Here’s what happening in the Fastener Industry the week of August 9th, 2021

The July 2021 FCH Sourcing Network’s monthly Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) rebounded moderately reading 59.6 after its drop to 55.8 in June. The manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a 14th consecutive month of growth, says the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The FDI is a monthly survey of North American fastener distributors, conducted by the FCH Sourcing Network and RW Baird with support from the National Fastener Distributors Association. We encourage all fastener distributors to get involved. For more info go to


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The MWFA 75th Anniversary Celebration, Tabletop Show, Golf outing and more! Are you registered for FSTNR WEEK? Go to

FASTENER TRAINING WEEK | Chicago is just one week away. Register NOW for Accelerated Training for the FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) designation at

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Experience LIVE 3D Printing Demos with Wurth Industry NA on their 3D Demo Days Tour as they cross the USA! Upcoming dates include Aug 17th Louisville, KY, Aug 18-19th Nashville, TN & Aug 24-25th Des Moines, IA  More info:





On AUG 17th Crain’s Content Studio Presents: Global Supply Chains: Fasteners, Hardware and the Auto Industry. Hear from experts in the industry who can speak to their supply chain experience with Taiwan and the vast possibilities for U.S. fastener producers including specialization, collaboration between large and small enterprises, OEM, small-batch, and mass product production.

Panelists include: Doug Ruggles – President, Martin Fastening Solutions, Joe Nagle – Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing Customer Solutions, Lawson Products, Jon Najeski – Senior Buyer, Screws Industries Register for the event:


Registration is open for the 2021 International Fastener Expo in Vegas, use FND discount code FAS25FND and SAVE $25 off your registration fee. Register Now!


Manufacturing Day is OCT. 1st less than two months away! Are there any fastener distributors or manufacturers out there taking place in a Manufacturing Day event? Let us know about it and we’ll share it with the industry! This year, MFG Day will also include a strong emphasis on engaging at digital and virtual events throughout the country.

Start planning your Manufacturing Day experience today! Share on social media with hashtags #CreatorsWanted & #MFGDay21. Visit to learn more and find new tools to inspire more creators.



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Until next week, be well and Keep it Fastenating.


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