FTM 171: fasteners and their reuseability

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published December 16th, 2021 as “fasteners and their reuseability”” during episode 171 of Fully Threaded Radio. Hi everyone., this is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute, coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and the AIM Testing Laboratory here in beautiful […]

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FDI November 2021

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 12/5/21 Key Takeaway: The November seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) of 57.6 saw slight improvement, driven primarily by better seasonally adjusted selling momentum. The Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI) continued down the path of gradual moderation that the index has been on for the […]

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FTM 170: How tight is a “snug-tite” joint

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published November 18th, 2021, as “How tight is a ‘snug-tite’ joint” during episode 170 of Fully Threaded Radio. Hi, everyone. This is Carmen Vertullo coming to you with the Fastener Training Minute from the Fastener Training Institute and AIM Testing Laboratory in beautiful, […]

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FDI October 2021

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 11/5/21 Key Takeaway: The October seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) improved m/m, rising to 56.1, despite continued supply chain disruption, reflecting slightly better selling momentum and employment levels. Commentary remains focused on very elevated freight costs, shipping congestion, and raw material/semi- conductor […]

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FTM 169: When should we wax nuts?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published October 21st, 2021 as “Should I be waxing my nuts??” during episode 169 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everyone. This is Carmen Vertullo with your Fastener Training Minute, coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and the AIM Testing Laboratory […]

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FDI September 2021

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 10/7/21 Key Takeaway: The September seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) retreated for a second consecutive month as supply chain constraints continued to wreak havoc, although the index remained in expansionary/growth territory at 54.2. Commentary continues to point to solid demand and results […]

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FTM 168: When can I use a socket set screw as a stud?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published September 18, 2021 as “When can I use a socket set screw as a stud?” during episode 168 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everybody., this is Carmen Vertullo with your Fastener Training Minute, coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute […]

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FDI August 2021

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 9/7/21 Key Takeaway: The August seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) cooled m/m as raw material, freight, and labor constraints partially hindered growth, although the index remained firmly in expansionary/growth territory at 55.4. Commentary pointed to a strong supply-demand imbalance, labor shortages, accelerating […]

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FTM 167: What’s blind about a blind rivet?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published August 12, 2021 as “…there’s something about blind rivets that most people misunderstand or believe that’s not true necessarily” during episode 167 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everybody. This is Carmen Vertullo with your Fastener Training Minute coming to you from […]

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Episode 167 of Fully Threaded is live!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 167 “Pass the Chips” was published August 12, 2021. Fastener industry legend and chip shot artist Mr. Robbie Gilchrist describes current market conditions, the future of the rep business, and how the NFDA found its way (18:28/1:30:25). AIM Testing Labs partner Rob LaPointe explains how hydrogen embrittlement is like an M&M (42:29). On the Fastener News Report, Fastener […]

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