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Advance Components | Master Stocking Distributor of Heyco® Solar Power Components

Advance Components is now a master stocking distributor of Heyco® Solar Power Components. Heyco® is a worldwide leading manufacturer of wire management products and components. The Heyco® solar line of SunRunner® Clips, SunBundler® and Nytye® Cable Ties, and Liquid Tight Cordgrips set the standard for excellence and high performance in the solar industry.

“Heyco is excited to announce the recent addition of over 220,000 pieces of 28 different SKUs to Advance Components’ offering,” says Tom Marsden, Renewable Energies and Product Sales Manager. “Advance’s outstanding level of service and Heyco’s superior quality in products makes it a no-brainer when choosing a partner for your next solar job.”

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Announcement of new TORX® and TORX PLUS® fastener licensee: Shanghai Autocraft

Acument is pleased to announce the addition of a new TORX® and fastener licensee to our program, effective immediately. The new licensee is:

Shanghai Autocraft Co., LTD
No. 168, Nanlu High Way
Pudong New Area
China
TEL: +0086 3818 1068
FAX: +0086 3818 1199
www.autocraft-china.com

Shanghai Autocraft Company is allowed to purchase TORX® and TORX PLUS® header tooling at this time. Please inform all appropriate personnel within your company of this new addition and restrictions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Wayman, Americas Rep & Licensing Marketing Manager at [email protected] or 815-544-7590, or Gordon Anderson, Autocraft USA President, at [email protected] or 404-328-5969.

Rotor Clip Offers “Rings On Wire (Row)” To Help Eliminate Packaging Headaches

ROTOR CLIP OFFERS “RINGS ON WIRE (ROW)” TO HELP ELIMINATE PACKAGING HEADACHES.

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Sherex: FLEX-18 Hydro-Pneumatic Tool


Fastening Systems Engineered For Performance™
THE FASTENER FIX


Flex-18 Hydro-Pneumatic Tool

Looking for a powerful rivet nut installation tool? Sherex's FLEX-18 Spin-Pull Tool provides a pulling force of 18,000 pounds (80 kN) and up to 15mm (.591 inches) of available stroke. Features and benefits of this tool include:




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Earnest Machine Adds Domestic Hex Nuts to Product line

ROCKY RIVER, OH—May 14, 2018–-Earnest Machine is now offering domestic hex nuts in response to increased demand for U.S.-made products.

“The federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 requires the use of domestically made products in transit projects that receive more than $100,000 in federal money,” said Patrick Ginnetti, marketing director for Earnest Machine. “As the country’s infrastructure ages, maintenance, and repair spending on transportation infrastructure continues to grow in the U.S., which means increased demand for products made here.”

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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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Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Suspended til June 1; NAFTA Negotiations Extended and Updates on CFIUS, China, IP and GSP

A Message From NAM

White House Continues Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports until June 1 for European Union, Canada and Mexico; Reaches Deals with Argentina, Australia and Brazil

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Wave Springs Beat The Heat


Thermal expansion is a common problem in applications that are exposed to high temperatures or that use materials sensitive to temperature changes. The usual problem is that internal components become loose after external components expand due to an increase in operating temperatures causing unwanted movement, vibration, and noise within the application. Design engineers plan to avoid this situation by pre-loading components with spring elements that compensate for thermal expansion and fix the components tight in place, avoiding unwanted movement within the application.


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Cable Tie Express Expands Offering of Stainless Steel Cable Ties

Earnest Machine Adds New Drilling Capability

High-volume production drilling makes custom easy

ROCKY RIVER, OH—April 4, 2018–-Earnest Machine has added new equipment at its Rocky River, OH, facility that enables the company to do high-volume production and specialty drilling of holes from 3/64” to 13/32”. “Earnest has always offered low-volume drilling of parts,” said Al Shannon, manufacturing manager at Earnest Machine. “This new equipment opens up additional opportunities, enabling us to bring more drilling services in-house and allows us to take on higher volume runs of up to one million pieces.” Shannon noted that adding high-volume drilling capabilities equips Earnest Machine to offer one-stop shopping for customers who need specialty work, making custom jobs quick and easy. In addition to the ability to drill small diameter holes in small parts in large volumes, Earnest continues to offer hex head and socket head drilling up to 1-1/4” diameter; thread drilling up to 2” diameter; core drilling up to 2-3/4” deep and tapping up to 2-1/2” deep. “One of the common complaints in our industry is that machine shop work is rarely on time,” added Shannon. “At Earnest Machine, we track our shop metrics and our on-time delivery rate is 97.4%. That’s because everything we do is wrapped in the Earnest customer service experience, including the custom work in our shop. If it’s not a quality part, the job’s not complete.”

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Mastering RPA: How to Maximize ROI with Minimal Investment

Mastering RPA: How to Maximize ROI with Minimal Investment

Leading the charge for Industry 4.0, robotic process automation is capable of digitally transforming distribution through small initiatives that drive big results

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Replacing Welded Hex Fasteners with Full Hex Rivet Nuts!

Sherex Application Spotlight: Replacing Welded Hex Fasteners with Full Hex Rivet Nuts!

 

Sherex's engineering team worked with a manufacturer of agricultural equipment to significantly reduce their fastener and installation costs for several key joints.

The Challenge:
  • The OEM was experiencing low throughput rates and creating toxic emissions by utilising weld nuts.
The Solution:
  • Sherex's engineering team designed and produced a full hex rivet nut to be installed using the FLEX-5 rivet nut installation tool.
  • The new solution increased throughput by 50%, eliminated toxic emissions, AND provided a significant cost savings to the OEM.
The Sherex engineering team is available to assist you with your fastening challenges. Contact us at [email protected] or call 866-474-3739 for more information.

Wave Springs Save Space and Require Less Machining

 

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NFDA awards five new scholarships for Fastener Training Week

The National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) has awarded six scholarships for Fastener Training Week, an advanced fastener technical training program produced by the Fastener Training Institute.

  • Alexander Broadworth, Mid-States Bolt & Screw (Flint, Michigan)
  • Dan Fordham, NSK Industries (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
  • Danette Gralfs, Empire Bolt & Screw (Spokane, Washington)
  • Megan Somers, Mid-States Bolt & Screw (Flint, Michigan)
  • Chris Trifari, Fastener Supply Company (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Applicants were evaluated based on the recommendation from their employer, personal achievements, work experience, and an essay. Identifying information was redacted, so that the team evaluating the applications did not know the names or employers of those applying.

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NFDA to Partner with Caliper Corporation To Support Hiring and Talent Development Efforts

National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) and Caliper, a New Jersey-based firm that helps businesses to select talent and develop their workforces, have announced a business partnership designed to make personnel decisions – from hiring to succession planning – more seamless and precise for association members.

Through the relationship, Caliper will support association members with their hiring and employee-development solutions. Specifically, NFDA members will receive exclusive access to, and discounts on, Caliper’s pre-employment assessment tools and other services that have been shown to align talent with strategy, hire better people faster, and develop leaders, teams and mission-critical employees.

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Wynnchurch Capital Acquires Anderson Metals

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC ("Wynnchurch"), announced today that it has completed an investment in Anderson Metals Corporation, Inc. ("Anderson" or the "Company"). Anderson is a manufacturer of brass fittings, valves, pipe nipples and related products to the plumbing, hardware and general industrial end-markets. The Company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and was founded in 1947.

Chris O'Brien, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch said, "Anderson has built an outstanding reputation and strong leadership position in its industry during the past 70 years. We feel very fortunate to partner with Keith and Kent Anderson going forward. In addition, we believe this is an ideal opportunity for Paul Ciolino, a Wynnchurch Operating Partner and former CEO of US Pipe, to work with management and leverage his leadership, industry expertise and relationships to take Anderson to the next level." Greg Gleason, Managing Director at Wynnchurch added, "We are excited to invest in Anderson and to build on the Company's history of success. We believe that Anderson's focus on providing customers with industry leading quality, availability and service, combined with Wynnchurch's experience, positions Anderson to be a strong platform for growth."

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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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Würth Industry North America Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Würth Industry North America (WINA) today announced the appointments of Mike Buchanan and Miseal Mena. Buchanan has been named Vice President of Finance, and Miseal Mena, currently Project Manager for Central and South America, as well as Sales Manager for Mexico, has been promoted to Head of Business Development for Latin America. Buchanan and Mena will both report to Marc Strandquist, Executive Vice President of the Würth Group.

Buchanan will be responsible for directing the finance strategies, analysis, forecasting, and budget management for the business unit, as well as ensuring that financial policies and practices are compliant with corporate and accounting standards. He comes to the team with a broad background in finance, support services, and business planning. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Finance and Support Services for SUEZ – Advanced Solutions in Atlanta, GA. Buchanan received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Citadel, and his MBA from DePaul University. He is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management.

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Sherex: Riv-Float® and Riv-Float Short®

A Message From Sherex

Are you experiencing problems with tolerance stack? Having trouble with misalignment during joint servicing? Riv-Float Rivet Nuts are the answer! Using a patented floating inner nut design, Riv-Float provides fast and easy attachment points in off-center applications, reducing the risk of cross threading and spin out.

Riv-Float rivet nuts are an ideal replacement for riveted nut plates and cage nuts as they reduce installation time by requiring only one hole and can be installed blind. Riv-Float can also replace weld nuts, offering quicker, easier installation, and eliminating the possibility of weld spatter affecting threads and the need for costly ventilation systems.   

For applications with restricted backside clearance, Riv-Float Short provides the same solution to tolerance stack as Riv-Float with a reduced profile, allowing for blind installation in tight spaces. 

Riv-Float and Riv-Float Short can be installed with the Sherex Flex-5 installation tool with the use of a Riv-Float anvil.