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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2017 / Vol 40 No1

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6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 A LOGICAL APPROACH TO A BOLTED JOINT DESIGN Bengt Blendulf 10 2016 NIFMSE HALL OF FAME RECIPIENT – BRUCE WHEELER 12 NIFMSE BEST BOOTH AWARDS 2016 - FASTENER NEWS DESK 14 FUNDAMENTALS OF THREAD FORMING SCREWS – PART 2: THREAD FORMING SCREWS FOR THERMOPLASTICS Laurence Claus 16 [COVER STORY] – INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS: THE DISTRIBUTOR’S CHOICE 24 RE-EXAMINING ‘D-ITEMS’ Robert Footlik 26 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW TO ANSWER CUSTOMER QUESTIONS – PART 3 Guy Avellon 28 VEGAS FASTENER TRADE SHOW REPORTS UNPRECEDENTED 18% ATTENDEE GROWTH Susan Hurley 30 GOT POP UP ADS? COME 2017, GOOGLE WILL PENALIZE FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS THAT DO Joe Dysart 34 INTERCORP PUBLISHES NEW PRODUCT AND SUBMITTAL CATALOGS 36 MSI PRODUCTS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF PVF 38 WHEN THAT BIG CUSTOMER CAN MEAN A BIG RISK TO YOUR BUSINESS Jim Truesdell 39 THANK YOU FOR 40 GREAT YEARS! 40 SEEKING CERTIFIED FASTENER SPECIALISTS….. WE HAVE A NEW CLASS FOR YOU! Jo Morris 42 THE FUTURE IS NOW Denny Cowhey 44 DURAFORCE FASTENER SYSTEM: THE FASTENER INDUSTRY’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENT IN 85 YEARS! 46 BLIND RIVET FAILURES AND SOLUTIONS Anthony Di Maio 50 ENDING THE CONFUSION REGARDING CONVERSION TRANSACTIONS OF THE LLC & NON-LLC Bart Basi 52 NIFMSE SHOW PHOTOS 55 BRIGHTON-BEST EMPLOYEES WIN MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY 57 SEFA: SAVE THE DATE – NEW ORLEANS STYLE! Nancy Rich 58 STAFDA’S 2016 ATLANTA CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW RECAP Georgia H. Foley 60 FINALLY – REVISION MANAGEMENT CONTROL 62 EU SEEKING TO TOUGHEN TRADE REGULATIONS John Wolz 64 ROTORCLIP: NEW – SURFACE FRIENDLY WAVE SPRINGS Vincent Rodgers 64 FASTENER TECH ’17 PLANS UNDERWAY Nancy Rich 65 FASTENER TECH ’17 REGISTRATION FORM 66 GENERAL INSPECTION: PUSHING THE LIMITS OF FLAWLESS MANUFACTURING 68 SPIROL: FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF ARMORGALV ® THERMAL ZINC DIFFUSION Michael J. Pasko 70 MFDA TABLE TOP SHOW WELL RECEIVED Nancy Rich 72 WIFI EVENT CONNECTS THROUGH NETWORKING AND SCHOLARSHIPS 74 APEX SUPPY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES: ACTYLUS SMART BIN SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE IN ONE AND TWO SHELF MODELS FOR BENCHTOP USE 76 BRYCE FASTENER GAINS ANOTHER PATENT TO QUICKEN FASTENER INSTALLATION TIMES 78 PAC-WEST/NFDA JOINT CONFERENCE AND TABLETOP SHOW – MARCH 15-18 Vickie Lester 82 ZEHNDER AT NFDA: ‘LOOKS MATTER’ EVEN AT DISTRIBUTORSHIPS John Wolz 83 LELAND INDUSTRIES EXPANDS

86 MAFDA: 2016 ANNUAL GOLF AND SCHOLARSHIP CLASSIC 87 MAFDA 2016 ANNUAL GOLF PHOTOS 88 BRIGHTON-BEST: A FASTENER SUPPLY HOUSE 90 NCFA 2016 SCREW OPEN GOLF OUTING Dave Audia 91 NCFA SCREW OPEN GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 97 FASTENER WORD SEARCH 103 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 113 FASTENER CROSSWORD PUZZLE 114 MWFA’S 33RD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Nancy Rich 115 MWFA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PHOTOS 117 SFA ELECTS 2016/2017 OFFICERS John Elsner 120 FASTENER INDUSTRY WEBSITE DIRECTORY 125 STAFDA 40TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW PHOTOS 127 YOUNG FASTENER PROFESSIONALS SPEED NETWORKING PHOTOS 131 MFDA TABLE TOP SHOW PHOTOS 133 WORD SCRAMBLE 135 DISTRIBUTION SALES TRAINING ON-DEMAND FOR PAC-WEST MEMBERS Vickie Lester 156 MFDA CELEBRATES 21ST GOLF OUTING Nancy Montesano 157 MFDA GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 164 MWFA CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN ELEGANT AND FUN EVENT Nancy Rich 170 KEVIN CHAVIS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF PAC-WEST 180 MANY ENJOY NEFDA HOLIDAY PARTY – NEW EVENT, GREAT VENUE Nancy Rich 183 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 199 OUR BIG SPRING ISSUE

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