Fastener News Desk had a great time attending the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas. We’d like to give special thanks to the staff and production team of #NIFMSE for their hard work, and for making the show a great success! We had the opportunity to meet a variety of people from our industry. There were 830 booths to visit, and people from all around the globe displaying their products, offering attendees a chance to learn more about their products and services. We were very impressed with the creativity of some of the booths, and we are super excited to be presenting our “Fastenating” 2015 #NIFMSE Best Booth Awards!
Best Booth Award #1 – Best Booth
Winner – Rotor Clip |
We choose Rotor Clip for the Best Booth Award this year!
Their booth was extremely well thought out and clever. Their supermarket themed booth was the hit of the show! The giveaways at the booth included t-shirts, key chains, mugs, ice scrapers, a chance to win a gift from Omaha Steaks and more. They incorporated the supermarket theme in their outfits, the graphics, the giveaways, and overall the marketing package was brilliant! 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.
Best Booth Award #2 –
Best International Booth
Winner – Beneri S.p.A
Our Best International Booth goes to Beneri S.p.A! The Beneri booth had true Italian style. The booth was outstanding in design. They displayed their beautiful products in jewelry style cabinetry. The company representatives were very warm and welcoming, we even got a chance to enjoy their elegant meeting room style during a break. BENERI boasts the undisputed international leadership for the production of DIN standard serrated lock washers and retaining rings.
Best Booth Award #3 –
Best New Technology
Winner – Partpic |
Our Best New Technology Award goes to PartPic! It was great meeting founders Jewel and Jason. They drew lots of interest throughout the show. By utilizing their technology users can snap a picture and receive the name of the part they are looking for in seconds. Founder Jewel is a former employee of McMaster Carr and recognized a need for a parts identification tool to help customers avoid purchasing incorrect fasteners or parts for a job.
Best Booth Award #4 –
Winner – Sems and Specials
Our Most Fun Best Booth Award goes to Sems and Specials! Their caricature artist, Celestia, was so fun and creative. Within just minutes she was creating cartoon likenesses of attendees willing to get off of their feet for a few minutes of fun! Our own show tweeter, blogger and social media extraordinaire was happy to come home with a giveaway that will be kept forever. Sems and Specials serves many of the top fastener distributors in the U.S., producing around 1.7 million fasteners a day and 400 million fasteners per year.
Best Booth Award #5 –
Winner– Kanebridge |
Our Best Giveaway Booth goes to Kanebridge Corporation! Their hospitality was off the charts. They had waiters that served food and drinks throughout the day. Their giveaways included Nut and Bolt Pens, Apple watches and iPads! Their open bar get-together at the Bellini Bar after the show was such a treat! The Kanebridge Corporation showed the fastener industry lots of love with their non-stop attention, a level of service we’ve all come to know from the company and its employees.
Best Booth Award #6 –
Best Character Costume
Winner – Solution Industries |
Our Best Character Costume Award goes to Solution Industries! The folks at Solution Industries always seem to wow the industry with their superhero character inspired marketing. Their live Transformer character was very cool! Transformers tell stories of robots that are more than meets the eye, and we can be sure to expect the same from this great company and the people that work at Solution Industries. Their giveaways included a set of superhero themed pins, including a breast cancer awareness inspired pin.
Best Booth Award #7 –
Winner – OSG Tap & Die |
Our Best Group Award goes to OSG Tap & Die! We had a great time visiting with the OSG Tap & Die booth. They shared with us the story of the new concept for their booth design. The design showed the thought process behind the manufacturing of their products. OSG’s extensive line of high technology cutting tools features exclusive metallurgy, cutting geometries and proprietary surface treatments to help increase productivity, reliability and tool life. OSG also serves the fastener industry by offering a complete line of thread rolling, flat, cylindrical, planetary, rack and trim dies.
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