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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.

Rotor Clip Company is among the first to be IATF 16949:2016 certified

Rotor Clip USA and Rotor Clip Ltd. are now formally certified to IATF 16949:2016, the new automotive standard replacing the previous one known as TS16949 .
 
Rotor Clip is proud to be among the first 50 companies in the world to pass the IATF 16949 audit.
 
The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that stresses continuous improvement with the goal of preventing defects and waste throughout the supply chain. The key to this is risk assessment, driving the organization to learn from the many inputs it experiences such as customer complaints, internal and external audits and improvement efforts to provide better product and service to the customer.
 
Rotor Clip has instituted a number of specific changes to comply with the requirements and, more importantly, the spirit of the standard. These include installing digital gauges on certain processes to automatically output data for more efficient analysis; automating lab equipment maintenance to ensure testing is done on a timely basis so that customer shipments are not delayed; improving the production of our wire EDM machines by selecting premium brass wire to maximize available cutting time and produce tools quickly and efficiently.
 
View the certificate here

Sherex Fastening Solutions Announces Pacific Warehouse Sales as its TEC Series Western Region Master

A Message From Sherex

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce Pacific Warehouse Sales (PWS) as the Western Region Master Distributor for its TEC Series wedge locking washer product line.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear State Sales Tax Issue

A federal legislative solution to the state sales tax collection loophole benefiting remote-only sellers to the competitive disadvantage of local brick-and-mortar distributors and retailers remains elusive.  However, the federal judiciary may be in the process of moving the needle on the “e-Fairness” issue.

As we reported last fall, the State of South Dakota passed a law requiring remote sellers to collect and remit the state’s sales tax on certain transactions, knowing that their law was almost certain to be struck down as violating the Supreme Court’s Quill decision barring states from requiring that the taxes be collected by remote sellers without a physical presence – nexus – in the state.

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The Tax Reform Back Story

A Message From NAW

As you know, NAW has long been involved in the fight for comprehensive tax reform, with particular focus on leveling the playing field between industries – including wholesale distribution – that have historically paid high effective tax rates and those industries that have enjoyed single digit effective rates – or even secured tax refunds.

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Beacon Fasteners ISO Transition

A Message From Beacon Fasteners

Beacon Fasteners and Components is excited to announce that they have successfully completed the transition from the ISO 9001:2008 to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Beacon’s drive and support from management and their operational staff paved the way to this achievement one year before the deadline.

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SPIROL Introduces Molded-In Aluminum Threaded Inserts for Plastics

 
(click image for Series 60/61 specifications)

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque

resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out 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.


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EFC Launches New Website

A Message From EFC International

EFC International Continues To “Redefine The World Of Distribution” By Launching A New Website Focused On Providing An Unparalleled Customer Experience.

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Sherex QSLM Approval

A Message From Sherex

We are pleased to announce that we have received QSLM approval (Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers) from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for our NAS/MS rivet nuts produced in our Akron, OH facility. Manufacturers who gain this approval must satisfy stringent quality requirements, including: having a documented quality control program, maintaining lot identity through the manufacturing process, and using Statistical Process Control (SPC) on an ongoing basis.

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Hodell-Natco Acquires Davco Fastener Company: A Strategic Fit to Ensure Future Growth

A Press Release From Hodell-Natco

Hodell-Natco Industries acquired Davco Fastener Company on December 1, 2017. The move was a strategic one that gives Hodell-Natco a stronger foothold in the OEM market. Kevin Reidl, President of Hodell-Natco, worked together with Dave Potts, President and Owner of Davco Fastener Company on this mutually-beneficial transaction.

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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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Going Small in a Big Way

GOING SMALL IN A BIG WAY

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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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Wurth Industry North America Strengthens Its Construction Business

Würth Industry North America (WINA) is strengthening its structural fastening portfolio and has acquired Weinstock Bros., Inc. in Valley Stream, New York. Weinstock Bros., Inc. serves the needs of some of the world’s leading steel fabricators and erectors.

The New York based company, with more than a century of experience, has earned the reputation of a go-to supplier and specializes in supplying high strength structural bolts, tools and equipment for some of the most demanding structural steel building and bridge construction projects. Over the years, Weinstock Bros., Inc. has become a leading and reliable resource within the construction industry and has grown to be a major force in the structural fastener business. The Company’s products hold together some of the most iconic structures in the world, including Freedom Tower, Goethals Bridge, Atlanta Falcon’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Verrazano Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and more.

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