In 1979, the federal minimum wage was $2.65 per hour; the inflation rate was 13.3%. You could buy a new Toyota Corolla for $3500 and fill the gas tank with a $10 bill. Magic Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans defeated Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores in the NCAA title game. Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher and the Ayatollah Khomeini were all in power.
Meanwhile, in Bristol, Connecticut, two milestone events transpired: the Entertainment and Sports Network (ESPN) took to the airwaves for the first time, and young William King made his debut at Fourslide Spring Products.Read More →
At Fourslide, multiple consecutive record-breaking years have led to longstanding discussions about the best way to support the ongoing growth of our core business. This led to a lot being purchased for the construction of a brand-new, larger facility across the street from our current Bristol, CT headquarters. But sometimes the best-laid plans are the ones that don’t materialize at all.Read More →
We’re frequently contacted by customers seeking assistance with a custom spring, clip or battery contact for their new products. Often, it’s the last item on their shopping list. The designs of other components – be it PCBs or plastic injection-molded parts – have already been chiseled in stone.
Waiting until the tail end of the design process can have some undesirable consequences. Read More →
Many manufacturers have long employed the fourslide process to produce formed parts with multiple bends and forms. Fewer, however, consider the fourslide process when faced with flatter parts, such as those pictured here.
Bryan Funk is the new President of Fourslide Spring & Stamping, becoming just the third person to hold the position in the company’s 56 year history. He succeeds his father, Arthur Funk, Jr., who followed founder Arthur Funk, Sr.