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    Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool - WEEK #3 UPDATE

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Sep 13, 2022 7:36:22 AM

    Welcome to the 7th Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool UPDATES Page

    Check back here every week during the season for a recap of the week's action and to see how many of our players advanced.

    Updates are usually posted on Tuesday.

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    Topics: Austin Hardware® News, Blog

    Sign Up Today for the 7th Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Aug 23, 2022 10:51:59 AM

    Registration is now open for the 7th annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool.

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    Topics: Austin Hardware® News, Blog

    Using Austin Hardware's High-Quality, Heavy-Duty ADS 7650 and AH 7600 Series Drawer Slides in Different Applications.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    The ADS 7650 and AH 7600 series side mount drawer slides from Austin Hardware® are high-quality, heavy-duty slides representing two of the best drawer slide options available.

    Both are found extensively in emergency vehicles, utility bodies, cargo vans, maintenance trucks, recreational vehicles, and many other vehicular and non-vehicular applications. This is because their durability, flexibility, and ease of use are second to none.

    Both series’ have a load rating of up to 500 lbs. per pair, making them suitable to store all types of valuable cargo. The slides are tested at the 18” length but have been shown to perform to this rating up to 28”.

    The AH 7600 is the original, non-locking version of this slide. It is sold in pairs for applications where a lock is not required or desired.

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    Topics: Blog, drawer slides

    Your Complete Guide to Fastener Nuts, A New Austin Hardware® Two-Part Blog Series, Pt.2.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Sep 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    In a previous post, we discussed many of the different types of standard fastening nuts. In this edition, we’ll talk about locknuts. The major difference between standard nuts and locknuts is standard nuts consist simply of a threaded hole, while locknuts are designed to prevent loosening when exposed to vibration. As with standard nuts, there are many different variations of locknuts from which to choose. We’ll take a look at some of the more popular locknuts here. 

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    Topics: Products (General), fasteners, Blog

    Your Complete Guide to Fastener Nuts, A New Austin Hardware® Two-Part Blog Series.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Aug 16, 2021 10:41:00 AM

    Fastener Series – Blog Post 19A (Fastening Nuts)

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, fasteners, Blog

    Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool 2021-22 Invite

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Aug 9, 2021 12:22:00 PM

    Thanks for your Interest in the 6th Edition of the Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool

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    The Top 10 Ways that Austin Hardware® Can Help Your Business Find Supply Chain Solutions.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on May 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM


    At Austin, we seek to provide the best solutions for our customers by delivering value-added solutions for various aspects of your business. We are more than just a hardware company. We are a solutions provider. If you are ready to find the best solutions for your business, read our top 10 ways to help your business run smoothly.

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management, Blog

    Using Data to Build Your Business 

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

    Using Data to Build Your Business

     

    Using data to measure your business's success helps you see a clear picture of where your business stands. Numbers don't lie -- you can tell how your business is doing and set goals based on past and present metrics. These Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help your business stay on track to goals, quotas and let you know where you stand. Austin Hardware® covers this more in-depth here.

    Aren't you ready to stop focusing on the small things like purchase orders, supply chain headaches, too many vendors, etc.? It's time to start focusing on what really matters – what new product improvements are needed to drive sales, how vendors can align with you to exceed your corporate or department goals, what manufacturing processes need revisiting. It's time to start building business relationships, setting long-term goals, growing your business, and preparing for future growth.

    Austin Hardware's team of experts can help take your business to the next level. If staying on track for your future goals is your concern, keep reading to see how Austin Hardware's use of data analytics and solutions can help your business stay on track this year.

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, Warehouse Management, inventory management, Blog

    The Austin Hardware® Guide to Blind Rivets, Part One

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Feb 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on Blind Rivets.

    What is a blind rivet? Simply put, it's a rivet that can be installed from just one side of the application, thus the term "blind."

    The development of blind rivets can be traced back to the aircraft industry.

    According to Assembly magazine,

    "The blind rivet was originally developed as a replacement fastener for solid rivets where service repair was required. Blind rivets also trace their roots to the aircraft industry. Before blind rivets were widely accepted, installation of solid aluminum rivets in fuselages, wings and other airframe components typically required two assemblers: one person with a rivet hammer on one side of the structure and a second person with a bucking bar on the other side. Since rivets were often inaccessible from both sides of the work, this assembly process was extremely slow and very time consuming."

    Continuing with the history lesson, blind rivets were initially dubbed "pop rivets" because of the popping sound made during installation when the stem (a.k.a. mandrel) breaks off. Later, the originating company branded its version of blind rivets as POP® rivets. To this day, blind rivets are generically known as "POP rivets," much the same way tissues are referred to by the prominent brand Kleenex. But in reality, while all POP® rivets are blind rivets, not all blind rivets are necessarily the POP® brand. Interestingly, while the roots of the original POP® fasteners live on, the company is now a part of STANLEY Engineered Fasteners, a division of Staley Black & Decker. 

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    Topics: Austin Hardware® News, Blind Rivets, Blog