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Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice. Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward? READ MORE.


This contest is Rotor Clip’s contribution to the STEAM initiative that encourages students to think critically and have an engineering or design approach towards real-world problems while building on their accumulated, theoretical knowledge of mathematics and science.

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If you've ever researched ERP software, you've encountered the acronym API. You may have read that APIs are essential to external data access. This is certainly a true statement. However, if you have questions as to why this is true, let's begin by asking the following:

What is API and what does it mean to ERP?

An Application Program Interface (API) defines the way software and external programs interact. In Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), APIs are necessary to ensuring that the ERP application data is accessible to other programs. 

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THE FASTENER FIX

MS/NAS Products

Sherex Fastening Solutions offers full lines of NAS and MS rivet nuts for the aerospace, military, defense, and general industrial markets; meeting NAS 1329, NAS 1330, and MS27130 standards.

Flat Head and Countersunk Head styles are available as open or closed ended, keyed or keyless styles, in sizes ranging from #4 to 1/2". All styles are available in alloy steel, aluminum, 430 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, and brass.

Sherex Akron Facility

Sherex produces all of our NAS/MS products and many other standard and custom parts in our AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008 certified production plant, located in Akron, Ohio (CAGE Codes 7EK30 and 4JQL4). With a minimum order quantity of only 100 pieces, a lead time of 8 weeks or less on rivet nuts, a wide range of equipment, and our world class engineering and sales support, Sherex Akron can facilitate the design and production of thousands of unique NAS/MS fasteners, screw machine parts, and custom fasteners for all kinds of applications, all while offering customers the best possible fastening solutions at the lowest total installed cost.

Sherex Sponsors Collegiate Support Program for Foster Youth

Sherex Fastening Solutions has sponsored an IDEA Project at the University of Kentucky focused on helping and supporting foster youth to pursue a higher education. "Sherex's support for the University of Kentucky's project will fund new strategies to support foster youth at UKY and on other U.S. college campuses", said Brad Mazon, Director of Fundraising and Advancement at IDEA. "Thanks to Sherex and to Sherex President Adam Pratt for your leadership on this!"

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is the official hotel for this year’s National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo

NIFMSE moves Welcome Reception party to the pool area at the Westgate, locks down lowest hotel rates, and added amenities for attendees, exhibitors and their guests during stay.

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Record breaking numbers for the show in all 3 categories—exhibit space, exhibitors, and total number of attendees in 2016

For the first time in its show history, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) is named on the list of Trade ShowNews Network’s Trade (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Shows and Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Fastest 50 Winners. TSNN’s list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the United States and is ranked by net square footage. At just under 100,000 square feet, NIFMSE is recognized and awarded amongst other top winners.

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Advance Components is celebrating 45 years of distributing excellence by offering customers free shipping when purchasing from the Advance online store. All products online are in-stock and ready for same day shipping.

“We invite all of our customers to celebrate our anniversary with extra savings at the Advance online store,” says Advance president Gary Cravens. “This is a fast and easy way to buy in-stock products with the click of a button.”

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A Message From SPIROL International

I wanted to let you know about a new coating that we are introducing for our products that is poised to be one of the most revolutionary changes of the year for the fastener industry.  The coating, called “ArmorGalv®”, surpasses 1,000 hours of corrosion protection and unlike other platings or coatings, the vapor process coats all surfaces of the product uniformly – even recessed surfaces!  This means that hollow parts receive full coverage within the ID of the part which is a major advantage over other finish options.  Furthermore, ArmorGalv will not flake or peel as the coating is diffused into the surface of the part, and there is no risk of hydrogen embrittlement. There are many more features and benefits included in the White Paper attached below:

http://www.spirol.com/library/whitepapers/Features_and_Benefits_of_ArmorGalv_Thermal_Zinc_Diffusion_us.pdf

While we will eventually offer this coating for all of our product lines, we are initially rolling this out for our Tubular Products (roll-formed Spacers, Compression Limiters, Dowels and Bushings).

If you are interested in learning more about ArmorGalv, or if you are currently working on a project requiring joining and assembly and would like my assistance, please feel free to give me a call!

Regards,

Michael S. Lentini | National Distribution Sales Manager | SPIROL International
30 Rock Ave. | Danielson | CT | 06238
Phone: 860.774.8571 Ext. 4457 | Fax: 860.774.2048 | Email: Michael.lentini@spirol.com

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A Message From Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

After years of reporting on the aggressive anti-business regulatory agenda coming out of Washington, D.C., we are happy to be reporting on the roll-back of regulations that has been undertaken by Congress and the Trump Administration, and what remains to be done.

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A Message From Leo Coar, LINK Magazine's Editor/Publisher

Well here we are 40 years later and LINK Magazine is still going strong and growing. Just a bit different then when we started. LINK’S print and digital editions are now an equally important part of our industry, as well as our LINK App, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn social media pages, all ways to reach the industry which did not exist 40 years ago. Face to face with our readers is still the most important part of our job and Tracey Lumia will continue to cover all the meetings and Trade Shows. We do this to better inform the Fastener Distributor and Suppliers on what is going on in their industry.

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New President, COO, and National Sales & Marketing Manager Reflect Recent Growth and Position CTE for Continued Success

Cable Tie Express, a Master Distributor of cable ties, heat shrink tubing, wire connectors, mounting bases, and associated wire management products since 1995, recently announced several organizational promotions which support the Company's growth and commitment to superior quality products, solutions, and services.

Cable Tie Express Founder Char Cooper announced these changes and promotions effective January 2017:
  • Ty Whitacre promoted to President: Ty has served with Cable Tie Express for one year as Director of Business Development. His background is customer-focused with long-term executive positions in the medical, HVAC, and industrial marketplaces.
  • Doug Andrews promoted to Chief Operations Officer (COO): Doug is a long-term employee at Cable Tie Express, leading the day-to-day operations and supporting the continued growth of sales in North America.
  • Jason Burton promoted to National Sales & Marketing Manager: Jason has been with Cable Tie Express for five years, with responsibility as Inside Sales Manager prior to his recent promotion. Jason leads the Company's National Sales force of Independent Representatives and the Inside Sales and Customer Service Representatives.
Founder Char Cooper commented, "With the continuing goal of providing our customers the highest quality products and unparalleled service levels nationwide, the recent promotions enhance our position as a leading supplier in the marketplace. Ty's broad-based and successful background, Doug's continued dedication to the growth of Cable Tie Express for nearly two decades, and Jason's proven talents from the sales perspective are the perfect combination to lead Cable Tie Express to an enduring, strong, and successful future."
 

Cable Tie Express is located in Noblesville, IN with additional warehouse locations in Crestview, FL; Dallas, TX; Brea, CA; Seattle, WA; and Danbury, CT. Be a part of the Cable Tie Express experience by contacting the new leadership team or a customer service representative at 1-888-603-1233,  sales@cabletieexpress.com, or  www.cabletieexpress.com.

Beacon Fasteners and Components is thrilled to announce Tony Van Hoozer of Applied Design & Fastening Solutions as a manufacturers’ representative for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.

“With 44 years of industry knowledge and expertise, Tony will be a great liaison to our Midwest customer base and a valuable asset to our team,” said Kameron Dorsey, National Sales Manager at Beacon.  “He shares our customer-driven principles and focus on servicing our customers, and we look forward to growing and strengthening these partnerships together.”

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A Message from Intercorp

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA -- Intercorp., an importer and master distributor of high-performance construction fasteners under the Strong-Point® brand, is pleased to announce the release of their new product and submittal catalogs. Featuring more than 500 items, these catalogs are complete resource guides for Strong-Point® construction fasteners.

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A Message From Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Since my last update to you on this topic there have been a number of procedural developments of significance to our legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s new overtime regulation scheduled to take effect on December 1st:

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Kevin Chavis of Star Stainless Screw (Commerce, California) was elected to serve a second term as president of the Pacific-West Fastener Association at a recent meeting of the Pac-West Board of Directors.

Chris McCaffrey of R&D Fasteners (Rancho Cucamonga, California) was elected as the association’s vice president, and Ron Stanley of Empire Bolt & Screw (Spokane, Washington) was elected secretary/treasurer. Rick Peterson of All-West Components & Fasteners (Seattle, Washington) stays on the Board as immediate past president.

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Washington, DC (September 26, 2016) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence announces Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, the 11th edition in the landmark Facing the Forces of Change® series.  Since its inception in 1982, this acclaimed series continues to provide insights about the overall future of wholesale distribution and the role of wholesaler-distributors.

Quantity discounts apply when ordering two or more copies. Pricing and order information are available at http://www.naw.org/ftf16.

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Check out this blog post from Pac-West member Hans Fuller, with Fuller Metric. Read more.

From LinkedIn

Imagine for a moment that each day when you arrived at work your team would gather for a few minutes and your boss would single each of you out, one at a time, and explain specifically how your skills make the team better, how she and your co-workers respect and appreciate you, and how you are going to do amazing things that day. Read more.