IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of July 31, 2023


IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of July 31, 2023

Here’s what’s happening in fastener industry news, acquisitions, scholarship opportunities and upcoming events the week of July 31, 2023.

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The Teamsters reached the most historic tentative agreement for workers in the history of UPS, protecting and rewarding more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide. The overwhelmingly lucrative contract raises wages for all workers, creates more full-time jobs, and includes dozens of workplace protections and improvements. The UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee unanimously endorsed the five-year tentative agreement.

Norm Holding'ten 50. yılda global yatırım atağı - Dünya Gazetesi

Global investment breakthrough from Norm Holding in their 50th year.

Mehmet Fatih Uysal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Norm Holding, said that they are proud of reaching 50 years as a family business. Stating that the third generation has taken over the business at the Holding, Uysal said, “My father Nedim Uysal laid the foundations.

“We are establishing a production facility in America” Uysal shared his new term investment goals as follows: “The USA is an important market for us. In the past years, they have imposed additional taxes on the fasteners they import. This situation led us to establish a factory as it caused an increase in freight costs and negatively affected our competitiveness.

Our factory will be completed in 1.5 years. It will be an investment of approximately 45 million euros. Whatever we produce about fasteners in Turkey will also be produced there. First of all, we will observe the needs of the other countries of the continent in time, as the needs of America will be met.”

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IFE manager Morgan Wilson talks golf and this year’s International Fastener Expo in Vegas and more!

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The North Coast Fastener Association announced the recipients of their 2023 NCFA Educational Scholarship. Congratulations go out to all the awrdees:

  • Lisa Rankin / Fastener Industries
  • Avery Hendl / Fastener Tool & Supply
  • Kaylee Parham / Solution Industries/Lindfast
  • Halle Graham /
  • Vincent Dimora Jr. / Wurth Industrial US

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SPONSOR: Registration is open for the 2023 International Fastener Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from October 9-11, 2023. Step into the future of fasteners, machinery, and industrial products at the most anticipated event of the year! The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the ultimate business-to-business expo for all things fasteners…As the largest fastener event in North America for more than 40 years, IFE caters to every level of the supply chain, making it the go-to event for fastener industry professionals. Attendees can participate in special events like the IFE Annual Golf Tournament, the Welcome Reception Party, Keynote Speaker, informative sessions on the show floor. And the prestigious Fastener’s Hall of Fame & Young Fastener Professional Award Ceremony, where industry excellence is celebrated. Register now Use promo code FND50 to save $50.00 on registration. Go to 

ATTN: Women in the Fastener Industry! WIFI honors the memory of Edith Cameron, a pioneer in the fastener industry for 55 years with a scholarship to attend the International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas this October. Edith was an industry trailblazer and was the first woman to be inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame in 1993. She encouraged many women to excel in the fastener business. Submission deadline for the applications is: August 11, 2023. Go to for more info.

Mid-West Fastener Association

The MWFA Is accepting applications for their 2023 Education Scholarships. This is a great opportunity you won’t want to miss out on! If you qualify, you could receive significant financial support to pursue your educational dreams. Multiple scholarships will be awarded, with a minimum award of $1,500.

The scholarships will be awarded at the November MWFA meeting. The application deadline is September 1st. For details and application go to


Wurth Additive Announced that their “3D Printers in the Wild” tour will begin at their new home base in Greenwood, IN. You’re invited to join them on August 9th, 2023, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Their mission is to demystify industrial 3D printing. Attendees will discover various types of 3D Printers and explore different materials from filament, and composite materials, to resin printers, and metal powder-based systems and examine Digital Inventory solutions and their operational benefits. To get all the upcoming tour dates visit:

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Registration is OPEN for MWFA FSTNR Week which will take place in Chicago August 20-24, 2023!

Members and attendees will experience:

  • A Bed Build event at Abbott Interfast to support the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization,
  • MWFA Member Plant Tours
  • Print Reading Seminar
  • the 41st MWFA Fastener Show
  • Retro 80’s Fastener Bash
  • MWFA 70TH Golf Outing & Mixer.
  • For all the details and to register go to

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 The Fastener Training Institute Announced Fastener Training Week will be held in Chicago on August 21st-25th, coinciding with the Mid-West Faster Association’s FSTNR Week! The Fastener Training Institute and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week — five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. After completing this invaluable industry training in a small group environment and passing a final exam, attendees are eligible for the CFS designation. For more info go to:

SPONSOR: Join the Fastener Training Institute for an all-day training program on Monday, October 9th, at the International Fastener Expo! Fastener Fundamentals, The Nuts and Bolts for Fastener Professionals, will offer the best of the Fastener Basics Training and Certified Fastener Specialist™ Training programs. The one-day class will bring the basics of fasteners and beyond to industry professionals. Take advantage of early bird pricing through October 7, 2023. Register now:

SPONSOR: Tee off with fastener industry leaders and fellow enthusiasts at the highly anticipated annual International Fastener Expo Golf Tournament. This premier event provides an excellent opportunity to network, build relationships, and have a fantastic time on the greens. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting, this tournament promises a day of camaraderie, friendly competition, and unforgettable memories. Mark your calendars and practice your swing because this is an event you won’t want to miss! The tournament will take place on Monday, October 9th at the Bali Hai Golf Club. The IFE Golf Tournament presents an array of sponsorship opportunities designed to put your brand at the forefront. By sponsoring different aspects of the tournament, you can ensure maximum visibility to your target audience. Go to for registration and sponsorship opportunities!

Hey there! We have 4 million manufacturing jobs to fill by 2030! Let’s work together and inspire the next generation of manufacturers by hosting a #MFGDay23 event!

Save the Date: Friday, October 6th for Manufacturing Day 2023. Celebrated nationally on the first Friday in October and throughout the month. MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation, positively shift perceptions about our industry, and build the foundation for the manufacturing workforce of the future.

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