NIFS Fastener Hall of Fame
A couple weeks ago, Eric Dudas (of Fasteners Clearing House and Fully Threaded Radio) tweeted something about the National Fastener Show "Hall of Fame". His comments ended with something like "google it". I did.
I googled it but no where could I find a listing of the Hall of Fame members. Heck, a bunch of you readers, especially younger ones, probably do not even know that there is a National Industrial Fastener Show Hall of Fame. So I wrote a quick note to Fastener Show General Manager, Susan Hurley, and she was able to quickly send me the list of all the HOF members. I will post the list below as it was sent to me by Susan. I was surprised to see that there have been no new inductees since 2008. I have another post in mind for after this one and I hope you readers will help me out with your input. I want to know who is missing from this list. I've got several names that come to mind immediately but, for now, let me just share with you the NIFS Hall of Fame inductees so it exists somewhere on the internet:
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FASTENER SHOW & CONFERENCE
"Hall of Fame" Inductees 1982 - Present
Richard B. Belford (deceased 1994) -Industrial Fasteners Institute
Walter F. Borges (retired) -Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc.
George S. Case, Jr. (retired) -Lamson & Sessions Co.
H. Thomas Hallowell, Jr. -SPS Technologies
James G. Rayburn (deceased) -Flexalloy, Inc.
Norman R. Sackheim (deceased) -Former Partner in SL Screw Corp. Founder of Heads & Threads, Inc.
Roy P. Trowbridge (retired) -Engineering Standards Section General Motors Corp.
Charles Wilson -Industrial Fasteners Institute
Abe Bellikoff (retired) -Formerly of Atlas Screw & Specialty Co.
Paul Lemke, Sr. -Thruway Fasteners, Inc.
John Maclean -Maclean Fogg Co.
Robert O. McGuire (retired) -Formerly of Capitol Sales, Inc.
Asta Ball -Minature Nut & Screw Corp.
A. Craig Hood -ACH Technologies
Michael Herling -Infasco Div. Of Ivaco, Inc.
Edger C. Seitz, Jr. -Service Supply Co.
John C. Wasmer, Sr. -Lake Erie Screw Corp.
Irwin Goldhart (deceased) -Automotive Hardware Ltd.
Fritz Jensen (deceased) - Southern Screw
Kenneth A. Honroth (deceased) - Kendale Industries Inc.
Howard Griffith (deceased) -Flexalloy, Inc.
Bernard Golden (deceased) - Formerly of Carter, Milchman & Frank
& Star Stainless Screw
Rocco Sacco - Radax Industries
Paul Tyson - Tampa, Florida
Douglas V. Miller - Bamal Fastener Corp.
J. Bud Porteous - Porteous Fastener Co.
Don Broehm - Mid-State Bolt & Nut Co.
Bill Ziegler - Ziegler Bolt & Nut Co.
Bernie Feldman - Industrial Fasteners, Inc.
Stanley C. Adamek - Pheoll Mfg. Co.
John J. Lohrman (deceased) - RB&W Corporation
Paul Zehnder - Earnest Machine Products
Dale Holl - Darling Bolt Co.
Dick Rech - Reynolds Fasteners, Inc.
Perry Rosenstein -Brighton-Best Socket Screw Mfg.
Bill Gassaway - Tennessee Bolt & Screw Co.
George F. Wasmer - Lake Erie Screw Corporation
John F. "Jack" Sullivan - Accurate Fastener Inc.
Luke Sullivan - Sullivan Bolt Co., Inc.
Harold C. Benson - Consolidated Bolt & Nut Co.
Bernie Jonas - General Fasteners
Harry Branson - Threaded Rod Company
Jim Layden - Porteous Fasteners
Richard W. Kerr - Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Moses E. Cordova -Cordova Bolt, Inc.
Joseph Kuchar - American Fastener Corporation
David Tuttle (deceased) - Spencer Products Company
Mary Ann Langholz - National Fastener Dist Assoc
Larry Stanley -Empire Bolt
Jack Fatica (deceased) - Champion Bolt
Joseph Hoyt (deceased) - Hoyt Fastener Corporation
Joe Greenslade - Greenslade & Co., Inc.
John Allen - Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc.
John L. Eames (deceased) - Soc-Pro, Inc.
Jack A. Trilling (deceased) - Trilling Technical Services
Richard J. Callahan - Fastener Industry News
Edith Cameron - Allmetal Products Co.
Edward E. Ferry (deceased) - Loesch Associates, Inc.
William "Bill" M. Dickson, Sr. - Texas Bolt Company
Bob Lehman - Pacific Warehouse Sales
Michael McGuire - American Fastener Journal
Alfred "Alf" Prout - Specialty Fasteners, Ltd.
James Revercomb Sr. - Rev Car Fasteners, Inc.
James Schiele - St. Louis Screw & Bolt Co.
J. Joseph Fuller - Hunter-Stevens Company
Dan McIlhon - Iowa Industrial Products, Inc.
Michael Turnbull - Purchased Parts Group
James Zehnder - Earnest Machine Products
John Zehnder - Earnest Machine Products
Mary McClure - Capitol Bolt & Supply
Bobby Barnhill - Barnhill Bolt Co., Inc.
Jim Barnhill - Barnhill Bolt Co., Inc.
Martin Calfee - Copper State Bolt & Nut
Max F. Dorflinger - Nylok Fastener Corporation
Frederic B. Powers, Jr. - Powers Fastening Inc
Lee Bookman - Heads and Threads Company
H.M. “Bus” Young, Jr. - Western Wire Products Co.
David Johns (deceased) - Mid-West Fabricating Co.
Winston L. Adams - Adams Nut & Bolt Co.
Bob Endries - Endries Fastener & Supply
Mel Kirsner (retired) - Pell Mell Supply
Barry Porteous - Porteous Fastener Company
Thomas S. Doppke - Technical Presentations Company
Richard A. Malson - Ramco Specialties, Inc.
Ron Sackheim - XL Screw Corporation
2002 – Las Vegas
Edward A. Kaufman - Hardware Specialty Co
Mr. Wayne Golden - Star Stainless Screw Co
2003 No Inductees
2004 – Las Vegas
Jerry Hancock - Mega Metric
Patrick O’Toole - Atlantic Fasteners
2005 No Inductees
2006 – Columbus
Bruce Darling - Porteous Fastener Company
Edward Werner - E Z Sockets Inc
Barry L. MacLean - MacLean-Fogg Company
Marty Schneider - Continental-Aero
Richard Lassiter - Vegas Fastener Manufacturing
William Liao - Fastener World Magazine