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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2018 / Vol 41 No3


50 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE 636 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131 TEL 216-241-1482 FAX 216-241-5901 EMAIL WEB INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI), held its Annual Meeting in Kiawah Island, SC on March 3-6, 2018. Newly elected Chairman for the period 2018-2019 is Mr. Phil Johnson of Agrati; newly elected Vice Chairman is Mr. Manny DeSantis of Valley Fastener Group, LLC. Division Chairs for IFI are: Div. I – Industrial Products: Don Kubkowski, Sems and Specials, Inc. Div. II – Aerospace Fastener Products: Pat Wells, The Young Engineers, Inc. Div. III – Automotive Industry Fastener Group: Ryan Surber, ATF, Inc. Associate Suppliers’ Division: Brian Bonebrake, Johnstown Wire Technologies Inc. PHIL JOHNSON IFI CHAIRMAN In addition to Mr. Johnson and Mr. DeSantis, the Board of Directors also includes: Preston Boyd, TRAMEC Hill Fastener Jeff Liter, Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc. Michele Clarke, Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co. Kevin Johnson, Birmingham Fastener, Inc. Larry Valeriano, California Screw Products Corp. Owe Carlsson, Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings Wayne Drysol, 3V Fastening Systems (CAM) Ed Lumm, Shannon Precision Fastener, LLC David Hebert, Freeway Corporation Chris Rink, Prestige Stamping, Inc. Brian Bonebrake, Johnstown Wire Technologies Inc. TECHNICAL ARTICLE MANNY DESANTIS IFI VICE-CHAIRMAN About IFI Industrial Fasteners Institute, headquartered in Independence, Ohio, is an Association of the leading North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers, and a myriad of custom formed parts. Suppliers of materials, machinery, equipment and engineered services, are Associate Members of the Institute. IFI membership currently stands at 73 Company Members and 61 Associate Members. For over 80 years, IFI’s fastener manufacturing member companies have combined their skills and knowledge to advance the technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned programs of research and education. Users of fasteners and formed parts in all industries benefit from the continuing design, manufacturing, and application advances made by the Industrial Fasteners Institute membership. For more information about the IFI visit them online at INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE

INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS, INC. Tampa . Charlotte . Chicago . Dallas . Philadelphia . Phoenix TEL 1-888-241-0203 FAX 1-888-241-2096 EMAIL WEB INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS IS ON THE MOVE! International Fasteners, Inc. is on the move! Strong customer demand for Daggerz brand fasteners in color coded boxes designed to help ease material identification has dictated moving the Arizona location in Phoenix to the Los Angeles, California area and now calls Clark and Associates in Anaheim, California home to the west coast operations with more stock out west than ever before. Full time personnel are on hand to handle all of the growing needs on the west from late in the day phone calls and getting product shipped to pick-ups with little-to-no notice. Clark and Associates is located at 1640 S. Claudina Way, Anaheim, CA 92806. Our Dallas warehouse is also on the move! C.R. Kinsman & Associates in Euless is the new home of Daggerz brand products in the Texas area. With the increasing need to stock more product and provide more value, this new partnership is sure to meet customer needs BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 51 now more than ever. Product can be picked up at 1110 Pamela Drive, Euless, TX 76040. Combined, International Fasteners, Inc. has six stocking locations throughout the United States offering convenient pick up, drop ship, overnight and ltl shipments. And, with over 900+ line items, there has never been an easier time to reach prepaid freight minimums out of each of the locations. Did you know that IFI specializes in customizing programs to meet the specific needs of distributors? With custom private packaging programs from convenient shipping points, International Fasteners, Inc. is large enough to handle your business, yet small enough to care.” Make us your choice, call 888-241-0203 or email Joanne Bialas, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at for more information on getting set up as a Daggerz brand Distributor and start selling Quality Construction Fasteners today! INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS, INC.


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