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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 free event, Pac-West After Hours: Anaheim, May 25, 2017, at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Anaheim, CA. You can network just about anywhere: a trade show, a sales call, even where you work. The catch is that while all of these locations may be chock full of people who would make a great addition to your professional network, these are not times and places that are optimized for networking. That's where Pac-West can help. Come to Pac-West After Hours! Meet other people in the fastener industry and expand your professional network! This event is free for everyone, you do not need to be a Pac-West member to attend. You just need to RSVP.

The Benefits of Membership

Members receive discounted registration to all of Pac-West's 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.

Regular membership annual dues are $425 - $600. Upgraded partnership annual dues range from $2,500 to $13,000, which includes free event registrations, marketing pieces, event sponsorships, and more.

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