Fully Threaded Radio

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #138 – Direct Connections (158:32)

When precision fastener manufacturer and conversationalist, Charlie Kerr, of Kerr Lakeside, crashes onto the scene, the discussion topics carom from the master distribution model to blockchain to baseball (13:03). Then, in their direct fashion, Bob ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #137 – Opportunity Lost (146:28)

Apple says it can’t source the tiny screws it needs from U.S. manufacturers, but some domestic suppliers disagree. Could it be a case of missed opportunity? Fastener industry veteran Andy Cohn, of Duncan Bolt, explains from the perspective of an ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #136 – Wake Up Call (120:51)

At first glance, the screw biz can seem a sleepy industry, quietly minding its own business. But when Steve Dunham of SASCO Fasteners tells the harrowing tale of a computer ransomware attack on his business, you’ll be roused without even a whiff ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Voice of the FCH Fastener Sourcing Network, Most recent Episodes

The fastener industry knows how to laugh, but bolts and nuts are serious business. NFDA president, Kelly Cole clearly grasps this as he surveys industry operating conditions, previews an upcoming landmark association meeting, and explains his unique ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #134 – Got Zarf? (166:15)

The fastener industry reacts to the news and events of this year’s International Fastener Expo, featuring perennial expo observers Jake Davis, of BTM Manufacturing, and Rosa “The Riveter” Hearn, of Brighton Best International (1:07:51). Also, ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #133 – Failure to Communicate (112:45)

The message is clear: What we have here is the latest installment of predominantly fastener-related talk radio, as Solution Industries’ Frank “Balboa” Devito succinctly communicates about his thinking on recent industry developments, his ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #132 – Outsiders (131:11)

Description: Sometimes an outside perspective is needed to make sense of things. Such is the case as erstwhile fastener journeyman Don Shan charges into the fray to share thoughts on the Lindstrom/Stelfast deal, the tariff situation, how Amazon ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #131 – Get the Lead Out (131:42)

Description: During a 100% lead-free episode of fastener talk radio, industry consultant Carmen Vertullo revisits the topic of Prop 65 in the wake of his recent webinar, with the latest developments and thinking on the subject (17:35). Innovative ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Voice of the FCH Fastener Sourcing Network, Most recent Episodes

Description: Disruptive technology and competition present volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) to the fastener industry, even as the screw biz surges. But fear not, George Hunt III of BBI discusses ways of bringing stability and ... [Read More]

Fully Threaded Radio – Episode #129 – Disintermediation (154:08)

Description: Should you be concerned about impending changes to California Proposition 65? How can you position your distribution company to thrive in a world dominated by Amazon Business? And who won the FTR Busch Light 30 pack at this year’s ... [Read More]