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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter 2019 / Vol 42 No1

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in theWinter 2019 issue of 8 HOW TO SELECT THE BEST JOINING METHOD Bengt Blendulf 10 Q&A WITH CARMEN VERTULLO & ROB LAPOINTE Tiffany Arnold, AIM Testing Laboratory 12 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHEEL STUDS AND LUG NUTS Guy Avellon 14 THREE THINGS THAT DISTRIBUTORS MUST DO WELL – PART 3: TRAINING Laurence Claus 16 [COVER STORY] R&R ENGINEERING CO. TO MARK 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION 24 FASTENER ADVISORY BOARD: NEVER AN ISLAND 26 THE DARKER SIDE OF AI: HACKERS ARE ADDING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO THEIR TOOLKITS Joe Dysart 28 TOP REASONS YOU SHOULD ATTEND FASTENER FAIR USA 2019 30 ISO TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON FASTENERS HELD ITS 2018 PLENARY MEETINGS IN MONTREAL Salim Brahimi 32 DESTAFANO: CUSTOMERS WANT EDUCATION ON COMPANY WEBSITES John Wolz 34 COMPUTER INSIGHTS: 5 WAYS TO BENEFIT FROM THE NEW INTUILIZE CONNECTION 36 SELF-CLINCHING LOCKNUTS HOLD MATING SCREWS TIGHT Michael J. Rossi 38 RETAINING RINGS CURE FASTENER CONCERNS IN ANOTHER MEDICAL APPLICATION Jürgen Wenzel 40 THREE DIFFERENT BLIND RIVET BODY DESIGNS Anthony Di Maio 44 GHOSTING JOBS: ARE EMPLOYERS GETTING WHAT THEY GAVE? Jim Truesdell 48 RING GAGES PART 1: SETTING ADJUSTABLE THREAD RINGS – WHY DO I NEED THE SET PLUG? Larry Borowski 50 RECAP OF STAFDA’S PHOENIX CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW Georgia H. Foley, CEO 52 PLANNING FOR PREVENTABLE DISASTERS Robert Footlik 54 WIFI ANNOUNCES THE JOANNE GOODMAN SHERMAN SCHOLARSHIP STARTING IN 2019 56 FASTENER TRAINING INSTITUTE OFFERS ONLINE TRAINING Jo Morris 57 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 58 WHY PINS WALK & HOW TO ENSURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN Miki Shen 59 MWFA ANNOUNCES 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nancy Rich 60 IFE 2018 EXPANDED CONFERENCE SCHEDULE PRODUCES TOP ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE Linh Vu 61 IFE OPENING PARTY PHOTOS 62 MWFA/NFDA/PAC-WEST 2019 JOINT CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA – MARCH 13-16 Vickie Lester 66 STATE BY STATE, MONTH BY MONTH, DAY BY DAY - STATE SALES TAX LAWS CONTINUE TO CHANGE Roman Basi 68 FASTENER NEWS DESK: INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO BEST BOOTH AWARDS 70 BOLT BUN LLC: ANCHOR BOLTS ARE BEST SERVED IN A BUN 72 KINTER BUILDS SECOND WAREHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH 76 KEY BELLEVILLES: HOW A LITTLE COMPANY BECAME THE BIGGEST AND BEST IN THE WORLD 78 THE STELFAST CONNECTION IN THE FASTENER SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK IS A HIT! 80 JOIN THE SEFA AT THE 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA Nancy Rich 82 MWFA AWARDS NEARLY ,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS Nancy Rich 83 CARTOON 86 EPICOR: LEADING THE WAY FOR DISTRIBUTORS WITH FIT-FOR-PURPOSE SOFTWARE SINCE 1972

87 IFE SHOW PHOTOS 90 NCFA 2018 SCREW OPEN GOLF OUTING Dave Audia 90 BRIGHTON-BEST RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENTS 94 NEW STAFDA OFFICERS ANNOUNCED Georgia H. Foley, CEO 94 FASTENER EXPO HALL OF FAME & YOUNG FASTENER PROFESSIONALS AWARD WINNERS 96 MFDA’S 23RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – FUN TIMES! Nancy Rich 105 CARTOON 108 IRONCLAD WINS OH&S PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 111 MEET CARI BAILEY – SFA’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Suzanne Cravens 117 MFDA TABLE TOP DRAWS NICE ATTENDANCE Nancy Rich 119 NCFA 2018 SCREW OPEN GOLF OUTING PHOTOS 121 SOLUTION INDUSTRIES CARTOON 131 SFA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW LOOK, NEW EVENTS, AND RE-NEWED ENERGY! Suzanne Cravens 134 FASTENER INDUSTRY LINKS 138 WORD SEARCH 159 LINK DIGITAL ARCHIVES NEW & IMPROVED 160 CARTOON 161 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 163 FASTENER TECH ’19: EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS UNDERWAY Nancy Rich 167 BRIGHTON-BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY PHOTOS 180 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS volume 42 // issue #1 183 MFDA TABLE TOP PHOTOS 191 BIG SPRING ISSUE – DON’T MISS IT!

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