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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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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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 […]

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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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