Upon conclusion of the 2016 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo, change is on the horizon.

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Kerr Lakeside exhibited at our 31st National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply expo in Las Vegas last month where we rolled out both our new display booth and company logo. While this two day annual event was once again held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center located on the strip, next year’s show moves to the Las Vegas Convention Center located in downtown. This national event has been held every year since 1981 and is billed as the world’s ...

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Kerr Lakeside, Domestically Manufacturing 1/2″ dia. Flat Head Socket Screws

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Kerr Lakeside Inc is pleased to announce the successful launch of domestically manufacturing 1/2″ diameter flat head socket screws on our recently purchased new Lean Formax FX14M header. This particular piece of equipment supplements our 8L4 (1/2″ boltmaker), and has been producing high quality product since it was delivered in December of 2015. While our 8L4 remains a valuable piece of manufacturing equipment, we were unable to manufacture 1/2″ diameter flat head sockets screws on it. With the recent addition ...

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Kerr Lakeside attends their 30th National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo

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Kerr Lakeside attended their 30th National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo. This 3-day event was held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. This is the largest Fastener Show in the world and has been going strong since 1981. The intent has always been to bring together the manufacturers and master distributors of industrial fasteners, precision formed parts, fastener machinery and tooling and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the distribution ...

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New Equipment – LeanFX14M Cold Header

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Kerr Lakeside Inc. is proud to announce our latest capital expenditure as we¹ve ordered a new LeanFX14M cold header from National Machinery located in Tiffin, Ohio. This piece of equipment will be paired with a thread roller that is also manufactured by National Machinery. Both pieces of equipment are scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2015, and will be manufacturing quality product soon thereafter.

The LeanFX is the latest generation of the FORMAX family and combines the high performance ...

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Member Kerr Lakeside Owes Longtime Success to Membership Insights and Market Anticipation

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ARTICLE FROM THE PRODUCTION MACHINING, AUGUST 2015

Now in its third generation of ownership, Kerr Lakeside has been a staple in the Cleveland screw manufacturing industry since 1948. Today, the company is a leading manufacturer of cold-headed hex-socket screw products, precision-turned and special cold-headed components, all housed in a 150,000-square-foot facility. While Kerr’s product lines serve a variety of applications, much of its OEM customer base is in the mining and off-road powertrain industries. Kerr’s inventory of standard hex-socket cap screws is manufactured to ASTM and ASME specifications. Even in the ...

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Focus Amid Change

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The recent acquisition of Holo-Krome by Fastenal has prompted many distributors in the high strength fastener marketplace to question their relationships with certain product sources. Indeed, there have been several significant changes to the landscape of socket screw products suppliers over the past several years. Now seems like the time to review them and to ask, “Where should I go for the best solution to my needs and the needs of my end users?”

For those who have sold socket screw ...

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No Small Part of the Big Picture

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Wind turbines are awe-inspiring machines. It seems as if nothing could ever bring them down. A look from afar shows them as sleek and powerful. Close examination of the structure and the workings inside the nacelle reveal the thousands of components that all must come together and stay together for the great natural power to be harnessed.

Power generation from wind depends on bolts, studs, screws and nuts, from the structural bolting patterns at ground level all the way into the generator high in the air. An improperly ...

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Fastening Technology for Tower Integrity

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If you don’t pay attention to the small things, the big things will fail. That’s the basic message conveyed by this expert discussing fastener technologies for the wind energy industry.

Wind turbines are awe-inspiring machines. Rising hundreds of feet into the sky, with their blades spinning majestically, they make a humming sound that I find pleasant. It seems as though nothing could ever bring them down. Since I admire these structures my thoughts often turn to what keeps them going day after day,
diligently doing the duty of creating energy, and it ...

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