North Coast Fastener Association
6995 Bridlewood Drive,
Concord Twp., OH 44077
Phone: 440-975-9503
Fax: 440-350-1676

Distributor Social 2020 - CANCELED

September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM




This year, our friends at Solution Industires are opening the doors of their new 50,000 square foot facility in Strongsville, OH to our Distributor Social Attendees.  They will be hosting a day of presentations, tours and lunch prior to the Distributor Social:  

9am AIM Presentation - Rob LaPointe, President/CEO and Co-Founder of Aim Testing Laboratory will get the day started with a presentation on Metallurgy.  Rob is a noted authority in materials and fastener technology and has extensive experience in management and science of material testing laboratories.  With a background of 20 years in physics education, Rob is effective at communicating complex ideas in a simple and understandable manner.  AIM offers a wide range of fastener, specification, materials, compliance and quality system consultation and Rob brings a unique perspective having dealt with “real world” situations from the fastener industry.

10:30am Flexport Presentation - A representatives from Flexport, a freight forwarder, will give a presentation on their technology driven approach to importing.    Flexport serves more than 10,000 clients and suppliers across more than 200 countries, offering a full range of services including ocean, air, truck and rail freight drayage and cartage, warehousing, customs brokerage, financing and insurance - all informed and powered by their software platform.  This presentation will be of interest to any company that does importing but also to anyone who wants to hear more about the effects of tariffs and the Coronavirus on the global supply chain.

11:30 - Lunch & Solution Industries Tour

12:30pm - ITR Presentation - The North Coast Fastener Association is happy to welcome Taylor St. Germain from ITR Economics.  Taylor will touch on many topics relevant to the fastener industry including short-term and long-term economic forecasts (both U.S. & Global), leading economic indicators, time-sensitive current events as well as topics specifically requested by the NCFA.  ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US with a knowledge base that spans six decades.  ITR has an uncommon understanding of long-term economic trends as well as best practices ahead of changing market conditions. Their reputation is built on accurate, independent, and objective analysis and the NCFA is very happy to be able to offer this program. 

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