The Pacific-West Fastener Association holds its autumn conference in Portland, OR, this week. Founded in 1982 as the Western Association of Fastener Distributors, the story of Pac-West is summarized in two articles in the Fastener History section of GlobalFastenerNews.com.
“These assets, along with new power presses that include multiple high tonnage power presses and new equipment including a CNC lathe and milling machines, means that our stamping and production capabilities have reached a whole new level,” CIO Steven Lippolis said.
A college in Rockford, IL, wants to establish a cold forging manufacturing training center by year's end to maintain the city's standing as the 10th largest U.S. metropolitan area for fastener production, according to the Rockford Register Star.
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