May 22 & 23, 2024
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland | Cleveland, OH

International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition Joins Fastener Fair USA

NORWALK, CT - Fastener Fair USA announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers’ Association (IFMSA), owners of the International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition (IFME).

Under the multi-year agreement, the International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition will join Fastener Fair USA, beginning with the 2021 show scheduled for June 22-24 (Conference: June 22 | Exhibit Hall: June 23-24) 2021, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

"We are thrilled to welcome IFMSA as an official Association Partner of Fastener Fair USA,” said Bob Chiricosta, Event Director for Fastener Fair USA. “We’re excited to include their members and exhibitors from the International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition, as they become part of our event in 2021.”

The International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition (IFME) with its focus on technology for the manufacturing of fasteners and precision-formed parts will be incorporated into the show floor at Fastener Fair USA 2021 in Cleveland.

“IFMSA is honored to partner with Fastener Fair USA. Our members and buyers will find great value in the combined shows,” said Ray Zirkle, Executive Director of IFMSA. “The combination of the two shows brings fastener machinery, manufacturing, distribution, and end-users together for one comprehensive event.” Added Doug Zirkle, IFMSA Sales Director.

Following highly successful events in Cleveland and Detroit the third Fastener Fair USA returns to Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center on June 22-24, 2021(Conference: June 22 | Exhibit Hall: June 23-24). The dynamic event includes a day-long educational program and plant tour, followed by a productive two-day expo geared to the entire spectrum of the fastener industry – manufacturing, processing, and distribution.   

 “Bringing IFME and Fastener Fair USA together creates a fresh approach to the fastener and fixing industry event cycle,” said Kate Scott, Event Vice President. “This strategic collaboration will attract new and more attendees increasing the value to all exhibitors. Cleveland is the perfect setting to make this happen.”

IFMSA joins the ranks of more than a dozen industry organizations partnering with Fastener Fair USA, including the Fastener Training Institute, North Coast Fastener Association, Women in the Fastener Industry, Fastener Industry Coalition, and the Young Fastener Professionals. For a complete list of the Fastener Fair USA association partners, click here.

About the International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers’ Association

Based in Danbury, CT, the International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers’ Association, Inc. membership includes firms that manufacture and supply machinery, equipment and services to the fastener and/or precision formed parts industries. IFSMA’s approximately 100 members enjoy valuable business benefits including overseas marketing assistance, global awareness, industry-targeted promotions, discounts at industry expositions, education and conferences.

About Fastener Fair USA

Fastener Fair USA is the only exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to the full supply chain–distributors, mechanical and design engineers, purchasers, wholesalers and OEMs. From automotive to aerospace, construction to HVAC, furniture to appliances, fastener professionals from every segment of the market find the latest products they need at Fastener Fair USA.

Close to 2,200 fastener professionals participated in Fastener Fair USA 2019 in Detroit, surpassing the 2018 inaugural show in Cleveland. More than 270 exhibitors from 15 countries connected with customers in the aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, construction, energy, and machinery and other industries.

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