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Fastener Tool & Supply Launches New Website

Fastener Tool and Supply | Industrial Fasteners & Inventory Management

CLEVELAND (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Fastener Tool & Supply, Inc. — a nationwide leader in fastener distribution – is proud to announce the launch of their brand-new website: FastenerTool.com.

The foundation of Fastener Tool & Supply’s business has been rooted in their commitment to operational excellence and customer service since 1977. Additionally, their focus on innovation, quality, and continuous improvement has helped grow their reach across North America.

Now, their website is also centered around these fundamental principles.

The focus of the redesigned website is to put the user in control, adding useful elements and features that improve functionality, accessibility, and user experience. This investment reinforces Fastener Tool & Supply’s promise to deliver high-tech, user-friendly solutions to help streamline processes and boost efficiency.

“We’ve listened carefully to our users’ feedback and collaborated closely with experts to design the best website possible,” said Gregg Delis, President and CEO of Fastener Tool & Supply. “Our mission was to create a richer, more helpful experience that reflects our core values of innovation, integrity, respect, excellence, and a customer centric vision.”

The team at Fastener Tool & Supply believes that the newly redesigned website and enhanced user interface will create a more cohesive hub for users nationwide. They invite everyone to take a virtual tour of FastenerTool.com to discover everything that the new site has to offer.

About Fastener Tool & Supply, Inc.

Fastener Tool & Supply, Inc. is a trusted distributor of fasteners and related products and services. Headquartered in greater Cleveland, Ohio, they offer over 150,000 fasteners and and supply chain solutions that help improve quality and boost productivity. For example, their high-tech Vendor Managed Inventory solutions allow them to proactively anticipate their clients’ need to help automate replenishment and streamline production processes.

These advanced technologies have propelled them into many cutting-edge industries, such as aerospace, alternative energy, automotive, industrial commercial, construction, high performance, military, and power generation.

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Fastener Training Institute Announces 2023 Schedule

The Fastener Training Institute

The Fastener Training Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2023 Fastener Training Institute Schedule Announced

LOS ANGELES (November 29, 2022) – The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) is excited to announce its 2023 Training Schedule with more in-person classes to get back to a pre-pandemic training experience. The entire schedule consists of nine in-person classes, three Fastener Training Weeks, webinars and specialty classes at Fastener Fair and the International Fastener Expo.

Webinars for Metric Fasteners Part I and 2 will start the year off on January 19 and 26. The first in-person class of the year, Fastener Basics, will be held in San Diego, CA on February 9, followed by Product Training 1, 2, and 3 classes on March 16, April 20, and May 11 in Los Angeles. Additional in-person classes and webinars are planned throughout the year.

The 2023 Fastener Training Weeks (FTW) will be held April 3-7 (Cleveland, OH); August 21-25 (Chicago, IL) and December 4-8 (Los Angeles, CA). These advanced technical training programs are offered in partnership with Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) and are for fastener distributors, manufacturers, and end-users. Each week offers five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. After completing this industry training in a small group environment and passing a final exam, attendees are eligible for the Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) designation.

FTI 2023 Class Schedule 11.13.22

Those unable to attend a full week but wanting to pursue CFS designation can take individual classes that count toward the credential. In 2023, these classes will be held in Los Angeles on June 8 (Fastener Specifications & Terminology); July 13 (Understanding the Bolted Joint); August 17 (Dimensional & Material Specifications); and September 26 (Fastener Quality Assurance, Print Reading, and Inspection).

Instructors, Salim Brahimi, IFI Director of Engineering and Technology, and Laurence Claus, IFI Director of Education and Training continue to bring expert knowledge and experience to FTI’s students. Co-founders of AIM Testing Laboratory in San Diego Rob La Pointe, President and CEO, and Carmen Vertullo, Vice President of Business Development, will also provide instruction during FTW and La Pointe will teach the one-day CFS classes.

View the entire FTI 2023 Training Schedule and register at www.bit.ly/3EFFi1C.

Discounts are available for Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA SFA, AIM Prime members for in-person classes.

 About Fastener Training Institute

The Fastener Training Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides beginning and advanced training on fastener products, standards and specifications. Our core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety. Our mission is to make you more knowledgeable about the fastening products you buy, sell, specify or use. For more information, please visit fastenertraining.org.


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Fastener News Desk ‘In The News’ Live Series with Dirk Beveridge

Live from the FastenerTV Studio…it’s ‘IN THE NEWS’ Live with special guest, Dirk Beveridge.

Watch on Fastener TV: (44:20)

LK: Hello I’m Lisa Kleinhandler, editor in chief at Fastener News Desk.

I’m joined by FND’s editor, Cris Young. Welcome to the premiere episode of Fastener News Desk’s In The News Live Series, where we meet with industry leaders that are moving the needle in distribution forward.

We’d like to welcome our special guest, Dirk Beveridge. Dirk is a visionary entrepreneur and the founder of UnleashWD, the premier design strategy and innovation firm in wholesale distribution. Dirk has been leading major change for over 35 years to advance growth relevance and transformation. He is the producer of the We Supply America Tour, which includes a docu-series, highlighting the noble calling of distribution.

Dirk has authored four books including the best-selling Innovate – How Successful Distributors Lead Change in Disruptive Times. Dirk has most recently released a new report, The Future of Distribution Reimagining Leadership, a call-to-action research report. Dirk is a leading advocate of change and innovation as one of the country’s most outstanding speakers. He delivers a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook.

Dirk recently delivered the keynote presentation at North America’s largest B2B Expo for fasteners, the International Fastener Expo. We’re happy to introduce Dirk Beveridge to our audience. Now, over to Cris.

CY: Thank you, Lisa. Good afternoon, Dirk, if you would please introduce yourself and share how your passion for distribution was ignited.

DB: Well Cris, introduce myself, I think Lisa just did an amazing job there so there’s not much more to say.

Lisa and Cris, thank you guys so very much and what you do at Fastener News Desk. The way you support the industry, the way you support distribution, the way you support manufacturers. The uncompromising and relentless spreading of news that the two of you do and your team. It’s absolutely remarkable, and so from one person to you all thanks. Thanks for what you do. Thank you, just absolutely fantastic.

As Lisa said, I’m Dirk Beveridge, founder of UnleashWD, executive producer of We Supply America. We’re a design innovation strategy firm that helps distributors remain relevant in this age of rapid change, in this age of disruption. We do that in number of different ways.

Where did my passion for distribution come from? I’m a second-generation business. My father started our business 50 some odd years ago. When Dad was out doing his thing as a consultant and keynote speaker, we had the opportunity to work with a lot of different businesses. The passion in these independent family-owned distribution businesses that I was exposed to early on in my career 30 some odd years ago. Working with organizations like Berlin Packaging out of Chicago, Illinois and Morgan Distribution which was with Anderson Windows at the time. I found that working with these businesses that are the backbone of the country, they had a lot of challenges, and they also had a lot of opportunities in front of them. It just became a passion of mine to embed myself into those businesses to the degree we could help them compete and remain relevant going forward.

CY: That’s pretty cool. I mean, definitely a needed service out there, especially with today’s transformation. Companies not knowing what to do and how to how to be able to bring the company forward and to grow. Kudos to you and your dad in the past for recognizing that and moving it forward.

DB: Thank you.

CY: You just wrapped up the 2022 We Supply America bus tour across the nation. Can you tell us a little bit about your experience and what you’re hearing from the distribution world?

Tour - We Supply AmericaDB: Thanks for asking, so the We Supply America Tour, we just completed the second season of We Supply America. Over the last two summers in the We Supply America RV I traveled over 31,000 miles from sea to shining sea, twice. Visited over 59 different distributors. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of individuals that I talk to and with your help and others. We’ve had over one and a half million social impressions on LinkedIn.

This really is a movement that is taking hold and an important movement to champion the noble calling of distribution.

What did I learn was the question. So, Cris I learned a couple things. Number one, I learned and was reinforced in terms of the importance of distribution. Truly the backbone of this country, right. If you look at everything we have in our office, everything we have in our home, everything we have in our society. What makes our country our country? What provides our standard of living? What we have come to expect in our way of life has come through the docks of a distributor in one fashion or another. I find that to be noble. The fact that distribution creates over six million jobs in this country. I find that to be very important and I think one of the things I learned about those jobs that have been created as I mentioned 59 Distributors but hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of individuals.

I’ve been on the receiving dock at 6:30 in the morning meeting the pickers and the receivers in the warehouses, meeting the drivers at 6:30 in the morning and on and on. Of those six million jobs that are created what I have learned, maybe one of the most important lessons I’ve learned, is that these jobs that these independent family-owned, employee-owned businesses are creating, they are more than just a job. They provide meaning, purpose, fulfillment for human beings, for people and for families. I think at a time when coming out of Covid, we as individuals are yearning for meaning and for purpose and maybe inspiration. I say look no further than these businesses I’ve had a chance to meet. I think that’s a story that’s very important for these businesses to embrace and to tell because it’s important for their business, for the industry, and I think for our society at large as well. I think another lesson that I learned along those lines is that these businesses are profit driven businesses. I mean profit is obviously critically important to their business but generally speaking what I found is that these businesses again independent family owned, employee-owned businesses, beyond the profit, beyond the products that they sell that are the backbone of this country, these businesses are forces for good in our society.

I talked about the jobs, but you know the leaders of these businesses they’re humble. They are really humble good people and they have their head down and they’re working hard to serve their market and to serve their customers and serve their employees. When you spend time with them and you learn about who they are, and you get not just in their mind, but you get in their hearts, and you allow them to speak from their soul you learn about how they’re supporting the Little League team. You learn about how they’re supporting the United Way in their local community. You learn about the family foundations that they’ve set up for generations to contribute in the ways that are important to their local communities and to their families. You learn about how they are out there. They’ve created schools and foster facilities in countries halfway around the world in Tanzania and the like. Maybe that’s a little different from what your listeners were expecting to hear about the lessons but those are some of the lessons that have touched me, and I think are critically important for all of us.

We are recording this three business days from the midterm elections and at a time when our country is absolutely being torn apart no matter by both sides. When the country is absolutely being torn apart, I say just look no further than inside the four walls of these businesses I’ve seen and look at the force for good that they are. Look at the dignity they provide to their employees. Look at how they connect individuals towards a common cause. Look at the value that they see in the individual. Yes, in the individual.

LK: That’s some important stuff right there, Dirk. I really think that not many people and I think pre-pandemic that was one of our biggest problems. The loyalty was going away from jobs. People were moving from job to job. People want to be recognized. They want to be valued. That’s a human need. I think recognizing this and appreciate your work. I mean that is some really important stuff. To really look. When during the pandemic started the distribution business was made essential. These people went to work for this country right away.

CY: They never really stopped.

LK: Right. They went right into you know just as if they were part of the military. Right into service. Like here I am for my country, not part of the National Guard, part of the distribution world, right.

DB: Right on.

LK: Served. They had still had to go home to their families with their same concerns. I know just from our industry, from what we’ve seen from the companies that treat their employees the best are doing the best.

 DB: Without question. Can we build on that?

CY: Yes, absolutely.

DB: Another critical lesson that has come out of both seasons but really zeroed into me with season two is this, to your point Lisa. I believe down to my core that these independent family-owned, employee-owned distribution businesses are perfectly positioned to win the war on talent. Perfectly positioned. When you look at the culture. When you look at the care. When you look at the concern. When you look at the opportunities for the individuals. Certainly, there’s some challenges but when you look at what these businesses have to offer their employees compared to, yes, I’m going to say compared to those companies that are in the news the Googles, the Facebooks, the Amazons, the Apples of the world, we are perfectly positioned to win the war on talent. The challenge is:

  • A: We don’t necessarily believe it. We’ve told ourselves; our mindset is that we can’t compete.
  • B: We haven’t thought deeply enough in terms of really defining what it is that sets us apart for our employees in terms of our employee value proposition.
  • C: We have a hard time articulating. We have a hard time. We’re humble. We have a hard time articulating it and going to market with a little bit of swagger about the opportunities we have for individuals.

This Lisa, you hit upon it, has become a new mission of ours and stay tuned because in January we’re going to be facilitating a think tank around this very topic. About how do we take advantage of this opportunity that we have in front of us. This untapped opportunity being perfectly positioned to win the war on talent.

LK: All right, I love that, Dirk.

CY: Related to that, I would ask, how influential do you think Gen X, Y, Z, is to all of this change in the distribution world, in the workforce and the how we treat our employees kind of thing?

DB: Can I say everything.

CY: Okay yes. I mean tell it like it is.

DB: Because yes, I mean they’re absolutely everything. Look we have a choice, right. We have a, well let me say it this way. Each year I have the Unleash Innovation Summit and in year two I believe it was, I had a speaker who Fortune magazine named as one of the 50 most influential leaders in the world. Right there with the Dalai Lama and Bono and others was George Kennedy, the former head swimming coach for John Hopkins University. I reached out to George and said my God you’re with Bono and Dalai Lama! I must learn from you. Come on in. George Kennedy came to my conference and spoke.

By the way ladies, the first and only speaker on my stage, who stripped on stage. He took off his clothes and got down to his swim trunks because that’s where he said he’s comfortable. He said this on the side.

LK: I love that.

CY: Sorry we missed it.

DB: It was fantastic, and it was perfect. It was perfect and why did I tell you that whole story. George Kennedy told the story about these next generations. He had been coaching for 30 years. He’s been talking about these next generations of student athletes coming in. And what he said was this, Cris this goes to your point.

He says this, I have to prepare them for their world not the world that I came from. I think that says everything about your question how influential are the Gen X, Y, Z’s right. In terms of the change that’s coming and the change that we as leaders in our businesses need to be prepared for and build for. That’s why my answer is everything. Because their world no matter what label we put on the generation, their world is going to be different than my world. That’s going to require new leadership, it’s going to require new paradigms, it’s going to require new ways to market, new ways to communicate, new employee value propositions. It’s going to require new ways to sell. Did I say new ways to communicate? They are causing us to absolutely rethink everything about our businesses.

CY: Well, I’m glad somebody recognizes it and sees that there’s a need to adapt ourselves as the older generation, preparing for what’s coming up.

LK: I think so from the side of being a little bit older than those generations. I think that we’re at a unique point in history where there’s only a certain amount of time that we’ll be able to contribute our knowledge to this next generation. Where we’ll be able to help guide them to have that future that we hoped, or we hope and dream for them to have. Where they have unlimited possibilities in the things that they do. That they don’t have limited thinking and they don’t get to drawn into these boxes or this brick-and-mortar way of thinking that unfortunately and fortunately our generation has come up with. I think that we still have a ton to contribute, and I think my thing with distribution is that the leadership gets a little bit frustrated with the difference in the generations and they don’t know how to approach the new employee, the new needs, the new need to feel part of the company, not just the worker bee in the company. People want to belong. We have to change too. We also have to meet this extraordinary point in history. This is something that we all come together to do this.

DB: Yes, absolutely. I love the thought process that I learned from Don McNeeley who is the Chairman of Chicago Tube and Iron. He said two things, he says number one, “when you’re in a position to lead by all means lead”. and so the second thing he said is “our job as leaders is to lead our teams, our organizations through inflection points”. An inflection point is a point of dramatic change, let’s say in an industry that can either drive positive or negative consequences, right. His whole premise, and I love it, was look in good times anybody can be a leader he says, but the point is you as a leader will face these moments of inflection and he says that is when you get paid to do your job. You weren’t paid just because the business was there. Now it’s time to get paid for doing what you’re being asked to do.

We are in the midst of a serious inflection point in terms of so many things technology, in terms of a societal change, in terms of employees and what they’re going to demand and want in an employer, in terms of customers and how they’re going to be doing business. And so, to your point, this is our moment in time. In leaders this the moment you are called for and this is the moment to not allow yourself to be pulled back to legacy. Honor the past. Yes, learn from the past. Be grateful for those that have come before you to provide the opportunities we have. But understand, that the past is not as important as the future. Our job is to be able to peer into the future to understand how these trends and forces are going to change how we live, work and play. Lead our organizations to that new future.

CY: That will bring me to my next question Dirk. What are some of the innovative ways that you saw companies using to attract new talent and to retain the talent that they have.

DB: Well, I think your listeners when they hear that question, they’re looking for the magic bullet. All right, give me that magic bullet, right. That that’s going to solve this problem and make it go away. Cris and Lisa, there’s no magic bullet. Generally speaking, I think what it comes down to is leaderships’ vision and their culture. Everything else probably revolves around that. Can I give you two examples?

CY: Sure

DB: Bill Condron is the amazing CEO of the Granite Group up in the Northeast near you all. In the plumbing and PVF industry. He was going through his three-year planning cycle and his coach was pushing him “Bill what’s the vision of your company”?

The coach asked if it was that you want to become a billion-dollar company and Bill said no I don’t think so. He asked is it that you want a certain number of branches, a certain number of locations, Bill says no I don’t think so, those are just numbers. Just let me pause for a second and think about that. How inspiring it is to work for a company that’s going to be a billion-dollar company or having many branches. Those are just numbers. What does that mean to me the individual, the employee? Very little. Bill thought about it, and I love what they landed on. The vision at the Granite Group is to become a dynamic durable growth engine for their people. A dynamic durable growth engine for their people.

Listen to what that says and how that translates to your question Cris. About recruiting, right. When a potential employee who is looking for security in their career. That they want to have a job in good and tough times. When they hear that they’re going to go to work potentially for a company that’s creating a durable and dynamic growth engine. What it says is they’re building an organization for sustainability and if my need is security, they’re there. Thinking about the employee who wants to grow and progress in their career. When they hear that they have the potential to go to work for a dynamic durable growth engine for their people to grow for example. What does it say? It’s not a magic wand. It requires a lot of hard work, but when you have a vision that is tied to what’s in it for me as the employee, I think that is a dynamite magnet to attract quality people to you. That’s just one example.

CY: I would have to say that after watching the eight films that you have from season two that was one of the most prominent things that I took away from it. The employees saying first of all, how they love their jobs and how they knew they had room to grow. They found that to be one of the key factors for wanting to show up at work every day.

DB: Without question, and Cris you know, I think to be fair, right. I think when you look at the average distribution business there are positions that allow for a career trajectory of growth, of added responsibility, maybe leadership and management. But then there’s others that we need done and maybe there’s not that type of leadership progression path if you will.

However, those companies that are winning the war on talent they provide meaning and purpose and dignity for every single one of those jobs. I tell you out on the tour Bob was his name. I cannot get out of my mind, Bob up in Plymouth, Minnesota. 35 years with this electrical distributor and he’s been on the receiving dock. He’s been a receiver in the warehouse for 35 years.

LK: Wow.

DB: And you want to know something, he is fulfilled as all get out. He is doing what he was born to do, and he loves it. He is within his unique ability and what he also appreciates is that the company recognizes his value in what he does and recognizes that he is part of this culture and is aligned to where the company is going. All their new hires who are eventually going to become VP’S of the company and the like where do you think they start their training? With Bob of 35 years.

This one other thing I’m passionate about is this. Generally speaking, we’ve done a good job of investing in 20 percent of our workforces. We’ve done a good job of investing in our sales team. We’ve done a good job of investing in those with management potential and leadership potential but the others who do the work, day in and day out, we typically just train them to do their job. Then our focus on their growth, the focus on helping them become better versions of themselves, too often we’ve lost sight of that.

I think going forward that’s going to be a huge opportunity for us as distributors who really care about our people, to think through that, and say what can I do to help individuals grow no matter what role they are in and to grow and become better versions of themselves.

CY: It sounds like the companies where you got to visit; team is a very important term.

DB: Yes

CY: It sounds like those that are going to make it are valuing that team player mentality and focusing on that rather than I’m a leader and you’re the warehouse worker.

DB: Absolutely. Joe Nettemeyer, CEO of Valin Corporation, I love it, he says for us to succeed we have to go from me to we.

LK: Yes, turn the M upside down or whatever the other side up and we’re going to make we out of me.

DB: You betcha.

LK: That’s where we are you know as a whole and I think that the Manufacturing Day movement has been going over the last 10 years or so trying to change the perception of a career in manufacturing. I really think that we need that type of a movement in distribution. We serve just as an important role as the manufacturing community. We also face the similar situation of the change of workforce. The attrition coming and a new workforce coming in and we have to learn, even in distribution, to show the new generations that these jobs are meaningful jobs.

That the gentleman that you just spoke of who has had a 35-year career on the dock and he’s so happy and he loves it. That’s still potentially a great job.

DB: Darn right it is.

LK: But there have been these jobs unfortunately that got a very dirty job perception in society. And now with AI and all of the technologies out there they’re not the same jobs they’re a lot more attractive. They have a lot more potential for growth opportunities. I think we’re just switching things up a little bit and like we were saying, each generation needs to do their part in this to make sure that the outcome at the end of the day is that we’ve passed on the legacies. We’ve passed on the knowledge and now these new folks are ready to take the reins and take us into an even better time in our history.

DB: Without question and two things on that Lisa and Cris. Number one, I remember being on a podcast not too long ago and talking about this noble calling of distribution and the noble calling of these good jobs that we create and provide. I remember the podcast host saying yes Dirk, we’ve got a public relations problem people don’t know about. I pushed back and I said no Jason I don’t think it’s a public relations problem. I think that’s later. I think the problem starts in our own four walls.

I think it starts in our own four walls that we have to remind ourselves and we have to think deeper about, Lisa what you just said, we have to think deeper about the nobleness of every single job the goodness of every single job, the dignity of every single job, and we need to be able to articulate that within these four walls and then we can go outside that’s number one.

Number two is this, here’s a four or five step process that I think your listeners can take to do exactly what you just said. I think if we’re going to elevate the role, every single role in our organization so that we can attract the pickers that we’re going to need, the drivers that we’re going to need, the accounts receivable individuals we’re going to need, and the sales team, if we’re going to do that there’s a success path that I think we need to go through.

  • It begins with defining your organizational purpose. Have you been able to articulate your company’s why? The new employees no matter what level of your organization, they’re going to be attracted to companies who are purpose driven and can articulate that purpose, that greater good. You have to be able to articulate that greater good, that purpose, your company’s why. So, number one, you got to do that.
  • Once you have that purpose, you have to be able to articulate what I call your organizational character. Here’s what you’ve got to do. You have to define the foundation of your employee value proposition. What is your core belief in terms of people? How do you view people and employees? How do you meet the career aspirations of your employees? How you meet this is something else we’re going to have to talk a lot about. How do you meet the lifestyle aspiration of your employees? Years ago, it was just about the job. Years ago, it was just about the career trajectory. Today going forward, we’re going to have to talk about the lifestyle. About how you support the individual outside of work as well.

Define the organizational purpose. Define your organizational character.

  • Then you have to spend time connecting those two things to the individual worker and define individual meaning for the individuals. What’s in it for me. How do you truly make that difference for the individual in their life? Are they looking for security? Are they looking for recognition? Are they looking for belonging? Are they looking to be self-actualized? Everybody has a different set of needs and you’re going to have to be able to share how this job, this role, this company, can help the individual meet what’s driving them personally.
  • The fourth thing that we’re going to have to do is, we’re going to have to become better internal and external marketers. We’re going to have to learn to talk about ourselves with a little bit of swagger about the goodness that we have as a job creator in the industry. Then ultimately, you got to put it together and you got to implement a people first strategy going forward.

Using those four pillars to do so.

LK: That’s some good information, Dirk.

CY: Actually, you answered my question, I was going to ask you about the seven ethos that define the noble calling of distribution and you just you just hit it right there. Thank you for that.

LK: Can I just jump in one second. When I was listening to you it almost sounds like when a business wants to go to market with a new product. They come up with some client personas and make sure that they understood the different positions. Here we need employee personas. Each one individually with meaning, with thought, and with leadership, so that we can take those employees, make those offerings and make sure that we’re not just trying to look with tunnel vision. That we’re looking at each individual as a persona themselves, that has meaning. I think if maybe companies took some time to do that, like they do when they’re looking to take a product to market. It would be really beneficial.

DB: 100 percent, Lisa. Great observation. I agree. Don’t get too good consulting.

LK: Lisa all right…I’ve certainly got enough on my plate Dirk.

CY: Switching topics just a little bit, I mean workforce and people are still important here, but you know right now we’re in such I don’t want to call it dire straits but definitely a sense of turmoil out there. In the economy, the supply chain, workforce. These are all concerns of every business owner. What kind of leadership do you think is necessary for a company to have in order to address these issues successfully?

DB: Great question. I believe that strategic planning has always been important but it’s more important than ever

before. If we could, say that distribution is a busy complex and developing strategy is hard. And because it’s hard it’s often unintentionally avoided. We’ll get to that next week, next month, next year.

Without a strategy we are simply reacting to the problems of the day and the problem with reacting to the problems of the day is at best you’re going to remain; you’re going to bring things back to the status quo. There’s no growth. There’s no seizing of opportunity.

Cris and Lisa, I believe that today your readers, your listeners, and your followers need to ask themselves do we spend enough time strategically thinking and planning for our business? You know strategy at one level is very simple to define. Jack Walsh, former CEO of General Electric said strategy is nothing more than picking a general direction and executing like hell. The difficulty is in picking that general direction and so what I would encourage your members, your readers, and listeners to do is this; if they do not have a strategic planning process in place, find one and put it in place.

CY: Yes, absolutely correct. I would agree 100 percent with that. Dirk, we’re going to start wrapping it up but before we do, I’d like you to share with our audience today about your UnleashWD podcast and where they could find you on social media to find out more about your experiences and your programs.

DB: Thanks for asking. Cris let me ask you this. I mean we really found each other because of LinkedIn and all that, right.

CY: Yes, absolutely.

DB: Can you tell the listeners what you think about all of this social media and these films that we’re making, that we’ll talk about.

CY: As I said earlier, I just got through with the last of the eight sessions from the We Supply America Tour season two and I was just blown away by all of it. You can find them at wesupplyamerica.net

DB: Well, done.

CY: I also listen to the podcast on LinkedIn, and I believe that’s every Tuesday.

DB: Every Thursday.

CY: Every Thursday. Sorry about that. Yes, every Thursday and I think the last time I remember it being was at 10 A.M est. Tell me if I’m correct.

DB: 9 A.M Central. Yes, 10 a.m. eastern time.

CY: Okay, also on LinkedIn. That’s also a great opportunity for people to hear Dirk give his words of wisdom and the things, lessons he’s learned, and the experiences he shared with the distribution companies out there on the road. He has a great report, and I just was looking at the I’m not sure, you can refresh me on this one. It starts with I believe.

DB: My manifesto.

CY: Your manifesto, correct.

Dirk‘s ‘I Believe’ manifesto outlines his 34 fundamental beliefs about innovating and winning in the age of rapid change. Click the image to download it now.

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DB: Did you just find that?

CY: I just I was looking at all of it this morning…

DB: Keep going.

CY: I thought that was great. That’s the one and then also was the report that Lisa mentioned. Which I don’t know where to find that so if you could tell the people where to find that. That would be great.

DB: Wow, there’s a lot there, Cris. I appreciate it and I got to tell you from the bottom of my heart, thank you. You know it’s always so inspiring, fun, and rewarding when you find like-minded individuals who you can collaborate with. I think that’s what the three of us are. That we’re like-minded souls who want to serve and so I think that’s why we’ve been attracted to each other. For that, I appreciate that and thank the two of you. You hit it and I would love to connect with you all. Let’s start on LinkedIn. You can go to LinkedIn. Google, Dirk Beveridge, and I’m right there. My son is right there as well same name but Dirk Beveridge on LinkedIn. You’ll find our LinkedIn lives and follow everything that we’re doing. The report that you mentioned, Lisa and Cris, I’m real excited about this new research platform that we launched about 60 days ago. It’s going to be a triannual report called The Future of Distribution. And I believe this, that we’ve talked about strategy. I believe that in this world of constant change, this world of uncertainty and complexity, and the exponential change. How do you weed through it all? Well to me, when you weed through what’s going to really define the success of distributors going forward to me it comes down to three pillars.

  1. Leadership, the capabilities of your leadership team, is going to be the ceiling of how you advance as an organization.
  2. It’s your people. We must have the right people in our businesses who are going to allow us to grow.
  3. Our innovation and use of technology.

What we’ve done is, we’ve launched this new research platform called Future of Distribution and we’re going to have a triannual report. The first is on leadership, the second is on people, the third is on innovation. We’re going to have this in-depth research and conversation going for all 12 months on the future of distribution. Get Report.

Then our We Supply America Tour. I guess this is pride of ownership but there’s so many good inspirational stories and lessons that you can take into your business as a distribution leader in these videos and reports of We Supply America. You can get that, you’ve mentioned it Cris, at wesupplyamerica.net and now two seasons, 16 different documentary films that are there that you can sit down with your employees. Put one in for 20 minutes and then talk about what did we see. What can we learn from them that they’re doing well in their businesses? What can we take from them into our business?

Discovering The Noble Generation Of Leadership In Distribution

It’s a great tool. You talked about the importance of collaboration and teaming in your organizations. I have found that these 16 films are great collaboration tools to get people around the table maybe during a lunch and learn internally in your organization. Watch the films and have conversations about them.

LK: That’s a great idea. I just want to say to all of our listeners out there that we’re really excited that you joined us today, Dirk.

As veterans of all of the Tony Robbins programs, I have to say that Dirk Beveridge is the Tony Robbins of distribution. You know how to get out there and to pump the audience up and to get distributors ready for the for the changes that are coming. There are so many resources that you’ve made available to distributors. I hope that all of our listeners and fastener distributors will take note of Dirk Beveridge’s reports and his programs and try to instill some of this in your businesses and I know that you’ll find success if you do so. With that being said, thank you for being our first guest on Fastener News Desk’s In the News Live Series. Thanks to all of our listeners for tuning in and we look forward to speaking to you again real soon Dirk.

DB: Lisa, Cris I’m honored. Thank you so much and as always, it’s been a great conversation.

CY: Thank you.

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IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of November 28th, 2022

Here’s what’s happening in and around the fastener industry this week…

Watch Now on FastenerTV (8:36)


In Fastener Acquisition News…

Valley Fastener Group has completed the acquisition of TRAMEC Hill Fastener of Rock Falls, IL. Manny DeSantis, CEO of Valley Fastener Group, stated that since the founding of Hill Fastener Corporation in 1957, Hill understands the importance of producing high-quality fasteners and meeting the demands of a consistently changing fastener market. It is this foundation, combined with their complementary manufacturing capabilities, that makes Hill Fastener a tremendous addition to the Valley Fastener Group family.


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An aerial view of gantry cranes, shipping containers, and freight railway trains ahead of a possible strike if there is no deal with the rail worker unions, at the Union Pacific Los Angeles (UPLA) Intermodal Facility rail yard in Commerce, California, U.S., September 15, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Update from Reuters today as more than 400 groups called on Congress to ‘take immediate action’ and intervene in the ongoing railroad labor standoff that threatens to idle shipments of food and fuel and strand rail travelers while inflicting billions of dollars of economic damage. Workers in four unions have rejected a tentative contract deal announced in September, while eight approved it. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and other groups warned impacts of a potential strike could be felt as soon as Dec. 5. Unions and railroads have until Dec. 9 to resolve differences. If they do not, workers could strike or railroads could lock out employees – unless Congress intervenes. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/400-groups-urge-us-lawmakers-take-immediate-steps-block-potential-rail-strike-2022-11-28/


A recent study by Fortune Business Insights™ reports the Aerospace Fasteners Market to Reach USD $7.73 Billion by 2029, Exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6.85% through -2029.  Rising demand for aircraft is expected to boost the adoption of #fasteners. https://einnews.com/pr_news/602641841/aerospace-fasteners-market-to-hit-usd-7-73-billion-by-2029-exhibiting-a-cagr-of-6-85-by-2022-2029


The Fastener Industry’s Favorite Podcast

Fully Threaded Radio Episode #182 – Asking For It is LIVE! Highlights include Selling fasteners begins by asking for the order, as Tim “Action” Jackson proved during an illustrious career in the thread game. Newly appointed Marine Fasteners CEO Dee Ward asks his team for their best and stainless structural bolts on the Fastener Training Minute and more at FullyThreaded .com with hosts Eric Dudas and the marmite marvelous Brian Musker.


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The Fastener Training Institute and Industrial Fasteners Institute will present a live webinar looking at how we install fasteners and why. The Very Basics of Bolted Joint Installation will take place December 1st at 12:00-2PM ET. Participants will gain an understanding of the fastener engineering of the bolted joint and how users approach achieving the tension they desire. This is a “basics” webinar and good for anyone new to the fastener industry, in a position where understanding how the customer is applying the product is essential, or just wants to learn more about the industry. For more information go to FastenerTraining.org


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The North Coast Fastener Association Holiday Bash at TOPGOLF is coming up on Thursday, December 1st.  Participants will enjoy golf play, dinner and drinks and a fun night out with fastener industry friends before the hectic holiday season is in full swing!  Go NCFAonline.com for more info.


The Metropolitan Fastener Distributor Association will be delivering hope this Christmas for the less fortunate with their 24th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Dinner. The MWFA will be supporting Toys for Tots at their annual holiday party December 8th, 2022 6:00 – 9:00PM. Please be sure to bring an unwrapped toy or cash gift so that no child is left out this Holiday season. Go to MWFA.net to register or donate today!


Pac West Fastener Associations Holiday Casino Party & Toys for Tots Collection takes place Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Holiday Inn, in La Mirada, CA. The Pacific-West Fastener Association is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. If you can, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for this worthy cause.  You’ll get an extra raffle ticket too!


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The National Fastener Distributor Association will host their 2022 Virtual Holiday Celebration! Join the National Fastener Distributor Association for a fun and relaxed virtual event with spirits and classic holiday trivia Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM Eastern. The first 50 people to register by November 30 also get a complimentary gift package. Click here for more information or to register. The NFDA & YFP hope you’ll join them for some holiday fun! This event is free, but registration is required. To register go to: NFDA-Fastener.org

Celebrate the Holidays with the


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Northeast Fastener Distributor Association and fastener friends on December 15th @ 6:00pm (EST) for their Virtual Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party! Go to NEFDA.com for registration information.


The southwestern Fastener Association will host their Holiday Toy Drive on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST. This a great time to give back while meeting up with people in the fastener industry to expand your network. Go to Southwesternfastener.org to register!


The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at Fastener News Desk or in our Twitter feed @FastenerNews and on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group!


Industrial products are comprehensive and purchasing them online can lead to poor customer experiences when utilizing filtered search. The Product Genius’s grid technology allows your clients to search, sort and purchase 100’s of products from a one-page buying experience.

Experience and Demo FAST Fastener buying at 1-800-Fasteners.com.

PGT’s services also include, data cleaning and preparation, consulting, and strategizing. Contact ProductGeniusTechnology.com or call 1-800-fasteners to find out how to get started today.


If you would like to share your company’s events, news or sponsor an upcoming episode of IN THE NEWS or would like to add to the Fastener Museum me: lisa@fastenernewsdesk.com.


Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk.

Until next week, be well, be safe and Keep it Fastenating.


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IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of November 21st, 2022

This week the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving Holiday. FND would like to take this opportunity to thank our followers, sponsors, and the fastener industry for their support over the past 10 years. Fastener News Desk is grateful for the opportunity to serve an industry that is close to our hearts and family roots. We’d like to offer this beautiful prayer to you and your families this Thanksgiving.

“For the laughter of the children, for my own life breath, for the abundance of food on this table, for the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast,

for the roof over our heads, the clothes on our backs, for our health, and our wealth of blessings, for this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends, for the freedom to pray these words without fear, in any language, in any faith, in this great country, whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants. Thank you, God, for giving us all these.” Happy Thanksgiving to All.

WATCH NOW ON FASTENERTV: (7:01)


And now it back to IN THE NEWS! This week’s episode is focused on celebrating the coming holidays and industry gatherings!

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The North Coast Fastener Association Holiday Bash at TOPGOLF is coming up on Thursday, December 1st. Participants will enjoy golf play, dinner and drinks and a fun night out with fastener industry friends before the hectic holiday season is in full swing! Go NCFAonline.com for more info.


The Metropolitan Fastener Distributor Association will be delivering hope this Christmas for the less fortunate with their 24th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Dinner on Thursday, December 8th. Please join MFDA to support the US Marines and their mission providing toys to those who will need them this Holiday. Come celebrate the holiday season and socialize with your fastener friends! The MWFA will be supporting Toys for Tots at their annual holiday party scheduled for December 8th, 2022 6:00 – 9:00PM. Please be sure to bring an unwrapped toy or cash gift so that no child is left out this Holiday season. Go to MWFA.net to register or donate today!


Pac West Fastener Associations Holiday Casino Party & Toys for Tots Collection takes place Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Holiday Inn, in La Mirada, CA. The Pacific-West Fastener Association is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. If you can, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for this worthy cause. You’ll get an extra raffle ticket too!


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The National Fastener Distributor Association will host their 2022 Virtual Holiday Celebration! Join the National Fastener Distributor Association and the Young Fastener Professional Association for a fun and relaxed virtual event with spirits and classic holiday trivia Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM Eastern. The first 50 people to register by November 30 also get a complimentary gift package. Click here for more information or to register. The NFDA & YFP hope you’ll join them for some holiday fun! This event is free, but registration is required. To register go to: NFDA-Fastener.org


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Celebrate the Holidays with the Northeast Fastener Distributor Association and fastener friends on December 15th @ 6:00pm (EST) for their Virtual Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party! Go to NEFDA.com for registration information.


The Southwestern Fastener Association will host their Holiday Toy Drive on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST. This a great time to give back while meeting up with people in the fastener industry to expand your network. Go to Southwesternfastener.org to register!


Other industry happenings include:



The Fastener Training Institute and Industrial Fasteners Institute will present a live webinar looking at how we install fasteners and why. The Very Basics of Bolted Joint Installation will take place December 1st at 12:00-2PM ET. For more information go to FastenerTraining.org


The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at Fastener News Desk or in our Twitter feed @FastenerNews and on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group!


Industrial products are comprehensive and purchasing them online can lead to poor customer experiences when utilizing filtered search. The Product Genius’s grid technology allows your clients to search, sort and purchase 100’s of products from a one-page buying experience.

Experience and Demo FAST Fastener buying at 1-800-Fasteners.com.

PGT’s services also include, data cleaning and preparation, consulting, and strategizing. Contact ProductGeniusTechnology.com or call 1-800-fasteners to find out how to get started today.


If you would like to share your company’s events, news or sponsor an upcoming episode of IN THE NEWS or would like to add to the Fastener Museum me: lisa@fastenernewsdesk.com.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk.

Until next week, be well, be safe and Keep it Fastenating.


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Valley Fastener Group Acquires TRAMEC Hill Fastener

Valley Fastener Group LLC

Effective October 1, 2022, Valley Fastener Group will be acquiring TRAMEC Hill Fastener of Rock Falls, IL.

Manny DeSantis, CEO of Valley Fastener Group, stated that since the founding of Hill Fastener Corporation in 1957, Hill understands the importance of producing high-quality fasteners and meeting the demands of a consistently changing fastener market.

It is this foundation, combined with their complementary manufacturing capabilities, that makes Hill Fastener a tremendous addition to the Valley Fastener Group family.

Gary E. Sullo, CEO of Tramec, LLC commented that the acquisition of Hill Fastener by the Valley Fastener Group is a great addition to their business and will continue the outstanding customer service and support that Hill’s customers have become accustomed to over the last 10 years.

At Valley, we recognize that our biggest asset is our people. In joining forces with the Hill team, VFG is making another significant investment in expanding our product offerings to the market. We are excited to confirm that all Hill employees will be an integral part of the Valley team going forward and will continue to operate out of their current location in Rock Falls, IL.

As we complete the integration process, please know that we are committed to delivering the same high level of service and stability to which you are accustomed. Our goal is to make this a seamless transition for all our customers, legacy and new. We will be reaching out to schedule an introductory discussion shortly. Should you have any questions about the acquisition or what it means for your business specifically, please do not hesitate to contact Valley Fastener Group directly.

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Fastener Pop Quiz: METRIC FASTENERS

Are you ready to test your knowledge of Fasteners? 

[SPONSOR]

EUROLINK FASTENER SUPPLY SERVICE

“HARD-TO-FIND METRIC FASTENERS…DELIVERED”

QUESTION: What is the meaning of the word metric?

A: WATCH VIDEO NOW FOR THE CORRECT ANSWER

Eurolink is the premier US distributor of metric fasteners and fastener lines with hard-to-find metric fasteners manufactured to both DIN and ISO standards. As the nation’s leading source for hard-to-find metric fasteners, Eurolink offers access to more than 100,000 quality C-class parts from countries such as Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, France, and Great Britain. Regardless of your required size, material, or finish, EurolinkFSS.com has the European resources to meet your demands.

If you’re looking for a top fastener supplier you’ve found one!

Eurolink is committed to providing you fast HASSLE-FREE ordering, fair pricing, and timely delivery. Are you spending hours searching fastener websites or catalogs? Waiting on hold while a sales rep digs through their catalog to confirm a DIN number? Wondering if your invoice will even be processed correctly? How about worrying whether or not your quoted ship date was just a sales rep’s guess? Not at Eurolink Fastener!

Simply submit a quick RFQ for the items you require. We’ll do all the research, and follow up with you personally with a complete quotation. As you order products from Eurolink, you can do so with the confidence that your order will be processed accurately and efficiently — along with the best available pricing and delivery — means HASSLE-FREE to you.

Looking For a FASTER Shipment Option?

Eurolink’s consolidated weekly air freight ships from Europe each and every Wednesday. If you miss our monthly sea freight order date of November 17th or would like your order delivered FASTER, add your items to our next air freight shipment by the following Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.

Eurolink’s consolidated air freight shipment from Europe arrives at our U.S. facility within 1-2 weeks of shipping. This speeds up delivery when you need it FASTER. Here are the upcoming weekly air freight order deadlines:

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

• Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Get The FASTEST Shipment Option

Upcoming Sea Freight Order Deadlines:

• Thursday, November 17th, 2022

* Please have all orders delivered to Eurolink sales team by 4:00 PM EST on the deadline dates above to have your order added to the consolidated sea freight shipment.

CONTACT EUROLINK TODAY: https://eurolinkfss.com/

Express air freight orders normally ship from our European partners within 24-48 hours after your order is placed with us and arrives at our U.S. facility within 4-7 business days. Our express freight option is available upon request. Contact our sales team if you would like to request the pricing for this freight option.

If you have questions about our freight options, check our website for more information.

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IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of November 14th, 2022

Here’s what’s happening in and around the fastener industry the Week of November 14th, 2022

Listen now: (6:51)


Fastener Training Week in Los Angeles – November 14-18, 2022

Fastener Training Week LA begins today, Monday, Nov. 14-18, 2022. Fastener Training Week offers 5 intensive days of education and virtual plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener SpecialistTM (CFS) advanced technical training program. Fastener Training Week is sponsored by Optimas. Go to FastenerTraining.org to find out about the next Fastener Training Opportunities.


The October seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) declined further vs. the previous month, coming in at 44.3. This represents another contractionary reading, indicating market conditions continued to deteriorate. This was consistent with the sub-50 reading in last month’s Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI). Looking ahead, the FLI once again registered a sub-50 index value, reading 42.4, suggesting further declines in the FDI could be likely. Overall, similar to the overall macro backdrop, and the industrial economy specifically, fastener market demand conditions continue to soften. Read full report: 


Fastenal Hits $1 Billion in Year-to-Date eCommerce Revenue

Fastenal celebrated another major milestone in October, the company reached $1 billion in eCommerce revenue within a calendar year. Fastenal’s eCommerce platform officially launched more than 20 years ago, but historically it represented a relatively small share of the overall business. This began to change about five years ago with a strategy positioning eCommerce as a critical component of the company’s high-tech, high-touch service model. Five years ago, in 2017, the company’s eCommerce sales were $245 million, representing 5.5% of total company sales. After hitting the $1 billion milestone in October, Fastenal’s eCommerce sales represent 17.4% of total company year-to-date sales (and 19.9% of its October 2022 sales). Read more: 


Lots of activity In Fastener Acquisition News…

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AFC Industries has acquired Erie, PA based Champion Bolt (www.championboltinc.com) Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Champion, established in 1986, specializes in custom-solutions and services for OEM assembly environments. In April 2021 AFC Industries was acquired by Bertram Capital, based in Foster City CA.


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Colony Hardware, Inc. (“Colony” or the “Company”), a leading direct-to-jobsite distributor of construction materials and jobsite supplies has announced the acquisition of B&L Bolt, Inc. and Slip-On Lock Nut, LLC (“B&L”), a Michigan-based value-added distributor of strut, fasteners, power tools, and other supplies to construction and industrial customers. The acquisition represents Colony’s 11th acquisition since partnering with Audax Private Equity in November of 2018. Read more:


Bostwick-Braun Grows Industrial Division with Key Acquisition

The Bostwick-Braun Company, today announced the acquisition of Mill Supplies, Inc. by the company’s Industrial Business Division. MSI is a contractor and industrial supply company that has supported the OEM, construction, and metalworking industries in Indiana and Ohio for over 60 years. The Bostwick-Braun Company is a wholesale distributor of hardware and industrial supplies and one of the Midwest’s largest and oldest. Their Industrial Business Division’s roster includes Columbus Fasteners, Complete Fastening Systems, EBN Industrial Supply, Hi-Tech Tools, JMC Sales & Engineering, Mill Supplies, Inc., and Wayne Fasteners. Read more:


In Fastener Events and Happenings News…

November 17th is After Hours with the Pacific West Fastener Association. 5-8PM at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Stop by and meet other people in the fastener industry and expand your professional network. For more info go to Pac-West.org


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The Fastener Training Institute and Industrial Fasteners Institute will present a live webinar looking at how we install fasteners and why. The Very Basics of Bolted Joint Installation will take place December 1st at 12:00-2PM ET. Participants will gain an understanding of the fastener engineering of the bolted joint and how users approach achieving the tension they desire. This is a “basics” webinar and good for anyone new to the fastener industry, in a position where understanding how the customer is applying the product is essential, or just wants to learn more about the industry. For more information go to FastenerTraining.org


The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at Fastener News Desk or in our Twitter feed @FastenerNews and on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group!


Industrial products are comprehensive and purchasing them online can lead to poor customer experiences when utilizing filtered search. The Product Genius’s grid technology allows your clients to search, sort and purchase 100’s of products from a one-page buying experience.

Experience and Demo FAST Fastener buying at 1-800-Fasteners.com.

PGT’s services also include, data cleaning and preparation, consulting, and strategizing. Contact ProductGeniusTechnology.com or call 1-800-fasteners to find out how to get started today.


If you would like to share your company’s events, news or sponsor an upcoming episode of IN THE NEWS or would like to add to the Fastener Museum me: lisa@fastenernewsdesk.com.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk.

Until next week, be well, be safe and Keep it Fastenating.


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Fastener Pop Quiz: METRIC FASTENERS

Are you ready to test your knowledge of Fasteners? 

[SPONSOR]

EUROLINK FASTENER SUPPLY SERVICE

“HARD-TO-FIND METRIC FASTENERS…DELIVERED”

QUESTION: What does the “10.9” stamped on the head of a metric bolt denote?

A: WATCH VIDEO NOW FOR THE CORRECT ANSWER

Eurolink is the premier US distributor of metric fasteners and fastener lines with hard-to-find metric fasteners manufactured to both DIN and ISO standards. As the nation’s leading source for hard-to-find metric fasteners, Eurolink offers access to more than 100,000 quality C-class parts from countries such as Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, France, and Great Britain. Regardless of your required size, material, or finish, EurolinkFSS.com has the European resources to meet your demands.

If you’re looking for a top fastener supplier you’ve found one!

Eurolink is committed to providing you fast HASSLE-FREE ordering, fair pricing, and timely delivery. Are you spending hours searching fastener websites or catalogs? Waiting on hold while a sales rep digs through their catalog to confirm a DIN number? Wondering if your invoice will even be processed correctly? How about worrying whether or not your quoted ship date was just a sales rep’s guess? Not at Eurolink Fastener!

Simply submit a quick RFQ for the items you require. We’ll do all the research, and follow up with you personally with a complete quotation. As you order products from Eurolink, you can do so with the confidence that your order will be processed accurately and efficiently — along with the best available pricing and delivery — means HASSLE-FREE to you.

Looking For a FASTER Shipment Option?

Eurolink’s consolidated weekly air freight ships from Europe each and every Wednesday. If you miss our monthly sea freight order date of November 17th or would like your order delivered FASTER, add your items to our next air freight shipment by the following Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.

Eurolink’s consolidated air freight shipment from Europe arrives at our U.S. facility within 1-2 weeks of shipping. This speeds up delivery when you need it FASTER. Here are the upcoming weekly air freight order deadlines:

• Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

• Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Get The FASTEST Shipment Option

Upcoming Sea Freight Order Deadlines:

• Thursday, November 17th, 2022

* Please have all orders delivered to Eurolink sales team by 4:00 PM EST on the deadline dates above to have your order added to the consolidated sea freight shipment.

CONTACT EUROLINK TODAY: https://eurolinkfss.com/

Express air freight orders normally ship from our European partners within 24-48 hours after your order is placed with us and arrives at our U.S. facility within 4-7 business days. Our express freight option is available upon request. Contact our sales team if you would like to request the pricing for this freight option.

If you have questions about our freight options, check our website for more information.

CONTACT EUROLINK TODAY: https://eurolinkfss.com/


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The State of B2B Ecommerce: 2022 Trend Report

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What does the current B2B ecommerce landscape look like? Here’s a preview of the data you’ll find in the report:

Focusing on B2B & B2C

34% of B2B businesses have an equal focus on B2B and B2C channels

Prioritizing digital commerce

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Selling on marketplaces

78% of B2Bs say they are selling on Amazon

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B2B commerce continues to evolve, but one thing remains certain — the importance of ecommerce in the world of B2B is only going to grow as buyers continue to seek more conveniences and new digital avenues for purchases.

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