Courtesy of Fastener News Desk Hi. I am Willow. Welcome to my column. We have not met before, but you already know a lot about me. I work with you in the fastener industry. I am not one woman, but all women. I am named for the willow tree. My branches appear to bow, but don’t … [Read more...] about Camaraderie!
Courtesy of mprnews.org High school graduates receiving their diplomas this month have better job prospects than those who graduated in 2007. But they're still worse off than high school graduates in 2000. That's according to a new report from the Washington D.C.-based Economic Policy … [Read more...] about Graduating: But to Better Job Prospects?
Courtesy of history.com 1. Memorial Day and its traditions may have ancient roots. While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands of years. The ancient … [Read more...] about 8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day!
Courtesy of CNN.com Just days after they appeared to be on the verge of brokering a deal, the United States and China are fighting a trade war again. The Trump administration made good on its threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports from 10% to 25% earlier on Friday, … [Read more...] about Tariffs! Tariffs! Tariffs!
Courtesy of The New York Times Rumors of the economic expansion’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, rose at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce … [Read more...] about 2019 First Quarter Economy Results
by Scott Lenz, PCC Marketing Manager The NBA Playoffs are more wide open than they've been in years, with multiple teams having a legitimate shot at dethroning the 2-time defending champion Warriors... annnnd absolutely none of that is true. The Dubs will win their fourth crown in 5 years, and … [Read more...] about Our 2019 NBA Playoff Preview!
Do ya like chalk? Brightly colored chalk that’s maybe slightly brittle but holds up in the end? (This is our extremely weak metaphor for Duke barely holding on to beat UCF by inches…) We’ve got all four 1’s, all four 2’s, all four 3’s, a 4 and a 5 (and yes, a 12 – but one that shoulda been seeded … [Read more...] about Chalk, Chalk, Chalk! Our Sweet 16 Predictions!
by Scott Lenz, Marketing Manager, PCC Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again.” But with all due respect to the iconic author: after 26 years of living in Los Angeles – a tenure that included gaining two amazing children and losing one questionable marriage – I am returning to Northern … [Read more...] about With Apologies to Thomas Wolfe
Courtesy of pemnet.com Many of the recent innovations in fastening technology owe much to marketplace directives for smaller and lighter packages produced quickly and cost-effectively. These demands dictate that fasteners work harder, smarter — and in more ways to advance product design and … [Read more...] about Trends in Fastening Tech: New Forms & Functions
by Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon/Polyamide Research, Wood Mackenize (courtesy of woodmac.com) Following a period of turmoil, the nylon industry has enjoyed particularly favorable conditions over the past couple of years. All of that is about to change, however, as 2019 is already proving to … [Read more...] about 2019: A Make or Break Year for Nylon