Fastener Training Week returns to Cleveland April 8-12

Fastener Training Institute (FTI), the leading source for ongoing fastener education, is planning its next Fastener Training Week in Cleveland, OH, April 8-12. The training will be held at Brighton-Best International.

“We are excited to welcome our next class of Fastener Training Week students,” said Jo Morris, Marketing Director for Fastener Training Institute. “Knowledge builds confidence and leads to a safer industry. FTI is committed to providing continuous opportunities for all levels of fastener education,” she added.

Developed in 1998 with guidance from the International Fastener Institute, the Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program is the most noteworthy measurement of technical aptitude for fastener professionals. After Fastener Training Week, students who pass a final exam receive CFS designation.

The week will include hand-on demonstrations, learning labs, classroom instruction and plant tours, all in a team atmosphere taught by industry-expert instructors from Industrial Fasteners Institute, Laurence Claus and Salim Brahimi. FTI’s advanced technical training program is for fastener distributors, manufacturers, end-users as well as sales and quality assurance professionals.

Topics include:

• Consensus standards organizations
• IFI resources
• Torque tension
• QA systems & sampling plans

• Thread technology and gage issues
• Print reading & tolerances
• Material specifications for steel fasteners
• Understanding how fasteners fail

“Fastener Training Week was an absolutely eye-opening experience. The sheer amount of engineering consideration that goes into an overlooked everyday item is absolutely astounding,” – Fastener Training Institute attendee.

Fastener Training Week is ideal for teams, departments and individuals. Early-bird rates are available until March 25 with discounts available for multiple attendees as well as association members (Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA and SFA). Learn more and register at or email Jo Morris with questions.

Support from Würth Industry North America, FTI’s Sustaining Sponsor, is key to the successful presentation of Fastener Training Week as well as all training offerings from FTI.