Internship Guidelines

The Fastener Industry Coalition is pleased to provide guidelines to fastener companies that are considering internship positions. Click here to download the guidelines.


IFI adds valuable Technical Resource Offerings

9th Edition of IFI Inch Fastener Standards Book will be available in July, 2014.

Since the publication of the 8th Edition 49 of the 99 included standards have been updated. Every fastener supplier needs this updated standards resource. It is again available in hard-cover and a multi-user digital version. Order it now!

TORQUE Book for Fasteners is now available.

This booklet takes the mystique and confusion out of calculating tightening values for all types of fasteners. This is an absolute “must-have” for every fastener supplier and end user. The core information is also available now in a TORQUE App for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Mechanical Fastening and Joining by Bengt Blendulf was recently published by the IFI.

This is an extremely comprehensive compilation of articles written over the past 30 years by Bengt Blendulf on practical fastening technology. Every fastener supplier should have both new and old employees read this for its valuable and insightful information. It is reasonable to believe that better educated fastener suppliers have fewer problems, generate higher customer loyalty, and create higher profits.

Find these resources and more in the IFI online store at

The Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) has been developed by BB&T Capital Markets and the FCH Sourcing Network to measure the operating conditions and sentiment within the North American industrial fastener distribution sector. The FDI is compiled monthly from survey input provided by qualified distributors, and results are published by BB&T Capital Markets, Fully Threaded Radio and in Fastener Technology International Magazine.

Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) survey Monthly History