Industry Veterans to Be Honored at National Industrial Fastener Show

Leo Coar, Editor and Publisher of Distributor’s Link magazine, and Surinder Sakhuja, founder of Stelfast, Inc., have been elected to the National Industrial Fastener Expo “Hall of Fame”, it was announced recently by Expo management. Continue reading


Vegas Fastener and Mill Supply Expo Expected to be Largest Ever

Exhibit space sales for the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 22-24, 2014 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA are running 14% ahead of the same time last year. “We only have 144 booths remaining and are expecting a complete sell-out”, reports Susan A. Hurley, General Manager.

“We have sold 705 booths to 527 companies from throughout the USA as well as 18 other nations worldwide including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam, plus we continue to receive new exhibit space contracts and serious inquiries on a daily basis. We are seeing an increase in aerospace fastener manufacturers, machinery & tooling companies and suppliers of specialty tools, hand tools and other industry related products and services. We have already added 30 new companies and are welcoming back six companies which are returning after a three or more year absence. We expect 2014 to be the largest Expo of its kind ever held in North America if not the world”, says Ms. Hurley. Continue reading

Vegas Fastener Expo Hits Trifecta! Big Crowd: Brisk Activity: Happy Exhibitors

The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo held last week at the Sands Expo & Congress Center in Las Vegas, Nevada enjoyed a healthy increase in size and attendance, reports Susan A. Hurley, General Manager.

The popular trade show, hailed as “North America’s Largest”, lived up to its billing with nearly 800 booths and over 600 companies from 18 countries around the world participating, an increase of 3% over last year’s event.

“An Expo is only as good as its attendance and value, and we generated both. We had a total of 4,577 people at the Expo from throughout the USA and 37 foreign countries. Continue reading

NIFS Focuses On Las Vegas

“Show Management is very disappointed with the low exhibitor participation and lack of distributor attendance at the 2011 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo held last week in Columbus, Ohio. We employed our best efforts to heavily promote the event to many thousands of fastener manufacturers, importers, distributors, sales reps and others throughout the world using direct mail, trade journal and web site advertising, multiple electronic bulletins, social media and every other means at our command. We are baffled by the poor turnout. Continue reading