IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of September 25th, 2023


IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of September 25th, 2023

Here’s what’s happening in fastener industry news, and upcoming events the week of September 25th, 2023.

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 Industrial Supply Company announced that Jessica Yurgaitis is the new Chief Executive Officer. Jessica is a long-time member of Industrial Supply’s Executive Team. With over a quarter-century at the company. Jessica is a great granddaughter of the founder of Industrial Supply Company, Inc. based out of Salt Lake City and part of the fourth generation of leadership. Read more:

Industrial Supply Company Announces New Chief Executive Officer


Martin Supply was named one of the Affiliated Distributors (AD) 2023 Industrial Members of the Year. Martin was selected from the AD’s larger Tier 2 industrial and safety members during the “Spirit of Independence Awards” dinner at AD’s 2023 Industrial and Safety-U.S. North American Meeting in Denver.

Exciting news! The 2023 International Fastener Expo is just around the corner, set for October 9-11 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas with over 650 exhibitors, including 100 new exhibitors, casting a formidable global footprint. Join fastener industry professionals from around the world for cutting-edge exhibitions, inspiring keynotes, and invaluable networking opportunities. You won’t want to miss IFE, SourceGlobal a dedicated sourcing area where U.S. distributors, importers, and sourcing professionals can meet face-to-face with international partners.

Mark your calendar and make sure to register today to take advantage of discount promo code FND50 by October 8th!

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Abbott Interfast, a leading manufacturer, and distributor in the fastener industry is celebrating their 75th anniversary. Founded in 1948 by Chicago Industrialist Marty Binder, the company proudly continues a legacy of manufacturing leadership four generations later. Abbott has continued to grow and expand its product offering over the years and now is a manufacturer and supplier of Automatic Screw Machine parts, CNC products, Cold Headed products, Locknuts, Knobs, and standard fasteners. Read more about AIC”s history:

ARaymond is Celebrating 158 years & 5 Generations of entrepreneurs. From a young entrepreneur in 1865 with a brilliant idea to a worldwide corporation with over 8000 people, 29 Manufacturing facilities and 1.4 billion Euros revenue in 2022. ARaymond leads the global fastening and assembly solutions market with innovation, value creation, and sustainability.

Read more about ARaymond’s vast history at their newly launched website:

The ITW Shakeproof Thread™ has been chosen as one of the finalists in the 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest! The ITW Shakeproof Thread is designed to enhance the ability of a machine screw to remain secure for the service life. It’s unique curved locking thread design stays tight in all conditions, providing unique benefits. Able to be removed and reused.”

Let’s help ITW Shakeproof win this prestigious title!!


The Fastener Industry’s Favorite Podcast

Threadheads and Fastenerds…tune in to the NEW episode of Fully Threaded Radio. Episode 192 – “The Legend of Boulder Junction”. Join hosts Eric Dudas and Brian Musker with guests: Endries CEO Michael Knight, Don “The Amazing” Shan, Charlie Kerr, Carmen Vertullo on cutting taps and tribute to Marc Strandquist. Plus, a new podcast “Bolts N Hose” from Patriot Bolt. Listen in:

 The National Association of Manufacturers Q3 2023 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey shows manufacturers with the lowest level of optimism among NAM members (65.1%) since Q2 2020. The sector continues to confront a tight labor market, unbalanced federal regulations and critical policy debates in Congress. The top challenges facing manufacturers include attracting and retaining a quality workforce (72.1%), weaker domestic economy (60.7%), rising health care/insurance costs (60.1%), unfavorable business climate (56.7%), increased raw material costs (45.5%) and supply chain challenges (37.8%). Read full report:

2023 Third Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

Two weeks until the International Fastener Expo in Vegas begin held at Mandalay Bay October 9-11th!

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If you’re attending the International Fastener Expo and need to update your LinkedIn profile or company website? The Young Fastener Professionals organization has great news! The YFP will be hosting a photographer at their booth #962 for FREE professional headshots. Stop by the YFP booth on October 10th and take the first step in revamping your professional online presence. 

The Industrial Fasteners Institute Fall Meeting began Saturday, September 23 and will run through – Tuesday, September 26th at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort in Frisco, TX. For membership and event info go to

Is the Pacific West Fastener Associations Annual What’s New? What’s Next? Fall dinner program! Tuesday, September 26th includes Vendor Showcase, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, and Program. For more information go to

Have you ever wondered if industrial 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, could make your process more efficient, cost-effective, or secure? Join the Würth Additive Group for 3D Printers in the WILD Tour across the United States!  Connect with their team and learn about the power of additive manufacturing by watching it live! The 3D Printers in the WILD Tour stops in:

Louisville, KY Tues, Sept 26, 2023

Chicago, Illinois Mon, Oct 2, 2023

Boston, MA Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Denver, CO Wed, Oct 11, 2023 

For more info about tour dates go to

Fastener Basics

Grow from novice to knowledgeable with Fastener Training Institutes Fastener Basics training coming to a city near you! Learn the basics of fastener parts and increase your fastener knowledge advantage! The all-day training session is geared for individuals new to the fastener industry and those who need to know more about the products they sell. Fastener Basics Training is scheduled for:



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

Mark your calendar for October 9-11th at Mandalay Bay, as Las Vegas becomes the epicenter of fastener innovation and expertise. IFE 2023 will offer attendees an array of sessions designed to captivate, educate, and inspire. From a world-class exhibition of fasteners, and industrial products, to a magnetic keynote speaker, enriching conference sessions, and panel discussions led by esteemed industry experts—this is your ticket to new business opportunities.

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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:

The stories featured in this week’s episode of IN THE NEWS can be found in our (X) feed @FastenerNews and on LinkedIn in the Fastener News Group!

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