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It’s a big week in the fastener industry!

This week the Midwest Fastener Association hosts FSTNR WEEK which kicked off over the weekend with some fun recreation and a charitable bed building event that benefits the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization that believes that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs.

FSTNR Week includes a Fastener Show, Training, and Networking.

This week also marks the beginning of FTI’s Fastener Training week CHICAGO. The advanced technical training program is offered in partnership with Industrial Fastener Institute and is for fastener distributors, manufacturers, and end-users. Fastener Training Week is hosted by the Mid-West Fastener Association, offers five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. Who will become the industry’s next Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) designation? Go to to find out the next opportunity to become a CFS!

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Listen Up #ThreadHeads?@FullyThreaded Radio Episode 179 (Big Fastener) is LIVE! When big fastener co.’s acquire other big fastener co.’s, and people who know big #fasteners talk about it, you have the makings of an aptly titled podcast. Listen to the industry’s favorite podcast at


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NORMA Group receives recognition from Boeing for outstanding performance. The Boeing Company issues the Supply Chain Performance Achievement award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. This year, Boeing recognized 240 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Supply Chain Performance Achievement. NORMA Group is one of only 43 suppliers to receive the Gold level of recognition.

MDM’S 2022 TOP DISTRIBUTORS LIST was released last week: Several fastener companies made the list including: EFC, Fastenal, Field Fastener, Wurth, Bisco, Optimas and several others. Check out all the companies that made the MDM’s 2022 Top Fastener Distributor List featured at Fastener News Desk. Click here.



Congratulations to Packer Fastener, they made the 2022 Inc.5000 list. Coming in at No. 4294 (2022) with 106% 3-Year Growth. Read more: 




It’s time to get registered for the 41st edition of the International Fastener Expo, which will take place in Las Vegas, NV October 17-19th.

The International Fastener Expo is Largest B2B expo of Industrial Fasteners and Tooling & Machinery in North America. Since 1981, the event continues to bring together the manufacturers and master distributors of fasteners and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the entire supply and distribution chain.

IFE Exhibitors! With more than 300 companies already registered, space is running out to exhibit at this year’s expo. Don’t miss your opportunity to make an impact at the largest B2B expo for #fasteners!

Go to to book your space today!


ATTENTION IFE Exhibitors: Fastener News Desk will be on the expo floor looking for the winners of the 2022 BEST BOOTH AWARDS. This year the overall BEST BOOTH AWARD WINNER will claim the first ever customized Championship Belt. We can’t wait to see your creativity this October in Vegas!

The International Fastener Expo announced that the first time in the history of the expo they have added a Keynote Speaker. Dirk Beveridge will keynote IFE 2022. Dirk is a visionary entrepreneur and the founder of UnleashWD. With his one-of-a-kind perspective on the future of wholesale distribution, Dirk has been leading major change for over 35 years to advance growth, relevance, and transformation. 

In 2021 Dirk produced the We Supply America tour including an eight-film docuseries highlighting and championing the noble calling of distribution. Dirk has authored four books including the bestselling INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times.

Dirk Beveridge is a leading advocate of change and innovation. As one of the country’s most outstanding speakers, he delivers a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook. Dirk’s presentations are unparalleled. He delivers original, proven, and often disruptive thinking. Read more:

You won’t want to miss the keynote session.

Register now at use the FND discount code: FND50


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR Fastener Training Institute’s “How Fasteners are Made and What Drives the Cost of a Fastener” CLASS that will take place at the International fastener Expo. For Registration and more info go to:

In Manufacturing News…

? 45 days until Manufacturing Day! This year the month-long celebration of MFG Day 2022 will kick-off on Friday October 7th!

MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation to start careers in modern manufacturing through a series of focused events to promote manufacturing to students, parents, and educators. Plan to open your doors Oct. 7 or throughout the month of October!

Get a helpful resource guide, toolkit and all you need to get started planning your Manufacturing Day event at Use #MFGday22 to share your event!

In Fastener Event News …


Tuesday, September 6TH is a NEW from the Fastener Training Institute: Understanding the Value Your QMS Brings to Your Organization. LIVE, TWO-HOUR ONLINE TRAINING, Co-Produced by Industrial Fasteners Institute. Go to to register.

Pac-West Fastener Association 2022 Fall Conference. September 14th-17th in Denver, CO. Registration is now open go to

The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found at Fastener News Desk or in our Twitter feed @FastenerNews and on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group!

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