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Shamrock International Acquires Vaber Industriale

Shamrock International is pleased to announce that a stock purchase agreement has been executed with Vaber Industriale to acquire all shares in Vaber on November 26, 2018.

“Vaber provides technical solutions to manufacturers throughout Europe. Shamrock opened our Frankfurt, Germany office last year, and adding the Vaber family to our family helps to anchor our global strategy. Vaber’s product offering and customers are very adjacent to ours, and we are excited to offer Shamrock products to their customers and vice-versa. We share the same company values and both prioritize families first. We truly feel that this transaction will be accretive for both organizations. We look forward to providing a better service offering to all of our customers worldwide.” says Robert Waichulis, CEO of Shamrock International.

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World’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry with record exhibition space: positive economic outlook offers potential for growth

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019, the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry, will take place from 19 – 21 March 2019 in halls 1, 3 and 5 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Due to a further expansion of the exhibition space this year, offering a total of 22,000 net square metres in total, the exhibition has already exceeded the total stand space of the previous event in 2017. More than 97% of the total available stand space has been booked so far.

Around 900 companies from 40 countries will be present with a stand at the 8th International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry in March 2019. Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France are the major European exhibitor countries. Asian exhibitors mainly come from Turkey, China, India and Taiwan.

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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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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Pneumatic Actuator?

From Rotor Clip

The next time you see the jaws of an alligator figure open and snap shut or a haunted house monster reach for you as you pass by, chances are you are seeing a pneumatic actuator in action. READ MORE

Benefits of eliminating welding from steel attachments

Custom Rivet Nuts

Do you have a fastening challenge that you need help with? Our Sherex engineering team has a deep understanding of base materials, fastening technology, and manufacturing processes, and can create custom designed solutions for your specific application. After design approval, we manufacture your custom parts in one of our ISO certified production facilities. Here are a few examples of custom engineered rivet nuts our team has designed:

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Würth Industry North America Has Announced a New Executive Vice President

Würth Industry North America (WINA) has announced that Dan Hill will become Executive Vice President of the Würth Group and Chief Executive Officer of WINA and succeed current E.V.P Marc Strandquist on October 1st .

Strandquist began his tenure at WINA when he returned to the Würth Group in 2010. He was first Managing Director for Würth Snider in Louisville and in 2013 became Executive Vice President for all WINA companies, as well as Würth Industry Mexico, Würth Industry Brazil and Dokka Fasteners Norway. Sales in his business unit doubled between 2013 and by end of year 2018. He also spearheaded five major acquisitions and managed their integration into the Group, implemented SAP at two WINA companies and established Würth Industry Canada.

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Earnest Machine Adds Metric Hex Head Cap Screws to Product line

ROCKY RIVER, OH–-Earnest Machine is now offering DIN spec metric hex head cap screws in response to increased demand in the marketplace.

“ISO metric hex head cap screws have been part of our product line for years,” said Kirk Zehnder, CEO of Earnest Machine. “However, we’re seeing a rise in the demand for metric product, due to globalization and the increase of imported heavy equipment. Many repairs now call for metric pieces.”

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Tower Fasteners “Comes Home” To Dublin With Its First European Distribution Center

Tower Fasteners is proud to announce the opening of its first European distribution center in Dublin, Ireland. Tower Fasteners EU Ltd is located less than 30 minutes outside of Dublin’s city center and will serve as Tower’s European headquarters. The 1,000-square-foot distribution hub will offer Tower’s full line of fasteners, electronic hardware and inventory management solutions. A mirror image of existing branches, Tower Fasteners EU will specialize in local customer service, outside sales, managed inventory services, and the same product offerings and quality standards offered at its eight North American distribution centers.

The Dublin facility has been open since July 1, 2018 under a soft opening with the official opening date being September 25, 2018. Tower will hold a small grand opening event on that day that will include several members of the Shannon family, who have owned and operated Tower Fasteners since 1967. Mark Shannon, Managing Director of Tower Fasteners EU, and Mark’s mother, Jane Shannon, wife of the late Thomas Shannon who originally founded Tower more than 50 years ago will be on site. Since Mrs. Shannon emigrated from Ireland to the United States in the 1950s, this Dublin facility’s opening is a large source of pride to her and the rest of the Shannon family.

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Don't Discard That Leftover Retaining Ring

DON'T DISCARD THAT LEFTOVER RETAINING RING

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Brighton-Best International Proferred Brand Wins Two Pro Tool Innovation Awards

September 12, 2018 (Santa Fe Springs, CA) - Judging for the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards completed this week and Brighton-Best International received two PTIA awards for products from the new Proferred line. 

The winning products include Proferred Drywallerz™ (P64040) and the Proferred 8” Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench (T09002).

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Artificial Intelligence in Business - Beyond SciFi

New software selection material available --
Selecting software is a complex task and determining which software package is the "best" for your organization can be daunting. The article titled, "Artificial Intelligence in Business - Beyond SciFi" written by Jeff Gusdorf and Maggie Peters at Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, provides a framework that ensures you have assessed all of the most important factors and helps you to be more confident in your software purchase decision.  Also, this month we have released the 28th annual Distribution Software Guide and 12th annual Manufacturing Software Guide. Download the release

EFC International Welcomes Global Team Members

St. Louis, Missouri – September 11, 2018. Guenter Retkowski, Vice President of International Sales, is pleased to announce the team expansion for global growth. New team members will support EFC’s expansion in targeted regions and markets, including Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, and Industrial markets.

Shanghai EFC Fasteners Col. Ltd. added seven team members: Director of Sales, Zhanchun Gu; Tina Li, Buyer; Dan Gong, Sales Engineer; Inside Sales Account Managers, Sunny Li, Gloria Shen, and Seven Shen; Logistics Coordinator, Carina Liang. Their collaboration with the existing EFC team, customers and suppliers within China has been significant to growth.

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Sherex Gives Back: Day of Caring

Compression Limiters

 

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NAM - Manufacturers React to NAFTA News

Final Deal Must Include United States, Mexico and Canada

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today continued manufacturers’ call to secure the best deal possible for manufacturing workers in America:

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Customization: Rotor Clip's Expertise

Despite an extensive standard catalog stock of  carbon steel and stainless steel with various dimensions and spring characteristics, some applications are not served with a standard stock retaining ring or flat wire wave spring. In these instances, Rotor Clip can produce a  custom part according to your unique specifications. 

With Rotor Clip, you can be certain that you get the assistance and answers that you seek before, during, and after you purchase from us. We have a dedicated and highly trained team of professionals to help you get the answers you seek. From pricing, lead times, logistics to part specs, application design assistance, and feasibility studies; our team has the answer 

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IFE announces 2018 award winners

Hall of Fame at the International Fastener Expo Announced
Industry veterans and thought leaders Bob Sachs and Robbie Gilchrist are added to the list of honored inductees for the 2018 IFE Awards

Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2018) – The International Fastener Expo (IFE) has announced the winners of the 2018 Hall of Fame Awards. Each year, The Fastener Hall of Fame recognizes industry professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale. In addition to their contributions, the award recipients are selected on the role they’ve played in the industry, their leadership skills in administrative and policy areas, and the educational contributions they’ve made to their companies and staff. This year latest recipients, Bob Sachs and Robbie Gilchrist, will join other honored industry members, including but not limited to inventors, business leaders, and educators.
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New NAW Legislative Issue Briefs

FROM: Jade West, NAW Senior Vice President-Government Relations

New NAW “Legislative Issue Briefs” are now available, including updates on:

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Gilchrist Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Gilchrist Foundation has awarded five scholarships from the 2018 applicants.  Congratulations to the recipients. We wish them well and are pleased to assist them with their education. 

They are as follows and their sponsoring companies;

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Heyco®-Tite Solar Masthead® II Liquid Tight Cordgrips

What Are You Building?

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Phosphating: Summer's Silent Assasin

Sick of summer weather and moisture corroding your steel parts?

Check out this month's newsletter to see how Rotor Clip's exclusive zinc phosphate finishes offers maximum corrosion protection. Our dry phosphate and phosphate and oil finishes come standard, with no additional cost.

See why our phosphate finishes are specified for in countless applications, and call or email us for free samples or engineer consultations today. READ MORE