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Saturday, October 1, 2016
FASTENER HISTORY: 1982 FIN - WAFD Off & Running; Stanley First President
The Pacific-West Fastener Association holds its autumn conference in Portland, OR, this week. Founded in 1982 as the Western Association of Fastener Distributors, the story of Pac-West is summarized in two articles in the Fastener History section of GlobalFastenerNews.com.

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NEWS BRIEFS
September Typhoons Miss Fastener Plants
XL Screw’s Sachs: "We have not heard of any problems with the factories that we deal with as a result of the recent typhoons."

Friday, September 30, 2016
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Bisco Industries Relocates No. Cal Facility
The location of the San Jose facility enables Bisco to maintain its role as a preferred partner for companies on the leading edge of technological innovation, the company stated.

Friday, September 30, 2016
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ASTM, IFI Reintroducing Bolting Committee
Fastener engineers and technologists invited to November 7, 2016, meeting at IFI headquarters in Ohio.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Superior Washers Improves NY & SC Plants
“These assets, along with new power presses that include multiple high tonnage power presses and new equipment including a CNC lathe and milling machines, means that our stamping and production capabilities have reached a whole new level,” CIO Steven Lippolis said.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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HEADLINES
Italy's Agrati Acquires Continental-Midland
Park Forest, IL-based CMG manufactures custom-engineered metal fasteners, cold formed parts and stampings for car makers, automotive suppliers, and industrial manufacturers.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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Brighton-Best Int'l Going Public in September
BBI is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Ta Chen Stainless Steel Group, which acquired BBI in 2008, making it one of the world's largest fastener distributors.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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ACQUISITION: LoneStar Group Acquires AmeriBolt
AmeriBolt will remain a separate entity and will continue trading under the AmeriBolt name led by Dawson Pruett and existing senior management.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: Metals Service Center Promoting Voter Registration
MSCI’s Robert Weidler said the metals manufacturing industry sustains 2.5 million U.S. jobs and contributes $550 billion to U.S. gross domestic product.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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PRODUCT NEWS
Falcon Fastening Offers Actylus Smart Bin System
Smart bin technology has been designed to provide a solution to stock replenishment issues, sending automated stock alerts and re-order notifications.
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Dewalt Transitions Powers Fasteners Brand
The addition of Dewalt Anchors and Fasteners to Dewalt's concrete products category is part of a continued strategy to deliver a complete, cordless solution for all concrete and masonry applications.
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G.L. Huyett Distributing Tinnerman Fasteners
G.L. Huyett is now a master distributor of ARaymond Tinnerman Specialty Engineered Fastening & Assembly Solutions.
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Beacon Fasteners and Components Adds High Salt Spray Full Trilobe Thread Forming Screws
Parts are steel-zinc RoHS with a high salt spray plating of 96 hours to white rust and 120 hours to red rust.
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FEATURES
Automated 3D Inspection Boosts Performance for Acument
Rapid three dimensional first part inspection is reducing scrap, increasing quality, cycle time, and improving overall equipment efficiency up to 20%.
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Stanley Engineered Fastening Eyes the Future
Stanley has established a “breakthrough innovation” group to identify the next big thing in automotive fasteners, according to AdvancedManufacturing.org.
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How the Hanjin Bankruptcy Affects the Fastener Industry
“People who micro manage their inventory turns could run into some problems and get caught short until this issue is resolved,” Bruce Wheeler of Star Stainless pointed out.
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Cold Forging Academy To Train Next-Gen Fastener Workforce
A college in Rockford, IL, wants to establish a cold forging manufacturing training center by year's end to maintain the city's standing as the 10th largest U.S. metropolitan area for fastener production, according to the Rockford Register Star.
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