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Career Opportunities

Sales Executive: Fasteners and Components
Looking for a new opportunity with a well established distributor?
If this strikes a chord, keep reading.

You understand sales and manufacturing.  You know the importance of generating new business and building relationships. You’re ready for a real career position with a company that is customer focused and sales driven to support your efforts! If you’re still reading let me cut to the chase about this opportunity. Liberty Fastener Company (www.libertyfastener.com) an ISO certified company has been helping clients with all their fastener needs and solving their problems since 1974.

This is a high profile, very visible position with our company.  You will office in Bensenville and call on targeted industry accounts throughout the Midwest. You will be selling high quality fastener products to original equipment manufacturing markets.  Our only constraint to growth is finding truly skilled “A” players like you.  If the following description sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. If not, please read the next job posting.

The candidate we are looking for is experienced and has strong sales skills and strengths as well as a track record of sales success.  To qualify, you must have prior sales success in fasteners or components to OEM’s preferably selling products in the following industries: Electronic components, medical components, industrial components, cell tower components, valves would be a definite plus!

You have demonstrated success opening new accounts, growing relationships and creating “partnerships” with companies in order to generate long term business, and lifetime value.  You must excel at finding new opportunities and closing business in a competitive market where your products are competitively priced and viewed as a “commodity.” You have excellent communication and presentation skills calling on various “titles” in OEM organizations.  You create a good first impression, command attention and demonstrate a high level of energy/enthusiasm. 

You express ideas clearly, concisely and in a well-organized manner while engaging and building rapport with your audience.  You answer questions directly and with substance.  Here are a few more things we look for in a Sales Executive:  You should be a self-starter, money-motivated, goal oriented, and passionate about sales and success.  You excel at selling value, not price while being a problem solver to your prospects and customers. While we provide some leads, you must have the ability to prospect, qualify and open new accounts on a direct basis.

You should be able to travel within your local territory.  You must have prior verifiable earnings of at least $50,000 (base plus commission).  We’ll provide all the product training and support you need to succeed, a very competitive salary with an incentive plan to generate the income you’re worth, generous benefits and most importantly, a real career opportunity to make a difference.

Please submit resume and earnings history online to our HR department: lfchr@libertyfastener.com.

 

 

Account Manager/Inside Sales - Engineered Components Company, Elgin, IL

Engineered Components Company is a privately-owned fastener distributor of standard and per print specialty fasteners. Founded in 1983, ECC has continually grown in the areas of technology, market share and acquisition. Our highly-trained and tenured sales staff offers an unparalleled level of technical knowledge, service and personality.

We are looking for an experienced full time Account Manager to join our team.

Account Manager Responsibilities - Maintain existing customer relationships and working with the team to develop new customer accounts Provide excellent customer service with quotes, processing orders, and responsiveness Work with purchasing to ensure proper inventory levels

Requirements - Fastener sales experience, minimum 3 years Excellent communication skills, verbal and written Ability to manage time and prioritize Organization and attention to detail Microsoft Office Team Player

Benefits include - Competitive Salary, 401k, Health Insurance, Vacation and Paid Holidays

Please send resumes to sales@engcomponents.com


New Members

All America Threaded Products, Inc./Denver, CO
Alper Services LLC/Chicago, IL
Components Company Inc./Brookfield, WI
Fascomp Electronic Hardware/Orlando, FL
Fastener Suprstore/Downers Grove, IL
Jackson Manufacturing, Inc./Maquoketa, IA
Viking Products, Inc./Grand Rapids, MI

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News Releases

Intercorp Introduces Strong-Point® Razor Fastener

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Intercorp, an importer and master distributor of professional-grade construction fasteners under the Strong-Point® and Strongcon® brands, is pleased to announce their new Strong-Point Razor fastener. This highly engineered product will attach light gauge sheet metal to sheet metal in HVAC applications or any light duty steel attachments.

“Intercorp spent endlesshours of R&D onthis designbecause we wanted to give our customers aproduct that has the potential for very high demand and the engineering to help usersbe more productive and efficient on the job,” said Law Winchester, National Sales Manager. “To do this, we designed a proprietarypoint to pierce light gauge metal quickly and prevent walking for faster engagement. We then equipped our new fastener with finer threads to draw sheets of metal more closely together, forming a tighter connectionto reduce airflow escape in HVAC applications. We believe that users of this fastener are going to be extremely pleased with theoverallperformance of our new Razor Point screw.”

The Strong-Point Razor® screw is available through a network of construction distributors throughout the United States. Call Intercorp for FREE samples at 800-762-2004 or visit www.intercorpusa.com to find a location near you.

About Intercorp

Founded in 1988, Intercorp has established itself as an industry leader in the fastener distribution business. Their flagship brand, Strong-Point, is sold by thousands of distributors to construction professionals throughout the United States. The brand consists of a variety of professional-grade fasteners including: Self-Drilling, Needle Point, Woodworking, Stainless Steel, Drywall, Pole Gripper, Outdoor, Concrete, and Cement Board screws. With an outstanding reputation for customer service, quick delivery, and superior support for the distribution channel, Intercorp is unmatched when it comes to high-quality fasteners. See Intercorp on the Discovery Channel with Ed Begley Jr. here.

 

SWD Inc. Begins Work on 25,000 sq. ft. Extension 

On June 7th, 2018, SWD Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a 26,000 sq. ft. expansion of their existing 160,000 sq. ft. facility. In attendance were Village of Addison Officials, representatives from BMO Harris Bank, and members of Laub Construction. With this addition, SWD projects growth of 15% in year-over-year sales and expects that anywhere from 12-15 new positions will be created.
 
The current expansion is the second phase of a project that added 60,000 sq. ft. in 2012. The extra 26,000 sq. ft. will help with process flow in this state-of-the-art coating production facility.  It has been designed to allow for more warehousing with an automated racking system for part storage along with new office space for centralized shipping, receiving, and order entry processing.
 
The 3 million dollar addition follows a series of investments. This expansion is aligned with SWD’s mission to “Bring our customers the highest level of quality and service in the metal finishing industry”. SWD Inc. specializes in Black Oxide, Passivation of Stainless Steel, Phosphate coatings (Zinc, Manganese & Iron), Fastener Sorting and licensed application of High Corrosion Magni, Dörken and Yuken coating systems. Last year, SWD introduced a state-of-the-art robotic organic coating line with unprecedented production capabilities.
 
This project is expected to take six months and should be finished by November 2018.  (July ’18)

 

 

Abbott-Interfast – 70 years and by the way …  Did you know ?

Most of us were not around in September of 1948 when Martin (Marty) R. Binder incorporated and opened the doors of Abbott-Interfast Corp. (Abbott Screw & Mfg. & Co. back then) to the fastener & OEM community.  This year we are celebrating our 70th year of providing solutions for not only fasteners but a variety of products second to none.  Over the years, Abbott has secured over 25 patents.  Best known to distributors for yellow nylon insert locknuts, in 2017 Abbott began a marketing campaign to market other available products and services.  In 2018, we revamped our website, www.aicfast.com to highlight all the solutions we provide.

Our many years of experience is the foundation of our diversity.  Over the last 70 years, Abbott has provided innovation, global sourcing, screw machine specials, plastic knobs, inventory management, assemblies, and many more products where we have partners or alliances both domestically and overseas.  One such example, The Nationwide Fastener Directory ™, was born 46 years ago, a byproduct of the fastener industry, it quickly became the “go to” source for hard to find items. The Nationwide Fastener Directory still thrives today, has recently re-invented itself and is now available online at www.nwfast.com.  Our newest improvements include innovative search tools and a “virtual book” for those traditionalists who still like to use the 2-volume directory.

Made in the USA – Martin Binder strongly believed in manufacturing and it is still a big part of our business.  Within our 100,000 square foot family owned facility, we manufacture daily and recently we have begun to add modern day machining with the addition of CNC machines.  Abbott is a valuable source who can not only procure product at the most competitive pricing, but one that can back it up by making it in house when something unseen happens. 

The screw that works like a Tool!™  SplitStop™ fasteners is another groundbreaking product created by Abbott.  We secured 4 patents on high performance screws which were originally designed to solve OEM issues encountered while driving screws into wood, composite or engineered decking products.  Today SplitStop provides the best screw fastening system available and is sold online at www.SplitStop.com , in specialty lumber yards and packaged as private labeled product for some of the top composite manufacturers in the world.

Our involvement in the industry is extensive as well.  Marty Binder was one of the few originators of the Chicago Bolt, Nut and Screw Association now known as the Mid-West Fastener Association and served as one of the early Presidents.  Abbott is one of the very few members to have exhibited at every MWFA trade show ever held and Abbott has had 3 employees serve as President for the MWFA, as well as having staff serving on the Fastener Industry Coalition.

As we begin our next 70 years, Abbott continues to re-invent itself with additions like the latest optical inspection systems, additional CNC machines, an upgraded website, a new computer system, along with planned enhancements such as wireless warehousing, bar coding, and of course we will continue our marketing campaign so that we no longer need to say  “Did you know?” … because now you do!

(July ’18)

 

EFC Accelerates Growth Into Mexico 

ST.LOUIS, MISSOURI – June 15, 2018 -  EFC International, a leading supplier of engineered fasteners, with their corporate office in St. Louis, Missouri, continues to expand their global presence with the establishment of their office and warehouse in Mexico, EFC Global, S de RL de CV.

“Our recently established legal entity and operations in Mexico, including a warehouse in Querétaro, outside sales engineers, customer service and support staff in Mexico, enables EFC to enhance our service level in the region.  We’re able to respond more quickly and hold inventory in closer proximity to our customer base.  We also are positioned to act as a key channel partner into Mexico for our strategic partner suppliers.   With our locations in the United States, Mexico, Germany, China and South Korea, EFC truly has become a global leader in the supply of engineered fasteners and components.  EFC enables multi-national OEM customers and suppliers to utilize our services on multiple continents, taking advantage of our global network to mitigate supply chain risks and improve local service,” said Mary Becker, Vice President of North American Sales. 

Expanding its global footprint and investing in key strategic global markets, EFC ensures both supplier and customer needs are met.  EFC’s robust international growth is a tribute to the EFC team and to the strong international reputation of the world-class manufacturers who they have partnered with.   These partnerships ensure customers receive the high-quality service they’ve come to expect from EFC – anywhere in the world. 

EFC International is a leading supplier of specialty engineered metal, plastic, cold-formed, spring steel stampings, electrical and assembled component parts to the OEM and Distribution market places.   (6-18)

For more information contact:
Joyce Gerber
P: 314-439-4374
jgerber@efc-intl.com
www.efc-intl.com

 

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