fastener industry coalition

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2022

Who Has Made a Significant Contribution to the Fastener Industry?

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fastener Hall of Fame, which recognizes professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale. As part of the annual International Fastener Expo, the Hall of Fame inductees are selected from names submitted by people like you.

Now is the time for you to nominate someone you think has made a difference to the industry, through leadership, innovation, and education. The process is simple: visit to submit your nomination online. The deadline this year to submit nominations is July 30.

All nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Board of Directors of the Fastener Industry Coalition, an organization comprised of representatives from thirteen regional and national fastener industry nonprofit associations.

Marty Nolan of R.L. English, the current chair of the Fastener Industry Coalition, says, “When making nominations, remember that the team that reviews submissions may not be as familiar with the individuals as you are, so please be sure to include details that tell the nominee’s story and how they have made an impact on the fastener industry.”

Young Fastener Professional of the Year

Since 2016, the International Fastener Expo also has recognized a young professional (age 40 and under) who has made significant contributions to fastener industry. Please also consider nominating someone who is a rising star in the fastener industry for their achievements and potential. Visit to submit your nomination by July 30.


Mike McGuire and Jim Bannister, producers of the National Industrial Fastener Show, started the Fastener Hall of Fame in 1982. Mike and Jim would consult with industry associates to select the inductees each year. When Mike and Jim sold their tradeshow to Emerald Expositions, Emerald carried on the Hall of Fame tradition, asking the Fastener Industry Coalition to manage and administer the selection process for inductees.

Members of the Fastener Industry Coalition include the Fastener Training Institute, Industrial Fasteners Institute, Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association, Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributors Association, Mid-West Fastener Association, National Fastener Distributors Association, New England Fastener Distributors Association, North Coast Fastener Association, Pacific-West Fastener Association, Southeast Fastener Association, Southwest Fastener Distributors Association, Women in the Fastener Industry, and Young Fastener Professionals.

For more information about the Fastener Industry Coalition visit


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