FDI – September 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 10/4/20 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for September was 52.0, returning to growth after last month’s slight contractionary reading (49.2). An improvement in the sales and employment indexes drove the m/m improvement. Looking forward, the Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI) […]

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FDI – August 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 9/4/20 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for August was 49.2, implying relatively stable momentum with July (near a neutral 50 reading). Looking at the drivers of the overall m/m moderation in the FDI, a decrease in the sales […]

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FM 155 – ASME B1.3 System 22 Thread Gauging

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published August 15, 2020 as “System 22 thread gauging or thread inspection” during episode 155 of Fully Threaded Radio. I got a question or a suggestion recently from one of our good friends, Baron Yarbrough from Spring Bolt & Nut. Baron asked if […]

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FTM 154 – ASME B18.16.6 nylon insert lock nuts

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published July 21, 2020 as “ASME B18.16.6 nylon insert lock nuts” during episode 154 of Fully Threaded Radio. Today’s topic, like many of our topics came via an email question. Actually, it was a problem that a client had regarding the proper designation […]

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Episode 154 of FullyThreaded is Live!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 154 “Stay @ Home Tour” was published July, 21, 2020. Feeling right at home in their new roles with LindFast Solutions Group, Bernie Longen and John “OJ” Simpson explain recent developments and things to come as the fastener industry powerhouse supplier hits its stride (1:17:49). ITR Economics analyst Alex Chausovsky presents a clear, if uneven, path to […]

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