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Gage Bilt Installation Tools Join the Advance Lineup

Advance Components is proud to announce a new partnership with Gage Bilt, a top manufacturer of rivet and lockbolt installation tools and components. Advance will now stock Gage Bilt’s extensive line of pneudraulic, hydraulic and pneumatic tools.

Since 1956, Gage Bilt has been manufacturing economically-priced, heavy duty riveters to install a wide variety of aerospace and commercial fasteners. Gage Bilt tools are ergonomically designed for fast installations, reduced hand fatigue, and simple maintenance. Gage Bilt tools can be used to install fasteners from POP®, Avedel®, Cherry® and Huck®.

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AATP hires new National Sales Manager

Lancaster, PA – February 24th, 2021  All America Threaded Products (AATP) is pleased to announce they have hired Al Bate as their National Sales Manager. Al brings with him a broad background as a Fastener Industry professional and leader with a track record of successful team management and development in sales, operations and manufacturing. His Fastener career spans over 30+ years across the UK, Europe and since 2008, the USA. He has held leadership roles with several divisions of the TR Fastenings group through much of his career, in both the UK and the USA.

In 2018, he took two years out of the industry to follow his entrepreneurial bent and help build Fast-Exec LLC—a head-hunting agency specializing in the industrial fastener industry—founded by his wife, Jacqui.

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AATP hires new Northeastern Territory Manager

Lancaster, PA – March 8, 2021 Danielle Maze joins All America Threaded Products (AATP) as the Northeast Regional Account Manager. In addition to those accounts, she will also be managing catalog accounts. She brings over seven years of experience as Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Customer Service in the printer, toner, and copy paper industry at Weaver Associates Inc.

In addition to her sales experience, Danielle has managed delivery drivers, service teams, logistics requirements, and service calls. This foundation gave her the skills, attributes, capabilities, and attitude that made her an ideal candidate for further developing and building excellent customer relationships. Her keen sense of operations and logistics management means she is no stranger to the value of reliability, delivery and service.

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SPIROL Launches New Series of Molded-In Aluminum Threaded Inserts for Plastics

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a new, high-performance series of Molded-In Inserts for plastics assemblies. The rugged design of the Series 63 Through Hole Inserts and Series 65 Blind End Inserts consists of multiple bands of helical knurls to maximize torque resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high pull-out (tensile) force. These Molded-In Inserts are designed to be placed in the mold cavity prior to plastic injection, and offer exceptional performance due to unrestricted plastic flow into the retention features on the outside diameter of the Inserts.

These lightweight, lead-free Threaded Inserts for Plastics are manufactured from 2024 grade aluminum which provides the best combination of strength, corrosion resistance, machinability and cost. The Series 63 and Series 65 Molded-In Inserts are lead free, 40% stronger than brass, and 1/3 the weight of the same Insert manufactured from brass. Standard metric thread sizes include M4, M5, M6, and M8, and standard inch threaded sizes include 8-32, 10-24, 1/4-20, and 5/16-18.

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EFC International Partners with Research Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (REMINC)

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – February 18, 2021.

EFC International is pleased to announce its expanded focus on the world-wide distribution of genuine parts made by Research Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (REMINC) Authorized Licensees. EFC’s team of application engineers support customers with advanced engineering assistance, direct factory relationships and rapid prototype solutions, as well as extensive value analysis and value engineering services. Matt Dudenhoeffer, President and CEO of EFC, states, “EFC, REMINC and REMINC’s Licensees look forward to this partnership knowing that end-users will benefit from our combined strengths.”

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John Wachman Inducted into Fastener Hall of Fame

Pac-West member John Wachman of Desert Distribution was inducted into the Fastener Hall of Famewhich recognizes professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale.

“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the industry,” said Wachman. “I will continue my best efforts to improve the fastener industry and am dedicated to seeing the industry thrive.”

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Ocean Freight Update

Ocean Freight Update

Written by: Dana Wilson, Empire Bolt & Screw

February 16, 2021

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INxSQL Featured in Link Magazine Cover Article

From Link Magazine:

For decades there has been the argument that much of the work taking place in large office spaces could be accomplished from home. Businesses were loath to test the theory for fear that there would be a reduction in employee productivity, but now, out of necessity, more and more businesses are realizing that the opposite is true. Employees are embracing the challenge; with Covid here for the foreseeable future, working from home effectively is one way to help your business survive.

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Olander Company Free Webinar January 28

Don’t miss The Olander Company's free AVK threaded Inserts webinar on January 28. This information-packed webinar takes a deep dive into AVK threaded inserts: design benefits, best industrial applications use cases, and typical concerns around the correct usage of threaded inserts. The webinar wraps up with a discussion on AVK threaded inserts tooling options and tricks for troubleshooting common problems.

Olander is an authorized premium stocking distributor of AVK wire inserts and tools in the US.

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EFC International Announces Re-Designed Website Launch

EFC International is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website delivering innovative products and solutions providing an unparalleled customer experience. The website provides easy access to an extensive on-line resource for engineered specialty fastening solutions used throughout the world.

“Serving as a platform for EFC’s mission to Redefining The World Of Distribution, the website highlights the EFC Difference -- a combination of Connections, Expert People, Engineering, Quality, Local Support, Global Presence and Logistics, providing customers with an information-rich experience and a comprehensive suite of fastener solutions,” states Matt Dudenhoeffer, president and CEO of EFC International.

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Why is silver plating so popular and why would you choose it for your medical application?

From the U-C Components Blog

Silver plating is a very popular choice for many industries including medical, electronics, telecommunications, automotive, and many more. Silver plating exhibits excellent anti-galling properties, high lubricity, a wide operating temperature range, good corrosion resistance, and exceptional conductivity.

Silver is one of the most common metals used for plating in the medical industry because it boasts a wealth of beneficial qualities plus it is biocompatible and inherently resistant to bacteria. Silver is also extremely ductile which makes it a great choice for shape-memory devices and high precision instruments.

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SPIROL has a new series of high performance Molded-In Inserts for plastic assemblies

SPIROL has a new series of high performance molded-in Inserts for plastic assemblies. The lightweight, lead free Series 63 & 65 inserts are manufactured from 2024 grade aluminum which provides the best combination of strength, corrosion resistance, machinability and cost. They are 40% stronger than brass and 1/3 the weight of the same insert manufactured from brass.

Here is a link for more information about this new insert offering, including links to the inserts specifications as well as to SPIROL'S complete inserts for plastics design guide:

Anne Salaets from The Olander Company Wins Scholarship

Congratulations to Anne Salaets, business development manager for The Olander Company, who won this this year's Pac-West Scholarship to the acclaimed Fastener Training Week program.

Fastener Training Week is an intensive version of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ advanced technical training program. Instead of seven separate one-day classes, Fastener Training Week consists of five intensive days of education and plant tours. The curriculum includes:

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The Importance of Metal Fastener Plating

From the U-C Components Website

Plating is a centuries-old process that permanently joins a metal covering to a conductive surface. Platings affect not only how a metal fastener looks, but also its hardness, electrical conductivity, coefficient of friction, and how it will withstand corrosion or wear resistance. Basically to plate a fastener a thin layer of metal that is bonded at the molecular level to the fastener.

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Material considerations for O-rings used in vacuum and clean-critical environments

From the U-C Components Website

O-rings are most often the primary source of contamination in any vacuum system. Selecting the proper O-ring design and material are essential to maintaining the seal and overall system integrity. Unfortunately, you cannot simply rely on the property values you get for the elastomers when selecting an O-ring for your clean-critical application; vacuum performance of the material can differ strongly from supplier to supplier, as well as batch to batch.

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Olander Offers Heli-Coil 101 Class

Have you ever wondered why use Heli-Coil wire inserts as opposed to other inserts? What are some of the Heli-Coil application  and installation requirements? This webinar, offered by The Olander Family of Companies, will review this topics and other common installation Issues, possible causes and solutions,  and some rather charming Heli-Coil factoids.

The webinar is scheduled for October 14, 2020, 11:00-11:45 am Pacific Time.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fundraiser

Würth Industry North America and Elgin Fastener Group have partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and are hosting a charity auction to raise funds for a fantastic cause. Purchase a $98 raffle ticket, and you will be entered to win a 98-year-old custom, classic car! 100% of our proceeds will go directly to St. Jude, and there is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase! The winner will be announced LIVE on September 16th on Würth Industry North America's LinkedIn Page and Elgin Fastener Group's Facebook pages!

Click here for details.

Advance Components promotes Brad Burel to VP Sales

Advance Components is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Burel from Director of National Sales to Vice President of Sales. Brad has been with Advance for 16 years, where he started in Account Management, transitioned to the role of Regional Sales Manager, and several years ago was promoted to Director National of Sales. 

“Advance is excited that Brad will be leading a new initiative to merge the company’s sales and account management teams into a new single unified sales team,” says Gary Cravens, Advance’s President. “Our goal remains to be a customer-focused company, and Brad is key to continuing and expanding our mission.”

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Endries Acquires All-West Components and Fasteners

Endries International is pleased to announce that it has acquired All-West Components & Fasteners Inc.

All-West was founded in 1978 in Seattle, Washington with the help of Rick Peterson, the current CEO of the company and past president of both the Pacific-West Fastener Association and STAFDA. Mark Peterson, Rick’s brother, joined the organization in 1982 and has been the company’s president since 2015. Over the past thirty years All-West has been focused on serving the original equipment manufacturing market and providing technical fastener solutions to their customer base. Operating under ISO 9001 accreditation, the company’s twenty-four associates operate from a headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, Washington and branches in Spokane, Washington and Boise, Idaho.

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Industrial Threaded Products Acquires Construction Tool & Threading Co.

From Industrial Distribution Magazine

Commercial fastener distributor and importer Industrial Threaded Products, Inc. announced May 14 that it has acquired Construction Tool & Threading Co., a custom manufacturing company that has been serving the construction and industrial market for over 80 years. Construction Tool & Threading Co.’s service offering and team will become fully integrated with Industrial Threaded Products.

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