Deco Explains Zinc Energy Efficiency

Zinc alloy has a relatively low melting temperature when compared to other metals (approximately 790 degrees Fahrenheit). This along with its high pressure and rapid shot profile, results in less energy consumed when processed.

At Deco Products, less fuel and electricity are needed to process parts in our proprietary zinc die-cast centers. This provides for cost savings and lower environmental impacts. Due to the fluidity in the metal zinc, it does not require additional expensive machining and/or additional operations when manufacturing zinc.

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StoreBound’s Glenn DeStefano Elected to IHA Board Of Directors

Yvette Laugier Elected Chairman of the Board

Glenn DeStefano, president of StoreBound LLC, has been elected to the board of directors of the International Housewares Association (IHA), the full-service trade association for the housewares industry. His three-year term begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2024.

Also elected were new board officers:

  • Chairman – Yvette Laugier, managing director, Peugeot Saveurs North America, LLC
  • Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect – Steve Greenspon, CEO, Honey-Can-Do International LLC
  • Treasurer – Neal Asbury, president & CEO, The Legacy Companies

Retiring from the board is Howard “Chip” Steidle, Jr., president, John Ritzenthaler Co. Re-appointed for a second three-year term was Lisa Knierim, CEO, Creative Tops Inc.

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WÖHLER BC 810 Bundle Cutter Update

WÖHLER has announced a new generation update for their BC 810 Bundle Cutter that includes an option for automated bundle length sorting into two containers. The WÖHLER BC 810 is the high-end cutting solution in WÖHLER bundle cutters for synthetic, abrasive and natural filaments. The bundle cutter is fitted with a cutting plate with seven individual cutting bushings from 1.6″ to 3.5″ (40 to 90 mm).

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Global PMI Readings Show Decline in August

With many regions experiencing supply chain issues and labor shortages, most of the global manufacturing countries tracked by Brushware saw a decline in PMI readings for August compared to July. Italy was the only country that showed an improved PMI reading. Despite the challenges, business optimism remained strong across most of the regions and countries tracked.

GERMANY: IHS Markit/BME reported a 62.6 percent August PMI for German manufacturers for a 3.3 percent drop from the previous month. Supply shortages caused output to significantly fall behind new orders. Increasing price pressure reduced business optimism, but employment rose for a sixth straight month as manufacturers looked to expand capacity. 

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ISM Reports Uptick For US Manufacturers

Overall US Economy Has 15th Consecutive Month of Growth

ISM® is reporting a manufacturing PMI® of 59.9 percent for US manufacturers for the month of August  an increase of 0.4 percentage points from the July reading of 59.5 percent. Despite the improvement, ISM panelists from the report say their companies and suppliers continue to struggle at unprecedented levels to meet increasing demand.

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New Quote Specialist at Deco Products

Deco Products Company has hired Jordan Thompson as a quote specialist. Thompson previously was a marketing and sales intern at Deco before taking the job as the new quote specialist.

Thompson grew up in New Market, Alabama, with his parents and six siblings. He moved to Decorah, Iowa, four years ago when he started college at Luther College. In the spring of 2021, he graduated from Luther with a bachelor’s degree in management.

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Registration Open for 75th Edition of The National Hardware Show

Three new year-round digital platforms designed to serve the hardware and home improvement communities will be added to the 2021 in-person event

The National Hardware Show® (NHS) has launched registration for its 75th edition, which will take place October 21-23, 2021 in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The most comprehensive event, education, and networking platform serving the hardware and home improvement industry is now accepting registrations. Members of the industry are encouraged to sign up for free right now to take advantage of all that NHS has to offer.

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