Boker's Bulletin  |  Volume 61
Volume 61  |  1st Quarter 2017
2017 Washer Catalog Now Available

The Boker's 2017 Washer Catalog is now available. The 64-page manual offers an all-inclusive reference guide for flat washer selection, and includes detailed information on the company's more than 31,000 non-standard flat washer tools. Washers are available in a wide range of materials and sizes along with secondary operations from deburring, tapping to counterboring and more.

The washers catalog serves as a useful reference tool for the company's diverse offering of flat washers available in U.S. and metric sizes. All orders can be manufactured in short, medium and long production runs.

With over 2,000 materials, including non-metallic, metallic, and superalloys for greater heat and corrosion resistance, washers are manufactured to meet specific product specifications.

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Upcoming Event:
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show
February 7th - 9th, 2017
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Booth #3558

PMA Business Conditions Report: December 2016

According to the Precision Metalforming Association, metalforming companies expect a spike in business conditions during the next three months.

The December report shows a major upswing in economic activity, with 43% of participants predicting activity will improve in the next three months (compared to 21% in November), 50% anticipating no change, and only 7% believing that economic activity will decline.

Metalforming companies also forecast a spike in incoming orders during the next three months.

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Boker's Flashback: Harry A. Blackmun, an Original Director of Boker Corporation

On September 15th, 1947, Boker Corporation (now Boker's, Inc.) held their first meeting of the board of directors.  Harry A. Blackmun was one of the original directors.  At the time, Blackmun was an attorney at a Minneapolis law firm now known as Dorsey & Whitney, the law firm Boker's, Inc. continues to work with today.

Blackmun grew up in Dayton's Bluff, a working-class neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Blackmun was top of his high school class, received a scholarship to Harvard and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1932. In 1934 Blackmun entered private practice.  It was during this time that Blackmun worked at Dorsey & Whitney for 16 years and served on the Board of Directors of Boker Corporation.

In 1970 President Nixon nominated Blackmun to the Supreme Court.  While on the Supreme Court, Blackmun handled affirmative action, civil liberties, immigrants' rights and commercial speech, however, he is most noted for authoring the Courts' opinion in Roe v Wade.  Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court in 1994.  The following year, he received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for the Greatest Public Service by an elected or appointed official.
Read More About Boker's History Here
Giving Back! Tix for Tots is Now Tickets for Kids!
Boker's has been an ongoing supporter of Tix for Tots, a non-profit organization that partners with over 500 charitable organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Sharing and Caring Hands.  Their mission is to provide children with experiences today to inspire the dreams, hopes and achievements of tomorrow.  These experiences include tickets to athletic events, concerts, theater performances, museum exhibits and more.  On January 1st, 2017 Tix for Tots merged with Pittsburgh based Tickets for Kids - resulting in more opportunities for youth.  Boker's looks forward to working with Tickets for Kids in the future.

For More Information Visit Tickets for Kids!
Giving Back! Boker's Donates to the Minnesota Veterans Homes

The Boker's team recently donated another wheelchair accessible WhisperGLIDE®  swing to the residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis. This organization prides itself on its ability to create a life worth living for Veterans and their spouses, and we couldn't be happier to be a part of the cause.  For more information about WhisperGLIDE visit their web site:


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