FDI May 2022

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 6/7/22 Key Takeaway: The May seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) was essentially unchanged vs. last month, remaining in modest growth territory at 52.7. Container/import logistics constraints and slowing growth were consistent themes among respondents. The pricing indices were also stable but […]

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FDI April 2022

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 5/6/22 Key Takeaway: The April seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) dipped to 52.6, lower m/m, primarily on softer selling conditions. The overwhelming theme among participants commentary and across the various components of the FDI was growth but slowing growth amid material […]

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FDI March 2022

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 4/6/22 Key Takeaway: The March seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) saw a modest m/m improvement at 57.2 on better sales and employment levels. Despite a slightly weaker reading in the supplier deliveries index amid some manufacturing plant shutdowns in Asia and continued […]

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FTM 174: How tight is too tight for a Nylon Insert Locknut?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published March 17th, 2022 as “How tight is too tight for a Nylon Insert Locknut?” during episode 174 of Fully Threaded Radio. Hello everyone this is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and AIM […]

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FDI February 2022

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 3/7/22 Key Takeaway: The February Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) recovered nicely m/m, rebounding to 56.0, following January’s seasonal-adjustment driven down-tick. The recovery was broadly consistent with recovery seen in the ISM PMI and other macroeconomic data points as pandemic-related disruption eased. Respondent commentary […]

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FTM 173: How do I install Jam Nuts?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published February 16th, 2022 as “How do I install jam Nuts?” during episode 173 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well hi everyone, this is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and the AIM Testing Laboratory […]

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FDI January 2022

Written by R.W.Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 2/7/22 Key Takeaway: The January seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) was slightly softer m/m at 52.7, although modest underlying improvement was seen in most metrics; the seasonal adjustment factor downwardly impacted results as January is normally the strongest month of the year […]

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FTM 172 – are my fasteners RoHS compliant?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published January 18th, 2022 as “are my fasteners RoHS compliant?” during episode 172 of Fully Threaded Radio. Well, hi everybody, this is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute. Coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute in beautiful El Cajon, California where […]

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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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