Conference and trade show event to feature best practices in industrial and supply chain management.
The 2021 Fastener Fair USA will include a dynamic, day-long educational program on November 8, and a productive, two-day expo geared to the entire fastener industry on November 9 and 10.
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, and for 2021, an expanded emphasis on manufacturing. In October 2020, Fastener Fair USA and the International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers’ Association (IFMSA) entered a multi-year agreement to bring the International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition to Fastener Fair USA beginning with the November 2021 show.
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 and the manufacturing sectors it serves.
Fastener Fair USA 2021 will produce a pre-show conference program on November 8, as well as technical sessions on the floor on products and processes impacting the industry. Key among these is a heightened interest among OEMs and distributors in sourcing fasteners and fixtures closer to point of use. The pandemic has complicated the global supply chain, and more firms are expected to examine the potential to source more of their fastener production and processing, like adhesive application and coating, closer to home, or in some cases, in house.
Cleveland the Perfect Location
“We’re excited to return to Cleveland, and present the most robust Fastener Fair USA yet,” said Bob Chiricosta, Event Director for Fastener Fair in the U.S. and Mexico. “Given Ohio’s renaissance in advanced manufacturing, Cleveland is the perfect setting for the next Fastener Fair USA.”
The advancement of manufacturing in Ohio received a boost this past year. In September, the U.S. Department of Defense approved a $5 million grant to improve defense manufacturing processes in Ohio and train workers for next-generation jobs. In August, Ohio was named a Defense Manufacturing Community, in a program designed to support investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand capabilities for defense manufacturing.
Coordinating partners in the Defense Department initiative include regional business development organizations, including MAGNET, a Cleveland-based non-profit consulting group whose mission is to grow the manufacturing industry to help small and medium-sized companies transform with technology, innovation, and talent.