A Press Release From Hodell-Natco

Hodell-Natco Industries acquired Davco Fastener Company on December 1, 2017. The move was a strategic one that gives Hodell-Natco a stronger foothold in the OEM market. Kevin Reidl, President of Hodell-Natco, worked together with Dave Potts, President and Owner of Davco Fastener Company on this mutually-beneficial transaction.

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From Jamie Notter

I love data. I’m a cyclist, and in the group of friends I ride with, I’m known as “stats,” because I am always the one to report on our average speed and the number of meters we climbed, etc. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when it comes to culture, I do like the data. I love debriefing the culture analytics with clients and talking about the interesting patterns and contradictions in the numbers. READ MORE

From Jamie Notter

I was debriefing some internal culture data with a client, and the CEO opened the conversation with his other senior leaders by referencing a book that Marshall Goldsmith wrote a few years ago: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Goldsmith’s book is focused on individual leaders—helping them get past some unconscious habits that proved to be successful previously in their careers but have now become roadblocks to success. READ MORE

From Jamie Notter

Some of you know that in the last year I made the decision to personally switch to the metric system. I was originally inspired by a video from Dan Pink on this, and it was surprisingly easy for me to change little things in my life—on my own—to adopt the metric system. My weather apps now show the temperature in Celsius. My scale shows kilograms instead of pounds. I changed many of the settings in my car to kilometers, and I’m actually getting used to the fact that my cruise control on the Beltway is now set to 105. So do you remember in the 1970s when there was a (failed) movement to switch to metric? That’s because in the 1970s you needed a movement for it to happen. We didn’t have the individual power to start changing things on our own. Now we do. READ MORE

From Jamie Notter

I think we take management teams for granted, but given the power they have to impact both strategy and culture inside an organization, I think that’s a mistake. We should be intentional about them and, frankly, hold them to a higher standard. Here are some tips for moving in that direction. READ MORE

From Jamie Notter

Everyone wants to know how good their culture is. They want to know if their people rate the culture favorably, they want to know if they are considered a best place to work, they want to know if they have good engagement scores, and they want to know if they do a good job on things like innovation, transparency, collaboration, and agility. READ MORE

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Sherex Akron
Sherex Akron has updated its phone system to better accommodate our valued customers. Please take note of the following new numbers:

Main Phone: (234) 205-1178
Ted Utlak: (234) 815-1036


We would also like to welcome Renee Bartel to the Sherex Akron Team as our new Office Administrator! Renee comes to us with years of experience at companies such as Fedex and First Energy and is excited to be working at Sherex. Renee will be the primary customer contact for Sherex Akron moving forward, and can be reached via the main Akron line or via her direct line at (234) 815-1038.

Contact Ted or Renee to discuss our MS/NAS rivet nuts and small batch production capabilities. Sherex Akron is AS9100 certified, and products are available with short lead times and low order quantities.


Cage Codes: 7EK30 and 4JQL4
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Brass Inserts
Looking for solutions for high strength attachments in plastics and composites? Sherex offers a wide range of standard and custom mold-in and self-tapping inserts for structural plastic attachments in metric and inch sizes.

The custom mold-in inserts pictured above are examples of specialty brass inserts that Sherex manufactures for customers in multiple industries, including automotive and construction equipment. Click the link below for more information.
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International Fastener Expo 2017
Team Sherex had a blast at the International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas last month! Sherex President Adam Pratt received the Young Fastener Professional of the Year award for his contributions to the fastener industry.

Among Adam’s achievements are: leading the Sherex team in the development of innovative product lines including Riv-Float©, Full Hex, and Large Size rivet nuts and TEC Series wedge locking washers; spearheading efforts to establish manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio; and successfully acquiring and integrating the Disc-Lock company and product line.


Congratulations Adam on your achievement!

GOING SMALL IN A BIG WAY

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From Jamie Notter

No matter what kind of job you have, I’ll bet that a large percentage of your workday is devoted to one, single activity: Coming up with an answer or a solution to a problem you face. READ MORE

From Entrepeneur

Tough situations make it harder to process information -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. READ MORE

From Harvard Business Review

As topics like automation, artificial intelligence, and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of work, some predict catastrophic job loss and a dystopian future where legions of unskilled workers languish unemployable in the margins. READ MORE

From Inc.

A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity. READ MORE

From Fast Company

In an ever-polarized world, it’s important to consider points of view other than your own. But truly being open-minded involves some tricky mental work. READ MORE

Article by Salim Brahimi, published in the October/November issue of Fastener Technology International. READ MORE

A Message From the Lab Materials Testing

We have some exciting news!

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A Message From International Fastener Expo

From October 17 through 19, North America’s largest and most well-known gathering of fastener industry professionals returned to Las Vegas for the 37th consecutive International Fastener Expo. We want to thank all of our amazing media partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for making 2017 the expo’s greatest year yet.

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Advance Components is the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS)VFS is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Tension Pins - both Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins®.
VFS Coiled Spring (Tension) Pins are constructed of a light thickness material that is wrapped around approximately 2.25 times, producing a more resilient and versatile component with amazing advantages:
  • Distributes stress equally throughout the pin
  • Pins flex after installation and when a load is applied
  • Can be installed without regard to direction of applied load
  • Absorbs shock and vibration
  • Provide minimum of 270 degree surface contact in the hole
  • Reduces fastener costs
Contact the Advance Team today for VFS application solutions, samples and quotes.
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Regional Sales Manager Ryan Wachoff travels from the tip of Florida, through the Southwest and all the way to the State of Washington and beyond, supporting our customers with great service and solutions. Ryan get results for his clients by sharing his knowledge of fastener applications, listening with intent, and working to find the right product for the job. Contact Ryan today for application support, product information and Advance's value-added services.
 
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Thanks to our wonderful suppliers who came to our Dallas offices to train the Advance Team on products, applications and more. Representatives from ARaymond TinnermanAVK Industrial ProductsDavies Molding,Heyco, and Vogelsang Fastener Solutions educated and entertained the team during two days of intensive training. We celebrated our partnerships with a delicious barbecue dinner at Hard Eight - where everyone left happy, full and much more knowledgeable about fastening solutions!
The International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas was a big success last month. Thanks to everyone who came by the Advance booth for product knowledge, samples and our famous Texas hot sauce. 
Also at the Expo, Advance Co-Owner and VP of Marketing Pam Berry (below, second from left) was awarded Woman of The Year by the  Women in Fastener Industry (WIFI) organization. Congrats to Pam and the Advance Team for a job well done!

From Forbes

How engaged are you at work? Probably not much. READ MORE

From Fast Company

These two “silo”-smashing alternatives can fix the problems caused by your stagnant org chart. READ MORE

From Entrepreneur

Companies that have embraced ambitious sustainability goals have invariably found it improves efficiency, employee morale and public perception. READ MORE