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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall 2020 / Vol 44 No 1

in the Winter

in the Winter 2021 issue of 6 DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 8 FASTENER SCIENCE: AVOIDING CATASTROPHIC FAILURE IN PLATED SOCKET-HEAD CAP SCREWS Rob LaPointe 10 WHY DO FASTENER SUPPLIERS USUALLY FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION ON SINGLE MARKET SEGMENT? Laurence Claus 12 TECH DATA SHEETS IN SECONDS Salim Brahimi 14 THREAD TOLERANCES ASSURE FASTENERS CAN BE ASSEMBLED EASILY Bruno Marbacher 16 [COVER STORY] DISTRIBUTION ONE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SOFTWARE INNOVATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTORS 24 WHAT FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIGH TEMPERATURE BOLTING Guy Avellon 26 ADVANCEMENTS IN MICRO FASTENING TECHNOLOGY Kent Johnston 28 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CONVERTING BETWEEN METRIC FASTENER STANDARDS London Penland 30 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO STAGES SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL EVENT 32 WRENCH HEIGHT GAGING FOR HEX, HEX WASHER AND HEX FLANGE HEAD FASTENERS Larry Borowski 34 MW INDUSTRIES, INC – TEXAS: VIBRANTLY ALIVE AT 45 – POSITIONED TO CONQUER THE FUTURE 36 IFE PANELIST KERR: ROBOTS ‘PERFASIVE’ BY 2030 John Wolz 37 KEY BELLEVILLE: ESSENTIAL MANUFACTURER OF BELLEVILLE SPRINGS FOR OVER 50 YEARS 38 ABABA BOLT STANDING APART IN THE INDUSTRY 40 HOW LEARNING LOOKS VIRTUALLY Jo Morris 44 HOW TO SELECT THE PROPER PIN FOR YOUR APPLICATION Jeff Greenwood 46 MAKING SENSE OF THE WAREHOUSE Robert Footlik 48 SECURING YOUR COMPUTER NETWORK: KEY MOVES FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS SHOULD MAKE FOR 2021 Joe Dysart 50 SELECTING THE CORRECT BLIND RIVET Anthony Di Maio 51 FASTENER FAIR USA POSTPONES SHOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 52 WIFI AWARDS 2020: INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS RECOGNIZED 54 IN AND OUT OF THE COVID BUBBLE Jim Truesdell 55 INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS: 25 YEARS AND GROWING! 56 RETAINING TOP TALENT IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 Nelson Valderrama 58 VALLEY FORGE & BOLT INTRODUCES THE UHF RTM METER 62 E&T FASTENERS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ERIC LENZ, CEO 64 UNIQUE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT MOTOR CITY INDUSTRIAL 66 MEMORIAL TO BENGT BLENDULF Laurence Claus 68 DOUBLE ENDED THREADED RODS NOW MANUFACTURED BY TRIANGLE MANUFACTURING 70 FASTENER FRIENDS PHOTOS 72 ALL-PRO FASTENERS: FASTENERS & CORROSION – AVOIDING PROBLEMS IN ADVANCE 73 MWFA 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & EVENTS SCHEDULE Nancy Rich 74 JOHNSON TELLS STAFDA: BAN PAPER IN FRONT OFFICE John Wolz

volume 44 // issue #1 76 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR PPP LOANS FROM THE SBA Roman Basi 77 NFDA’S MONTHLY VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Vickie Lester 78 FASTENER NEWS DESK 2020 BEST BOOTH DIGITAL AWARDS IFE MATCH & MEET Lisa J. Kleinhandler 80 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER MANUFACTURING EXHIBITION JOINS FASTENER FAIR USA 82 BIG RED FASTENERS: FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO PREMIER SUPPLIER 86 YOUNG FASTENER PROFESSIONALS FIGHT CLUB London Penland 88 DISCOUNTS ON IFI TECHNOLOGY CONNECTION SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MANUALS Vickie Lester 92 SEFA SPRING CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY Nancy Rich 96 BRIGHTON-BEST RECOGNIZES KEY INDIVIDUALS 96 MEMORIAL FOR EFC FOUNDER, DOUG ADAMS 107 MFDA: TOYRAISING IN THE TIME OF COVID Rob Rundle 118 NEFDA PLANS 2021 GOLF OUTING Nancy Rich 130 THE SFA AT TOP GOLF: TOP EVENT OF THE YEAR Cari Bailey 131 SFA TOP GOLF PHOTOS 134 FASTENER INDUSTRY WEB LINKS 145 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 151 GOT NEWS? 155 MWFA AWARDS ,500 IN SCHOLARSHIPS Nancy Rich 173 DON’T MISS OUR BIG SPRING ISSUE

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