Columbus Fastener Expo Continues to Grow

The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for April 26-27, 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio has grown to 39 companies and 42 booths. “There has been a lot of interest and new contracts received recently. We are also seeing positive effects from the addition of mill supplies to the Expo. We are expecting to have about 75 booths by show time”, says the Expo’s General Manager, Susan Hurley.

Exhibiting Companies (as of February 3, 2011)

Activant Solutions Inc.

All America Threaded Products, Inc.

American Fastener Journal

BMA Software/Microsoft

Brighton Best International

Brilliant Abrasives

Chite Enterprises Co Ltd

Chrislynn Threaded Inserts

Cold Heading Company

Computer Insights, Inc.

Distributor’s Link Magazine

Dynacast Industrial Products

Edward W Daniel LLC

E-Z Lok

Fascomp Electronic Hardware

Fastener Technology International

Fastener World, Inc.

Filrox Industrial Co., Ltd.

Garland Manufacturing

Granite Industries

Holbrook Mfg., Inc.

Industrial Rivet & Fastener Co.

INxSQL Software

Ken Forging Inc.

Metric & Multistandard Components Corp

Metric Fasteners Corporation

Mubea Inc

Northwest Hydra-Line

PCB Load and Torque, Inc.

Perfect Lock Bolt America, Inc.

Prospect Fastener Corp

S & M Retaining Rings

Sarjo’s Faskit Fastener Assortments

Soon Port International Co., Ltd.

Star Stainless Screw Co.

Strut Support Systems

Tapco Inc

W J Roberts Co Inc.

Yellow Woods & Roads Less Traveled Co.

Strong Industry Information & Education Program Offered

The all-day Conference program on Tuesday, April 26 includes: “Understanding the Bolted Joint” and a Fastener Technology Workshop scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both of these programs are offered by the Fastener Training Institute; a free program on “Current Market Overview: Domestic and Overseas” presented by Rob Lucas of Fidelis Fasteners, Ltd. from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and a meeting of Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI) from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.

A special feature this year is a tour of Metric Fastener Corporation’s Columbus warehouse from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Visitors will see MFC’s new, 60,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility and learn about MFC’s selection of over 50,000 metric fasteners and 10,000 carbon and stainless steel metric fasteners which are immediately available from this location. The tour is free to the first 50 fastener distributors who sign up and includes complimentary roundtrip bus transportation from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and refreshments hosted by MFC.

Party Time is Networking Time

The Expo’s Welcome Reception is scheduled for 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This always popular and well attended event will offer complimentary drinks and hors d’ oeuvres to all registered Expo exhibitors and visitors wearing their badge.

Expo Features Latest Fastener and Industrial Supply Products & Services

The one day Expo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 featuring the latest fastener and industrial supply products & services offered by leading manufacturers.

Special Expo Rates Offered by Convention Center Hotels

Hotel reservations are available at the adjoining Drury Inn & Suites, (614) 221-7008, and the Hyatt Regency Columbus, (614) 463-1234. Simply mention the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo to receive the special Expo rates.

Online Registration

Expo visitors can register online at It is easy, fast and secure.

For more information contact National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo/East, (614) 895-1279, email or visit our website at

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