Earnest Machine will celebrate its 70th anniversary by sponsoring the inaugural Fastener Fair USA, which will take place April 11 and 12, 2018, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

Fastener Fair USA is the premier industry event that brings together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users in this fastener and joining technology exhibition. The show offers a first-hand look at the latest solutions and technology available in the marketplace, as well as networking and top-notch educational programs developed and delivered by industry experts.

“Fastener Fair USA will take place just 10 miles from our headquarters,” said Earnest Machine president Kirk Zehnder. “Sponsoring the event is a great way for us to celebrate our 70 years in the industry and to help show off our hometown to a few thousand visitors.”

According to Zehnder, Earnest’s sponsorship will reinforce the company’s focus on “What’s Next” in the industry and will include the Earnest Main Stage, which will feature several experts speaking on topics such as marketing, sales and distribution, maintenance and repair, aerospace applications, fastener basics for industry newcomers and much more.

“The line-up of respected speakers we have sharing their knowledge and expertise makes Fastener Fair USA a truly valuable experience for attendees,” said Jessica Boweak, Exhibition Manager for Fastener Fair USA. “In addition, the strong support from Earnest Machine will help make this a show people won’t soon forget.”

Zehnder said everyone at Earnest Machine’s headquarters is excited about the opportunity to help showcase Cleveland to the 2,000-plus visitors that Fastener Fair USA is expected to attract.

“Cleveland has a rich history of manufacturing and has many companies with deep roots in the fastener industry,” said Zehnder. “The city and those involved in the industry here have survived the ups and downs over the years and are enjoying the current revitalization. I think people who attend the show will leave with positive feelings about Cleveland and about the future of the fastener industry.”

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Earnest Machine was founded in 1948 and is a global importer, distributor, and manufacturer of large diameter and hard-to-find fasteners for the agriculture, construction equipment, heavy transportation, mining, structural construction and wind industries. Earnest maintains warehouses, sales offices, and manufacturing centers in Cleveland, OH, and Wolverhampton, England, as well as warehouses in Atlanta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN.