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 […]
Episode 166 of Fully Threaded is live!
Fully Threaded Radio episode 166 “The Flotilla” was published July 17, 2021. Fastener distributors rely on firmly grounded suppliers, especially in stormy seas, so it’s good to know Star Stainless Screw Company has an experienced captain at the helm. President Tim Roberto Jr. opines on the choppy overseas shipping situation, and the benefits of a […]
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 […]
Episode 164 of Fully Threaded is live!
Fully Threaded Radio episode 164 “Safe and Effective” was published May 12, 2021. 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, […]
Episode 163 of Fully Threaded is live!
Fully Threaded Radio episode 163 “Worth Hearing” was published April 15, 2021. From a rural Texas workshop to the minds of fastener users around the world, technical educators Randy Lammers and Aaron Keevan share their vast knowledge on the exciting new webcast, Würth Knowing. They explain their vision for the online series, and also a […]
Episode 162 of Fully Threaded is live!
Fully Threaded Radio episode 162 “Our Dinner with Charlie” was published March 19, 2021. During a veritable banquet of fastener industry intel and commentary, Mr. Charlie Kerr of Kerr Lakeside serves up a super-sized portion of predominantly fastener-related banter. Who ordered the surcharges? (1:35:17) Brighton Best International president, Jun Xu joins Mike McNulty on the […]
Episode 161 of Fully Threaded is live!
Fully Threaded Radio episode 161 “Not Lonely” was published February 18, 2021. As dark winter storms freeze the country, MWFA president George Hunt III plans for a heated race come summer, and ever expanding product lines for Brighton Best International (1:27:54). Expansion keeps good company as Würth Industry North America VP of Marketing, Becky McMorrow […]
Fully Threaded Radio Episode #159 Recap
The huge congestion in overseas freight is primarily attributed to peak season congestion and a container shortage and isresulting in rate hikes along with surcharges, as well as delays and all the accompanying cascading issues. The surcharges vary per carrier, but are generally anywhere from $200 to $500 per container charge. It is recommended that […]
Fully Threaded Radio Episode #158 Recap
It’s no surprise that the Emerald Exposition’s IFE Annual Expo and Hall of Fame for the Fastener Industry, typically held in Las Vegas, was held virtually this year. Using an AI-powered platform, Meet & Match, the organizers offered several live, digital conference sessions, more than 50 exhibitors with virtual booths, and a host of product displays. […]
Fully Threaded Radio Episode #157 Recap
We are always excited to announce Industrial Distribution’s top 50 compilation of businesses competing in the MRO market – distributing everything from fasteners to safety products. The Big 50 List ranks biggest market movers in the industry based on previous year’s global sales. This year’s Big 50 List is based on 2019 sales figures, not […]