Securing Success: The Vital Role of Mentorship in the Fastener Industry

The fastener industry demands not just technical expertise but also a deep understanding of its intricate nuances and ever-evolving trends. YFP presented on the invaluable role of mentorship at IFE 2023.

How to Do Business in Europe

For a US company it can prove to be quite difficult to get your product into the European market. Bart Vandezande, CEO of Anemo Engineering, shares his tips and tricks for breaking into the EU fastener market.

IFE is Excited to Welcome Jake Hall as the 2023 Keynote Speaker

Before the official opening of the Exhibit Hall on October 10, Jake Hall AKA the Manufacturing Millennial, will take to the stage to deliver a keynote session you won’t want to miss.

WIFI Spotlight: Getting to Know Rosa Hearn AKA Rosa the Riveter

In partnership with Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI), IFE is excited to spotlight WIFI member, Rosa Hearn. Learn more about her take on WIFI sisterhood and how this association has helped shape her professional career.

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.