May 28 & 29, 2025
Music City Center | Nashville, TN

Fastener Fair USA Reunites the Fastener Industry in Detroit

Norwalk, CT – June 6, 2022 – Fastener Fair USA 2022 wrapped up its fourth in-person event since its debut in 2018, reuniting the industry in Detroit, Michigan, one of the largest manufacturing hubs in North America. Featuring a day-long educational program on May 17 and a productive, two-day exhibit hall on May 18 & 19—Fastener Fair USA fostered crucial business connections and sourcing opportunities for hundreds of industry members. 

Fastener Fair USA has been one of North America’s fastest-growing trade shows and conference events for the fastener industry. It is currently the only exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to the entire supply chain, including mechanical and design engineers, purchasers, wholesalers, distributors, and OEMs.


Key Highlights from the 2022 Show:

Full-Day, Pre-Show Conference: Fastening 101 | Presented by Fastener Training Institute

On May 17, vendors and attendees gathered for a comprehensive course presented by the Fastener Training Institute. Industry expert Laurence Claus led this day-long intensive training opportunity for fastener users, distributors, purchasers, engineers, sales, and manufacturers, covering manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control, and product and design fundamentals.

Exhibit Hall with Leading Suppliers

The Fastener Fair USA exhibit hall welcomed leading and new vendors to the show floor specializing in manufacturing equipment, finished goods, fastener supplies, technology, services, and more. The show floor buzzed with steady traffic throughout the two days. Key exhibitors to note: CLUFIX North America, Buckeye Fasteners, Goebel, Avk, Magni, Doerken, Alloy & Stainless Fasteners, Infasco, The DECC Company, Wurth, and more. With the uncertainty in global sourcing, the INDIA Pavilion was a busy place with dozens of Indian companies displaying their offerings.

Expert Knowledge

Located right on the show floor, the Future of Fastening Theater featured an “Ask the Expert” panel presented by the Industrial Fastener Institute and Fastener Training Institute. Attendees were welcome to submit questions beforehand or ask questions in real-time during the open discussion format. Jo Morris, Managing Partner at Desert Distribution, moderated the session and was joined by panelists Dr. Salim Brahimi P.Eng., Ph.D, Laurence Claus, President of NNi Training and Consulting, Inc., Carmen Vertullo, VP, AIM Testing Laboratory, and John Medcalf, Principal Engineer of Peak Innovations Engineering.

New for 2022! Speed Networking

Speed Networking provided registered attendees with pre-matched meetings with relevant suppliers at the Show. This free event allowed participants to network with potential business partners in an efficient and engaging way. Attendees and exhibitors were invited to the dedicated Speed Networking lounge to prepare for and conduct their meetings in a private, relaxed environment.

Opening Night Party and Happy Hour 

Fastener Fair USA hosted a complimentary happy hour at the end of Day 1 to facilitate industry connection and networking in a fun, productive space. The party took place at the GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden and featured a great live band, open bar, and catered hors d’oeuvres.

Save the Date

Fastener Fair USA is continuing its momentum into 2023, bringing the industry back together in a new location – Nashville, TN, May 16-17, 2023, at the Music City Center. Nashville will become the every other year location for Fastener Fair USA. Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Learn more and request more information here.

“We are grateful for all exhibitors, attendees, associations, and media who made the 2022 Show successful,” said Bob Chiricosta, Event Director, Fastener Fair USA. “We are always working to build a bigger and better event for our customers, and we continually ask members of the industry for feedback. Nashville has repeatedly come up in our polls as one of the top two locations where participants would like to see the show.…so, we’re listening and looking forward to providing even more opportunities to network and do business in Music City!”

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About Fastener Fair USA

Fastener Fair USA is North America’s fastest-growing trade show and conference event for the fastener industry and the manufacturing sectors it serves. Under new management by RX, this dynamic and productive two-day event serves as an essential marketplace drawing fastener professionals from every segment and all around the world.

About RX Global

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organizations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.