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Fastener Training Institute

  • Fastener Training Institute
    The Fastener Training Institute, a division of Pac-West, provides beginning and advanced training on fastener products, standards and specifications. Our core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety.

Fastener Industry Organizations

  • Industrial Fasteners Institute
    Representing the interests of North American mechanical fastener manufacturers since 1931.
  • Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association
    MFDA's purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the ever changing needs of its membership.
  • Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributors Association
    The Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributors Association is dedicated to representing and providing value to all segments of the fastener industry. 
  • Mid-West Fastener Association
    MWFA’s purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the ever changing needs of its membership.  Specifically, the MWFA is dedicated to representing all segments of the industry; manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers to the industry.
  • National Fastener Distributors Association
    NFDA's mission is to be the unparalleled resource to meet or exceed the needs of its members to excel in global markets.
  • New England Fastener Distributors Association
    NEFDA's mission is to advance the interest of the Fastener Industry by promoting the distribution of fasteners through those who will upgrade the image of the industry, discuss and find solutions to the common problems of our members, to collect and disseminate useful statistics and information to members, provide a forum for continuing education and information for our members, promote the improvement of quality, and to develop new users for fasteners in the marketplace.
  • North Coast Fastener Association
    NCFA's goal is to consistently grow as an organization and be of assistance to our members by helping them stay abreast of the events taking place in the fastener industry.
  • Southeastern Fastener Association
    For 35 years, the SEFA has continued to bring distributors, manufacturers, importers, platers, and manufacturerʼs representatives together to help find common ground in the industry and work together to promote education, networking, and industry events.
  • Southwestern Fastener Association
    The mission of the Southwestern Fastener Association is to serve fastener distribution through conferences, trade shows, networking, information, and scholarships. By serving Distribution, we also serve our other members in the fields of manufacturing, importing, processing, technology and manufacturers' representatives.
  • Women in the Fastener Industry
    WIFI's mission is to provide opportunities for women in the fastener industry, at all levels of experience, to unite in order to educate, mentor and encourage one another, for the express purpose of advancing women in the fastener industry.
  • Young Fastener Professionals
    The Young Fastener Professionals is a community of young professionals that seek to offer a glimpse of the fastener industry through the perspective of the next generation. While respectfully preserving the industry’s past, the next generation is hastily shaping the future of the business spectrum through technology, while implementing the most current business practices. This organization hopes to create a platform for young professionals, and the businesses employing them to develop, educate and enhance a variety business initiatives through strategic analyses. YFP also hopes to serve as forum for networking, referrals and professional support to further improve the fastener industry as a whole.

Fastener Quality Act

  • Fastener Quality Act
    Also known as Public Law 101-592, the Fastener Quality Act protects the public safety by: (1) requiring that certain fasteners sold in commerce conform to the specifications to which they are represented to be manufactured, (2) providing for accreditation of laboratories engaged in fastener testing, and (3) requiring inspection, testing and certification in accordance with standardized methods