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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2021 / Vol 44 No 3

in the Summer

in the Summer 2021 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 DRIVING SYSTEMS FOR FASTENERS TO SUIT THE APPLICATION Bruno Marbacher 10 FASTENER SCIENCE: SHEAR TESTING - SINGLE AND DOUBLE SHEAR FOR FASTENERS Rob LaPointe 12 IS THERE VALUE IN APPLICATION ENGINEERING? Laurence Claus 14 FCH SOURCEFINDER EXPANDS DURING SUPPLY CHAIN CRUNCH Ellis Wyatt 16 [COVER FEATURE] ALUMINUM FASTENER – IT’S ALL WE DO! 24 SALES TAX LAWS DRIVING YOU NUTS? Dennis Cowhey 26 EXCITING UPDATES FROM INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO 28 SMITH ASSOCIATES: 50 YEAR LEGACY 30 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW: THE LONG AND SHORT OF BOLT FAILURES Guy Avellon 32 SMARTCERT: AUTOMATING THE TRANSFER OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTION Lonni Kieffer, Co-Founder 34 FASTENER FAIR USA – FOR ALL THE INDUSTRY, IN THE HEART OF MANUFACTURING 38 IFI SOARING EAGLE AWARDS 2021 Salim Brahimi 40 FAIRNESS TO PREGNANT WORKERS – PROPOSAL PROVIDES SOLUTIONS Jim Truesdell 44 DEATH BY COOKIE: FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED A NEW WAY TO ADVERTISE ON THE WEB IN 2022 Joe Dysart 46 STAFDA’S IN-PERSON EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS IN ORLANDO Georgia H. Foley, CEO 48 DO IT YOURSELF GAGING Larry Borowski 50 UTILIZING SURFACE MOUNT TECH FOR MECHANICAL FASTENING TO PCBS Michael J. Rossi 52 WTC IT SERVICES – A LEGACY OF SUPPORT 54 MWFA PRESENTS FSTNR WEEK, AUGUST 16-20 Nancy Rich 58 REPORT: INDUSTRIAL FASTENER DEMAND AT 4% CAGR John Wolz 60 SPRING BOLT AND NUT MFG: SPECIALTY FASTENERS ON DEMAND 62 FTI BRINGS NEW ADVANCED IN-PERSON TECH TRAINING TO CHICAGO AUGUST 16-20 Jo Morris 63 SOLUTION INDUSTRIES RECOGNIZES EMPLOYEE TENURES 64 TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT INVENTORY Robert Footlik 66 AMCO ENTERPRISES: YOUR METRIC FASTENER SPECIALIST FOR OVER 50 YEARS 68 FASTENING TECHNIQUES FOR PLASTIC HOUSINGS Jeff Greenwood 70 BIG RED FASTENERS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN THE FASTENER INDUSTRY 72 THE FASTENER POWER OF BLIND RIVETS Anthony Di Maio 73 BTM MFG ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 RECERTIFICATION 74 TOPICS TO CONSIDER REGARDING SECOND DRAW OF PPP FUNDING Roman Basi 76 PARKER FASTENERS: FORGING THE FUTURE 78 THE INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR’S GUIDE TO STARTING A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Nelson Valderrama 80 PAC-WEST: LIVE EVENTS ARE BACK! Amy Nijjar 82 CELO FIXINGS TECHNOLOGY: MECHANICAL ANCHORS THROUGH THE YEARS 84 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE PHOTOS 85 3Q INC: YOUR FULL-SERVICE SUPPLY CHAIN ANSWER 86 DISTRIBUTION ONE: NEW ERP-ONE SOFTWARE IN THE POST-PANDEMIC NORMAL

volume 44 // issue #3 90 WIFI ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 93 CRESCENT MANUFACTURING WELCOMES BACK DAN BIELEFIELD 96 THE NEFDA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING RETURNED! Nancy Rich 97 NEFDA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 98 AROUND THE FASTENER INDUSTRY 103 SETKO: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THAT CUSTOMERS CAN COUNT ON 114 MFDA ITR ECONOMIC FORECAST MEETING RECAP Rob Rundle 115 SOLON MANUFACTURING: FIRST-EVER RECIPIENT OF PRESTIGIOUS AWARD 118 SEFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED Nancy Rich 127 SUNCOR: PULLPRO - VERSATILE & INNOVATIVE STAINLESS-STEEL SHEAVES 136 MWFA RECONNECTS FOR GOLF OPEN Nancy Rich 137 MWFA GOLF OPEN PHOTOS 139 DDI SYSTEM: TECHNOLOGY TO EMPOWER DISTRIBUTOR SUCCESS 154 NFDA HOSTS FREE MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENTS Amy Nijjar 162 SFA AT TOP GOLF: WE CAME OUT OF 2020 SWINGING Cari Bailey 162 SFA TOP GOLF PHOTOS 174 SEFA HOLDS FIRST IN-PERSON INDUSTRY EVENT IN OVER A YEAR! Nancy Rich 175 SHOW SEASON IS BACK! COME AND VISIT US 182 NEFDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED Nancy Rich 191 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE PHOTOS 193 WE MAKE THE CONNECTIONS HAPPEN - RESERVE YOUR AD SPACE FOR OUR BIG FALL SHOW ISSUE!

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