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April 22, 2016

Episode #104 - Eagles & Beagles

Episode #104 - Eagles & Beagles

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, Marc Strandquist describes the Global Fastener Leaders Summit and notes the tenor of conversation during the event (21:57). NFDA president, Casey McIlhon, and Fastener Technology International editor, Mike McNulty, assess the uptick of the most recent Fastener Distributor Index reading, during the Fastener News Report (43:07). John Bilton, marketing VP at Utah based distributor THB, Inc. explains how cutting edge ERP technology is helping his company thrive in an uncertain environment, even as some suppliers seem to be adding to the challenge (1:07:31). Also, Carmen Vertullo presents materials every fastener reference shelf must include, on the Fastener Training Minute (1:00:58). Bonus: Link Magazine publishes a rare Venn diagram explaining the hydrogen embrittlement nexus of risk. Brian and Eric reflect on the fragility of life, and consider soaring eagles and skunk seeking canine companions, concluding it's best to have as many of each around as possible. Run time: 01:44:17