Here’s the stories you need to be following in fastener industry news, acquisitions and upcoming events making headlines the week of April 15, 2024.

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Martin Supply, one of the nation’s leading providers of custom-tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, operation, and production supplies announce the acquisition of Trinity Hardware Headquarters (THHQ) from Agrisolutions (AGS), a leading global manufacturer of wear parts, components, and accessories. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Martin Supply’s dedication to bolstering its presence within the fastening market and growth in this geographic region. Read more:

Martin Supply Acquires Trinity Hardware

 TFC, an AFC Industries Company and leading provider of vendor managed inventory solutions and technical engineering products, has made a further acquisition in the O-Rings and Seals market, acquiring Midlands, UK based Supaseal.  TFC had already acquired EAP Seals located in Manchester in April 2023 and this move adds to TFC’s market share in rubber sealing products and strengthens the technical components category.  Read more:

TFC Acquires Supaseal UK

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UK Based -Diploma PLC (“Diploma” or the “Group”), the international value-add distribution group announced the proposed acquisition of Peerless Aerospace Fastener LLC of Farmingdale, NY a market-leading distributor of specialty fasteners into the US and European aerospace markets for ca. £236m ($300m). The transaction is expected to be completed in the next few weeks. Read more: 

Fastenal Expo

Fastenal will hold their annual Fastenal Customer Expo this week in Nashville, TN April 17 – 18. Participants will have the opportunity to discover solutions that will make their supply chain more transparent, more resilient, and more efficient from a total cost perspective. Get more info at


Time to register for Fastener Fair USA 2024! Fastener Fair USA will take place on May 22-23, 2024 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Fastener Fair USA is the premier exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to the full supply chain–distributors, mechanical and design engineers, purchasers, wholesalers and OEMs. From automotive to aerospace, construction, HVAC, furniture and appliances with fastener professionals from every segment of the market find the latest in fastening products at Fastener Fair USA.

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ISA24 is Where Business Gets Done. Join the Industrial Supply Association for their conference April 15-17, 2024 in Charlotte, NC. The agenda includes an awesome lineup of speakers, workshops, networking, Golf Outing and 5K Fun Run/Walk event and more! Go to


Join the Southwestern Fastener Association in Fort Worth, TX for their Annual Conference April 17-18! Network with fastener industry professionals while enjoying golf, stockyards, boots, cowboys, and enchiladas to mix with sessions. Plan to join industry friends for a fun and fabulous few days in historic western Fort Worth, Texas!  Registration forms are open now!


Are you ready to level up your expertise in the fastener industry? Join the Mid-West Fastener Association as they explore the Essentials of Heat Treating and Plating.  Mark your calendar for April 18, 2024. Join the Midwest Fastener Association at SWD Inc. in Addison, IL, from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. This session is designed to equip you with essential knowledge to better serve your customers. Registration is open go to:

Stop by and meet other people in the fastener industry and expand your professional network.  Pac-West will host two beverages per person along with complimentary appetizers on Thursday, April 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. Register today: Pac-West After Hours

Join the Fastener Training Institute on April 18 & 19, 2024 for Fundamentals of Fastener Metallurgy and Heat Treatment at Industrial Fasteners Institute in Cleveland. Students will gain an understanding of mechanical properties and how designers can influence or change them with thermal treatments. Common thermal treatments for fasteners, including the actual process and equipment mechanics use, will all be explored. To learn more and register ➡️

Home - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Southwestern Fastener Association will hold a Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build event at Advance Components on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9am-1pm. The SFA understands the importance of serving their community and loves the idea of building beds so that no child has to be without the warmth and security of a bed. To get involved or donate go to

SEFA Annual Spring Conference will be held April 22nd-24th, 2024 in Concord, NC. SEFA invites members and fastener friends to join them for a great event in a great location! This year’s Spring Conference offers suppliers the opportunity to showcase your products at the Table Top Show which will be open on April 24, 2024 9:00AM – 11:00AM. For registration and hotel bookings go to

Learn over lunch with The Fastener Training Institute’s Fastener Basics Four-Part Webinar Series

Students can learn over lunch and complete the training across four Thursdays this spring, next classes are scheduled for APRIL 25TH, May 30th, & June 27th.  FTI’s Fastener Basics course provides extensive fastener parts knowledge to those new to the fastener industry and to those looking to better understand fastener products.

Wurth Industry has partnered with Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC to provide in-person fastener training courses taught by Technical Instructor Randy Lammers! Increase your skillset and gain more knowledge, experience, and understanding about fasteners and their critical role in the quality and integrity of items engineered and manufactured. Register now for Special Purpose Fasteners – April 26, 2024 Learn more and register here:

Home - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Eurolink will host a Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed build event at their new facility on Saturday, April 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Join Eurolink Fastener Supply Service and a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.  The Eurolink Team fully believes that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. For more info go to or


Prepare to embark on a maritime networking adventure as the NCFA proudly presents its 15th Annual Distributor Social aboard the Goodtime III, the largest quadruple-deck luxury ship on the Great Lakes on Tuesday, May 21st!  This is the last week to register. Registration deadline is this Friday, April 19th.

MARC STRANDQUIST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FASTENER TRAINING WEEK has been announced by the NFDA and the Strandquist family. Marc worked for 37 years in the fastener industry. He was known for his industry knowledge, strategic perspective, leadership, and business acumen. Marc started his career in the fastener industry as a salesman in 1986 and worked his way up to the CEO of two different global fastener companies during his career. Marc’s family hopes this scholarship will help continue that drive for knowledge and growth into the next generation of fastener professionals. The Marc Strandquist Memorial Scholarship Fund will offer one scholarship for Fastener Training Week each year (valued at $2,800 each). The deadline to submit your completed application to the NFDA is August 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified of the Strandquist family’s decision in late September. Apply now:

The Gilchrist Foundation is accepting applications for their 2024 scholarship! Providing scholarships and leadership opportunities for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in the fasteners industry. The application is available at: The application is due by May 31, 2024.

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