U.S. Trade shows & conventions
Publications, blogs, etc.


American Fastener Journal


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Global Fastener News

Fastener Talk: Fastener Blog

Fully Threaded Radio: Voice of the FCH Sourcing Network

Fasteners & Fixings

​Industrial Distribution

Modern Distribution Management

Fastener Technology International

Fastener+Fixing Magazine



April 26, 2014

Southwestern Fastener Expo
Westin/DFW Airport, Texas
The Southwestern Fastener Expo is sponsored by the Southwestern Fastener Association and held in even numbered years. The trade show alternates between the Houston and Dallas areas. 
The annual spring conference runs April 24-27 at the DFW Westin Hotel near DFW Airport.
Contact: John Elsner, SFA, 292 Sugarberry Circle, Houston, TX 77024 USA. Tel: 713 952-5472 Fax 713 952-7488 E-mail: Web:


May 6-7, 2014
Wire Expo / WAI Operations & Summit
Indianapolis, IN
Wire Expo and the WAI Operations & Summit will be at the Indiana Convention Center. 
The next Interwire will be April 28-30, 2015, in Atlanta. Introduced in 1981, the international wire and cable trade show will include Wire Association International's 85th annual convention. 
The biennial Interwire alternates with WAI's Operations Summit & Wire Expo in even numbered years. 
Contact: WAI, 1570 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT 06437 USA. Tel: 203 453-2777 Fax: 203 453-8384 Email: Web:

June 23-24, 2014
Mid-West Table Top Show
The Midwest Fastener Association will hold its 33rd annual trade show on Tuesday at Belvedere Banquets, in Elk Grove Village, IL, followed by its 62nd annual golf outing on Tuesday at Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, IL. The biennial tabletop show alternates with Fastener Tech in odd-number years..
Contact: MWFA executive director Nancy Rich. P.O. Box 5, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 USA. Tel: 847 438-8338 Fax 847 438-7580 Email: Web:

September 22, 2014
16th Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association
New Jersey
Contact: Nancy Montesano, administrator, P.O. Box 1477, Wayne, NJ 07047 USA. Tel: 201 644-7424 Fa 201 644-7427 Email: Web:


October 22-24, 2014
National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
This will be the 34th year of NIFMSE trade shows and the 18th annual West show. Conferences and an opening reception are on Wednesday; and the trade show is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Sands Expo. Contact: Susan Hurley, show manager, 34 N. High St., New Albany, OH 43054 USA. Tel: 614 895-1279 Fax 614 895-3466 E-mail:  E-mail: Web:

November 9-11, 2014
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
The 38th annual convention is for STAFDA manufacturer, distributor and rep members. Exhibits include light construction, industrial and related products, including fasteners. The convention also includes a variety of educational sessions, networking events and a tech fair. Contact: Georgia Foley, STAFDA, P.O. Box 44, Elm Grove, WI 53122-0044 USA. Tel: 262 784-4774 or 800 352-2981 Fax 262 784-5059 E-mail: Web:

Associations, Institutes, etc.

Fastener Industry Coalition


Fastener Industry Education Group FIEG


Industrial Fasteners Institute


Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association


Mid-Atlantic Fasteners Distributors Association


Mid-West Fastener Association


National Fastener Distributors Association


New England Fastener Distributors Association


North Coast Fastener Association


Pacific-West Fastener Association


Southeastern Fastener Association - SEFA


Southwestern Fastener Association - SFA


Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors


Western Assn. of Fastener Distributors - WAFD


International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers Association


European Fastener Distributors Association


European Industrial Fasteners Institute


Confederation of British Metalforming


Canadian Fasteners Institute


British Association of Fastener Distributors


International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers Association


Spring Manufacturers Institute


Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association


Industrial Supply Association


National Association of Manufacturers


Association of Women in the Metal Industries


ASM International


American Society for Quality


American Hardware Manufacturers Association


American Galvanizers Association


Wire Association International


National Association of Surface Finishers / Surface Engineering Coating Association


Precision Metalforming Association


National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors


Metal Powder Industries Federation


International Staple, Nail & Tool Association


Forging Industry Association


Fastening Technology & Bolted Joint Design Seminars


Concrete Anchor Manufacturers Association


American Wire Producers Association


Aircraft Locknut Manufacturers Association


American Society for Nondestructive Testing - ASNT


SAE International (The Society of Automotive Engineers Inc.)


Society of Manufacturing Engineers


International Organization for Standardization


Deutsches Institut für Normung


American Society of Mechanical Engineers B1


American Society of Mechanical Engineers B18


ASTM International


American National Standards Institute

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