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April 15, 2019 Subscribe, read or advertise @ • FREE FTI BUYERS’ GUIDE for all paid subscribers Volume 5, Issue 4 INSIDE THIS ISSUE SFS Acquires Triangle Fastener.........................2 Würth Building R&D Center...............................2 Nautic Partners Acquires LindFast Solutions Group Jörg Steins is the New CEO at KAMAX............3 Nautic Partners, LLC has completed the acquisition of LindFast Solu- Stanley® Engineered Fastening Opens Production Facility in Ohio..................4 tions Group, in partnership with LindFast management. Headquartered INDEX Fixing Systems Introduces Anchor........4 in Blaine, MN, LindFast is a master distributor of specialty fasteners in the Birmingham Fastener Opens New Branch.....5 North American market serving a broad base of national, regional, and local TFC’s Self-Locking Automotive Rings................5 distribution customers through its metric (Lindstrom) and imperial (Stelfast) Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 Sets Records.......6 product brands. As a master distributor, LindFast provides a deep inventory SC Fastening Takes on Magswitch® Line.........6 as a “virtual warehouse” of approximately 130,000 low volume, slow mov- ISSCO Celebrates 45 Years in Business........... 7 Asia Pacific Fastener ing SKUs that distribution customers need quickly but are non-economical to Market Growing at 4.8%................................. 7 inventory and source themselves. LindFast provides a range of value-added Obituary: Ronald J. Kuczmarski....................... 7 services including bulk packaging, kitting, plating, coating, and guaranteed Sales, Net Income & Dividends........................ 7 stock programs, among others. “We are excited to work with the Nautic team Conference Calls............................................... 7 as we continue to grow our business and further enhance our customer Free Pass for IFME & Interwire..........................8 experience. Our brands and customer relationships are strong today and Fastener Fair USA Keynote Speaker................8 will only improve as a result of this new partnership,” said Neil Yeargin, NCFA Annual Distributor Social: May 9...........8 CEO of LindFast. Chris Pierce, a Managing Director of Nautic, said, “LindFast has a deep, experienced management team and a great culture across the Presented by: organization. We are thrilled to partner with them to support the company’s organic growth and cross-selling initiatives, as well as to pursue selective acquisitions in LindFast’s fragmented market. Additionally, we’re excited to & again be investing in the fastener distribution industry following our previous Initial Publications, Inc. investment in Endries International, which enabled us to have early conviction 1741 Akron Peninsula Rd, on the LindFast opportunity.” Akron, OH 44313 USA IFI Announces Soaring Eagle Award Winners, Officers & Board Tl: +1 330 864 2122 • Fx: +1 330 864 5298 At an awards ceremony held during the 2019 Annual Meeting of the In- dustrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) in San Antonio, TX, USA, the IFI Soaring Eagle Chip Lippincott Publisher Mike McNulty VP & Editor Service Award was presented to Richard P. Delawder, retired from SWD, Inc., Jim Masar Senior Editor Global Sales Manager and the IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award was presented to David C. Goss, Tom Hutchinson P.E., of Acument Global Technologies. Richard P. Delawder won his award in recognition of his outstanding service and many contributions to the fastener industry including leading efforts in environmental excellence and quality improvement. David C. Goss received his award in recognition of outstanding and prolific contributions to the field of fasteners including the invention of many innovative fastener designs and 32 U.S. patents including the Torx Plus® drive system issued in 1993. In addition, the the IFI annnounced that the newly elected Chair- Delawder Goss man for 2019-2020 is Manny DeSantis of Valley Fastener Group, and the newly elected Vice Chairman is Kevin Johnson of Birmingham Fastener. The IFI Board of Directors now includes Preston Boyd of TRAMEC Hill Fastener, Wayne Drysol of 3V Fastening Systems (CAM), Don Kubkowski of Sems and Specials, Chris Rink of Prestige Stamping, Jeff Liter of Wrought Washer Mfg., Paula Tognetti of MNP Corp., Michele Clarke of Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg., David Hebert of Freeway Corp., Pat Wells of The Young Engineers, Brian Bonebrake of Johnstown Wire Technologies and Owe Carlsson of Arconic Fastening Systems. New Chairs for IFI are: Div. I – Industrial Products, Brian Stark; Div. II – Aerospace Fastener Products, Pat Wells; Div. III – Automotive Industry Fastener Group, Dan Curtis; Associate Suppliers’ Division, Brian Bonebrake. Page 1

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT April 15, 2019 Würth Building State-of-the-Art R&D Center Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, par- Some 250 people will be working in Notebook ent company of the globally operating the innovation center to implement SFS Acquires Triangle Fastener to Strengthen Würth Group, is building a research ideas and make them fit for the future. USA Construction Position and development center in Künzelsau. A cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute SFS Group has acquired Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC). TFC, The groundbreaking ceremony was of Technology KIT and the universities with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, is a leading provider celebrated on March 29, 2019. of Innsbruck and Stuttgart will create a of fasteners and other products for the commercial construction cluster of knowledge and know-how. industry. TFC produced sales of more than US$70 million in 2018 “These university cooperations allow and has approximately 200 em- ployees. Thanks to this acquisi- us to take a scientific approach, thus tion, SFS will be able to expand its access to the USA construction opening up entirely new opportunities. market and its customers in the American building sector. We want to develop even more from a trading company to a manufacturer,” says Thomas Klenk, Managing Direc- tor for Product, Purchasing and Export at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. The investment volume amounts to the sum of €70 million. State-of-the- art laboratories and workshops will be built on an area of around 15,000 m2. A climate chamber, the latest 3D printers and seismic test rigs for anchor tech- nology offer a wide range of options to strengthen and advance internal research in the long run. TFC was founded in 1977 and Lawson Products makes Hilti continues supplies end-users in the com- Board appointments profitable growth mercial construction industry with a comprehensive assort- Lawson Products, Inc., Chicago, The Hilti Group, Schaan, FL, USA, ment of customer-specific fasten- IL, USA, has announced that J. continued to increase its invest- ers as well as other solutions. Bryan King, CFA and ments in 2018 and TFC sells its products to roughly a principal of Luther in a positive mar- 6000 active customers through King Capital Management, has ket environment again recorded 23 separate branch locations in been appointed Chairman of the double-digit growth. Group sales 15 states, and is one of the lead- company’s Board of Directors. King increased by 10.7% to CHF 5.6 bil- ing suppliers in the eastern USA. was elected to the Board of Direc- lion. In local currencies, sales grew TFC will operate as a part of the tors in 2017. by 9.8%. Operating profit increased Construction division within the by 7% to CHF 728 million. Fastening Systems segment. The Also Charles Hale and Mark company will be led by the exist- Moon have been appointed to “2018 was a dynamic and impor- ing management, thus ensuring serve as Directors on Lawson’s tant year for us. We used our strong its continuity. Board, filling the two vacancies from financial position and the continu- recently retired Directors. ing positive market environment for significant investments for the Hale, 52, has served as Execu- future. We invested more than ever tive Vice Chairman of Test Equity, before and continued the consistent Inc. since 2017, Chairman of Liquid implementation of our Champion ...Since 1970 Technologies Inc. since 2016 and as a member of the Board of Directors [email protected] • Forged Industrial Products at Applied System Technologies Leader in the Eyebolt Industry since 2017. Toll-Free: 888-536-3674 Moon is the President of MFM Locally: 440-993-8091 Advisory Services and has served Fax: 440-992-0360 as an advisor and operating part- ner of LKCM Headwater Invest- ments and Bertram Capital since 2016 and 2018, respectively. Page 2

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT 2020 strategy,” said CEO, Christoph use or in the process of implemen- April 15, 2019 Loos, in summarizing 2018. tation for Copa’s critical machines and departments, with full imple- Notebook mentation to be completed near the end of the first quarter. Jörg Steins is the Bufab Group appoints New CEO at KAMAX Global HR Director Damron will oversee the use of Effective April, 1 2019, the for- database and scheduling software mer Chief Operations Bufab Group has appointed Ter- for maintenance and machine Officer (COO) of the ece Hjerpe to the position of Global quality. This will lead to greater KAMAX Group, Jörg quality control and improved project Steins, has become HR Director. Hjerpe is management for the old machining the new Chief Execu- currently responsible company, now part of Ramco. tive Officer (CEO). of the company. for HR in Swedish workwear com- Steins succeeds Dr. Rolf Heng- pany, Blåkläder. Earlier, she had stenberg, who previously man- held HR Director and other senior aged the company for almost HR positions in Inwido, Cargotec, Bossard expands its five years. Trelleborg and Finnveden. engineering services Steins has already been a mem- “I am very pleased to welcome ber of the KAMAX Group Execu- Terece to Bufab’s leadership team. According to Bossard, industrial tive Board since April 2017. As She will be a key player in our strat- manufacturers master the chal- COO, he was responsible for egy to become the leading player lenges of the indus- all KAMAX production sites, globally in our industry. Her deep trial revolution best worldwide. With an inaugural competence in HR and broad ex- with lean processes and optimized speech, Steins communicated perience from a variety of industries products. The Bossard Group sup- with all KAMAX employees by a will strengthen our management plies the agility this requires through video message in order to inform further”, said Jörgen Rosengren, its new Assembly Technology Expert about the strategic goals as well Bufab President and CEO. Services. as to give insights to his personal Terece will be a member of Bu- ideas of leadership and success- fab’s Executive Management Team With six modules, the engineer- ful cooperation. and report to the CEO. She will join ing specialists plumb the potential The KAMAX Group states that it Bufab in June 2019. in product design, on the production extends Jörg Steins all the best line, in C-parts supply, assortment in his new position as well as configuration and basic and ad- thanks Dr. Hengstenberg for his COPA Tool hires Jake Damron vanced training. Thus streamlined, decisive contribution to the suc- as Maintenance Manager the requirements for faster time cess of the company. to market, lower production costs KAMAX is a world-leading COPA Tool, LLC, South Lyon, MI, and increased productivity are met, manufacturer of high-strength USA, has created a management flexibly and with improved quality. automotive fasteners and a com- role to oversee its newly petent partner for the develop- instituted Maintenance The six expert services can be ment and production of complex controls, software and used in their entirety or individu- cold-formed parts. procedures, naming ally depending on the company’s Jake Damron to the new requirements. post of Maintenance Manager. The new quality software is currently in [email protected] Jackie Ventura Auto Bolt Co. adds Sales Representative sales & engineering staff Phone: 330-467-0102 • Mobile: 216-338-8485 Cleveland, OH, USA-based fas- Fax: 330-467-0108 • Email: [email protected] tener manufacturer, Auto Bolt Co., has added Libby Beattie to its Inside Web: Sales Team. She has more than 25 News & Notes: www.JackieVentura.Net years of experience in customer service and quoting. Beattie worked Skype: Jackie.Ventura1 most recently in the metal finishing Twitter: @JackieVentura1 industry, where she was employed the last eight years. Page 3

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT April 15, 2019 Stanley® Engineered Fastening Opens Production Facility in Ohio Notebook Stanley® Engineered Fastening ployees at the new production facility INDEX Fixing Systems has opened a new production facility will manufacture Nelson branded stud Introduces New Anchor in Elyria, OH, USA. Stanley execu- welding equipment, weld studs and INDEX Fixing Systems, Logroño, tives and local government officials critical fasteners for application in the Spain, says that only a well-de- celebrated the opening with a March construction, infrastructure, industrial signed anchor achieves assess- 20, 2019, ribbon-cutting ceremony. and defense markets. ment. The improvements applied When the renovations are complete, For more information about Stanley to the company’s new CH range the 101,000 ft2 facility will be an Engineered Fastening and Nelson of assessed anchor versions Industry 4.0 site utilizing IIoT technol- Stud Welding solutions or to find a mean that the performance of ogy. The implementation of real-time local distribution center, visit: the new anchor increases by machine connectivity and monitoring 20%, placing it above the main capabilities is scheduled to be anti-spin anchors on the market. completed by Q3 2019. This The robustness of the anti-spin investment will allow Stanley En- elements in the casing, sleeve gineered Fastening to streamline and cone mean that the anchor manufacturing processes and in- doesn’t spin and also facilitate its crease its production efficiencies. installation. Stanley Engineered Fastening anticipates about 70 employees will be based out of the new factory with ample space to ac- commodate future growth. Em- Features include anchor cone The company also has named Components segment’s trading with anti-spin fins to ensure Pete Drury as a Senior Tool Engineer. activities). This growth reflects SFS’ correct installation, new design Drury has a degree in mechanical strong position as a provider of sleeve opening to optimize en- engineering and 23 years of experi- customer-specific solutions in se- trance of the cone and facilitate ence in the fastener industry. lected niche markets. Growth for its expansion, improved sleeve the period was broadly based die to ensure more efficient ex- with fastening systems seeing the pansion, depth mark required strongest development. Growth in to ensure correct performance, SFS looks back on a solid the second half was slower than in Blue rubber with anti-spin fins to financial year in 2018 the first half. This can be traced to ensure installation and washer the challenging comparison base that increases the mounting sur- SFS Group achieved sales growth —sales growth in the prior-year face. Information is provided for of 6.5% in 2018, raising its con- was strong—and to a decline in installation, diameter and length. solidated sales to CHF 1739 million. demand in Q4, from customers in This attractive growth was broadly automotive and electronics. based in terms of end markets and ge- Page 4 ographies. The fastening systems segment saw above-average per- Komar to celebrate 50 years formance. Operating profit reached Komar Screw Corp., Niles, IL, 14.0% of net sales at CHF 243.1 mil- lion, 4.2% above the comparable USA, will be celebrating 50 years prior-year figure. Sales growth was driven by organic growth of 5.0% in the Group’s core business activities (4.3% including the Engineered

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT in business in 2019. Marvin Kocian “We have already hired 11 local April 15, 2019 started in the fastener business in team members and also utilize 20 Chicago in 1961, working for fas- temporary workers. We expect the Notebook tener distributor, Carlton Screw. In work force to increase over time in 1969, he started out on his own and Florence,” said President, Jim Derry. Birmingham Fastener Opens founded Komar Screw Corp. New Branch in Houston Field has averaged a 19% growth Birmingham Fastener has Early in the 1970s, Marv pur- rate since 1990 and plans to sustain opened its newest branch. chased the assets and machinery high growth and reach US$100 mil- Houston Fastener Manufactur- of a cold header going out of lion in revenue by 2020, which the ing in Houston, TX, USA, has now company is on plan to do. opened its doors for business. business in the south- east, and Komar began This is Birming- manufacturing parts. To- ham Fastener’s day Komar continues to Industrial Fasteners Market second location in Texas follow- manufacture cold-headed screws — Global & India 2018-2023 ing Dallas Fastener’s opening and rivets up to 3/8\" diameter, in in 1991. The latest branch will addition to having in house screw Research and Markets says the spearhead Birmingham Fas- machine capabilities and large global industrial fasteners industry tener’s efforts to serve the oil diameter threaded rod and anchor is considered highly fragmented and natural gas industry. The bolt manufacturing. Employee #1, and is competitive in nature, with Houston branch will primarily Norman Young, retired from Ko- small and large-scale manufac- manufacture studs and thread- mar in 2014 after 45 years. In the turers operating in the USA, China, ed products as well as distribute early days Marv and Norm were the Japan, Germany and India. many more product lines. James purchasing, sales and warehouse Province will lead the Houston and delivery men for Komar. Today, The market is expected to reach team as General Manager. Komar has five divisional distribu- a value of INR 7706 billion by 2023, tion warehouses in Fort Smith, AR, expanding at a CAGR of ~6.5% USA; Nashville, TN USA; Cleveland, from 2018. Rising demand for au- Self-Locking Rings for OH, USA; Springfield, MO, USA; and tomotive fasteners, coupled with Automotive from TFC Dallas, TX, USA. Komar continues to an increase in construction and TFC, Heathfield, East Sussex, UK, serve OEMs as a full-line fastener manufacturing spending in emerg- delivers retaining rings for differ- distributor and manufacturer. ing countries like China, Brazil, ent automotive applications. The And Marv is still very much in- Saudi Arabia, Australia, Indonesia rings have a tab that locks into a volved with the company, with son and India, should drive the demand slot on the outside diameter or in Stephen Kocian, Komar’s current for industrial fasteners during the the center-line of the radial wall. President, and daughter, Sarah forecast period. Asia-Pacific was Alzamora, Vice President/H.R. the largest fastener market in 2017, This lock prevents expansion accounting for a major share of and helps withstand vibration, the fasteners made globally. The rapid acceleration and degree of Field opens distribution main reason for this growth is the impact loading. center in South Carolina increasing number of construction activities and growing automobile Field Fastener has opened a manufacture in countries like China distribution center in Florence, SC, and India. Europe is one of the larg- USA, to more effectively support the est markets for industrial fasteners southeast geography and grow- apart from being the second largest ing customer base there. Field is industrial fasteners manufactur- renovating the old ‘Morning News’ ing region in the world. But lack of building on Otis Way. The new loca- product differentiation and elasticity tion will expand Field’s service offer- of prices of raw materials such as ings by having in-house kitting and alloys, stainless steel and copper assembly to allow more flexibility, are hindering growth. shorter lead times and more cost- effective solutions for customers. Precision Castparts Corp., Stan- ley Black & Decker, Wilhelm Böllhoff GmbH & Co. KG and Nitto Seiko Page 5

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT April 15, 2019 Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 Sets Records The 8th Fastener Fair Stuttgart ended as visitor numbers. There was a buoy- Notebook after three successful show days at ant atmosphere on the show floor,” SC Fastening Systems Takes on Magswitch® Line the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds said Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition SC Fastening Systems, LLC, Macedonia, OH, USA, a distribu- in Germany. A total Director. “The event tor of hardware and industrial supplies, announces that the of 12,070 visitors was again a very company is now a distributor of Magswitch® Technology—a line from 90 countries international trade of switchable magnetic tools used for work holding and met- came to Stuttgart to fair. Some 60% alworking applications. Magswitch has paved the way discover the latest of visitors came for innovation in multiple in- dustries across the globe from trends and products to Stuttgart from manufacturing magnetic tools to engineering innovative tech- from all areas of abroad.” Exhibitors nology. SC Fastening Systems recognizes the benefits of in- fastener and fixing said they were able tegrating Magswitch products into a workplace by providing technology and to to reach their target safety and increasing produc- tivity, speed and efficiency. The network with other groups and they technology is used in industries such as welding, fabrication, industry experts. This is a 3% growth found high-quality visitors. Exhibitors automation, manufacturing, heavy industry, woodworking in visitors compared to the last event. also reported a large number of new and more. A total of 987 exhibitors from 45 coun- business contacts. According to pre- SC Fastening Systems is also celebrating its 20th anniversary tries presented the full spectrum of liminary visitor survey results, 70% of in providing a wide range of quality products and outstanding fastener and fixing technologies on all visitors came from the EU. Germany service in the industry. net exhibition space of 22,200 m2. was the biggest visitor country followed Included were industrial fasteners and by Italy and Great Britain. Other major fixings, construction fixings, assembly European countries were Poland, and installation systems and fastener France, the Netherlands, Turkey and manufacturing technology. This repre- Spain. Asia visitors came from Taiwan sents a 10% increase in exhibitors and and China. an increase in exhibition space of 5%. Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2021 takes “Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019 was place May 18 to 20, 2021, at the Stutt- a record event, in terms of exhibitor gart Exhibition Grounds in Germany. numbers and exhibition space as well Co. Ltd., are the top four industrial ence. Both are responsible for man- fastener manufacturing companies. aging customer accounts to ensure quotes/orders are processed ef- Earnest Machine wsoaenlelcsNotmIeFaeSms/ new aSdpdoittiolnigs htot Earnest Machine added two ATF wins award from NAL new employees in its Cleveland, North American Lighting Inc. ODmH,itUriySAKoafVnfiPtocaleltar.osIJntvaidiccrsuehIsdntjrocDi.aionl ntnheellysaalnedsWrM(eNnoAthnLao)BmzoaouTwtkhouao3r4lri2dPAerwoddauArcdTtsFduInricn.gwthiteVhTiNstehAicteLhFnaosltoegnyer toefainmd,uVpiarwosrolyttdritiuIJhanVcdel uauTasonntBoircqoidlaou,oletcwmPhaplnlh7aba5ssodti1tniielccessef’isagdssauntebl2neasein0dreds-xypeearris-tWWfdoourorecetliihpnnn2mSertgghouf0Caaduismopuns1telec9ddnpeTdHeo.tbrl,ooeoiMilanettmPhddhrraiuonsokespgdentCeruTfycsooaciofatsopostlzlnershaniuoanarfevnsdeirkedtsbr,usrGe5ttreea0oaarnnnuyindeggpinaaiiscrnnrroosdgge-.atbooonnulytMnapaersrowtcaiIdnhntubetBc1eoo1eoro,fnokatshtioo3nn3a0sl,a and injection molded parts that excellent products andfrom simple nails to high techAerospace process, but you need. Our catalog contains screws and bolts. We maintain a large our current parts or visit our inventtooryaofltosoolingc, sotrantegsictaallynlotclaytedimprove upon materials page for a list of the them.worldwide. Wrentham is proud to have polymers, co-polymers, and res- ins we use to manufacture our the reputation for the highest quality and precision plastic fasteners. www.atf-inc.comthe most dependable delivery perfor- BUYERS’Presented by: mance in the industry. We are licensed to GUIDE manufacture TORQ-SET®, ACR® ribbed TORQ-SET®,PHILLIPS SQUARE-DRIV®, ACR® ribbed PHILLIPS®, ACR® ribbed PHILLIPS II®, MORTORQ®, HEXLOBE, TORX® and QUADREX® products. 2007 Manufacturer June 3 to 5, 2019 • Rosemont, IL, USA Identification Volt Industrial Plastics, Inc. Symbols 700 Hwy.w2w02wW.vo•lYtpelllavsiltleic,sA.cRo7m2687, USA “The Fastener Show produced by the Contact: Heidi Volltrauer, COO INTERNATIONAL GUIDE Toll-Free: +1 800 844 8024 Toll-Free Fax: +1 877 453 8707 Fastener Industry for the Fastener Industry” Web Site: www.wrenthamtoCool-.ocrogamnized by: E-Mail: [email protected] Producing Fastener Shows in Reporting Fastener News & the Heart of the Industry for Technology for over 40 years over 30 years • Page 6

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT ISSCO Celebrates 45 Years in Business April 15, 2019 April 1, 1974, marked the beginning of –reNcentoly tebook ISSCO, Inc., located in Lee’s Summit, Asia Pacific Fastener Market MO, USA. When you fast forward 45 Growing at 4.8% Research and Markets says the years, you find that the company is Asia Pacific industrial fasteners market size is expected to reach still here—working hard to provide the US$45.54 billion by 2025, regis- tering a 4.8% CAGR during the best customer service and products to forecast period of 2018 to 2025. Rising product demand as an its customers. integral bonding component for manufacturing vehicles, home As a family owned fastener distributor, appliances, industrial machinery and aerospace structures is likely ISSCO, Inc. says it continues to grow to drive industry growth. China has emerged as the larg- each day and become better. ISSCO, est producer and exporter of industrial fasteners in the region Inc. wishes to thank all of its custom- due to numerous small and medium-scale players. Here, ers and employees, and says, here’s industry players are investing in R&D and production of plastic to another 45! and specialty fasteners. The industry is characterized by ISSCO, Inc. has spent years perfect- long-term contracts between manufacturers and OEMs. Fluc- ing the distribution of quality fastener broad industries as well as niche mar- tuating metal and plastic prices, coupled with intense competition products including bolts, nuts, screws, kets, providing specialized services in terms of product costs, is ex- pected to hamper profit margins sockets and much more. As a large and and quality products. The company is of industry players. Metal fasteners are likely to be qualified fastener distributor, the com- devoted to creating custom solutions challenged in terms of pen- etration, especially in automo- pany has access to premier industrial in order to dependably provide for its tive, owing to rising demand for lightweight alternatives by hardware suppliers across the nation customers. OEMs. However, the demand for high-grade fastener products is and worldwide. ISSCO, Inc. works with expected to increase. Sales & Net Income Table Company Sales %∆ Net Income %∆ Don't Miss On-Demand Fastener Talk Radio! FTR is talk radio for the fastener industry, featuring HD Supply Holdings, Inc. 1446 22 92 1122 guests, commentary and conversation designed to inform and entertain fastener professionals. Available ParkOhio 406 11 15 155 any time in streaming or download formats. Tune in Latest Quarterly Sales and Net Income (Loss) numbers are shown in US$ millions. %∆ relative to 2018 quarterly data. today! Log on to listen to Fully Threaded Radio: Conference Calls/Webcasts... Quarterly Dividends Report... • Lawson Products, Inc., Chicago, IL, • Arconic, New York, NY, USA, declared USA, will report its Q1 2019 results on a US$0.02 per share dividend, payable April 18, 2019, pre-market, and hold May 25, 2019, to holders of record at the a conference call at 9 AM ET. close of business, May 3, 2019. • Stanley Black & Decker, New • MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, Britain, CT, USA, will broadcast Q1 NY, USA, and Davidson, NC, USA, de- 2019 earnings in a conference call clared a $0.63/share dividend, payable, on April 24, 2019 at 8 AM ET. April 23, 2019, to holders of record, April 9, 2019. Obituary: Kuczmarski. Also, Ronald was the loving grandfather Ronald J. Kuczmarski of Haley, Garrett and Holden Kubitz, It is with much sadness, that NCFA an- Emma, Trace and Lily Pooch. Ronald nounces the passing of Ronald J. Kuc- Kuczmarski was the son of the late Val- zmarski. NCFA was notified by Omni entine and Virginia Kuczmarski. He was Fasteners that he passed away the cherished brother of Kathleen Gazo on March 27, 2019. Not only was (Louis), Daniel Kuczmarski (Marny) and Ron the President of Omni Fas- Richard Kuczmarski (Carolyn). teners, but was well known and Ron’s visitation was at Vodrazka Funeral loved by many in our industry. Home in Independence, OH, USA, and his funeral mass was at St . Michael Church Ronald J. Kuczmarski passed away at in Independence. Ronald’s interment was age 71. He was the beloved husband of Lynn (nee Cantlin) for 46 years. He was at Mapleshade Cemetery also located in the devoted father of Kimberly Kubitz Independence. (Gary), Nicole Pooch (RJ) and Kevin Page 7

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