FDI June 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 7/7/21 Key Takeaway: The June seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) moderated slightly at 55.8, but remains solidly in expansionary territory. Driving the slight m/m contraction was a decline in both the sales and employment indexes. Respondent commentary focused on broad-based inflationary […]

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FTM 165: Why can’t I get low strength socket cap screws?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published June 19, 2021 as “Why is it that ASTM A574 socket screws do not require a mark, and what about Grade 8 socket head cap screws? ” during episode 165 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well hello everyone. This is Carmen Vertullo with […]

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Episode 165 of Fully Threaded is live!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 165 “Diversions” was published June 19, 2021. 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 […]

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FDI May 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 6/4/21 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) showed market conditions improved at an accelerating rate in May with a reading of 61.8, remaining above 50 and with strong m/m improvement. Respondent commentary focused on continued robust sales/order activity, however, […]

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FTM 164: When can I substitute product?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published May 12, 2021 as “When can I substitute one product for another product” during episode 164 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everybody. This is Carmen Vertullo with your Fastener Training Minute coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and the […]

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FDI April 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 5/5/21 Key Takeaway: The April seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) 58.7 showed market conditions cooled off from the frenetic pace seen in February and March as supply chain constraints inhibited growth. Respondent commentary indicates underlying demand remains strong but servicing all […]

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FTM 163: What is a reduced load ability head

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published April 15, 2021 as “What is a reduced load ability head” during episode 163 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everybody, this is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute, coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and the AIM Testing […]

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