Episode 153 of FullyThreaded is Live!

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Fully Threaded Radio episode 153 “Non-Standard” was published June 18, 2020. As the “new abnormal” grinds on, industry veteran rep Rick Rudolph relies on his standard cordiality and grace to serve fastener companies in the New England region (10:41). AIM Test Labs founder Carmen Vertullo along with Eurolink vlogger London Penland explore how the market approaches ISO vs. DIN standards (1:34:33). […]

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Episode 152 of FullyThreaded is Live!

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Fully Threaded Radio episode 152 “Absolutely Threaded” was published May 16, 2020. Thread game veterans Rich Cavoto and Bob “GQ” Baer explain the origins of the infamous Naperville Fastener Association, share fitness training secrets, and offer ideas for an improved city driving experience (1:32:18). Newer to the field, but aiming to innovate, AJ Strandquist of Würth Industry North America is forging boldy […]

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FTM 152: What are Grade 3 Rivets?

What is weathering Steel and where do we use it? This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published May 16, 2020 as “What are Grade 3 Rivets” during episode 152 of Fully Threaded Radio. As often is the case, my Fastener Training Minute discussion comes from an email question. One […]

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FTM 151: Extreme Temperature Limits

Standards aren’t always clear about fastener temperature tolerances This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published April 16, 2020 as “The Heat is On” during episode 151 of Fully Threaded Radio. There are three things that can help inform us about this. The first thing is believe it or not, […]

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Episode 151 of Fully Threaded Radio is LIVE!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 151 “The NEW Fully Threaded” was published April 16, 2020. During a novel edition of fastener talk radio, we hear stories from industry insiders across the operational spectrum.  Jun Xu of Brighton Best, Mike Topolewski of Perigee Manufacturing, Joanne Bialas of International Fasteners, and Matt Boyd of Parker Fasteners share their experiences, thoughts and feelings as they face […]

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Episode 150 of Fully Threaded Radio is LIVE!

Fully Threaded Radio Episode 150 “Quarantined” was published March 19, 2020. The fastener industry was interviewed at the precipice of dramatic upheaval during the recent Pac-West/NFDA joint conference. None could have foreseen what was actually soon to unfold at the time FTR placed its microphone in front of industry fixtures Frank DeVito, Heidi Volltrauer, Jun Xu, Doug Ruggles, John […]

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FTM 150: Thread Crests

Handling customer complaints about the crests of the threads on fasteners This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published March 19, 2020 as “Thread Crests” during episode 150 of Fully Threaded Radio. What do I do if my customer complains about the crests of the threads on my fasteners? I got a recent  […]

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FTM 149: Galvanized Heavy Hex Nuts

What are the problems with Grade A194 2-H and Grade A563 DH heavy hex nuts. This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published February 19, 2020 as “Heavy Hex Nuts” during episode 149 of Fully Threaded Radio. Galvanized Heavy Hex Nuts come in a couple of different flavors in the […]

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Episode 149 of Fully Threaded Radio is LIVE!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 149 “Best-Threaded” was published February 19, 2020. Are services the critical factor for distributor survival in the new market? What caused the dramatic shift in the FDI reading? Which fastener association is best dressed? MWFA president Paula Evitts along with fellow officer, the debonair George Hunt III of Brighton Best, share their view of the […]

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Episode 148 of Fully Threaded is LIVE!

Fully Threaded Radio episode 148 “Anti-Social” was published January 18, 2020. Largely unavailable on any social media platform, the latest episode of predominantly fastener-related talk radio radiates fresh digital effluvia into the audio stream of a new decade, as Goebel Fasteners makes its podcast debut with North American VP Christian Reich (22:40). The Fastener Industry Coalition doesn’t […]

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