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Cardinal Fastener Closure

Bedford Heights, OH, January 9, 2015– Cardinal Fastener, opened in 1983 and acquired by the Wurth Group in 2011 will be closing the plant and transferring the equipment to Dokka Fasteners, Inc. located in Auburn Hills, MI. Dokka Fasteners Inc. is part of the Wurth Hot Forging Group. The transition is anticipated to be complete within 90-120 days. “The decision to close the Cardinal Fastener operation was difficult after being in business over thirty years. Unfortunately, having two separate plants with similar capabilities located so close together became increasingly difficult to justify. We appreciate the support of our customers and plan on supporting their needs again after the equipment has been installed and commissioned at the Dokka Fasteners operation. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact of the transition on our valued customers.” Marc Strandquist, EVP of the Wurth Group Dokka Fasteners Inc. is a state-of-the-art hot forging and machining operation utilizing automation and robotics throughout the plant to manufacture products of superior quality and used in some of the most critical applications and harshest environments. The plant opened in late 2010 North of Detroit in Auburn Hills, MI. With the addition of equipment from Cardinal Fastener, Dokka Fasteners will have expanded capabilities to better support our customer’s requirements. At Dokka Fasteners our primary focus is to provide our customers with Security – Security of working with a supplier who is financially secure, a supplier who constantly re-invests capital into our manufacturing and inspection processes, a supplier who effectively manages the sub-supply base, and builds a robust product designed to exceed customer expectations. Through effective implementation of the Dokka Production System and its inherent Quality and LEAN principles, Dokka offers our customers a total Commitment To Security. # # # If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jim Witucki at 260.450.1754 or email at jwitucki@dokkafasteners.us.

Post added on: 1/9/2015 1:05:57 PM

 

Fastener Training Institute's 2015 Webinar Schedule

The Fastener Training Institute is pleased to announce our Fastener Product Training Webinar schedule for the first half of 2015. Carmen Vertullo will return as our guide through this continuing series of high-content instructional webinars. Carmen is the founder of CarVer Consulting, a San Diego-based consulting, engineering and training company specializing in fasteners and bolted joints. He is a primary trainer at FTI and he holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from National University, San Diego, CA. We began these web-based programs late last year and were very pleased with the high interest and great attendance. These interactive webinars are 60 minutes in length plus a 30 minute Q & A period. All you need is a computer with high speed internet access. Here’s the schedule: Friday January 23rd Understanding Fastener Materials – Beyond the Basics Friday February 20th The Use, Misuse and Abuse of Washers - Types, styles and applications Friday March 13, 20 & 27th Fastener Basics – A Three Parts Series - You asked for it and we’re responding Friday April 17th Choosing the Correct Strength of Fastener - When is too much not a good thing? Friday May 22nd The Right Torque & When it’s not - A primer for all and introduction to our advanced class Friday June 19th Vibration Resistant Fasteners – OK, Now It’s tight but how to keep it that way Webinars begin promptly at 11:00 AM PST. To register, please visit http://www.fastenertraining.org/webinars/ for details. We are working on the webinar schedule for the second half of the year. We would love to get your suggestions for future programs. Please contact Jo Morris, JoM@FastenerTraining.com with any ideas, comments or questions about our classes. In addition to our new web-based training, FTI will be offering our traditional in-person fastener product training classes. There will be over 30 classes in 10 cities throughout the US. Please visit http://www.fastenertraining.org/events/ to find a class for you! “The objective of the Fastener Training Institute is to elevate the level of technical understanding and expertise of the individuals in the fastener industry by providing a variety of training programs presented by industry experts. Our core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety by providing product training at all levels”.

Post added on: 1/9/2015 9:03:29 AM

 

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