102 TRAINING SEMINARS FOR 2017 74 MSI PRODUCTS: YOUR INDUSTRIAL PVF PARTNER! 75 NCFA DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL PHOTOS 76 SFA/SEFA JOINT CONFERENCE A SUCCESS John Elsner 78 FBI ADDRESSES MWFA: CYBER THEFT - AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY Nancy Rich

80 NEFDA 29TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING Nancy Rich 81 NEFDA 29TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 84 HURLEY STARTS TRADE SHOW CONSULTING BUSINESS John Wolz 84 ITR ADDRESSES THE MFDA Kellie Nirmaier, Kanebridge Corp. 88 NCFA’S 9TH ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL – CLEVELAND’S PREMIER NETWORKING EVENT! Lisa Graham 90 NFDA AND YFP PARTNER TO PRODUCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Vickie Lester 95 FASTENER WORD SEARCH 107 FASTENER TECH ’17 SHOW PHOTOS 115 SEFA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Nancy Rich 125 PWFA AFTER HOURS EVENT PHOTOS – ANAHEIM, CA 127 SUDOKU PUZZLE 129 LINK MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION FORM 133 VOLT INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY PHOTOS 134 FASTENER LINKS 138 LAWSON PRODUCTS POISED TO GROW FASTENER REVENUE John Wolz 141 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 148 WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKER FOR NIFMSE 150 SEFA/SFA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 157 PWFA AFTER HOURS EVENT PHOTOS – SUNNYVALE, CO 171 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS volume 40 // issue #3 191 ADVERTISE IN OUR BIG VEGAS SHOW ISSUE!

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