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MAFDA’s Annual Holiday Party

October 4, 2023

MAFDA’s Annual Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 14th at the Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA, minutes from Longwood Gardens.

This year the MAFDA returns to a full dinner with all of the traditional trimmings. We will begin in the cocktail room enjoying an open bar and passed hors devours till 8PM. We will then go to the main dining room for a full 3 course sit down dinner and desert. The open bar will continue through dinner and throughout the evening. The night will be capped with the raffle drawings and door prizes! For more information and to register, visit:

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Save the Date for Fastener Fair USA 2024

October 4, 2023

Fastener Fair USA will be hosting the 3-day long event in Cleveland, OH, May 22-23, 2024! With training and education sessions, social events, and an expo, this event is sure to be a big success. The NEFDA will again be offering discounted registrations – stay tuned for more an keep up to date on all things Fastener Fair online:

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Kanebridge Now Offers Stainless Security Screws

June 19, 2023

Kanebridge continues to expand its product offerings. Its latest additions are Security screws with the Pin-In Six-Lobe Recess. Security screw varieties include Machine screws with Button and Flat Heads; Type-A Self-Tapping screws with Button and Flat heads; and Pan head Self-Drilling screws. All Security screws are 18-8 stainless steel and passivated.

By popular demand, Kanebridge recently published its first distributor catalog—The Kanebridge Source Book—in six years. The 520-page volume lists all 43,000+ items it carries in its three branches with separate sections for Military Grade Hardware, Metric fasteners and Stainless Steel. Additional copies are free of charge to any fastener distributor by calling 888-222-9221 or can be requested online at

Submitted by:

Jim Meiman
Creative Director
Kanebridge Corporation

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Fastener and Hardware Supplier DB Roberts Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

February 16, 2022

DB Roberts, a leading fastener and hardware distributor with locations across North America, is celebrating 40 years of business on February 15, 2022.

DB Roberts has grown to maintain a considerable position in the marketplace for commercial fasteners and hardware since its founding in 1982. For the past four decades, DB Roberts has focused on combining the best brands with the best people – distributing top-tier products with a best-in-class customer experience.

DB Roberts, a sister company of Heilind Electronics, was founded with the purpose to serve the growing needs of the underserved fastener and hardware market. Over the years, DB Roberts has grown to 15 locations across North America and is an authorized distributor for the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. The products DB Roberts distributes are essential for customers in fabrication and manufacturing and support markets including medical equipment, communications, military, transportation and more.

“DB Roberts has accomplished many milestones over the past 40 years, and we are positioned to continue the notable growth we have seen,” said Sandra Solis, Senior Vice President for DB Roberts. “The achievements we have experienced are only possible through all the people who are part of DB Roberts – our employees, our customers, and our suppliers. Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this major milestone.”

DB Roberts will offer customer activities virtually through social media from February 14 – 18. To learn more about what makes DB Roberts unique, visit

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Beacon Fasteners & Components Announces Redesigned Website Launch

October 28, 2020

Beacon Fasteners and Components is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website! The redesigned website features a customer account dashboard, easy to navigate product catalog and shopping cart to request a quote. The updated content pages provide valuable information on product, inventory solutions and company culture.

“After months of hard work from the Beacon team and our partners at INxSQL, we are excited to debut our new site and showcase all its new features,” commented Kameron Dorsey, National Sales Manager. “Our goal was to create a more user-friendly design across all devices so our customers could quickly access product and order information.”

Beacon invites you to visit its new website at and get setup with a personal login and password.
In addition, Beacon will continue to enhance its website over the next several months and will unveil live quoting and web ordering in phase two which will launch in early 2021.

Beacon helps its customers to enhance their operations by providing supply chain solutions that reduce lead times, improve inventory performance, and support quality requirements with their comprehensive validation process. Beacon is the leading supplier of high-performance screws focusing on Thread Forming, Thread Cutting, SEMS, High-Low Tapping, Metric screws and complementary sizes of Sheet Meal Tapping, and Specialty Cold Headed Fasteners.

Beacon Fasteners and Components is located at 198 Carpenter Avenue in Wheeling, Illinois. Tel: 1-800-669-2658 Email: Web:

The Partner to World Class Fastener Distributors.

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Distribution One Announces New Head of Global Customer Success and Operations

June 25, 2020

Distribution One welcomes Jim Maher as the new Director of Global Customer Success and Operations

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (PRWEB) June 11, 2020 — Distribution One, a leading provider of ERP distribution software solutions, announced that Jim Maher has joined as Director, Global Customer Success and Operations. In this role, Mr. Maher will a member of the executive leadership team reporting to Distribution One cofounders Larry Ward and Dean Christianson, and will lead the company’s customer support, implementation, and operations organizations. He brings more than 25 years of enterprise customer success, operations, sales, and strategy experience at leading software and consulting companies such as Model N, Salesforce, Bluewolf,
and Epicor.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Jim join our team to offer fresh operational insight as we adapt to the changes impacting modern distribution,” said Larry Ward, President and co-founder at Distribution One. “With his extensive background in distributor ERP and deep commitment to customer service, Jim will further strengthen the relationships we forge with every customer.”

“I am very pleased to be joining the Distribution One team,” said Maher. “The company serves the complex ERP needs of wholesale distributors, an industry in which I’ve spent a large part of my career. I’m excited to join the company to deepen our customer relationships, and to drive innovation in our customer experience and

Most recently, Jim was Senior Director of Sales Operations and Enablement at Model N, a leading provider of cloud revenue management solutions for life sciences and high-tech companies. Prior to that, he provided CRM strategy guidance in his roles as Customer Success Director at and Engagement Manager at Bluewolf. His roots in the wholesale distribution industry run deep with over 20 years’ experience at distribution ERP software companies including Epicor, Activant, and Prophet 21, and at a family-run import distribution business. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in

About Distribution One

Distribution One is an industry-leading developer of innovative customer-focused Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software designed specifically for the needs of wholesalers and distributors. Formed in 1996 and headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Distribution One operates a branch office in Irving, Texas, as well as a network of ERP specialists in eight states across the country. This team thrives on providing solutions and support to customers across the United States, Canada, and into Europe.

Distribution One’s 8000+ users operate in a variety of industries worldwide from fasteners, adhesives, industrial supply, and food service to electrical, retail, hardware, and janitorial supply to name a few. Wholesalers and distributors of every size trust Distribution One’s turnkey software to streamline productivity,
automate operations, and access critical real-time data to strengthen competitive advantage and expand profitability.

Contact Information
Donna Ward
Distribution One
+1 8563800629 Ext: 120

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