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The Pacific-West Fastener Association was created in 2009, as a unification of the Los Angeles Fastener Association and the Western Association of Fastener Distributors.

Our core purpose is to strengthen our member companies through educational opportunities, alliances, advocacy, and highly effective relationships. We have two multi-day conferences a year, two Southern California dinner meetings, and many free After Hours events in the pacific west region.

Join us at our next event, the Pac-West Spring Dinner Meeting & Vendor Showcase: What You Need to Know When Working With a Test Lab, February 28, 2017, in La Mirada, CA. If you’ve ever had a question or a concern with a test lab, this meeting is for you. Have all your questions answered by the industry professionals who run your local laboratories. Panelists Rob LaPointe (The Lab-Materials Testing), Jim Riley (Element Materials Technology) and Pete Salazar (Atlas Testing Labs) along with moderator Chris McCaffrey (R&D Fasteners) will discuss what to expect from your testing lab. They’ll also focus on the following areas of testing: Metallurgical, Mechanical, and NDT. We will have a vendor showcase featuring the following companies: American Elite Molding, AVK Industrial, Distribution One, Fastener Training Institute, INxSQL Software and Kanebridge.

The Benefits of Membership

Members receive discounted registration to all of our events, as well as events with the Fastener Training Institute and webinars with the Credit Management Association. Members receive discounts on credit reports, online sales training programs, NAW publications, YRC freight shipping and free access to our archive of sales training webinars. Members have access to our 160+ member database and can host tabletops at our southern california meetings as well as our tabletop shows, held every other year. Our membership includes distributors, manufacturer's representatives, suppliers and companies providing non-fastener products or services to the fastener industry.

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