MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

If you are already a Pac-West member, click here to view the Members Only - Member Benefits Page.
 
Pac-West dues can save you money!  Within one year your dues investment will pay for itself.  Your membership entitles your company and each of your employees to receive the following valuable benefits.  Working together through Pac-West, the fastener industry can undertake projects beyond the capability of any single company. 
 
 
Training and Education (Pac-West members receive discounts on all the following)
  • Certified Fastener Specialist Program - Advanced technical training program, through the Fastener Training Institute (FTI). An excellent program for any FasteNerds out there. What is a FasteNerd™? A FasteNerd is one stylishly devoted to intellectual and technical pursuits in the field of fasteners, and a member of the Pacific-West Fastener Association.
  • Product Training Programs - For new employees to the industry, through FTI.  
  • Other Training Programs - FTI also offers courses on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Aerospace Fasteners, Automotive Fasteners, Hydrogen Embrittlement, and Metric Fasteners
  • Regional Dinner Meetings - Opportunities to connect and learn with other members at regional dinner meetings.  Many dinner meeting programs are available after as podcasts.
  • Sales Training Programs - Pac-West members get 20% off the registration fee for Dave Kahle's online, on-demand web-based sales training programs
  • Top Executive Education Programs - Conference educational programs geared toward owners, executives and senior management of fastener distribution and supply companies.
  • Webinars - Pac-West members receive one free multi-seat registration for the FTI webinar of their choice each year, a $225 value.

Community
  • Business Owners and Business Executives Forums/Roundtables -  A facilitated discussion of topics of current interest to fastener business owners and executives. Always a highly rated program at any Pac-West conference, this is an opportunity to share problems and solutions.
  • Industry Experts - Active participation in the association by fastener industry leaders. 
  • Online Membership Directory - With directory listings for your key personnel and links to your own company web site.
  • Peer Interaction - A high ratio of distributors to suppliers in attendance at association meetings. Get to know your current business partners and find new ones.
 

Business Products and Discounts

  • Business Credit Webinars - You can register for Credit Management Association webinars at the discounted member rate. 
  • Credit Reports - You can order discounted Dun & Bradstreet credit reports and Experian business profiles on prospective customers through Pac-West's participation in CMA Business Credit Services.
  • NAW Business Services - Discounts on all business services offered through NAW, including Cash Management, FedEx, Financial Intelligence, Hertz, IT Solutions, Property Insurance, Talent Analytics, and UPS services.
  • NAW Publications - Discounts on National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors specialized publications for the distribution industry.
  • Sales Training - Pac-West offers an archive of webinars to help you with your company’s sales program. All webinar recordings are available on our Podcast page.
  • YRC Freight Shipping - Discounted shipping through YRC.
     

Marketing/Promotion

Regular access to 80 of the leading fastener distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

Members are entitled to:

  • Access to membership for promotional mailings
  • Access to conference/event attendance lists for mailings and emailing
  • Company website and phone number listing on our online Member List
  • Host table-top displays, when scheduled at association events
  • Sponsorship opportunities that offer prominent positions at all events. Members who upgrade to the Premier Partner level get additional marketing opportunities.

And, unlike some trade associations, there are no restrictions on supplier member service, leadership or directors positions.

Representation

  • Business Representation in Washington, D.C. - Representation on small business concerns in Washington DC through the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.
  • FIC Representation - Representation in the Fastener Industry Coalition, an organization comprised of regional and national fastener associations in the U.S.
  • Legislative Updates - On issues that affect fastener distribution.