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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.

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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

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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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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Impact Report: US Tariffs & Global Retaliations

Tariffs are dominating the news these days with the story changing almost hourly. What countries or industries will President Trump target next? Who will retaliate?

Freedonia’s new white paper draws upon the experience of its industry analysts to assess the potential impact of the latest tariffs on industries ranging from appliances to wine. This new analysis provides quick, easy to read summaries of how tariffs could impact 20 key US industries.

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EU Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on Certain Fasteners

The World Trade Organization announced today the imposition of new tariffs on certain fastener products imported from the U.S. by European Union countries, effective June 22, 2018:

CN Code Description Additional Duty
73181410 Self-tapping screws, of iron or steel (other than stainless (excl. wood screws) 25%
73181491 Spaced-thread screws of iron or steel other than stainless 25%
73181499 Self-tapping screws of iron or steel other than stainless (excl. spaced-thread screws and wood screws) 25%
73181640 Blind rivet nuts of iron or steel other than stainless 25%
73181660 Self-locking nuts of iron or steel other than stainless 25%
73181692 Nuts of iron or steel other than stainless, with an inside diameter <= 12 mm (excl. blind rivet nuts and self-locking nuts) 25%
73181699 Nuts of iron or steel other than stainless, with an inside diameter >= 12 mm (excl. blind rivet nuts and self-locking nuts) 25%

 

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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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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019: Stand bookings well underway New Special Area for Bonding and Adhesive Technologies

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 will take place from 19 – 21 March 2019 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. The 8th International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry will once again occupy halls 1, 3 and 5 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. Less than one year ahead of the show stand bookings are already well underway. The organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions also announces that, for the first time during Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019, there will be a special area for bonding and adhesive technologies, the “Bonding & Adhesive Technology Area”.

Over 700 companies from 38 countries have currently already secured their stand space at the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry. Amongst them are companies from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, China, India and Taiwan. To date, more than 18,000 square metres of the available net exhibition space have been booked or reserved. Hence, 85% of the total available stand space has been secured by exhibiting companies, around one year ahead of the show.

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“Amazon Business: Defending Against; Partnering With; and Out- Innovating”

A Message From Bruce Merrifield

Following Amazon innovation news and making sense of it for legacy-distribution-channel players is a full-time job. I’ve been doing my best at this quest for most of 2017. Now, the University of Innovative Distribution (http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_homehas asked me to do a “NEW” day long course on this topic on March 13 in Indianapolis.

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Gilchrist Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Gilchrist Foundation has awarded the final scholarship for 2017. Ryan Payne was awarded the scholarship via the Mid-West Fastener Association. Ryan will join the three previous scholarships from the 2017 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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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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