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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.3


50 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FASTENER & MILL SUPPLY EXPO VEGAS FASTENER EXPO ROARS PAST 700 EXHIBIT SPACES: LARGE TURNOUT EXPECTED 34 North High Street • New Albany, OH 43054 • Phone 614-895-1279 • Fax 614-895-3466 • The 16th National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 10-12, 2012 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA is enjoying excellent early exhibit space sales; it was reported here today by Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager. “This is, by far, our strongest start since 2008 with 542 companies and 701 exhibit booths already under contract. These numbers include 32 companies which are either completely new to the Expo or are returning after an absence of at least two years. The Machinery & Tooling Section continues to grow and we are adding more and more mill supply products such as abrasives, cutting tools, drills, hand tools, plant maintenance and safety supplies, etc. of interest to today’s multi-line distributors. These are all very positive signs, plus, we continue to receive exhibit space applications and inquiries on a daily basis. We fully expect the 2012 Expo to outperform last year’s event in both size and attendance”, informs Ms. Hurley. The one and half day Expo includes exhibiting companies from throughout the USA as well as Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. One of the exciting new additions is a 3,000 net sq. ft. Haiyan Province Pavilion featuring a variety of fastener products manufactured in that region of China. Conference As usual, the Expo will not only showcase the very latest products and services offered by domestic and international companies but, also, provide a full day educational conference on Wednesday, October 10. The Fastener Training Institute is conducting a Fastener Technology Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will be led by Bengt Blendulf, one of the most dynamic and experienced fastener instructors in the US and Europe. This fact-and-fun filled day will focus on the practical aspects of working in the fastener industry. You will learn how to respond to technical questions from engineers and technicians and how to find the appropriate answers. Workshop registration is open to everyone. Registration fees are 9 for Fastener Association Members and 9 for non-members. These rates increase by 0 after August 26. The Pacific-West Fastener Association is sponsoring a program on “Protect Your Company! Technical Knowledge Policies as a Risk Management Tool” from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The speaker is Carmen Vertullo, CFS, a developer and lead presenter of the Fastener Training Institute’s Certified Fastener Specialist training program. The program addresses how to put technical knowledge policies to work to keep your customers happy, protect your profits, and most importantly, limit your liability. Registration for this program is open to anyone. Registration fees are 0 for Fastener Association Members and 0 for nonmembers. These rates increase by after August 26. Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI) will have a meeting and program on “Women in Leadership: An Evolving Perspective” from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The speaker is Sandra L. Cardillo, President of Conrad Associates, LLC. Sandi consults with both profit and not-for-profit organizations applying Accountable Management principles in structuring, talent management and improved managerial practices leading to increased profits. Registration for the program is for WIFI members and for non-members. please turn to page 74


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