It’s IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk The Week of November 1st, 2021

2021 has been a very active year for mergers and acquisitions. We’re dedicated to bringing you the latest in industrial supply acquisitions as they happen. Keeping the industry in touch with pertinent industry news as it happens is our mission at

In Acquisition News:

Industrial Distribution Magazine reported that B&F Fastener Supply has acquired Mid States Specialty in Illinois. The acquisition marks B&F’s third acquisition since the start of 2017. You can read to full story at and search for mergers and acquisitions.

Packer Fastener Expands South with New Chicago Branch. With continued growth in 2021, Packer Fastener has decided to expand its brand further south. This will mark the second brick-and-mortar opening of 2021. The new branch is set to open on Nov. 1. Get more info at

Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has closed on the purchase of HESCO Supply.  HESCO has grown to become one of the 250 largest #distributors in the country. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.–electrical—utility-distributor-in-atlanta–ga/CORE02B2C9B711124BA1ADA7196C11970AC7 #FastenerNews

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Congratulations to all industrial #distributors who earned a spot-on the Industrial Distribution’s 2021 Big 50 List! Check out which Fastener #Distributors made the ID 2021 Big 50 List Featured at @InDistwebsite #fasteners #fastenernews #Industrial #IDBig50 #IndSupply

Würth Industry North America Announced the Expansion Of their Online CAD Database: Würth Industry North America (WINA), the leading industrial distributor of supply chain solutions for fasteners, MRO, and safety equipment, announced today that it has added over 50,000 c-parts to the Würth CADalog, its online CAD database, bringing the total number of parts in the database to more than 57,000.

ATTN: ThreadHeads and FastenerNerds: ????Fully Threaded Radio Episode #169 “Printers & Sprinters” is Rolling Out the Carpet for Fastener News and Information. Morgan Wilson of the International Fastener Expo weighs in on the IFE Carpet Controversy and lots more! Hear more about the Fastener companies that made it to the Industrial Distribution BIG 50 list with ID Editor, Mike Hockett! You won’t want to miss this episode… Join hosts Eric Dudas and @BrianMusker for the fastener industry’s favorite podcast! @FullyThreaded

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In Event News

Thursday, November 4th it’s AFTER HOURS at Rock & Brews Corona with the Pac-West Fastener Association.  5:00 – 8:00 pm. Stop by and meet other people in the fastener industry and expand your professional network. 

And on Friday, November 5th is the 2021 Mel Kirsner Memorial Golf Outing Get more info about these events at

November 8-10 FastenerFairUSA rolls into Cleveland, Ohio for the next edition of Fastener Fair USA, happening, at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland.

Also upcoming from Reed Exhibitions is the Fastener Fair CONNECT a two-day virtual business trade, network, and knowledge events for fastener professionals from around the globe. The virtual event takes place:  on November 17-18, 2021.

Happening on Nov. 11th at 2PM EST Join the National Fastener Distributors Association for a Virtual Panel Discussion: Raw Material Challenges and Freight Issues. Panelists will share their insight, then open it up to questions. For more info go to @nfdafastener


Ever wonder how a bolt or nut is made? Friday November 12th the Fastener Training Institute and Industrial Fasteners Institute are offering a new live, two-hour virtual training course on the different manufacturing processes that most bolts, screws and nuts go through. The webinar will introduce the world of threaded fastener manufacturing. The course traces the development of bolts, screws, and nuts from their humble beginnings as coiled metal wire through thread rolling, heat treating and plating. Participants will have a better understanding of common terms, the process steps, and the machines used to make these types of fasteners.

Later this month is Fastener Training Week Los Angeles scheduled for November 29th -December 3rd. The advanced technical training program is offered in partnership with the Industrial Fasteners Institute and is for fastener distributors, manufacturers, and end users. Fastener Training Week, hosted by the Pacific-West Fastener Association, offers five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. Save $500 on registration WITH THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT when you register before November 1ST.

Go to to get more info about both upcoming events.


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