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                  
[email protected] 

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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 
[email protected] 


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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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From Work XO

Senior management teams are sort of like people: no two are exactly alike, though they share a lot of common characteristics. Read More

From Officevibe

The perfect hire is someone who is excited about your company’s goals – the kind of person that will go the extra mile when it’s required. Not the person who will complain when the have to work the occasional Saturday to get a project over the line. Read More

From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

There is still confusion about what “country of origin” means. Country of origin refers to the point from which the ore came out of the ground. The location of the smelter can be indicative of risk in some situations, but not always. Read More

From Harvard Business Review

In decades of work with more than 100 global organizations, we have seen case after case in which managers and their companies are too eager to jump into the global arena before ensuring that all the right internal pieces are in place. Read More

From Forbes

So what’s the harm in prepping kids for college? Won’t all students benefit from a high-level, four-year academic degree program? As it turns out, not really. Read More

Rotor Clip was recently awarded the 2015 President's Award from NTN Driveshaft, Columbus, Indiana.

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