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Here’s what’s happening in and around the fastener industry the Week of October 24th, 2022

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In Fastener News…

Pivot Point Incorporated, a manufacturer of Non-Threaded Fastener solutions, has completed a 30,000 square foot expansion to their manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin. This will bring their total manufacturing campus to nearly 100,000 square feet. Pivot Point manufactures both stock and specialty Non-Threaded Fastener Solutions.

The Best Booth awards from the International Fastener Expo Have been announced. And the winner are…

  • BEST OVERALL BOOTH – CONTINENTAL-AERO claims the Championship Belt

Fastener News Desk’s Best Booth Awards from IFE 2022 Announced

Lots of buzz still happening around the very well received international fastener expo in Vegas. This year’s show provided new features and proved that in-person events are making a strong rebound! IFE 2022 saw outstanding attendance, gathering more than 3,500+ attendees representing 36 countries from around the world for the three-day event. Show Director, Morgan Wilson said, “It was clear our industry was ready to be back in person and reconnect with each other.” The Expo Floor featured 450 total exhibitors including 30 new exhibitors making their debut at IFE this year.

The IFE Fastener Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional of the Year award ceremony took place in Las Vegas. The Hall of Fame Inductees were: Andy Cohn – Duncan Bolt, Tim Malone – Spring Bolt and Nut Manufacturing, Rick Rudolph – Rick Rudolph Associates LLC., and Joseph Volltrauer – Volt Industrial Plastics. The IFE Young Fastener Professional of the Year went to Bryan Wheeler – Star Stainless. For those of you unable to attend we have transcripts of the acceptance speeches and videos featured at Fastener News Desk or on our YouTube channel FastenerTV.

IFE 2022 Fastener Hall of Fame & Young Professional of the Year Award Ceremony


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The Fastener Industry’s Favorite Podcast

ThreadHeads and FasteNerds Fully Threaded Radio episode 181 is LIVE! The latest episode

“ The No Show Show” explains that IFE is like no other show in the fastener industry, and this year’s edition seemed a lot like “the good old days” without the carpeting.  FTR’s Lynn Dempsey took her mic to the show floor and spoke to attendees from every part of the thread biz. Go to FullyThreaded.com to hear the latest episode.


MWFA Scholarship Award Dinner

MWFA Scholarship Award Dinner

On November 3rd is the Midwest Fastener Association’s Scholarship Awards & Elections Dinner. Guest Speaker will Dan Hampton, former Chicago Bears player. Get more info: https://www.mwfa.net/pdf/110322.pdf @MWFA_News





November 17th is After Hours with the Pacific West Fastener Association. 5-8PM at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Stop by and meet other people in the fastener industry and expand your professional network.  Pac-West will host one beverage per person along with complimentary appetizers! More info: https://www.pac-west.org/

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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Until next week, be well, be safe and Keep it Fastenating.


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