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Anecdotes from the President

Ron Clarke: IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award

Our very own Ron Clarke has received the distinguished honor of being recognized by the… Read more.

Newsletter: LIVE LOAD

Learning from the Maxbolt Crosstalk Video

Our Maxbolt™ crosstalk video demonstrates the interactions which occur between fasteners in a typical flanged… Read more.

Ron Clarke: IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award

Our very own Ron Clarke has received the distinguished honor of being recognized by the… Read more.

VF’s European Outlet: Hedgerow Consulting

Hedgerow Consulting is a British company representing Valley Forge & Bolt in Europe with Barry… Read more.

Heat Treat Addition

Valley Forge Bolt & Manufacturing has added some additional heat treating capacity! The Heat Treating… Read more.

VF Newsletter Downloads

  To download the full PDF version of one of our VF Newsletters: Live Load,… Read more.

“Guest” Anecdotes from the President: 2016 Edition I

By Glenn Snowberger   When it was suggested that I pinch hit for Ron as… Read more.

The Sealing Mill Liner Bolt

by Rusty Flocken, Mechanical Engineer Valley Forge has recently developed a liner bolt innovation to… Read more.

The Miniature Maxbolt™

by Rusty Flocken, Mechanical Engineer For over a decade, Valley Forge has offered Maxbolt™ load… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition III

By Ron Clark, President It is hard for me to admit, but alas true, that… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition II

By Ron Clark, President Prologue Decapitated little fasteners are never a pleasant recollection, so to… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition I

By Ron Clark, President I don’t know if our editor will print this. But she’s… Read more.

Welcome to LIVE LOAD!

Byron Harrod, CFO  |  Michele Clarke, CEO  |  Ron Clark, President  |  Bret Halley, COO… Read more.

Presentations

Ron Clarke: IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award

Our very own Ron Clarke has received the distinguished honor of being recognized by the… Read more.

ASME Pressures Vessels & Piping Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada At this year’s ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, in Vancouver… Read more.

Bolting by Design

Presentation at Maintenance Solutions Seminar Indianapolis, IN Held at the Westin Indianapolis and sponsored by… Read more.

London Forum Presentation

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! At the great Victoria in London, Barry Thomas… Read more.

KOEA Annual Forum 2015

Proudly Sponsored by Valley Forge & Bolt. VFB once again sponsored the KOEA annual meeting… Read more.

Product Application

Military Shock Testing Success!

Valley Forge is very proud to announce that our Load Indicating Fasteners have passed Military… Read more.

Learning from the Maxbolt Crosstalk Video

Our Maxbolt™ crosstalk video demonstrates the interactions which occur between fasteners in a typical flanged… Read more.

Fastener Crosstalk with the Maxbolt

Fastener Crosstalk is the phenomenon where as fasteners are tensioned, they affect the load on other… Read more.

Maxbolt™ Application: Rail Industry

VF Technical Article by President, Ron Clarke Assembly Description A bracket retrofitted to a rail-car axle.… Read more.

SPC4™ Application: Protorq – Chile

VFB Interview With Carlos Recart of Protorq – Chile VFB:  Tell us what Protorq does. CARLOS: We… Read more.

Maxbolt™ Application: America’s Cup USA 76

VFB Interview With Brad Webb of AC Sailing SF   “It all started when Bengt Blenduf,… Read more.

Production

Military Shock Testing Success!

Valley Forge is very proud to announce that our Load Indicating Fasteners have passed Military… Read more.

Heat Treat Addition

Valley Forge Bolt & Manufacturing has added some additional heat treating capacity! The Heat Treating… Read more.

Heat Treatment Settled into Full Production

Our newly installed “Heat Treat” department has settled into full production mode. Forecasted production schedules… Read more.

Publications

Company Profile: Wind Systems Magazine

Valley Forge & Bolt’s load indicating fastener could help the wind industry lower its O&M… Read more.

Revolutionizing Bolted Joints With New Wireless Load Monitoring SPC4™

As Published In The January 2016 Issue of Wind Systems | Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg.… Read more.

A New Wrinkle in the Washer

Reprint Courtesy of Mechanical Engineering Magazine | by Edward Hayman | Three little balls eliminate the need… Read more.

Expediting Bolted Joint Maintenance

As Published in the April 2015 Issue of Wind Systems | By Rusty Flocken | In… Read more.

Ron Clarke: A Career Spanning 67 Years, Two Continents

Reprint Courtesy of The American Fastener Journal | By Rix Quinn | The year is 1947. The… Read more.

The Benefits of Load Indicating Fasteners

Reprint Courtesy of American Fastener Journal | By Rusty Flocken | The process cycle of fasteners… Read more.

Research & Development

Military Shock Testing Success!

Valley Forge is very proud to announce that our Load Indicating Fasteners have passed Military… Read more.

Learning from the Maxbolt Crosstalk Video

Our Maxbolt™ crosstalk video demonstrates the interactions which occur between fasteners in a typical flanged… Read more.

Fastener Crosstalk with the Maxbolt

Fastener Crosstalk is the phenomenon where as fasteners are tensioned, they affect the load on other… Read more.

The Sealing Mill Liner Bolt

by Rusty Flocken, Mechanical Engineer Valley Forge has recently developed a liner bolt innovation to… Read more.

The Miniature Maxbolt™

by Rusty Flocken, Mechanical Engineer For over a decade, Valley Forge has offered Maxbolt™ load… Read more.

Technical Pieces

Military Shock Testing Success!

Valley Forge is very proud to announce that our Load Indicating Fasteners have passed Military… Read more.

Learning from the Maxbolt Crosstalk Video

Our Maxbolt™ crosstalk video demonstrates the interactions which occur between fasteners in a typical flanged… Read more.

Fastener Crosstalk with the Maxbolt

Fastener Crosstalk is the phenomenon where as fasteners are tensioned, they affect the load on other… Read more.

ASTM International F16 Spring Meeting

The spring meeting of ASTM F16 took place the first week of May in San… Read more.

SPC4™ Data Logging and Remote Monitoring Assembly

By Mircea Iclozan, Senior Hardware Design Engineer Billions (trillions?) of bolted joints hold together the… Read more.

ASTM International F16 Meeting

The semiannual meeting of F16 was held the week of November 16th in Tampa, Florida.… Read more.

The Future of Fasteners is Loaded

By Bret Halley, Chief Operating Officer The process of mating a bolt and nut together… Read more.

ASTM International & Valley Forge

by Glenn Snowberger ASTM International is an organization that develops and publishes consensus technical standards… Read more.

Tradeshows

AISTech 2016

Pittsburgh |   AISTech 2016, steel’s premier annual technology event for 2016, took place 16–19 May… Read more.

OTC 2016

Houston, TX |   For decades, Valley Forge has exhibited and attending the Offshore Technology… Read more.

Offshore Cranes & Lifting Conference 2016

Aberdeen, UK | During April, the 21st International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference 2016 was… Read more.

SME Conference 2016

Phoenix, AZ | The SME Conference was held in Phoenix this year, much to our… Read more.

FMMS Conference 2015

San Diego, CA | Jay Palmer and Jeff Blankenship were in San Diego at the Fleet Maintenance… Read more.

Elko Mining Expo 2015

Elko, NV | The 30th Anniversary of the Elko Mining Expo was held in beautiful… Read more.

AISTech 2015

Cleveland, OH | May 2015 marked the 12th anniversary of AISTech 2015, the Association for… Read more.

OTC 2015 | Offshore Technology Conference

Houston, TX | VFB has exhibited at OTC since 1998 and watched the conference grow… Read more.

ISRI Convention 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA | Glenn and Michele attended the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) show… Read more.

Offshore Cranes & Lifting Conference 2015

Stavanger, Norway | Following on from our first successful appearance in 2014, Bill Denby and… Read more.

SME Conference 2015

Denver, CO The third week in February, The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration hosted… Read more.

VF Events

Ron Clarke: IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award

Our very own Ron Clarke has received the distinguished honor of being recognized by the… Read more.

IFI Annual Meeting 2016

Phoenix, AZ | Early in March the Industrial Fasteners Institute gathered for their Annual Meeting.  This… Read more.

January 2016 Quarterly Meeting

After the holidays screamed by in a tinsel and scrumptious sweets filled manor,  everyone here… Read more.

IFI Fall Meeting

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | Michele Clarke had the arduous task of representing Valley… Read more.

April 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Yet another quarterly meeting! This time featuring the hand crafted sandwiches of Capriotti’s! We heard… Read more.

January 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Each quarter, Valley Forge gathers together for a meal and to share how everything went… Read more.

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas! Christmas is always a busy but joyous time of year. This year, Christmas… Read more.

Valley Forge 40th Anniversary & Ron Clarke’s 84th Birthday!

In November we celebrated 40 years of innovative bolting. What a milestone! We invited everyone… Read more.

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