Students Share Experiences from Fastener Training Week in Chicago 2023

It’s a wrap onFastener Training Week in Chicago 2023. The sold-out class was possible thanks to instructors Laurence Claus, Carmen Vertullo, and John Medcalf; plant tour sponsors SWD, Inc. and Semblex; industry and networking host Mid-West Fastener Association; sustaining sponsor Würth Industries North America; ongoing partner Industrial Fasteners Institute; and group lessons assistant Harry Dickerson.

Fastener Training Week is an intensive five days of advanced fastener training for seasoned fastener professionals. “It is an investment in people. Providing accelerated growth in fastener knowledge and confidence and is a win-win for companies and employees,” said Jo Morris, marketing director, Fastener Training Institute.

Students who took part in the recent session in Chicago, Illinois, shared thoughts about the week:

“Thank you very much for everything! I really appreciated and enjoyed last week—from learning in class to seeing processes at the manufacturing plants.”

“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. Laurence, John, Carmen and Jo were amazing hosts and instructors that bring life into an otherwise dry subject area. Their responsiveness and attention to detail was second to none. I have since recommended this course to other coworkers and will continue to do so. Overall, it was an awesome experience!”

“I would recommend Fastener Training Week for anyone in the industry to jump on board on a journey through the best learning opportunity in fasteners on all fronts for a better understanding of the ins and outs of fasteners.”

“I was able to put the knowledge to use my very first day back in El Paso. A customer came in with broken bolts, and I felt more ready than ever to help him!”

“Fastener Training Week challenges you to step up and really take your career in this industry seriously. The course topics make you realize how important we are to the manufacturing segment here in the U.S. and abroad.”

“Very detailed and informative course. It’s a lot to absorb in one week, but you will definitely finish knowing a lot more than when you started.”

The next Fastener Training Week will be held in Los Angeles, California, December 4–8 at the Holiday Inn La Mirada. Learn more and register at Early-bird fees are available until November 20, 2023. A $500 discount is available for Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA, and SFA members.

The Fastener Training Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides beginning and advanced training on fastener products, standards and specifications. Its core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety with a mission to make industry professionals more knowledgeable about the fastening products they buy, sell, specify or use.