Although it required a Texas-sized helping of dubious sandwich spread to pull off, industry veteran and conversationalist, Marty Nolan of R. L. English turns the table on FTR host Mr. Brian Musker during a highly anticipated, landmark interview. Regional association board members Kevin Chavis, of Star Stainless, and George Hunt III, of Brighton Best International, discuss the significance of the recent joint conference with the NFDA (22:30). Then, freshly returned from Germany, Star’s Bryan Wheeler reviews this year’s Stuttgart fastener show (54:19). Also, industry sentiment is measured during the Fastener News Report with Mike McNulty, as he speaks with Abbott-Interfast president, Bob “GQ” Baer about the latest FDI numbers (1:04:32). Resident technical expert, Carmen Vertullo addresses an important new plating standards update during the Fastener Training Minute (1:36:51). Plus, Fastener Fair USA manager, Carroll Henning highlights exciting new features of the upcoming show in Detroit (10:29). Brian and Eric flirt with the type of intelligence required to babysit a talking parrot.
Run time: 03:25:20