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Fastener Training Week Coming to Cleveland in March


More than 200 billion fasteners are used per year in the United States. They are well-known in the production of automobiles, aircraft, appliances and agricultural machinery, as well as in commercial construction and infrastructure. Can you even imagine the manufacturing industry without bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers and all the related custom-formed parts?

To help workers remain skilled and relevant across the manufacturing industry, the Fastener Training Institute (FTI) is offering its next Fastener Training Week class on March 16-20 in Cleveland. This advanced technical training program is offered in partnership with the Industrial Fasteners Institute and is for fastener distributors, manufacturers and end users.

The FTI program will cover topics such as manufacturing processes, consensus standards and quality control taught by Salim Brahimi, IFI director of engineering technology; Laurence Claus of NNi Training and Consulting; and John Medcalf of Peak Innovations Engineering. Participants will tour manufacturing, secondary processes and testing facilities including Tensile Testing, Auto Bolt and ND Industries. Fastener Training Week is part of the FTI Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS) advanced technical training program. After completing the training in a small group environment and passing a final exam, attendees are eligible for the CFS designation.

The advanced technical program has been designed for professionals active in fastener sales, purchasing, manufacturing or quality assurance. Class registration and more information is available at www.fastenertraining.org, with early-bird fees available until Feb. 24.

Additional Fastener Training Week programs will take place in Chicago Aug. 17-21, and in Houston Dec. 7-11. Professionals interested in obtaining their CFS designation through one-day classes can attend trainings offered in Chicago in March, April, May and June and August. Find out more at www.fastenertraining.org.


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