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 #165 - Diversions
Sales activity continues to boom, along with supply chain headaches, so naturally INxSQL founder Bob Reynolds and the uncancelable Joe Truckey of Cal Fasteners turn their thoughts to summer golf (1:41:19). In pursuit of another kind of diversion, EFC International sales manager Paul Musgrove offers pro tips for better BBQ (23:21). Industry editor Mike McNulty welcomes Optimas CEO Marc Strandquist, as they mostly stay on the topic of the latest amazing FDI results during the Fastener News Report (56:03). On the Fastener Training Minute, Carmen Vertullo explains grades of socket products (1:32:09). Upcoming fastener show and event round up. Also, why you should stock up on wing nuts now. Wondering about their booth space, Brian and Eric shadow box an uncertain future as they wander the fastener land. Close theme: GD 7/24/87 Run time: 02:29:12
Episode #164 - Safe and Effective
It’s safe to say Jake “Valdez” Davis of BTM Manufacturing and Bob “GQ” Baer of Abbott-Interfast have been training with varying degrees of intensity, but will their efforts prove effective during the upcoming Tough Mudder event? They compare notes on race prep, current supply chain craziness, and the MWFA super-event happening this summer. (18:52) George Schrull of Buckeye Fasteners describes new “lights out” fabrication capabilities, and confirms there will be plenty of proven fastener-related malted medicinals at this year’s fastener shows. (1:48:57) On the Fastener News Report, Mike McNulty hosts Hayes Bolt & Supply VP, Kelly Cole with FDI coverage, headline round up, and Mike’s Back Page Report. (1:06:56) Industry educator Carmen Vertullo injects his brand of fastener biz know-how during the Fastener Training Minute, covering technical considerations when suggesting substitute parts for your customer. (1:39:15) BONUS JAB: From the studio of quasi-retirement, industry veteran Dick Ripley torches the fret board with a jammin' fastener industry debut! (2:28:05) Brian and Eric confirm that most people have no business screwing with complex software systems. Run time: 02:33:38
Episode #163 - Worth Hearing
Wurth Knowing is a new webcast from WINA, SmartCert manages fastener certs, Goebel has a new stainless lock bolt system, the FDI shatters another record.
Episode #162 - Our Dinner with Charlie
Kerr Lakeside owner Charlie Kerr explains new steel surcharges hitting the fastener industry, Brighton Best president Jun Xu comments on the record FDI results, Carmen Vertullo covers A36 steel, Intuilize AI systems help distributors
FTR160 Excerpt - Tough Mudder
Jake "Valdez" Davis of BTM Manufacturing and John "Cool Hand" Butler from The Olander Company inadvertently sign up for a grueling obstacle course race. But like the resilient industry they support, they’re sure to make a strong finish.
Run time: 4:52
Episode #161 - Not Lonely
GHIII of Brighton Best, Becky McMorrow of Wurth explains the latest mega acquisiton, Tim O'Keeffe with McNulty and the FDI, Carmen talks rust on stainless