10 Minutes with Nancy Rich –

TS: You help manage several of the industry Fastener associations. In a couple weeks the Midwest Fastener Association is holding its semi-annual Fastener Tech Show. How are things shaping up for Fastener Tech ‘19? NR: We have a very nice list ... [Read More]

10 Minutes with Rick Rudolph –

TS: As part of my “10 minutes with…” series, I wanted to get the industry perspective from the side of a Manufacturers Rep. But when I thought of you, I realized that you have held just about every type of fastener position in the industry. We ... [Read More]

10 Minutes with Carroll Henning of Fastener Fair –

TS: Last year was your first Fastener Fair USA. Were you pleased with the results and the attendance? Can you share with us some statistics on the show? Carroll: The inaugural Fastener Fair USA in Cleveland last year was a big success – with ... [Read More]

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10 Minutes with John Radel –

So, where did Solution Industries come from? Over the years, I had worked in distribution for a couple different companies and then set up my own shop. I was running a small job shop doing work for local distributors and kind of doing some of the ... [Read More]

10 Minutes with Mike McGuire –

Mike McGuire’s career in the fastener industry spans more than 50 years. Mike has worked in fastener distribution, he has been an independent fastener rep, he has runs trade shows and magazines. Candidly, Mike needs no further introduction. Here ... [Read More]

Heading to the 2018 Finish Line –

So my Fastener Pal, John Butler, called me out and asked it I was going to post a year end review. I was kind of content sitting still and watching from afar and trying to make heads or tails of this year but since John pushed me in this direction, ... [Read More]

Fastenerblog.netFastener Association Holiday Parties –

First off, if you read this blog at home and not only when you are at work, Happy Thanksgiving to you. I guess that is if you reside in the U.S. For those of you not in the U.S., check in once in a while! Let me know what’s going on in your corner ... [Read More]

How was your Vegas Show? | Fastener Blog

I usually get back from the International Fastener Expo (Vegas Show) and jump right in to offer my thoughts.  Not sure why but I’m struggling to sit down and do that.  I think I’m still sorting it out. Any of you have any thoughts or comments ... [Read More]

Fastenerblog.netTrade Shows & Networking –

John Wolz and the team from Fastener Industry News posted results of a survey in the August 27, 2018 edition of FIN. The topic was fastener trade shows and the the headline read “What Exhibitors Want”. A lot of the responses were what you would ... [Read More]