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ETM Mfg. adds business development, customer service staff

June 13, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a supplier of custom sheet metal manufacturing, machining, and assembly serving regional OEMs, has added staff to its business development and customer service teams. Richard Dapp has almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, sales, and service. As...

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A tale of two worlds in one shop -

A tale of two worlds in one shop

June 13, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Vista Manufacturing Co., Kansas City, Kan., stands out even more than other fab shops in an industry where one metal fabricating shop is rarely an exact copy of another. The company, which has roots in electronics product manufacturing, offers electronics assembly for those customers needing parts like printed circuit boards. This value-added capability, combined with its metalworking talents, has made Vista an important partner for several customers in the Midwest.

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Würth Adams expands to Colorado

June 8, 2012

Würth Adams, Maple Grove, Minn., a fastener distributor with core competency in C-Parts management, has opened a new, 21,000-sq.-ft. branch and distribution center near Denver. The Aurora, Colo., facility provides the company with growth opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels -

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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Pivot Point launches new website

May 23, 2012

Pivot Point Inc., a manufacturer of nonthreaded fastener systems and precision-machined components in Hustisford, Wis., has launched a new website at The website features an integrated product configuration capability and CAD drawings for standard and custom products that are...

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Chandler Products names operations manager -

Chandler Products names operations manager

May 16, 2012

Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named John H. Bennett as operations manager. He has an extensive background in general management posts, having served most recently as vice president of manufacturing for Elyria Mfg. Corp. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Bennett holds a bachelor's degree...

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New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line -

New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line

April 23, 2012

Atlas® tools for installing blind threaded inserts are now available from PennEngineering® in spin-spin, pull-to-pressure, pull-to-stroke, or combination versions to install steel, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel blind threaded inserts permanently. The expanded line includes...

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Quality Bolt & Screw names general manager -

Quality Bolt & Screw names general manager

March 29, 2012

Quality Bolt & Screw, a division of the Elgin Fastener Group, has named Dan Brown as general manager of the Brecksville, Ohio-based manufacturer of custom-engineered, cold-headed/cold-formed bolts, pins, and studs. Brown has significant prior experience as a process/continuous improvement...

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Robotic capabilities allow hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners

March 28, 2012

Clear Automation and PennEngineering® have introduced robotic capabilities engineered for the PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ fastener-installation press. The system allows hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners. The system picks up, moves, and positions a workpiece for alignment with...

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Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching -

Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching

March 12, 2012

PennEngineering® has introduced PEMSERTER® tooling that can install PEM® Type S self-clinching nuts permanently in thin aluminum sheets without the need to prepunch a mounting hole in a separate operation. The tooling and fastener pierce the mounting hole during the...

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Jergens names general manager, tooling components division

March 12, 2012

Jergens Inc., Cleveland, has appointed Bob Rubenstahl as general manager for its tooling components division. In this position, he is responsible for the general management of the entire division, which comprises the workholding solutions group, specialty fasteners group, and lifting solutions...

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Elgin Fastener Group acquires Quality Bolt & Screw

March 6, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has completed the acquisition of Quality Bolt & Screw Co., of Brecksville, Ohio, a manufacturer of custom-engineered, cold-headed/cold-formed bolts, pins, studs, chain, military, and other custom fasteners. The addition expands EFG's domestic...

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Worcester passes away at 62

February 29, 2012

Dick Worcester, 62, longtime president of S.W. Anderson Co., died Jan. 21 of cancer at his home in suburban Chicago. Worcester joined the company in 1978 as an outside salesman. He soon was promoted to vice president and eventually president. Under his leadership, the company grew from two...

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MAE names American Wera as North American representative

February 29, 2012

MAE Maschinen-und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH of Erkrath, Germany, has formed a partnership with American Wera, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Queretaro, Mexico, for representation throughout North America. MAE is a manufacturer of straightening machines for round, profiles, and complexly shaped workpieces;...

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Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws -

Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws

February 16, 2012

PennEngineering®'s new microPEM™ TackPin™ (Type T™) fasteners for compact electronic assemblies enable sheet-to-sheet attachment in applications that do not require disassembly. The aluminum fasteners install into properly sized and prepared mounting holes in the sheet to...

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