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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.1

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6 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Nancy Rich has recently joined the Southeastern Fastener Association as their Executive Secretary, bringing several years of experience from her previous position as the Executive Director of Mid- West Fastener Association. Nancy began with MWFA, in 1984, after working for Cronin Fasteners. She then turned her interests into the varied duties of fastener association work becoming an important component of the growth and success of the MWFA (formerly CBNSA). As Nancy will be working for both associations, they will remain two separate entities. Nancy has met with Joanne Bialas, President, Tony Nelson, 1st Vice President and Jonathan Hodges, 2nd Vice President to begin exciting plans for SEFA’s future. SEFA looks forward to an exciting future with Nancy’s assistance. President, Joanne Bialas reports “We are very excited to have Nancy and her expertise with our association.” For more information, contact SEFA at P.O. Box 473, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Tel: 847-370-9022, Fax 847-516-6728, E-mail: sefa@thesefa.com or visit them on the internet at www.thesefa.com. *** Following a brief period of re-organization Heads & Threads International has re-entered the industrial fastener market. HTI, founded 50 years ago, has long been known for its bulk fasteners, stock for release and mill programs. President Bill Marthens states, Distributors are looking to suppliers for a broader range of products, services and overall value. To meet this growing demand Heads & Threads has expanded its product offering to include a complete line of packaged fasteners, kitting services, blister packs, private labeling and custom packaging. With four strategically located distribution centers, HTI will be able to deliver to most of the United States within one to two business days.” For more information call Heads & Threads International at 1-800-323-2073 or email sales@handt.com. Würth Service Supply has recently opened its seventeenth branch and distribution center, located in Wichita, KS. The facility is 25,000 square feet, providing space for 2800 stocking locations. The recent addition is part of a direct effort to expand the company’s geographical reach and increase its logistical capabilities. As part of the Würth Group, Würth Service Supply is a fastener distributor whose core competency is C-Parts management driven by the service brand, CPS® C-Parts Solutions. CPS® provides inventory management programs ranging from two-bin kanban systems to engineering support and total program transparency. Würth provides solutions for original equipment manufacturers in industries such as agriculture, transportation, heavy trucking, freight car, renewable energy and more. The Wichita location currently supplies to manufacturing facilities for Agco and Siemens Wind Power, among others. The company is in the process of transferring supplier responsibilities for 15-year-long customer, Coleman, to the new Wichita branch. For more information, please contact Lindsey Balensiefer at lbalensiefer@wurthservice.com. *** Dan Sebastian, President & CEO of MW Industries, Inc. headquartered in Logansport, Indiana, announced the acquisition of Economy Spring of Southington, Connecticut. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Economy Spring and Stamping was incorporated in November 1981 and is currently located in Southington, CT. The company is a manufacturer of springs using advanced, hightech coiling applications, metal stampings, and wire forms by the four-slide process, torsion operations, and proprietary forming equipment. Under the leadership of its owner, Leo Charette, the company has steadily grown to become a part of the local industrial base. For more information about the acquisition, contact MW Industries, Inc at 101 Godfrey Street, P.O. Box 7008, Logansport, IN 46947. Tel: 574.722.8242, Fax: 574.722.8224 or visit online at www.mw-ind.com.

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