Fastener Associations

Association Name Contact Description
European Fastener Distributor Association Secretary General Alexander Kolodzik  EFDA represents the interests of fastener distributors at European and global level. 
Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI) Ken McCreight

Representing the interest of North American mechanical fastener manufacturers since 1931.

Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association (MFDA) Nancy Rich  Our purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the needs of its members. We are dedicated to representing all segments of the industry: manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers.
Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributor Association (MAFDA) Bill Bankoske  The Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributors Association is dedicated to representing and providing value to all segments of the fastener industry. A volunteer organization recognizing the equal importance of all industry segments, the MAFDA fully embraces the quadrangle of business entities that encompass and support the regional fastener distribution industry. Distributors, manufacturers, importers, and sales representatives are all encouraged to join and participate in common interest agendas.
Midwest Fastener Association (MWFA) Nancy Rich  The MWFA’s purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the ever changing needs of its’ membership. Specifically, the MWFA is dedicated to representing all segments of the industry; manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers to the industry.
National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) Vickie Lester  
New England Fastener Distributors Association (NEFDA) Nancy Rich  NEFDA's mission is: *To advance the interest of the Fastener Industry by promoting the distribution of fasteners through those who will bring about the upgrading and the image of the industry, *To discuss and find solutions to the common problems of our members, *To collect and disseminate useful statistics and information to members, *To provide a forum for continuing education and information for our members, and *To promote the improvement of the quality of and to develop new users for fasteners in the marketplace.
North Coast Fastener Association (NCFA) Lisa Graham  
Pacific-West Fastener Association Vickie Lester  The Pacific-West Fastener Association was created in 2009, as a unification of the Los Angeles Fastener Association and the Western Association of Fastener Distributors. Our core purpose is to strengthen our member companies through educational opportunities, alliances, advocacy, and highly effective relationships.
Southeastern Fastener Association (SEFA) Nancy Rich  SEFA Purpose: Education, Networking, and Industry Events. The collection and dissemination of useful statistics and information through educational programs for its members. Promoting the improvement of quality, service and the expansion of the fastener industry. Establishing a more friendly and an enlarged relationship between persons in the industry.
Southwestern Fastener Association (SFA) John Elsner  The mission of the Southwestern Fastener Association is to serve fastener distribution through conferences, trade shows, networking, information, and scholarships. By serving Distribution, we also serve our other members in the fields of manufacturing, importing, processing, technology and manufacturers' representatives.
Specialty Tool & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) Georgia Foley  The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is an educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products. STAFDA membership also includes publishers of industry trade press.
Taiwan Fastener Trading Association Bill Chen Taiwan Fastener Trading Association (TFTA) was founded in June of 1989 with the name of Taiwan Fastener Society. In June of 2003, it was approved by the Ministry of Internal Afshows to become a lawful corporate body and its name was changed into its present name. In the past 10 years, through the leadership of Mr. Shen-Xian Su (the founder), former presidents (Mr, Kuo-Chi Yen, Wen-Wuei Lu and Hong-Cheng Chang), former directors (Yin-Wu Liao, Yan-Zai Hong and Tammy Huang) and the current director (Mr. Jun-Nan Chen), the tentacles of TFTA have reached Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan via factory tours and exhibitions.
Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI)   Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI), began in 2009 on the social media site LinkedIn, as a way to connect women in the fastener business through the web, social media, and trade shows. The group was started by Pam Berry, Executive Vice President and co-owner at Advance Components. WIFI’s mission is to provide opportunities for women in the fastener industry at all levels of experience, to unite in order to educate, mentor and encourage one another, for the express purpose of advancing women in the fastener industry. 
Young Fastener Professionals (YFP)   Young Fastener Professionals collectively form a community based on collaboration for both educating & learning.