Fully Threaded Radio

Fully Threaded Radio

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Internet Radio for the fastener industry and the voice of the FCH Sourcing Network. If you buy, sell, import or manufacture industrial fasteners, this show is for you!


#145 - Screwzapalooza
Oct 23 • 131 min
Fastener rock star Simmi and Star’s Tim Roberto explain current industry conditions, London Penland describes his ISO education series, FDI numbers anomaly, bolt shear strength
#144 - Flavor Saver
Sep 28 • 128 min
International Fastener Expo, Fastener Distributor Index, Vegemite
#143 - Hexitivity
Aug 20 • 158 min
Bryce Cambell, David Manthey, International Fastener Expo, rexitivity
#142 - Ugly Bolts
Jul 14 • 115 min
STAFDA CEO Georgia Foley and NFDA president Doug Ruggles, FDI index stalls, fastener surface discontinuities, bad screws in spinal surgeries
#141 - Trade War Drinking Games
Jun 12 • 122 min
Fastener Fair USA, FastenerTech 19, FCH Sourcing Network, MWFA golf results and tariffs are the big news in the fastener industry.
#140 - Men of Action
May 20 • 148 min
NCFA Distributor Social saw much discussion of tariff increases, Tim Jackson of Action Fasteners explains how he grew his business, and the Fastener Distributor Index rebounds. Much more!
#139 - The Vegemite Files
Apr 18 • 205 min
FTR host Brian Musker explains the origins of FCH Sourcing Network and the FCH Scrubber, NFDA conference review, Fastener Distriburtor Index readings moderate, and Lindfast Group is sold to Nautic Partners
#138 - Direct Connections
Mar 13 • 158 min
Charlie Kerr discusses blockchain and baseball, Bob Reynolds on shopping cart systems for fastener distribution.
#137 - Opportunity Lost
Feb 15 • 146 min
Apples can’t source U.S. screws, Andy Cohn explains. Dr. Salim Brahimi and Carment Vertullo discuss structural bolt failures. FCH Sourcing Network caters to users looking for hard to find fastener inventory items.
#136 - Wake Up Call
Jan 17 • 120 min
Ranswomware attack at SASCO Fasteners, Eurolink FSS excels at hard to find metrics, FDI dips but optimism rises, Carmen Vertullo on structral bolting and the Cuomo bridge scandal
#135 - Testers and Jesters
Dec 14, 2018 • 144 min
NFDA president Kelly Cole, AIM Testing Laboratory, hydrogen embrittlement bridge story
#134 - Got Zarf?
Nov 17, 2018 • 166 min
Jake Davis and Rosa Hearn review IFE 2018, Fastener Industry Hall of Fame, Fastener Training Week scholarship winner announced
#133 - Failure to Communicate
Oct 25, 2018 • 112 min
Solution Industries opps manager Frank Devito discusses industrial fastener distribution
#132 - Outsiders
Sep 23, 2018 • 131 min
Stelfast acquired by Lindstrom, 10% tariff on fasteners, Amazon, Don Shan, Dick Ripley
#131 - Get the Lead Out
Aug 23, 2018 • 131 min
Prop 65, Innovative Components near-shoring and plastic making, FDI spike, IFE 2018
#130 - Don’t Be Scared
Jul 26, 2018 • 137 min
George Hunt III, Kelly Cole, Fastener Fair USA and Amazon announces Part Finder
#129 - Disintermediation
Jun 20, 2018 • 154 min
Should you be concerned about impending changes to California Proposition 65? How can you position your distribution company to thrive in a world dominated by Amazon Business? And who won the FTR Busch Light 30 pack at this year’s MWFA O…
#128 - Zygology
May 23, 2018 • 114 min
Fastener Industry Hall of Fame member and zygologist, Mr. Mike McGuire shares his thoughts on a range of predominantly fastener-related topics, and hints of a new business venture coming soon (1:17:31). The lovely and talented Lynn Dempsey
#127 - Hello Cleveland
Apr 22, 2018 • 151 min
NFDA 50th anniversary conference coverage, Fastener Fair USA review, Fastener Distributor Index remains strong
#126 - Tariffs Anyone?
Mar 15, 2018 • 140 min
Talk Radio for the Fastener Industry
#125 - Shake It Up
Feb 15, 2018 • 135 min
Talk Radio for the Fastener Industry, with John Radel of Solution Industries and Craig Penland of Eurolink FSS.
#124 - One for the Barbie
Jan 16, 2018 • 127 min
Talk radio for the fastener industry, Robbie Gilchrist, Bryan Wheeler, FDI numbers, Fastener Training Minute.
#123 - Three Wise Men
Dec 18, 2017 • 79 min
Talk Radio for the Fastener Industry
#122 - Self-Driving Fastener Radio
Nov 20, 2017 • 131 min
Talk Radio for the Fastener Industry
#121 - This is Your IFE
Oct 30, 2017 • 133 min
Talk Radio for the Fastener Industry
#120 - All Rise
Sep 28, 2017 • 124 min
Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis, 2017 HOF inductee Bill Derry, August FDI surges, Vegas fastener show preview
#119 - Higher Ground
Aug 31, 2017 • 99 min
As the eyes of the world survey the devastation of hurricane Harvey, the fastener industry braces for a different kind of landfall. Purple ponchoed storm rider, Baron Yarborough, of Spring Bolt and Nut reports from Houston, Texas. From higher g…
#118 - Health of Nations
Jul 28, 2017 • 129 min
The health of the fastener industry appears robust, even as the federal government works diligently to destroy healthcare for the country, as industry scion and fastener philosopher, Mr. Charlie Kerr joins in with a stream of consciousness appea…
#117 - Wrong Hotel
Jun 15, 2017 • 116 min
Doing the right things and paying attention to new technology pays off for successful fastener companies like Volt Industrial Plastics, as Mr. Joe Volltrauer describes his lifetime of entrepreneurial pursuit and 25 years at his most recent endea…
#116 - The Skaters
May 12, 2017 • 141 min
It’s a gnarly fastener talk radio laser flip, as California kids Chris and Ryan McCaffrey of R&D Fasteners hang ten during their podcast debut (1:27:41). Bob “GQ” Baer and Marty Nolan preview the Fastener Summit (21:28). Dur…
#115 - Unmasked
Apr 13, 2017 • 133 min
Fastener Professional of the Year, Mr. Robbie Gilchrist, reacts to being chosen by the NFDA for its new industry accolade (1:32:48). Christie Jones of Spirol International Corporation explains the many benefits of new finishing process, …
#114 - The Young & The Threadless
Mar 9, 2017 • 110 min
There’s no shortage of drama in the fastener industry, as surging optimism and idealistic youth align against ongoing consolidation and off-shoring. Throw in a few industry events and some fake news headlines and you get pretty exciting fastener talk …
#113 - Year of the Scrooster
Feb 9, 2017 • 122 min
Great walls and mass migrations impact the fastener industry. Thread adventurer, Rob Lucas, of Lindstrom (1:14:46), and domestic manufacturing crusader, Harry Moser, of the Reshoring Initiative (20:20), present their perspectives on these…
#112 - Happy Screw Year!
Jan 12, 2017 • 124 min
With the onset of a new year, the fastener industry seems primed for action. The latest season of online fastener talk radio begins with a conversation with Link Magazine publisher, Mr. Leo Coar, who notes that forty years are just the start, a…
#111 - Dirty Business
Dec 8, 2016 • 119 min
Big oil, politics and fastener distribution. Dirty business? Find out that and more as Duncan Bolt honcho, Mr. Andy Cohn presents his thoughts in the wake of the presidential election and amid swirling talk of price increases (1:10:32). Star Sta…
#110 - Holy Cow!
Nov 4, 2016 • 129 min
It might be, it could be, it is another installment of predominantly fastener-related talk radio, as Lindstrom VP, Dick Ripley announces an important acquisition for his team and describes market conditions from his sky box view (19:34). Mat…
#109 - Screwed if by Sea
Sep 22, 2016 • 111 min
In an episode jammed with fastener industry headlines like a west coast port during a shipping crisis, Jackie “Kind of a Big Deal” Ventura and C&H International operator, Charles Chang open with a look at the recent bankruptcy of shipping…
#108 - Cream Puff War
Aug 18, 2016 • 122 min
When Kerr Lakeside boss, Charlie Kerr, offers his thoughts on the state of the fastener industry, the presidential race, and his favorite baseball team’s chances for a pennant, it’s a slice of fastener radio pie you cannot afford to pass up (1:1…
#107 - Look at the Squirrel
Jul 21, 2016 • 110 min
There are no distractions as NFDA board member and Hayes Bolt VP, Kelly Cole (1:14:36), and journeyman fastener rep, Rick Rudolph (10:58), stop in to share their thoughts on current industry trends and issues. The laser focus continues a…
#106 - Choose Your Weapon
Jun 20, 2016 • 107 min
In the battle for fastener industry success, it’s important to make the right choices, which are sometimes not the same for everyone. Reluctant industry legend and 2016 Fastener Hall of Fame inductee, Bruce Wheeler of Star Stainless makes this c…
#105 - Radio Roscado Completo
May 19, 2016 • 100 min
Mention golf, fine tequilla and multilobular screwheads during the same conversation, and you must be speaking of predominantly fastener-related talk radio. A case in point, this edition features the riveting Ms. Rosa Hearn, of Brighton Best Int…
#104 - Eagles & Beagles
Apr 22, 2016 • 104 min
The bulls and bears disagree on what they see ahead. Meanwhile, the high fliers joining the latest edition of fastener talk radio dispel some of the confusion with their mile high view of the screw business. Just returned from Taiwan, Würth EVP, Ma…
#103 - Semper Screwdelis
Mar 17, 2016 • 126 min
It’s all fasteners all the time, almost, as Fastenal EVP, Gary Polipnick drops in to talk about his erstwhile golf career, Nascar, and a little shop (1:12:02). Kevin Chavis, of Star Stainless offers a run down of the recent joint confere…
#102 - Paver Savers
Feb 18, 2016 • 109 min
There might be some question as to what makes a hall a hall, but there’s no doubt what constitutes fame in the fastener business. This is clear as industry legend, Mr. Virg Lindstrom, of Lindstrom Metric renown speaks with Dan Zehnder of …
#101 - What the Hell’s Going On?
Jan 21, 2016 • 119 min
Everywhere you look, there are conflicting opinions on the direction of business, the markets, the elections, and even the success of reshoring. The latest season of predominantly fastener related talk radio floats in like a benign bubble, and begins …
#100 - Predominantly Fastener Related
Dec 16, 2015 • 128 min
Closing out another season of predominantly fastener related talk radio, and reflecting on the first ONE HUNDRED episodes of the podcast, John “Cool Hand” Butler, of The Olander Company, and Marty Nolan, of R.L. English, revisit pa…
#99 - Could Be Raining
Nov 19, 2015 • 107 min
Things could be worse, but the FTR boys aren’t quite sure. Helping them sort out the methods and meaning of the Fastener Distributor Index, inquisitive index observer and proponent, Bob “GQ” Baer, of Abbott-Interfast speaks with senior BB&T Capi…
#98 - Thread and Circuses
Oct 29, 2015 • 114 min
As the fastener industry returns from its annual desert diversion, Don “Solution Man” Shan and fastener cowboy John Wachman join the FTR boys for a look at this year’s NIFS (1:10:13). New NFDA president, Casey McIlhon, offers his …
#97 - Nash, Bash, Crash
Sep 17, 2015 • 132 min
Despite currency devaluations and index slumps, the fastener industry parties on. Hear what went on in Nashville at the AAFS, who topped the field at the NCFA Screw Open, and what’s on tap for this year’s Vegas NIFS predominantly fastener-related hoote…
#96 - Server Issues
Aug 20, 2015 • 113 min
Barren email servers are in the news. In contrast, online fastener talk radio is brimming with useful information, as industry legend, Mr. Bruce Darling, joins raconteurs and Trinity Hardware chief, Dan Zehnder, during a landmark intervie…
#95 - Trouble Athread
Jul 23, 2015 • 132 min
There was no trouble when Andy and Gary Graham of National Threaded Fasteners joined forces to talk about the industry, gaining their credentials, and commenting on the changing nature of the fastener business (1:27:16). Meanwhile, indust…
#94 - The Show Goes On
Jun 18, 2015 • 123 min
FastenerTech ‘15 was a huge success, and the NFDA made haste by holding its summer meeting concurrently in Rosemont, elevating its new leadership. Stelfast honcho, Don Haggerty announces a new Stelfast location (1:24:13), and industry legend,
#93 - Legacy Employees
May 26, 2015 • 123 min
Brian and Eric are feeling ever so vibrant and youthful as they welcome fastener industry veterans Frank Devito, of Solution Industries (14:19), and Marty Nolan of R. L. English (1:15:11), to discuss the recent NCFA Distributor Social and…
#92 - Summit
Apr 16, 2015 • 117 min
When Würth North America EVP, Mr. Marc Strandquist (1:18:11), and MWFA president, Rich Cavoto (11:57), drop in to share their perspectives on the fastener business, online fastener talk radio becomes a virtual industry summit! Even more s…
#91 - And So On…
Mar 19, 2015 • 124 min
And so it goes, the jovial and informative, Mr. Dick Ripley, of Lindstrom, waxes eloquent on the state of the fastener industry and his latest position within it (1:17:28). Industrial Products Company IT guy, Michael White, talks INxSQL (…
#90 - Start Your Engines
Feb 12, 2015 • 112 min
Whizzing along at top speed, the new year doesn’t seem quite so new anymore, but youth springs eternal as Aaron Shushan of Specialty Sales, and Ryan Kertis of Stelfast, drop in to explain Young Fastener Professionals (1:22:48). Fastener …
#89 - Two Good Ole Fastener Boys
Jan 12, 2015 • 105 min
The boys meant no harm when they took a brief hiatus over the holidays, and now they’re back to kick off a new year of fastener talk radio. ND Industries VP of Business Development, Jim Barr, talks fastener training, and explains ND’s ne…
#88 - What Were the Odds?
Nov 13, 2014 • 134 min
Unlike winning at slots, or in the podcasting game, fast-paced fastener talk radio is no long shot as Mark Klosek and Dave Kjanek, of the Vertex Distribution team, describe the current stainless market (18:40). Then, the annual Se…
#87 - Screwbola
Oct 17, 2014 • 127 min
Just ahead of the latest Vegas fastener show, it’s more projectile fastener Internet talk radio! Outspoken fastener man and political wonk, Mr. Charlie Kerr, speaks on his late father, reshoring, and the upcoming mid-term elections (1:07:47).
#86 - The “S” is for Safety
Sep 26, 2014 • 91 min
The boys are back, feeling ever so safe thanks to far reaching efforts of our benevolent federal government, along with Mark Georgia of Fascomp (59:05), NIFS partner Mike McGuire (13:21), and Mike McNulty with the Fastener News Report, this time joined…
#85 - Bucket Heads
Aug 26, 2014 • 91 min
The fastener industry may be throwing cold water around, but business conditions are hot. Mike McNulty explains the dramatic spike in the July FDI numbers, and also is joined by Robbie Gilchrist, who has news about this year’s Gilchrist …
#84 - Fully Breaded
Jul 14, 2014 • 101 min
During a virtual shore lunch of fastener industry news and information, Jay Queenin and Kelly Cole, of Specialty Bolt & Screw, explain their new partnership and plans to expand internationally (1:01:06). MWFA president, …
#83 - Across the Flats
Jun 12, 2014 • 122 min
There’s more than one way to measure success, and the same can be said of hex head cap screws. Stelfast president, Simmi, presents her perspective on various fastener industry issues, including the Taiwanese plating situation, and goes o…
#82 - It’s Not Easy
May 15, 2014 • 110 min
Wurth executive VP Marc Strandquist discusses the acquisition of Timberline Fasteners (20:39). Don “Solution Man” Shan, along with Laura Vath and Marty Nolan recap this year’s wildly successful NCFA Distributor Social (1:06:54). Mike McNulty and BB&T…
#81 - Who Wants Gum?
Apr 17, 2014 • 103 min
IFI chairman, Mark Quebbeman (01:03:02), and Jason Sandefur of GlobalFastenerNews.com (20:16). Plus, FDI numbers for March with Mike McNulty and BB&T analyst Holden Lewis (38:15). Bonus: Joe Truckey explains this yea…
#80 - Cuatro
Mar 27, 2014 • 87 min
On the occasion of a momentous episode, Trinity Hardware Headquarters owner, Mr. Dan Zehnder drops in for an update, and makes clear why his company’s fourth year is a fond but distant memory (1:06:10). Ruth Dowling joins Fastener…
#79 - Smash Their Guitars
Mar 11, 2014 • 104 min
The sound of new business opportunity is a sweet song indeed, as Aaron Shushan of manufacturer rep agency Specialty Sales attests (20:10). In contrast, the sour notes of government overreach have inspired a burgeoning movement to squelch…
#78 - Fershmoozled
Feb 22, 2014 • 101 min
Jay Minichino of the MFDA reports on the recent economic summit meeting in New York (10:51). Pac-West president, Tracy Lehman, and NFDA VP, Paul Tiffany, recount the recent events at the joint association conference in Palm Spring…
#77 - So Sorry
Feb 6, 2014 • 99 min
Unapologetically, president of The Fastener Connection and SFA, and second generation fastener man, Michael Rodriguez, tells it like it is (1:01:06). Fastener software baron, Bob Reynolds, is heading back to Vegas for the annual
#76 - More of the Same
Jan 23, 2014 • 116 min
The same cold winds have been blowing from the north, and from the nation’s capital for some time. Fortunately, an exciting line-up of all new guests joins Brian and Eric to shake up the winter doldrums, as MaryLouise Eckman, of
#75 - Cold Outside
Jan 12, 2014 • 97 min
Like the climate in general, the weather outside is chilling, but the year’s first installment of predominantly fastener-related talk radio warms the hearts of threaded fastening aficionados, as Stelfast president, Simmi, presents her opt…
#74 - Reindeer Games
Dec 12, 2013 • 112 min
Wrapping up another year of predominantly fastener-related online talk radio, FTR welcomes the jovial, Mr. Dan Zehnder, who shares his thoughts on the state of the industry and describes exciting expansion at Trinity Hardware Headquarters…
#73 - Purple & Red
Nov 14, 2013 • 118 min
The monkeys were purple, the shirts were red, and another Vegas fastener show is in the books. Get the inside scoop as Metric & Multistandard national sales manager, Rich Cavoto,
#72 - Open for Business
Oct 19, 2013 • 104 min
They say every time a door closes, another opens up. The federal government is back in business just as a venerated fastener supplier loses its battle to an aggressive industry rival. Meanwhile, fastener people from across the industry prepare for the…
#71 - Wurth It
Sep 26, 2013 • 97 min
With headlines flying fast, the FTR team delivers another episode well worth your time. Executive VP of the Wurth Group, Mr. Marc Strandquist, announces his company’s ambitious expansion plan (1:03:37). WIFI members, Pam Berry and Jenni…
#70 - Kickstart
Sep 12, 2013 • 120 min
Some people want funding, some want to start wars, others just want to sell some fasteners. FTR showcases all three during its latest, far-reaching edition while it welcomes fastener renaissance man, Mr. Charlie Kerr, of legendary socket produ…
#69 - Probable Cause
Aug 22, 2013 • 90 min
You may not like it, want it, or need it, but the government is coming to help you. And it wouldn’t want anything bad to happen, so it’s watching very closely. Meanwhile, industry veteran, Mr. Don Haggerty, of
#68 - Dubious Soup
Aug 8, 2013 • 97 min
What’s behind the latest moves at Porteous Fastener Company? How is additive manufacturing and 3D printing impacting the fastener industry in today’s market? And what is the significance of the FDI and PMI divergence in July? Bob Porteous
#67 - Back From The Bush
Jul 11, 2013 • 105 min
As summer temperatures rise, is the fastener industry heating up along with them? What new anti-dumping claim has the NFDA speaking out? And who is the “other” Jim Sullivan? Industry oracle, Mr. Andy Cohn, of
#66 - Who Took My Burger?
Jun 20, 2013 • 97 min
The analysts speak of slow but steady growth (21:19). Meanwhile, the mood is tentatively positive as the summer’s largest fastener event comes to a successful conclusion, but evidence suggests earth-shattering changes on the horizon. New NFDA …
#65 - Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2013 • 81 min
Progress comes in many forms, and it seems to be accelerating in exponential fashion. Fastener Tech ’13 is right around the corner, and Team FCH prepares to expound on this and related ideas during their multimedia break-out session at …
#64 - I Began as a Janitor
May 16, 2013 • 99 min
From meager beginnings, superior situations sometimes arise. Such is the case as hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas return from their wide-ranging travels to welcome Jackie Hunter and Jim Overlin, of S…
#63 - Grade 7 Fastener Radio
Apr 25, 2013 • 94 min
Special guest hosts John Butler, of K & L Sales, and Andy Pels, of ScrewCrew.com, welcome globetrotting fastener industry pundit, Rob Lucas, …
#62 - Farewell Baroness
Apr 11, 2013 • 110 min
Something is fishy under the new Bay Bridge, and it isn’t fish. Master fastener consultant, Mr. Carmen Vertullo, discusses what could have caused bolts to fail even before the project has been completed (19:…
#61 - Tacos & Cigars
Mar 28, 2013 • 130 min
Fastener road warriors approach their travels in different ways, but those who listen to the fastener industry’s top on-demand radio show will learn what’s keeping the financial system afloat, as Federal Reserve economist, Mr. William Strauss…
#60 - We Have Assumed Control
Mar 7, 2013 • 126 min
Assuming anything can be risky, especially when control is the object. Turn-around artist, Vince Chiappone, describes his experience taking the helm at The Richard Manno Company (85:41). Kind of a…
#59 - Start Shrugging
Feb 21, 2013 • 103 min
How will the fastener industry react to the influx of overbearing government attacks against business at every level? Is the answer to be found in the newest website release by the fastener industry’s biggest player? And who drives their business simpl…
#58 - Gunsolidation
Feb 7, 2013 • 114 min
What’s driving recent rapid fire fastener company acquisitions? Was the explosive FDI rebound triggered by legitimate market growth? And what would happen in the event of a total ban on threaded fasteners? …
#57 - Thanks, Hoss
Jan 24, 2013 • 117 min
The legendary Cartwright family made its mark on the old west, just as some have made theirs on the fastener industry. Dan Zehnder welcomes industry magnate, Mr. Ed McIlhon, of Assembled Produ…
#56 - Narrowly Averted
Jan 10, 2013 • 144 min
With world annihilation averted, the FTR boys convene a semi-all star panel to explore the future of the fastener industry after reviewing the year gone by. John Butler, of K&L Sales, the iPhone…
#55 - Cliff Jumpers
Dec 12, 2012 • 133 min
Back away from the cliff! Fastener talk radio triumphantly returns with Mr. Charlie Kerr, of Kerr Lakeside, to discuss the possible impact of the fiscal cliff on family operated fastener co…
#54 - No Business Like Bolt Business
Nov 15, 2012 • 120 min
As a brave new fastener world emerges, Mr. Dan Zehnder, of Trinity Hardware Headquarters, reunites legendary industry brothers, Jim and John Zehnder, during a historic interview…
#53 - Inner Sanctum
Oct 18, 2012 • 130 min
The Vegas fastener show is over for another year. Who lost their shirt, and who picked up a colorful new one? Which big names made the biggest splash, and where were the big splashes made during after-hours activities? Industry
#52 - Alphabetical Order
Sep 27, 2012 • 123 min
How will the fastener industry weigh in at the polls this November, and does the question belong on fastener talk radio in the first place? What new capability has been developed by the FCH Sourcing …
#51 - Frosty Malted Fastener Radio
Sep 13, 2012 • 119 min
The fastener industry rebounds amid news of new alliances and free flowing beverages. John Wachman, of Desert Distribution, describes his experience working with members of the fastener “…
#50 - The New 35
Aug 23, 2012 • 103 min
From Sparta to Los Angeles, the world depends on industrial fasteners. Industry legend, Mr. Ron Sackheim, carries the torch for the fastener industry, and shares his thoughts after a lifetime in the business during an encore conversation with ho…
#49 - Grateful Thread
Aug 9, 2012 • 114 min
Has the effect of a sizzling hot summer been to cool the outlook for the fastener industry? Where can you go to find hard to get fasteners when you don’t know where to go? And exactly who built the successful businesses that make up the fastener indus…
#48 - Do Beavers Have Ears?
Jul 12, 2012 • 105 min
Brian and Eric encounter a large mammal swimming across the lake during their latest northwoods adventure. Was it a foreshadowing of softening markets, or of the recent droll headline out of Mosco…
#47 - Doing Fine
Jun 14, 2012 • 115 min
Industry consolidation, successful association events, and rising industry index numbers point to a sector that’s doing fine. Or is it? Mr. Charlie Kerr, of Kerr Lakeside, discusses his view of …
#46 - Not Like the Others
May 24, 2012 • 96 min
When anti-NATO protesters from around the world arrive in Chicago to cause havoc, the Fully Threaded boys naturally think of anti-corrosive fastener materials. Mark Alperin and Mark Klosek, of
#45 - In the Money
May 10, 2012 • 101 min
To finish in the money, you need the people, resources and network connections it takes to compete at the highest level. Fastener associations provide many opportunities to bring all the ingredients together. Joe Peplinski, of
#44 - Ninety Seven Five The Rod
Apr 26, 2012 • 109 min
Will Amazon.com divert the flow of online sales from industrial suppliers? How will rapidly changing conditions in Asian manufacturing countries impact upcoming quarters for fastener distributors? When is a Din 975 NOT a threaded rod? The alwa…
#43 - Threadology
Apr 11, 2012 • 108 min
Avoid student debt by attending online courses in “threadology”, advanced fastener industry principles, as Mr. Bruce Darling, of Porteous Fastener Company, presents a wide-reaching intr…
#42 - Afterglow
Mar 29, 2012 • 110 min
What happened at the recent Pac-West and SFA spring conference meetings? Did the Taiwan International Fastener Show live up to expectations? How are forward-thinking fastener companies using technology to better serve customers? And is…
#41 - High Speed Fail
Mar 8, 2012 • 111 min
Some view higher gas prices as a vehicle for societal change, while others seek faster ways to get to Des Moines. The fastener industry stays on track despite the profusion of unfortunate ideas, as it strives for success. Special guest, Mr. Robbie G…
#40 - Fame
Feb 23, 2012 • 102 min
In a conversation bound to capture the attention of a certain anonymous selection committee, Ms. Terri O’Barski, of Hayes Bolt & Supply, discusses the industry she knows and loves, and presents several obse…
#39 - Survey Said…
Feb 9, 2012 • 106 min
The fastener industry has spoken. Mike McNulty along with BB&T analyst Holden Lewis sort through responses to the first FDI survey and present their comments and analysis during the Fastener News Report (39:54). Next, Am…
#38 - Soapapeepa
Jan 26, 2012 • 96 min
Optimistic fastener companies are driving ahead with aggressive new programs, as strong sales continue, and extreme Internet censorship provisions have been momentarily averted. Special guest, Mr. Mike Wrenn, discusses his experience during the …
#37 - Indexing the End of Time
Jan 12, 2012 • 98 min
Perhaps 2012 will bring the end of history, but it’s only the beginning for the Fastener Distributor’s Index. Holden Lewis, of BB&T Capital Markets, joins Mike McNulty on an extended edition of the Fastener News Report to discuss this ex…
#36 - The Gift
Dec 8, 2011 • 133 min
An all-star line-up tackles the biggest fastener industry headlines of the year gone by, and makes forecasts on the year ahead during this very special holiday edition. Industry blogger, Traveling Salesman, Andy Pels, of ScrewCrew.com, along…
#35 - Completely Different
Nov 17, 2011 • 115 min
What is it like to be the fastener supplier for an episode of America’s most popular construction reality show? How will Cardinal Fastener operate under its new ownership? What disastrous fastener-related mishap caused Plymouth Rock to …
#34 - Viva Sans Andy
Oct 27, 2011 • 111 min
What happened at NIFS ‘11? Which big stories electrified the show floor, and which after parties created other kinds of buzz? Did the new HTI make its hoped for big splash? And what caused Andy Pels to cancel his show visit this y…
#33 - Thought Waves
Oct 13, 2011 • 115 min
Think there are no surprises left in the fastener industry? Think again! Fastener Technology International Magazine editor, Mike McNulty, reports on the stunning “return” of Heads, along with Jason Sandefur, of GlobalFastenerNews.com (24:25)
#32 - Deja Vu Again
Sep 29, 2011 • 110 min
All new, yet vaguely familiar, attorney Mark Lehnardt explains the newly re-emerged Nucor anti-dumping case (32:26). Mike McNulty’s Fastener News Report has the latest updates on that story, plus details on the stalking horse bidd…
#31 - Go West
Sep 8, 2011 • 104 min
There’s nothing out east but flooding and mouthfuls of sea foam at the moment, so FTR heads west. Don Haggerty reports on the new Stelfast branch opening soon in L.A. (33:48). Tom Buddenbohn of Technology Components Southwest describes co…
#30 - Ringing in the Rain
Aug 18, 2011 • 100 min
It’s a veritable deluge of fastener industry insight as Mike McNulty’s Fastener News Report covers the Grainger / Fabory deal, including insider observations by BB&T Capital Markets analyst, Holden Lewis (15:17). Russ Doran, of Timber…
#29 - Big Spending
Aug 4, 2011 • 98 min
There is no deficit of fastener wisdom as Bruce Darling of Porteous Fastener Company (35:49) and NFDA vice president, Jay Queenin (25:17), join hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas. Plus, Computer Insights CEO, Denny Cowhey, describes…
#28 - Breaking Wind Stories
Jul 14, 2011 • 100 min
Who is bullish on wind energy, and who is regrouping after a run through the proverbial mill? Are there holes in the supply chain after the collapse of Heads? Is LIFO going away? Dokka Fasteners CEO, Marc Strandquist (43:43), and Rob Lucas of Fideli…
#27 - My Thumb Hurts!
Jun 16, 2011 • 89 min
Beacon Fasteners & Components operations chief, Joe Peplinski, is back from Asia with his read on operating conditions and details of a new product line (30:38). Pam Berry and Lou Aderman describe WIFI, the new organization for women in …
#26 - Heads and Teds
May 26, 2011 • 91 min
What does the end of HTI portend for the fastener industry? How will the market be impacted now that its assets have been sold? Which recent trade event made the largest splash? FTR welcomes PFC executive vice president, Bob Porteous (58:50), and in…
#25 - The Stalking Horse
May 12, 2011 • 86 min
Heads and Threads founding family member and former XL Screw CEO, Ron Sackheim, shares his story along with thoughts on the end of HTI (46:00). American Fastener Journal publisher, Mike McGuire, offers his comments as the Columbus Show en…
#24 - Twentyfour
Apr 24, 2011 • 83 min
As the clock ticks toward an uncertain fiscal future, the fastener industry surges ahead. Who is expanding to meet whatever the future might bring? What’s the best thing distributors can do to protect margins? Who is gunning for the title cur…
#23 - Domestically Brewed
Apr 7, 2011 • 82 min
American manufacturing is the lifeblood of the country, despite perceptions to the contrary. Joe Greenslade of the IFI and Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative offer their thoughts on buying domestic (46:16). Russ Mellott of Activ…
#22 - You Call That a Knife?
Mar 27, 2011 • 78 min
Fastener events take center stage as the spring meeting and show season begins in full force. Brighton-Best sales VP, Steve Andrasik (53:08), incoming NFDA president, Matt Ulrich (34:51), and North Coast Fastener Association president, Kelly Hommel…
#21 - Eye Robot
Mar 10, 2011 • 96 min
Further thoughts on the situation at Heads, Pac-West spring meeting details, and other insights from Andy Cohn, of Duncan Bolt (30:48). Perspectives from the front lines of the fastener industry with fastener blogger Andy Pels, of ScrewCrew….
#20 - Headlines and Threadlines
Feb 24, 2011 • 97 min
What happened to Heads, and what does it mean to the fastener industry? Which of the latest dramatic headlines will impact distributors the most? What is the NFDA doing in Germany? Join hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas as they welcome Rob Lu…
#19 - Carbon Neutral Fastener Talk Radio
Feb 10, 2011 • 95 min
Bruce Darling discusses his return from semi-retirement (29:02). John Wachman and Joe Greenslade explain the upcoming FTI Certified Fastener Specialist program (62:09). Southeast Fastener Association president, Joanne Bialas, des…
#18 - iMazing Fastener Radio
Jan 27, 2011 • 89 min
How do fastener distributors dramatically improve quality and competitiveness? Is the industry ready for another fastener show? What killer new app could save the world? FTR18 delves into these and other issues with guests Bob Wegner, Joe Peplins…
#17 - Golden Voices of the Fastener Industry
Jan 13, 2011 • 86 min
Active Screw & Fastener CEO, Buddy Blattner, and Red Idea Partners president, Ross Shell, talk mergers and acquisitions for fastener distributors (23:53). Industry veteran Todd Walters opines on the rebound of the structural segment whil…
#16 - Self-Selling Screws
Dec 9, 2010 • 89 min
The distribution wave that transformed the industry is itself shifting, as competition, new technologies, and tumultuous economic conditions present new challenges for fastener distributors. Guests Leo Coar, of Distributor’s LINK Magazine (32:49) a…
#15 - The Barrister and the Bloggers
Nov 18, 2010 • 92 min
How has the influx of foreign suppliers impacted fastener distributors? What became of the rumored major acquisition announcement at NIFS? Why are so many in the fastener industry cavorting with a pink monkey? Simmi, of Stelfast, (27:52) a…
#14 - Uncle Milty & the Fasteners of Freedom
Oct 28, 2010 • 90 min
With mid-term elections looming and the fastener industry preparing for Las Vegas, the fate of the country and the industry hangs in the balance. The stakes could not be higher as FTR hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas welcome Pac-West president And…
#13 - Coming to a Distributor Near You
Oct 14, 2010 • 86 min
Androids, Web 3.0 and social media are coming to a fastener distributor near you, but good old-fashioned business sense is still critical to success! Plug in to all of the above as Mike McNulty of Fastener Technology International (13:38) and Bonni…
#12 - Powder Keg Screw Brew
Sep 30, 2010 • 93 min
How many new Fastenal Stores are coming online? What’s the real story behind the recently announced Global Fastener Network? Why are people thinking of ways to get beer into outer space? Guests Gary Polipnick of Fastenal (27:33) and Rob Lucas of …
#11 - Fast Rivets, Hot Cars
Sep 9, 2010 • 91 min
Will fastener importers soon receive good news about shipping rates? How do successful fastener companies achieve top search engine rankings? Why are the world’s hottest cars burning up the highways for real these days? Hosts Brian Musker and Eric D…
#10 - That Full Threaded Flavor
Aug 26, 2010 • 81 min
Where are the most favorable conditions for the fastener trade in today’s market? What will drive innovation going forward? And what will we be driving going forward? Hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas welcome NFDA vice president, Matt Ulrich …
#9 - Don’t Thread On Me
Aug 5, 2010 • 99 min
NFDA president Jim Derry shares association news and previews the upcoming Fall meeting in Chicago (13:42). QuickScrews International CEO, Greg Wiener, provides his perspective on the market and technology in the industry, and offers his …
#8 - Watch Out For That Rock
Jul 15, 2010 • 77 min
What do the latest key indicators say about the market? Will sales of metric fasteners soon expand? Why did the star of NIFS East miss this year’s show for the first time ever? Join hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas as they welcome American Fastener…
#7 - Lessons
Jun 17, 2010 • 75 min
What happened the day the roof caved in at Pell Mell Supply? How did Mel Kirsner really feel about surf board toting fastener salesmen? What can be learned during a lifetime in the fastener industry? Pac-West luminaries Andy Cohn, Barry Porteous, Jo…
#6 - The Networking Machines
May 27, 2010 • 76 min
What do smart phones, golf clubs and trade shows have in common? They can all be powerful networking tools! Be a networking machine and listen to the voice of the FCH Sourcing Network as Janice Ceresa of Anixter describes the Fasteners Industry group…
#5 - Strain in the Chain
May 13, 2010 • 83 min
NFDA coverage, part 2, featuring association president Jim Derry describing the NFDA’s plan for meeting the challenges of the current fastener marketplace (39:42). Traveling Salesman, of FastenerTalk, makes his FTR debut and reports on the All America…
#4 - Fast Trains, Grounded Planes
Apr 29, 2010 • 70 min
NFDA Spring Conference coverage part 1, featuring Geoff Hopwood (24:00) and Steven Fang (51:27) discussing views on fair trade and Asian markets. Analyst Holden Lewis of BB&T Capital Markets describes the current business climate (11:51), and Nilo Ur…
#3 - Torque in Space
Apr 15, 2010 • 80 min
What was the atmosphere at the Hangzhou show, and what will be presented during the international seminar at NIFS East? Are loss leaders helping anyone these days? Does WD-40 work in space? Hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas welcome guests Rob Lucas …
#2 - Things Are Looking Good, Sort Of
Apr 1, 2010 • 67 min
What’s behind the recent market upswing? Will Nucor file another anti-dumping petition? How far can Joe Truckey hit a golf ball? Listen to the second edition of FTR as hosts Brian Musker and Eric Dudas are joined by industry analyst Holden Lewis (08…
#1 - This is Fully Threaded Radio
Mar 18, 2010 • 68 min
The voice of the FCH Sourcing Network takes to the Net with guests Mike McGuire of American Fastener Journal (17:00) and Andy Pels of ScrewCrew.com (37:58). Larry Thomas and Rob Lucas of Fidelis Fasteners call in from Shanghai, China (08:00). Are pr…