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Fastener News Now July 2022
July

Fastener Training Institute Offers Class at the International Fastener Expo Oct. 17:

“How Fasteners Are Made and What Drives the Cost of a Fastener”

The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) will offer a full-day in-person class sponsored by Star Stainless Screw Co., “How Fasteners Are Made and What Drives the Cost of a Fastener,” October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at the International Fastener Expo.

Gilchrist Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Gilchrist Foundation has awarded four scholarships from the 2022 applicants. Congratulations to the recipients. We wish them well and are pleased to assist them with their education.

Nick Ruetz Elected NFDA President

Nick Ruetz of AIS has been elected as the 2022-2023 president of the National Fastener Distributors Association.

AFC Industries Acquires TFC Ltd.

AFC Industries has acquired Heathfield, U.K.-based TFC Ltd. (https://tfc.eu.com/). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For over 60 years, TFC has been one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial fastening products and services, supplying customers via a network of U.K. and European locations.

Coming in September: Pac-West Fall Conference Education Sessions

Fully Staffed: Presentation and Breakouts with Eric Chester

The biggest threat facing today’s business owners and managers is not how they can get new customers and improve sales, but rather how they can find, develop, and keep qualified employees to do the tough, vital work that keeps them in business.

Remembering Hank Schaffner

A message from Pacific-West Fastener Association: We are saddened to learn that Henry T. (Hank) Schaffner, born Sept 19, 1929, passed away June 28, 2022, at the age of 92.

IFI Announces New Board Leadership

The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) has elected new leadership for the organization’s board of directors for the 2022-2023 term.

FCH Sourcing Network Releases Fastener Distributor Index for June 2022

Remembering Pat O’Toole

Patrick (Henry) Joseph O’Toole 85, born February 10, 1937, passed away peacefully at home on June 25 with his beloved wife of 29 years, Nancy, by his side, after an eight-year battle with prostate cancer and myodysplastic syndrome.

Remembering Ed McIlhon A message from NFDA:

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ed McIlhon. We’d like to share with you the obituary lovingly written by his family.

Don’t Miss These Pac-West Fall Events Fall Conference

Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Denver, CO September 14-17

News from Brighton-Best International

Congratulations to Bill Davis, from BBI Cleveland, on his promotion to the position of regional manager for the Central Region. Bill’s 20 years in the fastener industry will assist him in his roles as both regional manager and Weld Fastener Product manager.
©American Fastener Journal 2020
Fastener News Now July 2022

Fastener Training Institute Offers Class at the International

Fastener Expo Oct. 17:

“How Fasteners Are Made and What Drives the Cost of a

Fastener”

The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) will offer a full-day in-person class sponsored by Star Stainless Screw Co., “How Fasteners Are Made and What Drives the Cost of a Fastener,” October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at the International Fastener Expo.

Gilchrist Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Gilchrist Foundation has awarded four scholarships from the 2022 applicants. Congratulations to the recipients. We wish them well and are pleased to assist them with their education.