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The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association ( had more than 5,600 participants at its November 2007 show in Nashville, TN, the second-largest turnout in the association's history. As always, the show's annual meeting included State of the Industry addresses from the association's president, Greg Drouillard, president of Target Building Materials Ltd., Windsor, Ontario, and a representative from a manufacturer member, Tim Tevens, president and CEO of Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, NY. Here are notes of interest from those speeches.
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In Canada, said Greg Drouillard, housing was 8 percent ahead in 2006 but the market has cooled in areas where heavy industry has experienced plant closures and subsequent job ...

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