From Fast Company Magazine

Employees who are thanked for a job well done are more engaged, plus expressing gratitude to others makes us happier. Read More

Pac-West launched a new series of regional events on January 14 in Seattle, Washington, called Pac-West After Hours. Similar programs took place in the San Francisco Bay Area and Denver this year. 

You can network just about anywhere: a trade show, a sales call, even where you work. The catch is that while all of these locations may be chock full of people who would make a great addition to your professional network, these are not times and places that are optimized for networking.  

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From Fast Company Magazine

Over the next decade, the country will experience a labor shortage that will disproportionately affect some industries and professions. Read More

From Harvard Business Review

Communities of aspiration: What are they? Why are they necessary to make the workplace more productive, powerful, and innovative? Read More

By Tom Reilly

Cheap prices seduce and delude. They scream as Sirens to price-sensitive shoppers and delude them into believing they are getting great deals because of the cheap prices. Cheap prices do not equate to great deals. Consider this:

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From Work That Matters

Getting rid of an annoying process is only half the battle. Read More

A Message From the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors 

As you may know, the House Republicans have been working for several months on a series of six issue “blueprints” to set forth a policy agenda.  Their final blueprint, their tax proposal, is being publicly released at a press conference at 10:00 AM this morning.  While the official document was embargoed until 11:00 AM this morning, we saw a draft of it last evening, and it is very good news for us on LIFO.

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A Message From Advance Components 

Contact: Pam Berry                  
pberry@advancecomponents.com 

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A Message From EFC International 

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – June 22, 2016. In a continued drive for growth, commitment to customers and supply partnership excellence, EFC International announces the addition of Teresa Amman, Supply Chain Director. Teresa will be responsible for successfully developing procurement and logistic strategies collaborating with suppliers and EFC’s Purchasing, Sourcing, Logistics, Warehouse and Quality departments who will also report to her.  

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From Lawrence Heim

As we understand it, this means that the relevant political entities have agreed upon high level legal principles for the conflict minerals requirements for covered businesses in Europe. Read More

From Tom Reilly

“I want the truth.”

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From Strategy+Business

The legendary management guru believes burying your nose in a book can be the most effective strategy for succeeding in business. Read More

A Press Release From the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE)

Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2016) – Today, the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) announced the arrival of its new, user-friendly web site, www.fastenershows.com.

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From Tom Reilly

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

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From TED2016

The secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas. Read More

From knowyourcompany.com

As CEO, you’re somehow both the total insider and the total outsider at the same time. In some ways you’re at the center of the organization. In other contexts, you’re like the last person to know anything. Read More

Contact: Ruth Stadius
NAW Communications 
rstadius@naw.org 
202.872.0885

 


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A Press Release From Intercorp

DMG Productions educates on the latest breakthroughs in fastening solutions.

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A Press Release From EFC International

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – May 26, 2016. In a continued drive for growth, commitment to customers and supply partnership excellence, EFC International announces the addition of Mike Massengill as Plastics Design/Application Engineer.  Reporting directly to Dave Pfeifer, Director of New Business Development, Mike will be responsible for collaborating with EFC’s sales engineers, customers, and suppliers to drive growth with innovative key products. 

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