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NORTHVALE, New Jersey – October 4, 2010
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Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company Names Jim Howard to Manage Its North Carolina Distribution Center

Contact: Joanne Sherman
Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company

Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company, a global manufacturer, distributor and importer of quality rivets and fasteners, announced today that industry veteran Jim Howard will oversee the company’s new distribution center located in Burlington, North Carolina.

Mr. Howard joined Industrial Rivet in 2003, bringing with him more than 45 years of experience. Over the course of his career, he has worked in a variety of different aspects related to rivets and permanent fastening solutions. Since joining Industrial Rivet, Mr. Howard has been instrumental in the success of the RivetKing® brand and the companies nine domestic warehouse locations across North America that include the North Carolina facility, as well as distribution centers in California, Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, Utah and Illinois.

In his new role, Mr. Howard will manage the day-to-day operations of the 32,000 square foot warehouse at the Willow Springs Industrial Park in Burlington while also retaining his current responsibilities as National Sales Manager. This newest facility will take on some of the distribution functions currently handled at the company’s home office location in New Jersey, which is increasing its assembly, kitting and manufacturing capabilities.

According to Mr. Howard, the distribution center will also be equipped with the company’s new state-of-the-art wireless warehouse capabilities. “The system has just recently gone live in other facilities,” he explains. “And we expect that it will streamline shipping and receiving in the North Carolina warehouse so that we are able to get our products where they need to be even faster and more efficiently than ever before.” In addition, Industrial Rivet will also offer classes to customers and employees in the North Carolina center’s new in-house training facility.

Mr. Howard is relocating and will be initially joined by two additional Industrial Rivet employees to assist in running the facility. However, the company plans to add staff over time as the distribution inflows expand.

About Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company
Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company is a global distributor, manufacturer and importer with eight international locations, nine U.S. distribution centers and nearly 55 employees. Specifically, the company holds one of the industry’s largest inventories of off-the-shelf products ranging from standard to highly specialized rivets, available in any head style, length, material and finish. In addition, Industrial Rivet’s far-reaching manufacturing capability enables them to design, engineer and engineer both custom and ready-made products. The company also offers a wide range of proprietary riveting products, as well as sophisticated automated rivet tools and delivery systems.

Founded in 1912, Industrial Rivet remains family owned and operated and gives its clients access to both products made exclusively in the U.S., as well as lower-cost alternatives imported from the company’s international facilities located in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company (est. 1912)
200 Paris Avenue
Northvale, New Jersey 07647 U.S.A.
(800) 289-7483
Tel: (201) 750-1040
Fax: (201) 750-1050
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