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A Message From International Fastener Expo

From October 17 through 19, North America’s largest and most well-known gathering of fastener industry professionals returned to Las Vegas for the 37th consecutive International Fastener Expo. We want to thank all of our amazing media partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for making 2017 the expo’s greatest year yet.

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T H I S   M O N T H   A T   A D V A N C E

 
Advance Components is the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS)VFS is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Tension Pins - both Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins®.
VFS Coiled Spring (Tension) Pins are constructed of a light thickness material that is wrapped around approximately 2.25 times, producing a more resilient and versatile component with amazing advantages:
  • Distributes stress equally throughout the pin
  • Pins flex after installation and when a load is applied
  • Can be installed without regard to direction of applied load
  • Absorbs shock and vibration
  • Provide minimum of 270 degree surface contact in the hole
  • Reduces fastener costs
Contact the Advance Team today for VFS application solutions, samples and quotes.
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Regional Sales Manager Ryan Wachoff travels from the tip of Florida, through the Southwest and all the way to the State of Washington and beyond, supporting our customers with great service and solutions. Ryan get results for his clients by sharing his knowledge of fastener applications, listening with intent, and working to find the right product for the job. Contact Ryan today for application support, product information and Advance's value-added services.
 
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Thanks to our wonderful suppliers who came to our Dallas offices to train the Advance Team on products, applications and more. Representatives from ARaymond TinnermanAVK Industrial ProductsDavies Molding,Heyco, and Vogelsang Fastener Solutions educated and entertained the team during two days of intensive training. We celebrated our partnerships with a delicious barbecue dinner at Hard Eight - where everyone left happy, full and much more knowledgeable about fastening solutions!
The International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas was a big success last month. Thanks to everyone who came by the Advance booth for product knowledge, samples and our famous Texas hot sauce. 
Also at the Expo, Advance Co-Owner and VP of Marketing Pam Berry (below, second from left) was awarded Woman of The Year by the  Women in Fastener Industry (WIFI) organization. Congrats to Pam and the Advance Team for a job well done!

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Earnest Machine has been awarded a 2017 Business Longevity Award from Smart Business News. The award recognized 44 Northeast Ohio companies with at least 50 years in business that have demonstrated their ability to adapt and evolve with the changing times.

Earnest Machine was founded in 1948 when Paul Earnest Zehnder began selling bolts and fasteners to service the heavy equipment industry that was building the infrastructure of post-WWII America. Today, Earnest remains a family owned business that has grown into a leading master distributor of fasteners in the United States and Europe.

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Advance Components is now the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS). Vogelsang is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins® both slotted and coiled.

Advance Components is proud to add VFS Rollpins® and Coiled Spring Pins to its list of quality products that are available for same-day shipping, low minimums, drop shipping, EDI planning and other value-added solutions that make Advance a trusted supply chain partner. Advance will carry a large stock of VFS Tension Pins for distributors across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Young Fastener Professionals is pleased to announce "Beyond the Speech." At this year's International Fastener Expo, YFP will host a panel discussion featuring Hall of Fame recipients Bill Derry (2017 honoree), Bruce Wheeler (2016 honoree) & 2017 Young Fastener Professional of the Year, Adam Pratt. In this interactive event, moderated by Eric Dudas of Fully Threaded Radio, these industry trailblazers will open the doors to their world addressing topics including career success and challenges along with forward-thinking industry insights.

All Expo attendees are encouraged to sit in on this event and come with questions for some or all of the panelists. We are offering pre-registration for fifty (50) individuals for guaranteed seating. Those who do not pre-register will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. Please click link below for pre-registration and sponsorship opportunities.

This is your chance to get to know some of the many decorated innovators in the fastener industry...beyond the speech!



The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth J. McCreight as the association’s new Managing Director. The IFI Board of Directors announced the selection following a considered and comprehensive search for a leader who understands the invaluable contributions the fastener industry makes to North American economy, and who can provide direction, motivation and new energy to the mission of the fastener industry association.

Ken McCreight, is coming to IFI from the Cleveland-based Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), and previously served as an industry advocate for manufacturing organizations as Vice President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Before entering the association world, he was involved in developing Workforce & Economic Development initiatives at both Cuyahoga Community College and North Central State College in Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Technology Education and a master’s degree in Technology from Bowling Green State University.

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will host Fastener Fair France from 28-29 November 2018. The exhibition is the latest in the world’s leading series of trade shows specialising in fastener and fixing technologies.

Locating the exhibition in Paris will bring the very latest in fastener and fixing products and solutions to one of the major manufacturing regions in France, against the background of a favourable economic environment; France’s national GDP registered a 0.5% increase for the third quarter in a row.  Companies exhibiting at Fastener Fair France will feature products and services in the following sectors:

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