The International Fastener Expo (formerly the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo) is the largest B2B of industrial fasteners and tooling & machinery in North America.

Since 1981, the event continues to bring together the manufacturers and master distributors of fasteners, precision formed parts, fastener machinery & tooling and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the distribution chain. Held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the event consists of an all-day conference program presented by endorsing fastener associations and a show floor with more than 800 + exhibiting companies  from around the world.

Each year, more than 2500 attendees from 30+ countries travel to North America’s #1 trade show city, Las Vegas, Nevada to network and do businesses with 800+ suppliers, showcasing every type of fasteners for the industrial, construction, aerospace, and automotive industry; electronic fasteners, specialty tooling products, special application fasteners, tooling and machinery, hand tools, power tools, service solutions, and much more . From industrial to construction, electronic to automotive and aerospace, this is the trade show where all types of distributors come to network and see customers, build new relationships, and find new products. Whether you are a manufacturer, supplier, distributor, master distributor, etc.

This year’s the International Fastener Expo took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fastener News Desk had a great time on the floor speaking with exhibitors and checking out all that goes into the construction and design of the booths. The booth is a very important vehicle to engaging the attendees and is one of the best opportunities for companies to introduce their team, their products and strengthen customer relationships, and most certainly to write new orders! Exhibitor Booths must grab the attention of thousands of show attendees.

For the last four years, Fastener News Desk has hosted the Best Booth Awards at the International Fastener Expo. The Best Booth Awards are a fun way to acknowledge those companies who have been best in show.

With 2017 in the books, now we’re looking forward to the 2018 International Fastener Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!

What will your booth look like in 2018….any ideas? We’re excited to see who will step up the game for 2018!


And the winners are…….




About Accurate Manufactured Products Group 

AMPG is a privately owned, closely held, family business that was started in 1987 and is currently transitioning to the second-generation management team.

As a US manufacturer of hard-to-find, custom, and architectural fasteners, our philosophy is simple: To provide unparalleled customer service, produce beautiful, precise fasteners and parts, and keep inventory levels high to ship when you need it.

AMPG | Accurate Manufactured Products Group’s ‘Fastenating’ Booth Wins Best Booth Award!

Choosing the 2017 Best Booth this year was challenging, but in the end it was clear that AMPG had earned our Best Booth Award. Representation of their product was uniquely incorporated into the design and build of their booth. Congratulations to their team for creating a booth that stood out amongst the other 800+ booths! 



BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD GOES TO AFIXX Alliance® | Crossroad Distributor Source®

About AFIXX:

For over 55 years, the Lehman name has represented honesty, integrity and reliability in the fastener industry. Built upon those principles and with the promise to sell to distributors only, Pacific Warehouse Sales was formed in 1980. Run as a true family business, keen knowledge of the industry and understanding customer’s needs, is what sets PWS apart from the rest.

Now, building on years of experience, PWS is excited to introduce its new division, AFIXX Alliance®.

About Crossroad:

 Crossroad Distributor Source, also family owned, is a master distributor supplying industrial and fastener distributors throughout North, Central and South America.  Focused on thread insert systems for industrial, aerospace and electronic applications, as well as a stock location for AFIXX, Crossroad is proud of its commitment to service customers in a world-class fashion, and the ability to provide the technical expertise to support that distribution chain.

AFIXX Alliance® | Crossroad Distributor Source® is this year’s Best Customer Experience Award winner.! Afixx and Crossroad always find a way to draw clients into their booth with some type of interaction. Last year we enjoyed the very appropriate craps table and contests in their booths. This year they kept tradition by offering a fruit cocktail beverage of your choice. Their booths were on both sides of the aisle making for a great flow of traffic throughout the event! Well done AFIXX & Crossroad!



About American Ring:

American Ring manufactures and supplies retaining rings, snap rings, and Belleville disc springs. We are a family company committed to quality and service, providing our customers with true solutions. American Ring is big enough to matter and small enough to care. We pride ourselves on delivering service unmatched in the industry, taking our business personally, and always trying to ask the right questions.


American Ring’s “Bow-Tie” Team wins the Best Group!

The professionalism and style of the America ring Team is outstanding! First impressions go a long way, especially in today’s business world. This team sets the standard for the Best Group Award! Congratulations to the entire group!



About Solution Industries: 

Solution Industries combines over 100 years of fastener experience with an eagerness to help solve the difficult challenges your business faces every day. It’s our attention to detail and commitment to excellence that sets us apart from our competition. We pride ourselves in being a leader in fastener distribution, getting you the parts you need faster and more affordably than the competition.

Solution Industries wins the Best Character Award! The Solution Man Character has become an industry favorite. The Solution Man collector pin series are always a must-have at the International Fastener Expo. The Solution Industries Bobble-head figure easily won this year’s Best Character Award! Congratulations to Don and his team!



About B&G Manufacturing: 

For more than 60 years, B&G Manufacturing has been a family-owned and managed company. Our longevity comes from a tradition of bringing innovative excellence to our customers and end users. We’ve built our company on the core values of experience, integrity, and reliability. It’s this foundation that allows us to thrive today in a competitive market.

B&G Manufacturing captured the Best Giveaway Award with their Gibson Guitar! We’ll be sure to check back with them to see who was the lucky “No Strings Attached” Winner of this Gibson ‘guitar gem’! They’ll be thanking B&G for years to come for this giveaway. Congratulations to the B&G team!



About Parker:

Parker Fasteners, your premier cold heading manufacturer located in Goodyear, Arizona who sources all raw materials from American sources, including DFARS compliance. Parker takes great pride in making quality socket drive fasteners meeting customer product specifications delivering on or before promised due dates. Our experienced master cold headers and operating managers offer combined industry experience of over 150 years. Parker nurtures this unique depth of experience and a high level of innovation to provide quality customer support and strong growth.

Parker Fasteners wins our Best New Technology Award.

Parker Fasteners entered the new DEMO ZONE at the 2017 International Fastener Expo with their 3D Printing technology and proprietary 3D Printer. Parker Fasteners is now able to 3D print sample parts for their customers. Congratulations to their company for their innovation and ability to utilize technology as a value-added service to their clients!



About Rotor Clip:

Rotor Clip manufactures a full line of inch, DIN, ANSI metric and JIS retaining rings to world standards, as well as a complete line of constant section rings, spiral retaining rings, and wave springs. There are over 50 different styles and over 1000 part numbers to fit virtually every application. Rotor Clip supports its market with a full line of installation tools including applicators, pliers, dispensers and automated assembly equipment.

Rotor Clip hit it out of the ballpark with their ‘Diamond’ 60th Anniversary Ballpark Theme Booth! Rotor Clip has consistently been one of our Best Booth Award winners over the past four years. We look forward to their creativity every year, and they have not disappointed yet. Congratulations to Juergen and the Rotor Clip team for a grand slam on the Most Creative Booth at the 2017 International Fastener Expo!




The year was 1958.
Three young men – Giampietro Bernabeo, Ambrogio Negri and Angelo Riva -, all bursting with entrepreneurial spirit and with a deep rooted love for mechanics, began their adventure in a small industrial loft of just 60 m2: Beneri was founded.
They invented the name, using the first two letters of the founders’ last names. A name behind which hides, in the middle between fear and hard work, scores of projects, limitless desires, and boundless hope.

Beneri’s Mars space travel themed booth was out of this world! Their high flying planet Mars even entered “Freeman (Air) Space”! Beneri’s booth is always inviting, and the display of their products is exquisite! Congratulations to their innovative team for creating the Best International Booth at the 2017 International Fastener Expo. 

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