Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Supply Chain

Nancy Marshall, President, CEO and Owner of Marshall Sales, Inc. tells us about her experience running a WBE, the impacts of supplier diversity, and how mentorship plays an important role in the overall success of underrepresented business communitie

4 Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

It’s no secret that hiring in the manufacturing industry is a current challenge many employers are facing, from a lack of skilled labor to generational shifts. Explore how manufacturers can best navigate the immediate labor landscape.

The Next Great Migration? What Can the Manufacturing Industry Offer Transitioning Tech Workers

Manufacturers are looking to hire tech professionals to fill roles from the shop floor to the C-Suite in hopes to reach the growth and post-pandemic recovery the industry demands. What can manufacturers offer these skilled workers?

2023 Fastener M&A Activity Charges Ahead

Confronted with complex business challenges over the past few years due to the global pandemic, economic shifts, and supply chain challenges, business owners throughout the fastener industry look to M&A for organizational advantages.

The Great Redefinition – 3 Key Takeaways from IFE 2022 Keynote

After traveling over 31,000 miles and 100s of on-the-job interactions with distributors across the US, Dirk Beveridge was ready to share his industry findings with IFE 2022 attendees.

Upskilling and Reskilling the Fastener Workforce

With the war for talent being a prominent hurdle across every industry, fasteners included, it is paramount that companies focus on investing in the talent that they already have. Jil Allen, HR Director at Birmingham Fastener lends her HR expertise a