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Internet Radio for the fastener industry and the voice of the FCH Sourcing Network. If you buy, sell, import or manufacture industrial fasteners, this show is for you!

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Internet Radio for the fastener industry and the voice of the FCH Sourcing Network. If you buy, sell, import or manufacture industrial fasteners, this show is for you!

    Episode #176 - The Next Episode

    Episode #176 - The Next Episode

    As Brian returns from down under, and with the Detroit show just around the corner, the FDI cools and the fastener world reconsiders its supply chain.  Industry veteran Preston Boyd of the Industrial Fasteners Institute describes how his organization is reaching out to distributors to reintroduce domestic suppliers (1:39:47).  Scanwell Logistics senior expeditor Chris Donnell explains a wide range of pressures on imports that suggests no improvement for inbound shipments in the foreseeable future (15:41).  Industry newsman Mike McNulty welcomes Sems & Specials VP of sales Kelly Charles as guest commentator on the Fastener News Report (1:00:19).  Thread guru Carmen Vertullo makes a generous offer of mentorship on the Fastener Training Minute (1:28:21).  The boys scramble to hold it all together as they prepare to hit the road for the motor city.  Run time:  02:25:29

    • 2 hr 25 min
    Episode #175 - Once You're In...

    Episode #175 - Once You're In...

    The old adage about people not leaving the fastener industry proves true again as reluctant highway pilot Tim "Action" Jackson returns.  Back from an extended RV misadventure to report on the recent Pac-West conference, he sees the industry with the eye of an outsider coming back in (1:33:50).  Likewise, the screw biz was never far from the heart of life-long  thread man Don "The Amazing" Shan, as he announces an all new venture after a brief hiatus (21:53).  Never having strayed the course, journeymen Mike McNulty and AFC Industries VP of sales, John Kovatch pour over the latest FDI report and speculate what it portends for the coming year on the Fastener News Report (53:52).  During a special Fastener Training Minute, Carmen Vertullo lays out everything the well equipped fastener distributor needs on its reference desk (1:19:49).  PLUS: Fastener Fair USA show manager Bob Chiracosta previews the upcoming show in Detroit (1:33:50).  Brian heads south for supplies while Eric hopes to stay off the rocks.  Run time: 02:32:33 

    • 2 hr 32 min
    Episode #174 - Hyper Threaded

    Episode #174 - Hyper Threaded

    There’s no hyperbole suggesting the fastener industry is moving at a hyperbolic rate, as world events impact supply and pricing at a dizzying pace. Star Stainless president, Tim Roberto Jr. describes “Rusty Monday”, shocking developments in the nickle and stainless markets (51:38). Counseling a pragmatic approach amid ongoing disruptions, Brighton Best International president Jun Xu joins newsman Mike McNulty to discuss the latest FDI and doing business in a climate of uncertainty, on the Fastener News Report (1:03:25).  Würth Industry North America meets the challenges with state of the art distribution center technology, as WINA senior director Ken Misch explains (1:53:30). Financial advisor and host of The Blockchain Advisor podcast, Bill Ulivieri presents advice on getting setup to accept digital currencies (21:27). Plus, Carmen Vertullo has the Fastener Training Minute, this time focusing on torquing nylon insert locknuts (1:42:26). Brian and Eric shun an appeal from yet another false dialectic, opting instead to walk their fastener dogs. Run time: 02:32:20

    • 2 hr 32 min
    Episode #173 - Unchained

    Episode #173 - Unchained

    Strong sales and demand keep optimism alive, even as distributors come to terms with the new normal of outrageous delivery schedules. Meanwhile, major shipping concerns are deploying blockchain technology to manage global supply chains, despite the fastener industry’s apparent disinterest. AFC Industries CEO Kevin Godin weighs in on the situation and discusses his company’s recent wave of acquisitions (1:47:16). Fresh off a merger of their own, Lindfast Solutions Group manager Jon Newman and Solution Industries GM Tim Vath share their thoughts on joining forces and moving ahead (22:17). On the Fastener News Report, industry newsman Mike McNulty welcomes Hayes Bolt VP Kelly Cole to assess the sagging FDI reading (55:59). Carmen Vertullo explains the mystery that is the jam nut, on the Fastener Training Minute (1:38:18). BONUS: Star spokesman Stainless Stan makes his debut appearance (49:53). Brian and Eric glimpse the future, and try to provide a missing link. Run time: 02:35:19

    • 2 hr 35 min
    Episode #172 - Milestones

    Episode #172 - Milestones

    The new year brings continued business momentum, along with a full decade of data on which to measure it, as the Fastener Distributor Index marks its first full decade. Fastenal CFO, Holden Lewis returns to reflect on his role in the creation of the popular industry benchmark (20:36). 2022 also brings continued challenges, and Würth Revcar CEO Chapman Revercomb sees supply chain transparency as a major key to meeting them (1:32:36). On the Fastener News Report, industry newsman Mike McNulty welcomes Abbott-Interfast president Bob “GQ” Baer to review the latest FDI numbers (46:54). Is your zinc plating RoHS compliant? Carmen Vertullo explains what to know during the Fastener Training Minute (1:21:04). PLUS: Exciting details of upcoming industry events you can get in on now! Brian and Eric brush off some peculiar emulation and make serious plans to take some fastener folks fishing. Run time: 02:11:51

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Episode #171 - Fit Festivities

    Episode #171 - Fit Festivities

    The fastener industry knows how to enjoy its festivities, but also how to open its heart when it counts. Jake "Valdez" Davis of BTM Manufacturing and Matt Boyd of Parker Fasteners explain their plan to make a difference (1:35:03).  Desert Distribution managing partner Jo Morris looks back on a memorable year, and looks ahead with new offerings (15:57). Eurolink boss  Craig Penland discusses his formula for on-time inbound shipments (43:40).  On the Fastener News Report, Mike McNulty makes the case for actual fair trade, and welcomes Baird analyst David Manthey to cover the FDI (54:16).  And Carmen Vertullo presents his thoughts on fastener re-usability on the Fastener Training Minute (1:23:30). Cameos: GQ, Cavoto & GHIII BONUS Retro Chestnuts: Screwdolph and JR Prahl's The Gift.  Brian and Eric look for a direct connection to an obscure fastener.  Run time: 02:27:09

    • 2 hr 27 min

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