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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2013 / VOL 36 / NO.1

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FASTENER & MILL SUPPLY EXPO LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 10, 2012 more photos on page 54

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FASTENER & MILL SUPPLY EXPO THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 43 VEGAS FASTENER EXPO REPORTS RECORD GROWTH, HIGH QUALITY VISITORS, HAPPY EXHIBITORS 34 North High Street • New Albany, OH 43054 • Phone 614-895-1279 • Fax 614-895-3466 • www.fastenershows.com The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo held October 10-12, 2012 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, was an unqualified success from every standpoint, according to Expo Management. Hailed as ‘North America’s Largest Fastener Expo’, the 3-day event attracted 4,246 visitors and exhibitor personnel from throughout the USA and 37 other nations from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, British Indian Ocean, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Distributors led the way in Expo visitors with 1,260 registrants, followed by 424 suppliers (including fastener manufacturers, manufacturer’s reps and master distributors), 160 independent sales reps and 91 various other industry related people. The full day conference on Wednesday, October 10 offered a variety of programs, workshops and meetings presented by a number of industry associations including the Fastener Training Institute (FTI), Pacific-West Fastener Association (Pac-West), National Fastener Industry Finance Manager Network & Business Credit Management Association, and Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI). The always popular Welcome Reception held on Wednesday evening at Harrah’s was packed with upwards of 1,500 persons buzzing with excitement and furiously networking while enjoying a great assortment of complimentary food and drink provided courtesy of Expo Management. “The party atmosphere was definitely upbeat”, noted one happy Expo regular. please turn to page 47

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