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Fastener Training Week (CFS)

August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - August 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm


Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to thirty years of experience in any capacity related to sales, engineering, or quality can learn and benefit from this program.”

“There is no better investment a manager can make in their business than providing good training to their staff.”

The difference between you and your competition is employee skill, knowledge and productivity. Your return on investment will be:


  • Added value to your company and your customers
  • Increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain and sustainability
  • Increased innovation in strategies and products
  • Enhanced company image
  • Risk management

    Fastener Training Week – Chicago is an intensive version of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ advanced technical training program. Instead of seven separate one-day classes, Fastener Training Week will consist of five intensive days of education and plant tours. The curriculum includes:

  • Thread specifications
  • Material specifications
  • Process specifications
  • Dimensional specifications
  • Quality systems and specifications
  • Lot traceability
  • Test reports
  • Print reading and tolerances
  • Thread gaging and dimensional inspection
  • Torque tension

    PLEASE NOTE: for this training each participating company is REQUIRED to bring a copy of either the 8th or 9th edition of the IFI Inch Fastener Standards book. Click here to access more information and an order form to purchase the 9th Edition at a special discount for attendees.

Fastener Training Week will feature learning labs, interactive exercises and quizzes to reinforce learning taught by leading industry experts Salim Brahimi(IFI Director of Engineering Technology), Laurence Claus (NNi Training and Consulting) and Carmen Vertullo (CarVer Consulting). Your week of training also includes plant tours of manufacturing, secondary processes and testing facilities.

Skidmore-Wilhelm will provide torque tension test equipment.

Facilities to be toured: Semblex, SWD Inc, SGS MSi Testing

Upon completion of this training and passing a final exam, attendees will be eligible to receive the Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) designation.

Given the advanced technical nature of this program, it is highly recommended that participants have at least two years’ experience in fastener sales, purchasing, manufacturing or quality assurance.

The registration fee includes:

  • Five consecutive days of training: 3 full days and 2 half days. Monday instruction will begin at 1:00 p.m.; Friday instruction will end at 12:30 p.m. Please make sure your travel arrangements will not cause you to arrive late on Monday or depart early on Friday.
  • Training materials to take back to the job
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Transportation for all plant tours
  • Certificate of completion
  • Eligibility for the Certified Fastener Specialist™



August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
August 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Fastener Training Institute


Belvedere Events & Banquets
1170 W. Devon
Elk Grove , IL 60007 United States
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(847) 534-0600