FDI March 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 4/7/21 Key Takeaway: The March seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) was essentially stable m/m at 66.0, implying conditions remained at the strong pace seen in February. The sales index remained at very high levels as respondents continue to report more demand […]

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FTM 162: What is A36 Threaded Rod

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published March 19, 2021 as “What is A36 threaded rod” during episode 162 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 AIM Testing Laboratory in beautiful […]

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FDI February 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 3/4/21 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for February saw strong m/m improvement with a reading of 66.1. The sales index surged as two-thirds of respondents saw sales that were above seasonal expectations in a normally seasonally softer month. […]

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FTM 161: Passivation, what is it?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published February 18, 2021 as “Passivation. What it is, what it isn’t, why it matters to us” during episode 161 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hello everyone. Welcome to the Fastener Training Minute. This is Carmen Vertullo coming to you from the Fastener […]

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FDI January 2021

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA  2/4/21 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for January came in at 57.7, moderating slightly from last month’s very strong December reading but still showing nice growth (well above a neutral 50 reading). The sales index saw sustained strength […]

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FDI December 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 1/8/21 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for December came in at 62.6, showing nice m/m improvement and signaling a strong end to the year. The sales index saw similar strength with about two thirds of respondents seeing better-than-seasonally […]

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