IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of December 4, 2023

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IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of December 4, 2023

Here’s what’s happening in fastener industry news, acquisitions, events, holiday parties and virtual get togethers the week of December 4, 2023.

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Huyett has acquired all the assets and business of the Big H Corporation (Big H), doing business as PacFas and Mobile Fasteners. Big H was founded in 1974 and, over the next 49 years, expanded into 84,000 square feet of industrial space. The acquisition of Big H solidifies Huyett’s market presence as a master distributor of industrial fasteners. Timothy O’Keeffe, CEO of Huyett, states that incorporating Big H’s expertise and established customer relationships into Huyett’s operations represents a significant step forward in the Company’s growth strategy. This move will lay the perfect foundation for a seamless transition into 45,000 new SKUs, largely consisting of threaded fasteners that Huyett previously was not offering. Read more:

Huyett Acquires Big H Corporation, Distributor of Threaded Fasteners


Patriot Bolt Unveils Record-Breaking World’s Largest Hex Nut in Houston, TX! “Big Tex The Incredible Hex” Nut sets a new Guinness World Record! On December 8th the Nut will be installed at the Patriot Bolt HQ. Follow their LinkedIn page for video coverage of the BIG event! Check out our FND’s exclusive interview with Bruce Olivera, VP of Sales at Fastener News Desk. Read more:

Patriot Bolt Sets World Record for the Largest Hex Nut


Martin, Inc. one of the nation’s leading providers of custom-tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, operation, and production supplies, announced the appointment of Scott McDaniel as Executive Vice President, Fastening. In this pivotal role, Scott will spearhead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for Martin’s Fastening business unit to optimize operational efficiency and profitability, and foster synergy across all Martin business units.  Scott will also provide leadership as a key member of Martin executive leadership group, all aimed at achieving Martin’s overarching business objectives. Read more:

Martin Welcomes Scott McDaniel as Executive Vice President, Fastening


 Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November for the 13th consecutive month following a 28-month period of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.  “The Manufacturing PMI® registered 46.7 percent in November, unchanged from the 46.7 percent recorded in October. The overall economy continued in contraction for a second month after one month of weak expansion preceded by nine months of contraction and a 30-month period of expansion before that. Read more:

Manufacturing PMI® at 46.7%; November 2023 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®


Fastener Training Week kicked off today Los Angeles, CA. Taking place December 4 – December 8, 2023, The Fastener Training Institute, and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week – five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. After completing this invaluable industry training in a small group environment and passing a final exam, attendees are eligible for the CFS designation. Fastener Training Week in Los Angeles, CA is hosted by the Pacific-West Fastener Association. Check out the 2024 Fastener Training schedule: fastenertraining.org


Christmas Parties:


The Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association will host the MFDA’s 25th Toys for Tots Dinner! Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at the Sky Room – Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands – Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Register: https://www.mfda.us/calendar/


NEFDA Virtual Holiday Party Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:00 PM Hosted on Zoom. It’s COLD outside so stay in, get cozy and celebrate the holiday season with us! We’ll start with the Most Festive Drink & Best Holiday Attire at 6:00 PM. Then we’ll get right into Trivia & Raffle Prizes that include: AirPods, Gift Cards, the Ember Mug, and many more to come! Register: https://www.nefda.com/events/


NCFA Holiday Bash at PINS MECHANICAL COMPANY December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 PM Tis the season to celebrate and the NCFA HOLIDAY BASH is the perfect way to start.  Join us at Pins Mechanical Co. for some nostalgic old school entertainment with duckpin bowling and classic arcade games, all while enjoying handcrafted libations including cocktails, slush puppies, punches, mocktails and a variety of beer and wine.  Your registration includes unlimited duckpin bowling, arcade games, drink tickets (4), bar food, reserved bowling lanes and seating area. Space is limited!  Register today! ncfaonline.com


 2023 Pac-West Holiday Party and Toys for Tots Collection Thursday, December 7, 2023. Holiday Inn, La Mirada, CA Back by popular demand, we’re having another casino night! The Pac-West 2023 Annual Holiday Party will again be a casino night featuring blackjack, craps, and roulette. Everyone will start the evening with a $500 chip and five complimentary raffle tickets. Also, everyone’s name will automatically go into several prize drawings without ever playing a casino game! Pac-West.org


MWFA Holiday Party – December 14, 2023. Come celebrate the holiday season and socialize with your fastener friends. Once again, the MWFA will be supporting Toys for Tots. Please be sure to bring an unwrapped toy or cash gift so that no child is left out this Holiday season. MWFA.net


MAFDA’s Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Party will be held Thursday, December 14, 2023, at the Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA. MAFDA.com


Southwestern Fastener Association Annual Toy Drive Thursday, December 14th, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.- Rooftop in Houston, TX Register: https://www.southwesternfastener.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=56&Itemid=131&year=2023&month=12&day=14&title=toy-drive-houston&uid=c965a4f3d31f10e6a54b030c869563b7


The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at Fastener News Desk or in our feed @FastenerNews at X.com the twitter rebrand, on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group and @FastenerNews at Threads!

 If you would like to share your company’s news or events contact me, lisa@fastenernewsdesk.com.  Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of ‘IN THE NEWS’ with Fastener News Desk.

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