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December 17, 2018 Subscribe, read or advertise @ • FREE FTI BUYERS’ GUIDE for all paid subscribers Volume 4, Issue 12 INSIDE THIS ISSUE JW Winco Introduces Inch Size Set Screws......2 Intercorp Releases New Catalogs...................2IFE 2018 Report: “Attendees Happy with Show FASTENER TECH™ ’19 Adds New Features......2 Winsupply Acquires MSI Supply.......................3Improvements and New Location on Las Vegas Strip” Freeway Rockford Turns 50...............................3The recent 2018 International Fastener Expo (IFE) in Las Vegas, NV, USA, Bulten Awarded Electric Vehicle Contract.......4 featured nearly 100,000 ft2 of fastener, ma- Hillman Canada Invests in New Facility..........4 Semblex Receives EJOT Awards......................5chinery and tooling products and services and Near-Net Shape Silicon Nitride Partshosted 5000 enthusiastic attendees. Owned from Ceramco..................................................6and operated by Emerald Expositions, early testimonials reveal IFE 2018 Leroy (Lee) M. Loudermilk: 1940 - 2018............6produced a top attendee experience with a newly comprehensive and Nucor Acquires Corporacion POK...................6robust conference schedule and new convenient location at the Mandalay FDI Declined to 58.2 in November................... 7 Bossard Expands in China............................... 7Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegasstrip. IFE 2018 introduced an extra day of ASG of Jergens Opens Warehouse in Ireland.......................................................... 7conference sessions and special events, Stefan Hettich Retires fromgiving attendees more time to meet with Heco-Schrauben Management.....................8potentially profitable partners, learn cur- Fastener Fair Stuttgart best practices and network with the Record Exhibitor Space Booked.....................8top representatives in industry. Presented by: This year’s conference provided 17 educational sessions including twofavorites—“PROP 65: It’s Not About Labels and It’s Not About Chemicals-It’sAbout Not Getting Sued,” by Carmen Vertullo and Rob LaPointe, AIM Test- &ing Laboratory; and “U.S. Tariffs and Trade Policies-What to Expect in 2019,”by Vanessa Sciarra, VP for legal affairs and trade and investment policy, Initial Publications, Inc.National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC). 1741 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313 USA And the Exhibit Hall show floor saw Tl: +1 330 864 2122 • Fx: +1 330 864 5298a steady flow as decision-making buy- www.fastenertech.comers discovered products and conducted Chip Lippincott Publisherbusiness with suppliers. IFE 2019 will take Mike McNulty VP & Editor place September 17 to 19, 2019. For show Jim Masar Senior Editorupdates, visit: Tom Hutchinson Global Sales ManagerG.L. Huyett Receives Section 232 Tariff Exclusions G.L. Huyett, Minneapolis, KS, USA, has received 48 Section 232 Tariff Exclusions for stainless steel bar. InMarch 2018, President Trump issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, citing Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. These proclamations imposed duties of 10% on aluminum and 25% on steel. The US Department of Commerce issued a process in June 2018 by which importers of these products could file exclusions from these tariffs. The criteria for exclusions was for raw materials, “not produced in theUSA in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or of a satisfactoryquality, and upon specific national security considerations.” To date therehave been over 40,000 requests submitted, of which about half have re-ceived public objection from domestic producers or similar stakeholders.As of November 1, 2018, the Commerce Department had approved fewerthan 5000 exclusions. “This is a big win for us,” said Zac Chamberlain, of G.L. Huyett. “Wehave another 15 exclusions pending, all of which have passed the publiccomment period with no objections.” Page 1

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTDecember 17, 2018 FASTENER TECH™ ’19 Adds New Features FASTENER TECH™ ’19, the 7th stag- distributors, users and suppliers. Notebook ing of “The All-Fastener-Industry Event FASTENER TECH is a biennial event, JW Winco Introduces in the Heart-of-the-Fastener Industry”, and will again be co-located with the an- Inch Size Set Screws JW Winco, Inc., New Berlin, WI, announces several new features: nual conference/exhibition for surface USA, A Ganter Company, has • “New Product Display” at the finishing professionals, SUR/FIN®. introduced WN-913.3 Inch Size FASTENER TECH ‘19 will also feature Steel Set Screws, with Brass or entrance to the show. Nylon Tips. With black oxide finish, these screws are used • “After Party” for exhibitors with an exhibition and opening reception. As primarily in applications where you want to avoid the marring band/food/beverages/networking. a trade event, the show will be unique of a shaft or damaging of a soft • “Breakfast Keynote” with speaker on several fronts including the relatively piece of material, but still need to secure it in place with the brass William Strauss from Chicago low-cost and ease-of-exhibiting at and or nylon-tipped set screw. Federal Reserve. attending the show, the all-industry • “Educational Seminars” including: focus, the heart-of-the-industry location Intercorp Releases New Product & Submittal Catalogs     – Why Fasteners Fail and a high level of participation from Intercorp, Orange, CA, USA, has announced the release of its     – Threaded Inserts and fastener industry associations. new product and submittal cata-      Compression Limiters for logs, which have been updated     Plastic Assemblies with over 40 new product of- ferings. The two comprehensive     – ICC-ES Evaluation Reports catalogs, with FASTENER TECH ‘19 takes place in over 700 avail- able fasteners, Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA, from give distributors, architects, engi- June 3 to 5, 2019, at the Donald E. neers, specifiers and contractors the tools they need to complete Stephens Convention Center. The their projects from start to finish with confidence. event will offer attendees and ex- hibitors a valuable, cost-effective and ...Since 1970 easy-to-attend event that provides Forged Industrial Products benefits to fastener manufacturers, Leader in the Eyebolt Industry Agrisolutions announces new SKUs and the five trade brands of Toll-Free: 888-536-3674 VP for North American sales Bellota, Ingersoll, Rozalma, Solbjerg Locally: 440-993-8091 Dan Zehnder will be the new and Trinity. Fax: 440-992-0360 Vice-President of the North Ameri- can Sales orga- 3M announces dividend nization for the whole businessPorfeAsgsriRsoeluletiaonsse, & share repurchase program Waukesha, WI (November 29, 2018) Waukesha, WI, USA. Zehnder has TheAgrisolutions presents new Vice-President for North 3M Board of Directors re- American sales. vast experience in the agriculture cently declared a dividend on the Dan Zehnder will be the new Vice-President of North American Sales and construction equipment busi-organization for the whole of Agrisolutions business. company’s common stock Dan Zehnder has vast experience in the Agriculture and Construction ness sectors as founder and formerEquipment business sectors as founder and former owner of Trinity Logistics. Trinity is the newest company to join the Agrisolutions Group. With Dan in this of US$1.36 per share for new position, the integration of various business units and brands operating in owner of Trinity Logistics. Trinity is Q4 2018. The dividend is payableNorth America will be enhanced. “Dan is a great asset for our group and will help us in the integration of all the newest company to join the December 12, 2018, to shareholdersbrands and business. I am confident this will create new business opportunities for Agrisolutions.” said Eduardo Urrestarazu, VP Global Marketing and Commercial Manager at Agrisolutions. “Furthermore, we are now in the position Agrisolutions Group. With Zehnder of record at the close of business onto offer new services to our North American and Global customers that I’m sure will have a strong and positive success in the market”. Dan Zehnder will be in charge of the sales team, formed by 8 senior managers in this new position, the integra- November 23, 2018.and also a large team of customer service attending to more than 50 customers throughout US and Canada. tion of various businessAbout Agrisolutions units and The 3M Board also authorized Agrisolutions is the leading group in Tillage, Planting, Seeding, Small Parts and brands operating in North America the repurchase of up to US$10 billionService (VMI programs) with 8 manufacturing facilities worldwide, over 70,000 SKU’s and 5 trade brands: Bellota, Ingersoll, Rozalma, Solbjerg and Trinity. will be enhanced. of 3M’s outstanding common stock,North America continues to be an important and growing market for Agrisolutions. We continue to our efforts to be the main partner of the key agricultural machinery manufacturers and their dealers. Zehnder will be in charge of theFor more information: replacing the company’s existing sales team, formed by eight seniorContact: Roger Murdock ([email protected]) managers and also a large teamAgrisolutions 403 Midland Ave Waukesha, WI 53186 USA of customer service people attend- [email protected] ing to more than 50 customers throughout the USA and Canada. Agrisolutions is the leading group in tillage, planting, seeding, small parts and service (VMI pro- grams) with eight manufacturing facilities worldwide, over 70,000Page 2

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTrepurchase program. The autho- The 2019 Notes will be redeemed December 17, 2018rization has no pre-established at a redemption price of 100.99% ofclosing date. the principal amount thereof, plus Notebook accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. Winsupply Inc. The redemption date was expected Acquires MSI SupplyBTM President, Jake Davis, to be December 3, 2018. Winsupply Inc., Dayton, OH,named SFA Vice President USA, one of the larg- Anixter International Inc. has est distributors in the BTM Manufacturing has an- also announced the appointment nation, has purchased MSI Sup-nounced that President Jake Davis of Jamie Henikoff Moffitt to its Board ply, a Houston, TX, USA-basedhas been elected Vice President of of Directors. Ms. Moffitt is the Vice distributor of pipe, valves andthe Southwestern Fastener Associa- President for Finance and Adminis- fittings (PVF). Details of the stocktion (SFA). As a Board Member of the tration and Chief Financial Officer of purchase were not disclosed.SFA in 2018, Davis was honored to the University of Oregon. MSI Supply is a full-line distribu-be nominated and serve SFA as the tor of PVF, flanges, stud bolts,Vice President. Anixter International is a lead- gaskets and fasteners, primarily ing global distributor of network serving the petroleum and phar- The association has supported and security solutions, electrical maceutical industries. As a Win-the fastener industry since 1975 and electronic products and utility supply company, MSI Supply willwith members from across the power solutions. From enterprise be lead by Chad Smith, who hasUSA. Membership is comprised networks to industrial MRO supply managed the company throughof distributors, manufacturers, to video surveillance applications its rapid growth since 2011 whenimporters, processors, technology to electric power distribution, the he became a co-owner.and independent sales reps. The company offers full-line solutionsSFA goal is to provide its member and intelligence for reliable and www.winsupplyinc.comwith avenues to create business resilient systems.opportunities through annual meet- Freeway Rockford Turns 50ings, happy hours, conferences and Freeway Rockford, Rockford, IL,educational opportunities. USA, now 50 years old, is hold- Cooper & Turner QA Manager ing its own and expanding. The finishes APQP4Wind training company produces washers for the automotive fastener in-Anixter announces redemption Cooper & Turner of the UK, dustry, and ships out some fourof senior notes; Appoints recently announced that the com-Jamie Henikoff Moffitt to BOD pany’s Quality Assurance Manager, million parts nationwide every Neil Pearson, has successfully com- day. Freeway Rockford is one of Anixter International Inc., Glen- pleted his APQP4Wind Specialist four locations in two countries ofview, IL, USA, has Training program. Freeway Corporation. The Rock-announced that its ford location employs 38 people.wholly-owned subsidiary, Anixter APQP4Wind Training is an es-Inc., will redeem all of its 5.625% sential part of the APQP4Wind www.freewaycorp.comsenior notes due 2019, that remain framework. As a result of Neil Pear-outstanding following the final son’s training, Cooper & Turner willsettlement of Anixter Inc.’s previ- have the best qualifications to nowously announced tender offer and become an approved APQP4Windconsent solicitation for 2019 notes. supplier. Bufab recruits Johan Sandberg as Global Business Director Page 3 As part of its “Leadership” ambi- tion and to reach its more ambitious growth target, Bufab said it aims to

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTDecember 17, 2018Notebook Hillman Canada Invests in New Facility The Hillman Group, Inc., head- begin in the new location.Bulten Awarded Electric quartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, “This facility will be efficient, advanced, Vehicle Fastener Contract is a leading solutions provider to the and most important, will provide im- retail hardware market. proved benefits for ourBulten has strengthened its The company has an- customers, suppliersElectric Vehicle FSP (Full Service nounced that it will relo- and staff,” commented cate its Canadian National Distribution Scott Ride, President of Hillman Provider) portfolio Centre and Head Office to a newly Canada. with the award of designed, modern 400,000 ft2 facility Hillman Group, Inc. is a leading Northanother contract from a major located in the Metro East Business American provider of complete hard-European automotive producer. Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ware solutions, delivered with industry-The contract is initially valued With the construction of the 350-em- best customer service to more thanat €5 million per year and will ployee, new facility approaching some 26,000 customers. launch in 2020 for five years. its completion, Hillman is entering For additional information, visit:The main drivers in winning this the last phase of its Canadian facil- ity modernization plan, www.hillmangroup.comaward were the industry-leading consolidating sevenposition Bulten has in the electric operations around thevehicle market along with many greater Toronto area. years’ experience of meeting Starting in early 2019, a phased move of theand exceeding customer expec- firm’s US$200+ milliontations in the automotive fastener Canadian business willsupply business.The contract is initially valued at be the preferred partner in its indus- “It feels exciting to join a fast- try by 2020. To help achieve this, growing, entrepreneurial global€5 million per annum and thenfollows the vehicles’ volume Bufab has recruited company with such a clear cus-curve. Johan Sandberg as tomer value proposition. I look for-Deliveries are expected to start Global Business Development ward to joining the rest of the teamin September 2020 to gradually Director and a new member of aiming to become the strongestincrease up to full capacity in the Executive Management Team. player in our industry,” commented2p0e2rio1Sdapnodof fittvhleeignyehtaotrsco.onntinNuIeFfSor/aWESbJoyThJaaEnnxwuhailirlbyta2ikt0eo1u9rp, Sandberg. www.bufab.comBulten is one of the leading Bülow, who has relocated to thesuppliers of fasteners to the in- USA to accelerate Bufab’s expan- KLX Aerospace Solutions tItesrnpartoiodnuaVclPot allrBtaauosIonttnoitdcghmsue7Is5on1titrnciiv.acelluidndesusetrvy-. 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I am sure that his energy, ex-Identification Symbols perience and business acumen willINTERNATIONAL GUIDEVolt Industrial Plastics, Inc. further improve Bufab’s Global Parts700 Hwy.w2w02wW.vo•lYtpelllavsiltleic,sA.cRo7m2687, USA wPwrowd.wurecntitvhiatym™toool.cffoemring, and build yet Contact: Heidi Volltrauer, COO Toll-Free: +1 800 844 8024 stronger customer relations, said Toll-Free Fax: +1 877 453 8707 Jörgen Rosengren, Bufab President Web Site: E-Mail: [email protected] and Chief Executive Officer.Page 4

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTToulouse, and dedicated stock from metal working machines. December 17, 2018its three main warehouses located Technical specifications on thein Miami, Hamburg and Singapore. Notebook Metal-Industry Division and Building KLX recommends that interested Division products can be found at Semblex Receives EJOT companies should contact their the company’s website. 2018 Achievement Awardslocal KLX Aerospace representa- Semblex Corp. was again cho-tive in order to learn about the sen to receive achievementcustomized solutions available to awards presented at the Augustthem from KLX. Or they can visit the Ramco receives GM Supplier 2018 EJOT licensee meeting heldKLX Aerospace website for more Quality Excellence Award in Leipzig, Germany. Every twoinformation. years, licensees from around Ramco Specialties Inc., located in the globe gather to be updated Hudson, OH, USA, on sales objectives and attend has received the engineering seminars on newRivit Point Lazio 2017 General Motors (GM) Supplier technologies being developed.celebrates one year Quality Excellence award. This year, Don Cunningham, Gene Simpson, Jinsoo Kim In November 2017, Rivit of Italy This quality award is granted and Mark Wozniak representedopened its first store in Lazio, known by General Motors to suppliers for Semblex and received multipleas Rivit Point Lazio. The Rivit Point specific production locations that awards. Semblex continues toLazio facility is dedicated to both the meet and exceed the auto manu- be leader among all licenseesmetal industry and building sector facturer’s stringent set of qual- in selling and promoting Delta(roofing, metal coverings, insula- ity performance criteria including PT® and ALtracs® Plus fasteners.tion, air conditioning, aluminum product quality and certification of Cunningham and Simpsonwindow frames, carpentry and GM’s required quality management were presented achievementelectricians). system. awards for growing the licenses and nurturing the relationship The Metal-Industry Division pro- Suppliers recognized with thevides blind rivets, rivet nuts, weld- GM award must pass a rigorous between the two studs, self-clinching, tools for quality audit that covers every as- Stephan Weitzelfasteners, steel, stainless steel and pect of production from design to VP Global Licens-plastic bolts and screws, hose clips delivery. Criteria include producing ing Managementand Southco latches. parts without defects, delivering and New Business products in a timely manner and Development was The Building Division provides performing above GM’s standard presented a lifetimeanchors, drill bits, colored blind requirements. Ramco’s main Hud- achievement award by EJOT.rivets, tools for blind rivets, screws son, OH, USA, facility was recog-for roofing, metal coverings and nized for passing this audit. www.semblex.comframes, products and chemicalanchors, safety devices, hand Ramco Specialties said the com- Jackie Venturatools, pneumatic tools and battery pany is truly honored to have been Sales Representativepowered tools; bending machines, recognized as one of GM’s qual-roll-forming machines, shearing ity suppliers. The award reinforces Phone: 330-467-0102 • Mobile: 216-338-8485machines and presses. Ramco’s commitment to engineer- Fax: 330-467-0108 • Email: [email protected] ing and producing products that Additionally, the Building Division meet and exceed what General Web: www.JackieVentura.commanufactures and supplies the Motors requires. News & Notes: www.JackieVentura.Netindustry with a wide range of sheet Ramco is built on a foundation Skype: Jackie.Ventura1 of providing quality products to all Twitter: @JackieVentura1 constituents within the auto industry and will continue to contribute to a quality-driven supply chain. Additionally, Ramco Specialties Inc. maintains manufacturing fa- cilities located in Gavardo (BS), Italy and Varnamo, Sweden. Page 5

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTDecember 17, 2018 Arconic Board approves Leroy (Lee) M. Loudermilk quarterly dividend 1940 - 2018 Notebook The Board of Directors of Arconic, Leroy M. Loudermilk, aged 78, of Nucor Acquires New York, NY, USA, has recently Valparaiso, IN, USA, passed away Corporacion POK declared a dividend of on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, US$0.93.75 per share on home surrounded by loved ones. NC, USA, is acquiring Corpora- the company’s US$3.75 cion POK, S.A. de C.V. (POK), a Cumulative Preferred Stock. The Born January 10, 1940, in Wilkens- fully integrated precision cast- quarterly dividend is payable on burg, PA, USA, to John and Irene ings company with a facility January 1, 2019, to the stockhold- Loudermilk, Leroy M. Loudermilk in Guadalajara, Mexico. POK ers of record of the Class A Stock at worked tirelessly to build an amaz- produces complex castings and the close of business on December ing life for himself, for his family precision machined products 14, 2018. and for his friends. Leroy (Lee) was used by the oil and gas, mining a businessman and entrepreneur and sugar processing industries. Arconic creates breakthrough extraordinaire, having established POK currently employs 425 peo- products designed to shape indus- seven corporations during his career. ple at its Guadalajara production tries. Working in close partnership These included manufacturing, re- facility. with its customers, the company search and development, hospitality solves complex engineering chal- and international trade businesses. Near-Net Shape Silicon lenges in order to transform the Nitride Parts from Ceramco aerospace, automotive, building Loudermilk’s leadership of the Val- Ceramco, Inc., building on its and power industries. paraiso Country Club for 15 years expertise in the near-net shaping was transformational. of alumina and zirconia compo- Through the ingenuity of the nents, is now offering near-net Arconic staff and the cutting-edge Also, legendary exploits as a high shaping silicon nitride. Tool-free advanced manufacturing tech- school quarterback in Pennsylvania LCM and HPIM makes these niques employed by the company, led him initially to Michigan State nonoxide silicon nitride com- Arconic delivers its products and University, and then ultimately to ponents achievable and more services at a quality and efficiency an Orange Bowl appearance with the cost effective. The silicon nitride that ensure customer success and Colorado Buffaloes. shares the same desirable char- shareholder value. acteristics of high strength and Lee made an incredible impression toughness of the firm’s zirconia, on the world, and will live on in the but at about half the weight. hearts of the countless people who SFS expands its loved and respected him. Group Executive Board He is survived by his wife, Michele SFS Group AG of Switzerland Loudermilk, brother, Jack Lou- is strengthening its leadership dermilk, his three children: Bob Loudermilk, Lee Loudermilk Tro- team. Claude Stadler will ester and Michele Lee Loudermilk; become a member of the seven grandchildren; and five great- Group Executive Board in his current grandchildren. Leroy M. Loudermilk role as Head of Corporate Services, was preceded in death by his sister, effective January 1, 2019. Doris Salleck in 2014. Memorial do- The Board of Directors has re- nations may be made to the VNA of solved to give the Corporate Ser- Northwest Indiana or Opportunity vices unit, which comprises the Enterprises. Human Resources, Corporate Development and Communications June 3 to 5, 2019 • Rosemont, IL, USA departments, direct representation on the Group Executive Board. “The Fastener Show produced by the As a result of this, Claude Stadler, Fastener Industry for the Fastener Industry” Head of Corporate Services, be- comes a member of the Group Co-organized by: Executive Board of the SFS Group. SFS Group AG management Producing Fastener Shows in Reporting Fastener News & the Heart of the Industry for Technology for over 40 years over 30 years • 6

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTFastener Distributor Index (FDI) Declined to 58.2 in November December 17, 2018The FDI reading retreated slightly during the Manthey for further commentary on the No- –reNcentoly tebookmonth, declining to 58.2 after its 62.2 reading vember FDI: www.fullythreaded.comin October, seasonally adjusted. Thank you for your participation in the FDI. Bossard Expands in ChinaThe month's Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI) Your comments and questions are welcome: The Bossard Group is strength-also dipped moderately, with a reading of 52.5 877-332-7836after a strong 57.0 score in October. ening its marketLwiisthteFnatsoteFnuellryTTehcrhenaodloegdyRInatdeironaetpioisnoadl eed1i3to5r,, position in ChinaMike McNulty along with Baird analyst David as a supplier of high-quality fastening solutions. Bossard is taking over the business of Lin- quan Precision Co. Ltd., Suzhou,said that it is pleased to employ an trial to distribute its PEM® fasteners China, which generates annualexecutive with as much experience product range. sales of around CHF 8 millionas Stadler, who has been with SFS with 28 employees. Bossard issince 2013. He first served as Head PEM brand fasteners utilize already present on the Chineseof Corporate Communications and self-clinching, broaching, flaring, market at 12 sites with a totalInvestor Relations before assuming surface-mount, bonding or weld- of some 280 employees. Thisresponsibility for the Corporate Ser- ing technology to provide strong, acquisition complements thevices unit at the beginning of 2018. reusable and permanent threads, product range with fastening and mounting points, in thin sheet solutions for application in de- The precision-moulded parts metal, PC board or other rigid manding industries. The partiesand mechanical fastening sys- material. have agreed to keep the acquisi-tems that are manufactured by tion price confidential.SFS Group AG are embedded into “With our history in fasteners and www.bossard.comthe products of its customers, and electro-mechanical parts for equip-although these components are not ment manufacturers as well as our ASG of Jergens Opens always visible, they fulfil a variety of focus on engineered solutions, PEM Wareshouse in Irelandmission-critical functions. fasteners was an ideal addition In order to better service its to our offering,” commented Brad international customers, ASG, Jolly, IRWIN Product Manager. Division of Jergens, Inc., has opened a warehouse in Limer-IRWIN Industrial now IRWIN Industrial provides a ick, Ireland. ASG will now shipdistributing PEM® Fasteners combination of design and value directly from this location to the engineering support, fulfillment surrounding European countries. PennEngineering®, Danboro, strategies, procurement services With inventory housed locally,PA, USA, has and transactional models that can customers will see many benefitsexpanded its be customized to meet specific including reduced freight costs,sales channels needs and priorities. IRWIN helps duty-free shipments and im-in Canada by build supply chain management proved lead time. ASG continuesrecently sign- solutions to improve your operation. its mission to deliver products,ing an agreement with IRWIN Indus- services and solutions on time and at a competitive value. Don't Miss On-Demand Fastener Talk Radio! FTR is talk radio for the fastener industry, featuring guests, commentary and conversation designed to inform and entertain fastener professionals. Available any time in streaming or download formats. Tune in today! Log on to listen to Fully Threaded Radio: Page 7

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIESStefan Hettich Retires from available stand space (900 compa- December 17, 2018 WWW.FASTENERTECH.COMHeco-Schrauben Management nies) has been booked so far. EVENTS Subscribe, read or advertise @ • FREE FTI BUYERS’ GUIDE for all paid subscribers Having jointly managed Heco- “The fastener and fixing industrySchrauben, Schramberg, Germany, is expecting a positive economic de- March 13 – 16, 2019   with his brother for 12 years, Stefan velopment in the upcoming years. 2019 NFDA/MWFA/Pac-West Joint Meeting Hettich has retired from operational Based on evolving global industries, San Diego, CA, USA management, leaving brother a growing demand for fasteners/ www.nfda-fastener.orgGuido Hettich as the sole Manag- fixings is anticipated,” said Liljanaing Director. For many decades, Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director of March 19 – 20, 2019   Stefan has played a major role in Fastener Fair Stuttgart, for organizer, Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019, shaping the company’s track record Mack Brooks Exhibitions. Stuttgart, Germany of success, and he leaves Heco in excellent position to face thechallenges of the future. Fastener Fair April 25 – 26, 2019   India 2019 in Mumbai Fastener Fair India 2019, Stefan Hettich will continue as a Mumbai, India member of the Advisory Board and The 7th edition of International www.fastenerfair.comrepresentative of the Hettich family Exhibition for Fastener &shareholders. He will continue to Fixing Technology, Fas- May 12 – 15, 2019   exert a decisive influence on the tener Fair India 2019 is ASTM May 2019 Committee Week success of the enterprise. scheduled for April 25 and 26, 2019, Denver, CO, USA at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. The show is being organized by Mack-Brooks Exhibi- May 14 – 16, 2019   Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019: tion Ltd., of the UK, and M/s Inter IFME 2019 (with Interwire Record Exhibitor Space Booked Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., in India. Atlanta, GA, USA Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 takes Fastener Fair India 2019, willplace March 19 to 21, showcase products and services in- May 22 – 23, 2019   2019, in halls 1, 3 and 5 cluding industrial fasteners and fix- Fastener Fair USA 2019 at the Stuttgart Exhibi- ings, construction fixings, assembly Detroit, MI, USA tion Grounds, Stuttgart, Germany. and installation systems, fastener to a further expansion of the manufacturing technology and ad-exhibition space this year, offering ditional products and services June 3 – 5, 2019   a total of 22,000 m2 net in total, the FASTENER TECH™ ’19 exhibition has now exceeded the The show organizers recom- Rosemont, IL, USA total stand space of the previous mend that you let them have your • www.mwfa.netevent in 2017. Over 97% of the total exhibit space requirement as soon as possible for the best show floor June 19 – 20, 2019   space, as booking is on first-come- Fastener Fair Mexico 2019 first-serve basis. 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