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SUMMER 2019

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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2019 / Vol 42 No3

100 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

100 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK MID-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION - FASTENER TECH ‘19 PO Box 5, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 TOLL-FREE 1-800-753-8338 TEL 847-438-8338 EMAIL mwfa@ameritech.com WEB www.mwfa.net FASTENER TECH DOES IT AGAIN! by Nancy Rich FASTENER TECH ’19, held June 4th & 5th, (traditionally held the first week of June) delivered positive results considering it was within two weeks of a prior industry show. This being a show a little different than others it draws local and across the country fastener personnel. The show’s intent is to have more of a U.S. flavor with 98% companies located in the United States. The show is designed to be very simple for exhibitors from the move in, set up, and move out with their cost including a complete booth with furniture at a very economic price. Attendees were able to register for complimentary show passes until May 23rd saving entrance fee costs for hundreds of attendees. The New Product Showcase, attracting many attendees, featured products from several exhibitors. This year is the first year this opportunity was offered to the exhibitors. A fun new flavor was added with a social media kiosk inviting those at the show to stop and take a picture they could send, via social media, with their fastener friends. Sessions During The Day Included: ¤ Threaded Inserts and Compression Limiters for Plastic Assemblies Presented by Spirol International ¤ ICC-ES Evaluation Reports – Paving the Road to Product Acceptance Presented by International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Day two began with a presentation by William Strauss of the Chicago Federal Reserve. Knowing fasteners are a factor in many markets, he looked at automotive, appliance, housing and several other markets. The amazing list of sponsors showed the great support for this event. Thank you to our reception SHOW EVENT ARTICLE sponsors, without them we could not have offered such an awesome reception with great food and cocktails. The exhibitors and attendees always enjoy this great casual atmosphere to network after the first day of the show. William Strauss, Economist from the Chicago Federal Reserve, addressed the industry the next morning, discussion the economic situation in several industries affecting fastener sales. While manufacturing, so far this year, isn’t as strong as last year a recession is not in the immediate future. Mr. Strauss’ presentation is available to show participants. The second day of the show wrapped up with live music by No Direction (sponsored by SWD Inc.) , drinks and appetizers. A fun way to close out while tearing down and holding final show conversations!! Fastener Tech looks forward to seeing everyone in 2021. Mid-West Fastener Association will sponsor a Table Top Show in 2020. Watch www.mwfa.net for details! “FASTENER TECH - The Fastener Show produced by the Fastener Industry for the Fastener Industry” MID-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION - FASTENER TECH ‘19

FASTENER TECH ’19 - DONALD E STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER, ROSEMONT, IL - JUNE 3-5, 2019 more photos on page 220

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