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ATLAS® Products Division of PennEngineering® Wins a First-Place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®

Press release date: Jan 10, 2017

The ATLAS® Products division of PennEngineering® has won a first-place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®, the largest distributor of threaded fasteners in North America. The award in the “Direct Ship” class of Fastenal’s annual “Supplier Scorecard” program recognizes outstanding performance according to a variety of critical operational procedures. ATLAS ultimately was ranked the top yearly performer among 35 eligible peer suppliers in the “Direct Ship” class.

Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Winona, MN, Fastenal is celebrating its 50th year in 2017 with $4 billion in annual sales. The company supports thousands of OEM customers around the world with a direct materials supply chain and a wide range of inventory, product, and manufacturing solutions and services. The “Supplier Scorecard” program is intended to measure success among supplier partners and help promote understanding of Fastenal’s supply chain and the company’s focus on growth through customer service.

ATLAS, based at PennEngineering headquarters in Danboro, PA, specializes in blind threaded inserts and related installation tools ideally suiting fastening applications where only one side of an assembly is accessible for the attachment hardware.

ATLAS parent company PennEngineering was founded in 1942 and is celebrating its 75th year in 2017. PennEngineering is a global leader in the fastening industry with technical and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia supported by a global engineering-focused sales force and a worldwide network of authorized distributors.

with a direct materials supply chain supporting thousands of OEM customers around the world. leading supplier of fasteners, tools, and servicesrelated self-clinching stainless steel standoff fasteners with bright nickel plating provide ideal corrosion resistance and contribute to an attractive finish in stainless steel assemblies. These 400 Series stainless steel threaded fasteners from PennEngineering® allow for the mounting, spacing, or stacking of panels, boards, or components and will install reliably into thin stainless host sheets by pressing them into pre-punched and properly sized round mounting holes. After installation into sheets with hardness up to HRB 88 / HB 183, they become permanent parts of an assembly and will not loosen or fall out. A mating screw completes the attachment process.

This nickel-plated stainless product line includes Type SO4™ through-hold threaded standoffs, Type BSO4™ blind threaded standoffs (whose closed threads enable a flush appearance on the back side of the host sheet), and Type TSO4™ threaded standoffs uniquely engineered for installation into especially thin stainless sheets.

Type SO4 and Type BSO4 standoffs are available in thread sizes from #4-40 through #8-32 / M3 through M5 and will install in stainless sheets as thin as .040” / 1mm. Type TSO4 standoffs are offered in thread sizes from #2-56 through #6-32 / M2.5 through M3.5 and will install in stainless sheets as thin as .025” / 0.63mm.

Detailed specifications and performance data (Bulletin SONP), fastener drawings, and models can be accessed at www.pemnet.com.

Headquartered in Danboro, PA, USA, and founded in 1942, PennEngineering is a global leader in the fastening industry with technical and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia supported by a global engineering-focused sales force and a worldwide network of authorized distributors.

For more information, visit www.pemnet.com,

email info@pemnet.com,

Contact:

Michael J. Rossi,

PennEngineering®,

5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro,

PA 18916-1000 USA.

Phones: +1-800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.)

and +1-215-766-8853.

For more information, contact

Richard J. Kull,

ATLAS Product Manager,

PennEngineering,

5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro,

PA 18916-1000 USA.

Tel: +1-215-766-8853.

Email: RKull@pemnet.com

Website: www.pemnet.com