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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.

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.