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Technopolymer Plastic Hollow Knurled Knobs with Stainless Steel Non-Marring Tipped

Threaded Studs Available from J.W. Winco, Inc.

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 421.10 Technopolymer Plastic Hollow Knurled Knobs with Stainless Steel Non- Marring Tipped Threaded Studs, with Brass or Plastic Tip, in metric sizes.

Mid-West Fastener Association to Host Fastener Training Week

MWFA is proud to announce it will host Fastener Training Week in Elk Grove, IL, August 22-26, 2016. This industry-leading fastener training program is co-produced by the Fastener Training Institute (FTI) and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI).

FCH to Award Fastener Training Institute Scholarship

The FCH Sourcing Network has teamed up with the Fastener Training Institute for a third year to announce the promotion and selection of a scholarship candidate who will be awarded full tuition to the Fastener Training Institute course “Fastener Training Week.”

Nord-Lock Group Acquires Expander Group

Nord-Lock Group (Sweden) has acquired 100 % of the Expander Group from owner Roger Svensson. Expander Group consists of Expander System Sweden AB, and associated subsidiaries in Sweden, USA and Germany.

Remembering Robert S. Wilkinson: 1945 - 2016

Robert Swann Wilkinson, age 71, passed away on June 27, 2016, in Nashville, TN. Robert was President and Owner of Structural Bolt Manufacturing.

The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Expands Programs in 2016

The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo expands programs to create better connections for exhibitors and attendees; launches “Rising Star” program.

National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Rising Star (up and coming) Program

HEY DISTRIBUTORS! We’re looking to host your rising star to attend the show for the very first time! The “Rising Star” program is an exciting new program that allows any distributor, large or small, to nominate an additional colleague employed within the same company or within the fastener industry to accompany the distributor at the next show.

Register Now for the NCFA Screw Open Golf Outing and Cookout

Prepare your foursome for the exciting 2016 NCFA Screw Open Golf Outing and Cookout. The outing will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Valleaire Golf Club in Hinckley, Ohio. Back by popular demand, the Winking Lizard will be catering lunch and dinner. All proceeds from this outing directly benefit the NCFA Scholarship Fund. Make sure to RSVP your group to be part of this highly anticipated event! Single golfers are accepted. You do not need to have a foursome to participate. This event is open to non-members. Click HERE to access the registration form.

Pacific-West Fastener Association Fall Conference: Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2016, in Portland

Join Pac-West in Portland for their fall conference. Presenters include: Jason Bader, of The Distribution Team, who will help you learn how to analyze the performance of your inventory so you can make more prudent investments in the future.

Vertex Distribution Promotes Gary Todd to Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

Vertex Distribution, a DXPE Company headquartered in Attleboro, MA, announced the promotion of Gary Todd to the position of Southeastern Regional Sales Manager.

J.W. Winco, Inc. Offers Zinc Die-Cast Hinges with Extended Hinge Wing

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 237 Zinc Die-Cast Hinges with Extended Hinge Wing, Countersunk Thru Holes or Threaded Stud Type.

ASTM F16.96 Subcommittee on Bolting Technology

Special Meeting at IFI Headquarters In 1986, 17 engineers met at the United Engineering Center in New York for the purpose of establishing an expert group.  John Bickford, who organized the meeting, was concerned about the lack of real knowledge about how we use threaded fasteners in our designs. 

PennEngineering® Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Heyco® Products Inc.

PennEngineering® (Danboro, PA, USA) has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc. (Toms River, NJ, USA), it was announced today by both companies.  Terms of the agreement were undisclosed and no changes are anticipated regarding Heyco’s operations, facilities, and employees. 
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WIFI Scholarship Deadline Aug. 31

Fly with WIFI! The WIFI scholarship committee is happy to continue offering our members the opportunity to attend classes at the Fastener Training Institute with the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship, or attend the National Fastener Industry & Mill Supply Expo with the Edith Cameron Scholarship. The deadline for applications is August 31.

America’s DeckBuilder Achieves Award-Winning Results with C-

Deck Star Drive Composite Deck Screws from Screw Products,


America’s DeckBuilder Custom Decks & Railings of Barnegat, New Jersey, earned second place honors in the 2015 Best Overall Deck competition awarded by the NJ Chapter of the North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA).