Field Notes

Field groundbreaking

Take a listen to Field President, Jim Derry, talking to Thor Conklin on his podcast, Peak Performers.

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self-drilling screws

Let’s get real for a minute, shall we? At the beginning of your fiscal year when you are given your cost reduction goals, what’s the first thing you do?  You probably sit back and relax and pour yourself a cup of coffee, right?  Sure, if you do great. But most of us would agree that we sit back and panic for a few minutes.

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rules of thumb for thread engagement

What is Thread Engagement? Thread engagement has two factors, length of thread engagement and percentage of thread engagement.

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fasteners

Many companies place an emphasis on having suppliers close to their manufacturing facilities. Sometimes that provides advantages, however many times it does not. 

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Christmas Eve Field Fastener

It was a cold Christmas Eve. Two brothers, Billy and Jimmy, were lying in their trundle beds trying to sleep as butterflies fluttered with excitement in their stomachs.

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What Rocks Rockford

The Rockford Register Star hosted its second annual “What Rocks’  Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 1st.  Miss Illinois, Abby Foster, was on hand to read the winners list.  The categories ranged from best day care to best overall company to work for. Field was nominated in 9 categories under the ‘Employers that Rock’ section.

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fasteners

Congratulations to our Chairman, Bill Derry, on being inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame. We are very proud of you.

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Bill Derry

The Fastener Show Inducts Field Fastener CEO, Bill Derry, into Fastener Hall of Fame       

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2017 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine ranked Field  4216 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 

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Choosing the Lowest Fastener Bidder

When submitting an RFQ or RFP for fasteners there is a lot to consider. One of the obstacles and most challenging terms when competing for business is “Comparing apples to apples”. Though this might seem as the most effective, efficient and fair way to compare fastener suppliers and find the lowest cost, there are some negative components to consider.

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Field Team Member

Strong Bonds; A family; a team; The Field Family; everyone is there for you; Empowerment; we have each other’s back; Celebrate the good times together; we are there for each other during the rough times.

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Active Member of our Community

Being an active member of the community has always been part of the Field Culture. Our community has helped us grow, and in return we want to see our community thrive.  From helping build homes for Habitat to purchasing gifts for the Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive, Field has been there.  See what being an active member of our community means to our Team Members.

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