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Fastener News Now March 2023
Wrought Washer Acquires Diversified Tooling Innovations
On February 17, 2023, Wrought Washer Mfg. completed the acquisition of Diversified Tooling
Innovations in Racine, Wisconsin.
Fastening 101 Pre-Show Class at Fastener Fair USA on May 15
The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) is excited to join Fastener Fair USA 2023 with a pre-show
training class on Monday, May 15. Laurence Claus, industry expert and IFI Director of Education and
Training, will lead this day-long intensive training for fastener users, distributors, purchasers,
engineers, sales professionals, and manufacturers at Music City Center in Nashville.
FCH Sourcing Network Releases Fastener Distributor Index for February 2023
IFI Announces New Board Leadership and Division Chairs
The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) has elected new leadership for the organization’s Board of
Directors for the 2023-2024 term. Gene Simpson of Semblex Corporation was selected to lead the
board as Chairman, along with Dan Curtis of MacLean-Fogg Company as the new Vice Chairman,
and Jeff Liter of Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc. as Ex-Officio Chair.
IFI Announces Honors Recipient of Joe Greenslade Young Leadership Award
The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) announced that the Joe Greenslade Young Leadership
Award was presented to Nicholas Lessnau of MNP Corporation at the 2023 Annual Meeting of
the Industrial Fasteners Institute in Napa, California.
2023 IFI Soaring Eagle Awards Recipients Recognized
The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) recognized the 2023 Soaring Eagle Award recipients at a
special celebration held during their 2023 Annual Meeting in Napa, California on March 7, 2023.
Pac-West News: Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Discount Ends April 4
Registration is now open for Pac-West’s 2023 Spring Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Join
EFC International Acquires Inventory Sales Company
Frontenac-backed EFC International announced March 2 that it has acquired St. Louis-based
Inventory Sales Company (ISC), a distributor of fastener products, components, and
struts/accessories to diversified industrial and infrastructure markets.
Desert Distribution Sales and Incentive Sales Merge
Jo Morris, Managing Partner at Desert Distribution Sales, LLC, and Karen Ardizone, owner of
Incentive Sales, are today announcing that they are combining their manufacturer’s
International Fastener Expo News
Please note these important announcements from the International Fastener Expo, to be
held October 9–11, 2023, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Come to Chicago in June for NFDA’s 2023 Annual Meeting
We have a great educational program lined up for the NFDA 2023 Annual Meeting, June 13-14,
at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Mid-West Fastener Association News
2023 Events Upcoming Events
May 24: Heat Treating/Plating Seminar On Site-SWD Inc. & Morgan Ohare Addison, IL
Ford Aerospace Acquired by SPIROL
SPIROL is pleased to announce that Ford Aerospace Ltd, based in South Shields, UK, will be
joining the SPIROL group of companies.
Technavio: Automotive Fasteners Market Size to Grow by USD 8,379.8 Million from 2022 to
The global automotive fasteners market size is estimated to increase by USD 8,379.8 million
between 2022 and 2027.
Fastener Fair USA Releases 2023 Exhibitor List, Floorplan
Fastener Fair USA 2023, to be held May 16-17 in Nashville, Tennessee, has released the
Exhibitor List and Floorplan.
Fastenal Names New Executive VP of Human Resources
Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST) has appointed Noelle J. Oas, JD, as executive vice president of
human resources (HR).
News from Brighton-Best
BBI/U.S. Anchor is pleased to announce that Scott Gibson, Proferred Global Sales and Product
Director, has now added U.S.
American Fastener Journal: New Publisher, New Headquarters
Chip Lippincott and Initial Publications, Akron, Ohio, have purchased American Fastener
Journal, effective March 1, 2023.
New Sales Manager at American Fastener Journal
American Fastener Journal is pleased to announce Anna Lippincott has joined the publication
as Sales Manager. Anna takes over for Tom Massar, who retired after 32 years with the