NCFA Distributor Social and Fastener Summit
On May 14, 2015 the North Coast Fastener Association will hold its 7th annual Distributor Social at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in Independence, Ohio. This year, in addition to the Distributor Social, they are planning to hold an“NCFA Fastener Summit”, with a day full of fastener related events leading up to the Distributor Social in the evening.
ND Industries, a national supplier of patching and adhesive products, will be conducting a plant tour of their newly renovated Twinsburg (Cleveland) facility. This event will be open to all fastener industry members.
Element Materials Technology will be conducting a “lunch and learn” presentation on “Failure Analysis and Consultancy” to be held at the IFI classroom located about a mile from the Distributor Social location. This program will be limited to 35 people due to classroom space.
There will be a gathering of Fastener Association Board Members to exchange programming ideas and to network with other association members. If you happen to be a board member of any regional or national fastener association, you are invited to join this informal Fastener Association Networking Session!
The NFDA will share the results of their 2014 Profit Report Benchmarking Study comparing financial and operating characteristics of 30 Fastener Distributors that participated in this study. Business owners will not want to miss this in depth analysis of the critical profit variables (CPVs) including sales per employee, gross margin percentage, operating expense percentage, inventory turnover and average collection period.
Then, Ryan Kertis, President of the Young Fastener Professionals, will briefly discuss their ongoing survey “How to Attract and Retain Millennial Employees within the Fastener Industry” and explain how members of the industry can support their research efforts.
Eric Dudas of Fully Threaded Radio will host and moderate a panel discussion titled “Three on Three – Three Unique Perspectives on the Latest Fastener Industry Trends”. This panel discussion will be a fast-paced, lightning round style discussion as three of the fastener industry’s more innovative thinkers share their thoughts on a variety of topics from fasteners to technology to emerging industry challenges and trends.
7th Annual NCFA Distributor Social hosted by the NCFA!!
Last year, over 250 people attended this event.
With the additional programming, the NCFA looks forward to attracting even more local and out of town distributor guests this year. Any company that sells fasteners or related products to distributors should not miss this event.
If you sell to distributors and you do not participate in this event, you need to ask your sales manager why you are missing out on this valuable networking opportunity. The NCFA appreciates its past support and hopes its sponsors will once again support this event. Supplier registration forms and additional information can be obtained by contacting the NCFA office or visiting them online at www.NCFAonline.com. All registration forms will be available in early April.