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IFI Adds 6 Member Companies

August 28
20:47 2018

Chairman Johnson: Industrial Fasteners Institute member involvement leads to “technical research, training, government relations and workforce development that no one company could do on its own.”

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Walker Officially Takes Reins As IFI’s 8th Managing Director

August 27
15:58 2018

Rob Harris was managing director from 1995 through 2017.

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IFI Names Walker as 8th Managing Director

June 18
20:59 2018
    IFI Names Walker as 8th Managing Director

Dan Walker, PE, has engineering and association management experience.

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Harris Returns to IFI As Interim Director

May 08
01:10 2018

Industrial Fasteners Institute board and selection committee agreed to “separate” with managing director of just four months.

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IFI Honors Harris, Lawler With Soaring Eagle Awards

May 08
00:17 2018
    IFI Honors Harris, Lawler With Soaring Eagle Awards

For 23 years, Harris was the Industrial Fasteners Institute’s sixth managing director. Technology award goes to Lawler, engineer and leader on material, product, and process standardization committees.

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Trump Tariffs Squeezing U.S. Fastener Manufacturers

April 16
18:15 2018
    Trump Tariffs Squeezing U.S. Fastener Manufacturers

Higher prices and a ‘burdensome’ exclusion process fuel uncertainty, according to the Industrial Fasteners Institute's Washington representative Jennifer Baker Reid.

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IFI’s Johnson at NFDA: Tariffs Won’t Last

March 20
06:11 2018
    IFI’s Johnson at NFDA: Tariffs Won’t Last

Industrial Fasteners Institute chair Phil Johnson, CEO of Agrati’s ContMidGroup, predicted the Trump tariffs won’t last, just as the announced three-year 30% steel tariffs during the George W. Bush administration lasted only half as long as intended.

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Johnson, DeSantis Lead IFI For 2018-19

March 20
03:03 2018
    Johnson, DeSantis Lead IFI For 2018-19

Managing director Ken McCreight announced the IFI has 27 new members, and plans to launch an online apprenticeship training program.

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IFI’s McCreight Knows Metals Industry From Jobs

February 01
10:32 2018
    IFI’s McCreight Knows Metals Industry From Jobs

After growing up on the streets of Cleveland, on his first day as a high school graduate McCreight walked into Fredon Corporation in Cleveland looking for a job in manufacturing.

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Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

January 08
03:16 2018
    Cold Heading Center Receives $20k Gift from IFI & FEF

College will use the donation, which was made December 8, to pay for instructional materials, machinery maintenance, student recruitment and marketing.

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IFI’s Harris Retiring From “Healthy Industry”

November 27
16:26 2017
    IFI’s Harris Retiring From “Healthy Industry”

As he retires, Harris sees a “healthy industry and healthy customers” for the fastener industry. “Boeing and all aerospace are booked with orders,” he pointed out. 

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McCreight to Succeed Harris as IFI Managing Director

October 02
15:08 2017
    McCreight to Succeed Harris as IFI Managing Director

McCreight becomes the IFI’s seventh MD in the 86-year history of the trade association of North American fastener manufacturers and suppliers.

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Boyd and Johnson Lead IFI for 2017-18

April 04
14:10 2017
    Boyd and Johnson Lead IFI for 2017-18

The IFI was founded in 1931 and is an association of North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers and custom formed parts; and suppliers of materials, machinery, equipment and engineered services.

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Enabling Tech Drives Car Fastener Innovations

February 13
16:25 2017
    Enabling Tech Drives Car Fastener Innovations

Automakers are reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency by pushing the limits of high strength steels, according to Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering Technology at the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

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ASTM F16 Honors Wilson

January 12
00:50 2017
    ASTM F16 Honors Wilson

Since retiring in 2007 as the director of engineering for the Industrial Fastener Institute, Wilson has been an Ohio-based independent consultant.

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