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Global Structural Bolts Market Report – History and Forecast 2017-2028

This report will walk you through the structural bolts market from the following aspects: Consumption, Sales, Revenue, Price, Cost, Gross margin, Market size, Market share, Growth rate, Trends, etc.

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Take Action Today to Prevent a Ban on Hex Chrome

MORE JOBS LOST IN CALIFORNIA?
An estimated 100,000 combined industry jobs are at risk.  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is planning to phase out decorative hex chrome by 2023. California metal finishers will no longer be able to provide this service.  A ban is extreme and overkill.

Fact: Decorative and functional (hard) chrome and chromic acid anodized metal finishing is less than 1% of total chrome VI emissions for the entire state of California.

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NAW Partners with NFL for PPE

Throughout the pandemic, distributors have proven critical to saving lives and keeping the economy moving by reliably distributing food, medicine, PPE, and other vital supplies to every corner of America. As we enter a new phase where vaccines are making their way into the arms of millions of Americans, our industry has a critical opportunity to step up once again and accelerate the American recovery.

NAW and our member companies are partnering with the National Football League to support mass vaccination sites in stadiums across the country. When fully operational, these sites will have the capacity and vaccine supply provided by FEMA to vaccinate thousands of people each day. NAW is actively building a coalition of distributors who are committed to accelerating the administration of the vaccine and are able to help the NFL secure items needed to operate these mass vaccination sites. 

This week, NAW member companies have begun donating supplies to the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers to support the launch of their vaccination sites; we expect to speak with many of the remaining 30 NFL clubs shortly to understand their needs and connect them with distributors best positioned to meet those needs. 

If you would like to join us and have the ability to donate or serve as a source for purchase for any of the following items, please respond directly to me and NAW’s Chief Business Development Officer Dan Schuberth ([email protected], 732-585-3010):



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Fastener Training Institute Announces New Board of Directors Member Greg Rawlings

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA – The Fastener Training Institute (FTI), the leading nonprofit provider of fastener training opportunities, announced the appointment of Greg Rawlings as its newest Board of Directors member.

Rawlings is the current president of Nylok LLC, a Marmon Holdings company that is part of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. group. Nylok is a value-added solutions provider of resin, adhesive and lubricant coatings for threaded fastener applications with five facilities in North America and business partners in 31 different countries across the globe. He has served in various roles at the company over the past 12 years including sales, engineering and management positions.

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IFE Will Take Place as Scheduled

Registration Open for the
International Fastener Expo 2020 

LAS VEGAS, NV - June 24, 2020 - Registration is open at www.fastenershows.com for the International Fastener Expo (IFE) 2020. IFE 2020 will continue to take place as scheduled on Sept. 28-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Halls C & D, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The expo is North America’s most extensive business-to-business tradeshow of its kind for all types of fasteners, machinery & tooling, and other industrial products. 

This September, IFE will host a robust conference schedule with highlights on technology, leadership and business management, and current market challenges and best practices - all in environment that places the health & safety of IFE’s customers and staff as its top priority. IFE, which is owned by Emerald, will be implementing the Company’s Preparedness, Prevention and Response Plan, which outlines the specific protocols being implemented both during the event-planning phase and onsite at IFE. For further information, please click here or visit the show website. 

“This year, more than ever, an event such as IFE is crucial in connecting professionals in the industry. Attendance at IFE allows buyers to connect with their existing suppliers and develop new relationships too. Our team is working hard to ensure an environment that is safe for all those in attendance and has put together a plan detailing on-site protocols,” said Morgan Wilson, show manager, International Fastener Expo. 

Leading industry experts will speak on product standards and materials, quality issues and more. In addition, attendees at IFE can expect to see the latest that is on offer in the industry and stay informed on everything happening in import and export law, trade regulations, and so on through conference sessions at the show. 

Each year, IFE brings together thousands of attendees, buyers, and sellers from across the entire supply chain. These include manufacturers, distributors & master distributors, and OEMs. VIP attendees at IFE are consistently included in Industrial Distribution’s Big 50 List and exhibitors are among the top international and domestic manufacturers, material suppliers, tooling and machinery providers and ancillary services. 

Attendees to the show are encouraged to register early in order to take advantage of early-bird pricing at only $50. Pricing will increase to $75 after June 30, and the on-site fee will be $85. 

To register, visit https://www.fastenershows.com/attendees/register-to-attend/. For more information on IFE, visit www.fastenershows.com.  

About International Fastener Expo
The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the largest and most diverse gathering of fastener and industrial professionals in North America. Founded in 1981 it serves all reaches of the supply chain, from manufacturer to distributor to OEMs, and features nearly 70 product categories. With over 850 vendors and more than 5,000 attendees from 30+ nations, the International Fastener Expo delivers industry‐leading content and facilitates vital industry connections at their annual three‐day show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the entertainment and trade show capital of North America. International Fastener Expo is owned and produced by Emerald. . 

About Emerald Expositions 
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit http://www.emeraldx.com 

IFE Media Contact: 
Karishma Lulla
[email protected]

New NAW Podcast Series

NAW is pleased to introduce the new NAW Podcast Series: INNOVATE TO DOMINATE, sponsored by PROS.

In our first episode, “An Introduction to the Innovate to Dominate Podcast Series,” you’ll learn about INNOVATE TO DOMINATE and what it means for you in the context of COVID-19. Watch or listen to this podcast – Check it out!

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Fastener Fair USA Postponed Until March 2021

After careful consideration and due to the escalation of COVID-19 in the United States, Reed Exhibitions announced on May 8, 2020 that the next edition of Fastener Fair USA will now take place March 23-25, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Initially optimistic that the event could be held in late July, as the pandemic has continued to escalate and the challenges it has brought to the industry, it is clear that July is no longer a viable option.

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NAW On-Demand Webinars

NAW’s archive of past webinars provides you with the best content from distribution's leading business and supply chain experts! 

Discover these two on-demand webinars that feature first looks at NAW's brand-new study:
Innovate to Dominate: The 12th Edition in the Facing the Forces of Change® Series

Welcome to the Age of B2B Innovation


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NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Announces Optimizing Channel Profitability: A Playbook to Align Manufacturer– Distributor–Customer Relationships

(October 10, 2019, Washington, DC) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence is pleased to announce its newest, groundbreaking research study, Optimizing Channel Profitability: A Playbook to Align Manufacturer–Distributor–Customer Relationships, based on a consortium conducted by Texas A&M University’s Global Supply Chain Laboratory. Please go to www.naw.org/ocp or call 202.872.0885 to learn more and to order copies.  Quantity discounts of 15–50% apply when ordering two or more copies.

As manufacturers face new competitive challenges, distributors alter their capabilities, and customers change their requirements, the path forward keeps shifting.

Many manufacturers have not updated their channel policies in a decade, while wholesaler distributors have undergone significant changes in terms of online disruptions by non-traditional competitors, multi-generational workforce dynamics, digital transformation challenges, evolving salesforce structure, and so forth.

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Amazon Faces Liability for a Third-Party Vendor’s Defective Product

On Wednesday, July 17th, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Amazon can be held liable for defective goods sold on its site by third-party vendors. This decision could be significant for Amazon which continues to face criticism for counterfeits and dangerous items being sold through its platform. Amazon argues that it does not count as a "seller" because it simply provides the platform, but the appeals court said it disagrees. The court’s opinion states that Amazon may be liable in part because its business model “enables third-party vendors to conceal themselves from the customer, leaving customers injured by defective products with no direct recourse to the third-party vendor.”

Previously, two federal appeals courts have ruled that Amazon cannot be held liable for products from third-party sellers, but the federal appeals court decision on Wednesday reversed the latest lower court decision. The case will now be sent back to the federal district court for trial.

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NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Announces Creating Innovations And Shaping The Future Of Business: A Look At Commerce, Technology, And Human Forces In Distribution And Accompanying Free Webinar



The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence, the research arm of the National Association of WholesalerDistributors (NAW), is pleased to announce the release of Creating Innovations and Shaping the Future of Business: A Look at Commerce, Technology, and Human Forces in Distribution, the first-ever Facing the Forces of Change® challenge paper, based on research to date, including 25 innovation ideas to kick-start internal management discussions.. Please visit www.naw.org/creating-innovations or call 202.872.0885 to learn more and order copies. Quantity discounts of 15–50% apply when ordering two or more copies.

About this Challenge Paper

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Fastener Training Institute Elects New Officers

A Press Release from the Fastener Training Institute

Officer elections were held at our most recent Board of Directors meeting. We’re pleased to announce the following:

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New Threat: AQMD "Credible Evidence" Rule Would Overrule Tests (Jan 11)

A Message From the California Metals Coalition

Tis the season for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to show its impatience and propose another overreaching new rule.

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Sub-Standard Threaded Rods Entering North American Market

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

2017 International Fastener Expo Wrap Up

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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Get to know YOUR Fastener Industry Award Winners....BEYOND THE SPEECH!

Young Fastener Professionals is pleased to announce "Beyond the Speech." At this year's International Fastener Expo, YFP will host a panel discussion featuring Hall of Fame recipients Bill Derry (2017 honoree), Bruce Wheeler (2016 honoree) & 2017 Young Fastener Professional of the Year, Adam Pratt. In this interactive event, moderated by Eric Dudas of Fully Threaded Radio, these industry trailblazers will open the doors to their world addressing topics including career success and challenges along with forward-thinking industry insights.

All Expo attendees are encouraged to sit in on this event and come with questions for some or all of the panelists. We are offering pre-registration for fifty (50) individuals for guaranteed seating. Those who do not pre-register will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. Please click link below for pre-registration and sponsorship opportunities.

This is your chance to get to know some of the many decorated innovators in the fastener industry...beyond the speech!



IFI Names 7th Managing Director in its 86 Year History

The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth J. McCreight as the association’s new Managing Director. The IFI Board of Directors announced the selection following a considered and comprehensive search for a leader who understands the invaluable contributions the fastener industry makes to North American economy, and who can provide direction, motivation and new energy to the mission of the fastener industry association.

Ken McCreight, is coming to IFI from the Cleveland-based Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), and previously served as an industry advocate for manufacturing organizations as Vice President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Before entering the association world, he was involved in developing Workforce & Economic Development initiatives at both Cuyahoga Community College and North Central State College in Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Technology Education and a master’s degree in Technology from Bowling Green State University.

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Fastener Fair France 2018 arrives in Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will host Fastener Fair France from 28-29 November 2018. The exhibition is the latest in the world’s leading series of trade shows specialising in fastener and fixing technologies.

Locating the exhibition in Paris will bring the very latest in fastener and fixing products and solutions to one of the major manufacturing regions in France, against the background of a favourable economic environment; France’s national GDP registered a 0.5% increase for the third quarter in a row.  Companies exhibiting at Fastener Fair France will feature products and services in the following sectors:

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NAW Signs onto Comments Supporting Rescission of Persuader Rule

A Message from NAW:

As you know, in 2011 the Obama Labor Department promulgated a new rule dramatically changing the “advice exemption” from the disclosure requirements under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act – the so-called Persuader Rule.  The Persuader Rule would have made it extremely difficult for companies, especially smaller companies without in-house labor counsel, to obtain legal advice during a union organizing campaign. 

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FCH to Award Fastener Training Institute Scholarship

The FCH Sourcing Network has teamed up with the Fastener Training Institute for a fourth year to announce the promotion and selection of a scholarship candidate who will be awarded full tuition to the Fastener Training Institute course, “Fastener Training Week”. Once completed, the course qualifies students to sit for the Certified Fastener Specialist exam, a distinguished industry credential.

To qualify for selection, candidates must work within the fastener industry and must submit a brief essay, approximately 300 words in length. The essay should address the importance of training in the fastener industry, and the impact of training on the candidate's career. Candidates can be nominated by owners or managers, who are welcome to submit an essay on behalf of a nominated candidate. There is a limit of one nominated candidate per company if the nomination is being made by a manager on behalf of a candidate, however, there is no limit to the number of individual candidates from any given company who submit an essay on their own behalf.

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