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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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IFE Americas Partners with R. L. English

IFE Americas is proud to announce that we are now working in cooperation with R.L. English to offer a high quality range of fluid system components with a first class service level.

Marty Nolan runs the R.L. English Co., a manufacturers rep group located in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Marty is a 35 year veteran of the fastener industry and has been involved with several fasteners associations locally and nationally over the years. In 2019, Marty was inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame. His company covers Ohio and the surrounding states as well as some national accounts. 

S.W. Anderson Company Acquires OEM Fastening Systems

S.W. Anderson Company, a specialty and class C component distributor, has acquired OEM Fastening Systems, a specialty fastener distributor in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

"We're excited to welcome the OEM Fastening Systems employees to the S.W. Anderson family" stated Jim Degnan, president of S.W. Anderson. "OEM's reputation in the southeast U.S. as a customer-focused product expert aligns closely with S.W. Anderson's value proposition. We look forward to working with our new team members to extend our products and services to OEM’s customer base. "

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Buckeye Fasteners Launches Mobile App

Buckeye Fasteners and its affiliated companies have a new mobile app that will give users direct access to five manufacturing plants in North East Ohio:

  • Brainard Rivet
  • Buckeye Fasteners
  • Joseph Industries
  • Ohio Nut & Bolt
  • Plan-E-Tech Tool and Die

You can use it to request a quote and can include your agent if you have one. The app will be useful in the field or in your office.

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Epicor Prophet 21 Offers New Feature Enhancements

Epicor has just released its newest version of Prophet 21. Some of the new enhancements include:

  • Access to Prophet 21 remotely using any device in the P21 Web App
  • Epicor Commerce Connect (ECC) brings you a full line of eCommerce offerings
  • Epicor Rentals Management makes the rentals process more efficient
  • Automate work, increase customer satisfaction, and grow service revenue with Service Pro
  • Process shipping transactions quickly and efficiently with Epicor QuickShip
  • Create budgeting, forecasting, and planning reports/dashboards with Epicor Data Analytics (EDA)
  • Allow each user to create more intuitive reports with Prophet 21 Report Studio

Click here to view the full list

International Fastener Expo Stages Successful Digital Event

The International Fastener Expo (IFE), North America’s largest expo for industrial fasteners, tooling and machinery, held the first digital event of its kind on November 11–12, 2020. Match & Meet by IFE focused on facilitating and deepening industry connections with education and networking opportunities, through a proven AI-powered platform. The digital event’s success was marked by great participation from partners, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees. Over 500 attendees and 60 exhibitors came together during the event. Within the two days, 3,800 total connections were made and 8,500 messages were exchanged, leading to more than 700 meetings and video calls. The Match & Meet platform will remain open until mid-2021 and participants can continue to connect until that time.

The two-day conference agenda of ten sessions featured industry professionals who presented on a variety of topics including product standards and materials, new technology, and industry trends. Sessions kicked-off Wednesday morning with The Fastener Training Institute discussing distributor quality assurance. “As our first virtual event, our team recognized the importance of producing an exceptionally strong conference schedule that would captivate our audience and create excitement,” said Morgan Wilson, show manger, International Fastener Expo. As part of the Match & Meet platform, sessions are available to view on-demand until mid-2021.

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IFE Americas Appoints Budd Sales as Rep

IFE Group is excited to announce Tom Buddenbohn of Budd Sales as a manufacturers’ representative for the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"With more than 40 years of industry sales experience and technical expertise, Tom will be a great connection to our south-central customer base and a valuable resource to our team. We look forward to growing and strengthening these valuable partnerships together."

Tom Buddenbohn served on the NFDA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013 and was Membership Chair for ten years.

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New Items In Stock at Buckeye Fasteners

Buckeye Fasteners Company continues to expand their product lines by adding many new items to their catalog. With the addition of headed concrete anchors, shear connectors and the expansion of their CD and Arc stud lines, Buckeye positions themselves to better serve their customers. Buckeye is also offering CD and Arc stud equipment and accessories to support these recently added items. Buckeye is now carrying hex flange weld nuts in both the Ford and GM specifications which are available for immediate shipment and delivery. Strux® nuts, square pierce nuts, flat head carriage bolts, nylon insert locknuts (in both the flanged nut and wing nut variations) have also been added to their ever-growing product offerings.

Check out all of Buckeye’s products on their website

Beacon Fasteners & Components Announces Redesigned Website Launch

Beacon Fasteners and Components is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website! The redesigned website features a customer account dashboard, easy to navigate product catalog and shopping cart to request a quote. The updated content pages provide valuable information on product, inventory solutions and company culture.

“After months of hard work from the Beacon team and our partners at INxSQL, we are excited to debut our new site and showcase all its new features,” commented Kameron Dorsey, national sales manager. “Our goal was to create a more user-friendly design across all devices so our customers could quickly access product and order information.”

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AIS Receives Reward for Outstanding Quality

AIS-All Integrated Solutions, an MSC Company, proudly announces its recent award for Outstanding Quality. It was awarded at the Motus Annual 2020 Suppliers Conference.

The award recognizes AIS for shipping over 10,000,000 pieces with zero defects. AIS was the only supplier to receive this award in 2020. Everyone from AIS’ quality, warehouse, sales, and account executive teams worked together to provide exceptional service to Motus---they deserve all the credit for the award.

“We are extremely proud of our entire team this year. They have truly come together to make sure our customers receive the highest quality services and products. Earning this award is confirmation that AIS’ focus on quality, company culture, and employee training is paying off for our customers,” stated Nick Ruetz, president of AIS-All Integrated Solutions. 

AIS- All Integrated Solutions an MSC Company
Since 1962, All Integrated Solutions has used its extensive manufacturing knowledge to design comprehensive, custom solutions to improve productivity and profitability for all its customers. Today, the AIS team continues to offer exceptional custom engineering support and valuable product insight using a global portfolio of high-quality suppliers.

Motus Integrated Technologies
Founded in 1973 as Prince Corporation, Motus Integrated Technologies is a tier-one supplier of automotive interior products to the global auto industry. The company’s more than 2,000 employees produces high-performance headliners, interior door and console armrests and instrument panel trim components from manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Motus Integrated Technologies currently has nine locations in the U.S., Germany, China, Mexico and Japan.

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.

Three Questions to Re-Examine Your Employee Review Process for the New Year

A Caliper Talent Management Article:

3 Questions to Re-Examine Your Employee Review Process For the New Year

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Why Every Manager Should be a Coach, Not a Boss

A Caliper Talent Management article:

Why Every Manager Should Be a Coach, Not a Boss

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S.W. Anderson Company Acquires M&M Fasteners Supply



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How to Build a Better Hiring Plan

A Caliper Talent Management Article:

How to Build a Better Hiring Plan

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How to Hire for Success in Sales

A Caliper Talent Management Article:

How to Hire for Success in Sales

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Gilchrist Foundation Awards Scholarships

Press Release:

The Gilchrist Foundation has awarded four scholarships from the 2020 applicants.  Congratulations to the recipients. We wish them well and are pleased to assist them with their education.  

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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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Watson Woodrow Stanley Obituary

Watson Woodrow Stanley, 96, Purple Heart Recipient and a resident of Howell, MI passed from this life Monday, May 18 of natural causes.

Watson was preceded in death by his wife Bette Ann Eckert (deceased in 1997) and will be sorely missed by his wife Elizabeth (daughter Alicia).  He was the loving father of 3 children, William (Barb) Stanley, Robert (Lana Kenny) Stanley and Judy (Jim) Cash. Watson cherished his 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Mae (Max) Stevens and Patricia (David) O’Donnell.

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Midland Industries Opens Houston Distribution Center

Midland Industries, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is excited to announce the opening of its newest distribution center, located at 5544 Armour Dr. Houston, TX 77020. This facility will stock a complete line of industrial, plumbing, waterworks, and irrigation products including, brass fittings, valves, malleable fittings, steel nipples, ductile iron gate and check valves, lead-free brass fittings, bronze fittings, brass nipples, stainless steel fittings and nipples, and much more. In addition to providing faster deliveries to our customers in the South, this facility features a will-call area supporting customers in the Houston area that wish to pick up. As we continue to grow, we are eager to serve our ever-expanding customer base in this region.