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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2018 / Vol 41 No3

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in thesummer 2018 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 FASTENER FRICTION – FRIEND OR FOE? Bengt Blendulf 10 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBSTITUTIONS Guy Avellon 12 WEB SITE NOT INCRYPTED? GOOGLE WILL TURN BUSINESS AWAY FROM FASTENER DISTRIBUTOR SITES Joe Dysart 14 EVALUATING YOUR FORKLIFTS AND OPERATORS Robert Footlik 16 [COVER STORY] INNOVATIVE COMPONENTS, INC: HOLDING DOWN 25 YEARS, OPENING THE DOOR FOR 25 MORE 24 THREE THINGS THAT DISTRIBUTORS MUST DO WELL – PART 1 Laurence Claus 26 A GOOD JOB MARKET IS GREAT…UNLESS YOU ARE HIRING! Jim Truesdell 28 ALBANY STEEL & BRASS: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SUPERIOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICE 30 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT IN FASTENERS CASE STUDIES – PART 3 Carmen Vertullo 34 COMPUTER INSIGHTS: HANDLING VENDOR DISCOUNTS 36 FASTENER HEAD STRENGTH WHITE PAPER Michael Mowins, Phillips Screw Company 38 AMERICAN FASTENER RIDER TOURS AUSTRALIA FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Jim Ruetz 40 2018 IFI SOARING EAGLE AWARDS 42 INAUGURAL FASTENER FAIR USA DEEMED SUCCESSFUL BY ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS 44 WAVE SPRINGS BEAT THE HEAT Jurgen Wenzel, Rotor Clip Company 46 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO SECURES DATES THROUGH 2020 Linh Vu 48 STATE OF THE ART VMI HELPS PUT ARNOLD SUPPLY ON THE MAP 50 IFI ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN 51 INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS IS ON THE MOVE! 52 A PREVIEW OF STAFDA’S UPCOMING 42ND ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW Georgia H. Foley, CEO 54 MID-WEST MIXER FUN CELEBRATION Nancy Rich 56 NONPROFIT – A GROUP MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY…NOW THAT’S FTI Jo Morris 58 MATTEN: EUROPEAN FASTENER DEMAND STRONG John Wolz 59 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 60 COLD HEADED VS MACHINED SOLID PINS Jeff Greenwood, Spirol International 62 ASPHALT ANCHORS KEEP MODULAR BUILDINGS GROUNDED 64 BBI’S ROSA HEARN ANNOUNCED AS WOMEN OF THE YEAR 66 UNICHEM: FASTENER MANUFACTURERS IMPROVE ‘DRIVABILITY’ WITH UNIQUE COATINGS 70 SFA PANEL: U.S. TARRIFFS HIKING STEEL PRICES John Wolz 72 FASTENER FAIR USA WELCOME PARTY PHOTOS 74 EXHIBIT SALES FOR FASTENER FAIR USA STRONG AGAIN 76 USING THE CORRECT SIZE BLIND RIVET Anthony Di Maio 77 UNICORP OFFERS CUSTOM PARTS AND SERVICES 80 CLOSING OF THE BOOKS Roman Basi 82 NFDA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER Vickie Lester 83 NFDA 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PHOTOS 86 WHAT IS MY PLAYBOOK IF I HAVE A CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT? Bryce Austin 87 FAR SRL: NEW ENTIRES IN FAR CATALOGUE 89 ABBOTT-INTERFAST: 70 YEARS AND BY THE WAY… DID YOU KNOW?

90 6e AND 6E PITCH DIAMETER ALLOWANCES PROVIDE SPACE FOR HEAVY COATINGS Larry Borowski, Greenslade & Company 92 NCFA ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR! Marty Nolan 93 NCFA DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL PHOTOS 97 SOLUTION INDUSTRIES IS EVOLVING 99 WORD SEARCH 101 WOMEN IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY JUST HEARD THE NEWS! 104 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE SUCCESS! Nancy Rich 105 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE PHOTOS 106 MSC ACQUIRES ALL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (AIS) 111 FASTENER FAIR USA SHOW PHOTOS 124 BRIGHTON-BEST STARTS EDUCATION INITIATIVE 126 FASTENER LINKS 138 COME TO MONTANA FOR THE PAC-WEST FALL CONFERENCE Vickie Lester 139 PAC-WEST 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PHOTOS 141 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 148 SFA SCHEDULES FALL EVENTS John Elsner 149 SFA SPRING CONFERENCE PHOTOS 162 2018 MAFDA GOLF AND SCHOLARSHIP OUTING Lee S. Johnson, Jr. 165 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS volume 41 // issue #3 170 NCFA HALL OF FAME PHOTOS 171 NCFA HALL OF FAME DINNER MEETING Marty Nolan 175 MAFDA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 199 HIT THE JACKPOT WITH OUR FALL ISSUE OF LINK

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    NCFA 10th ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR SOCIAL

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    Lindstrom LLC, a master distributor

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    NFDA 50th ANNIVERSARY MEETING & CEL

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