About IFI

Learn About IFI's Members, Organizational Structure, Divisions, Committees and Bylaws


Explore our Members


4740 Manufacturing Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44135


(216) 881-3913


Agrati, Inc.


24000 S. Western Avenue

Park Forest, IL  60466


(708) 747-1200


AFI Industries, Inc.


475 East Kehoe Blvd.

Carol Stream, IL 60188


(630) 462-0400


Acument Global Technologies


6125 E. 18 Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI 48314


(586) 997-5600


Attica Automation


3275 Metamora Road

Oxford, MI 48371


(248) 236-2454


Atotech USA, LLC


1750 Overview Drive

Rock Hill, SC 29730


(803) 817-3500


Arcelormittal Long Products Canada


400 Galleria Officenter #215

Southfield, MI 48034



(248) 358-9244


Angor Incorporated


2217 Eddie Williams Road

Johnson City, TN 37601


(423) 434-9696


AAA Plating & Inspection, Inc.


424 E. Dixon Street

Compton, CA 90222


(310) 637-1066


Adept Fasteners, Inc.


27949 Hancock Parkway

Valencia, CA  91355



Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of IFI. It is responsible for the management and operation of the Institute, establishes policy, determines budgets, and administers all activities. Board representatives are elected by the members of each Division. The Board Chairman and Vice Chairman, who are elected annually, and the Immediate Past Chairman are the Institute officers. IFI strictly adheres to antitrust guidelines, which can be found in the provided downloads.


IFI currently has three fastener manufacturing Divisions and an Associate Suppliers Division.Their purpose is to further the interests of our members.

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Division I

Industrial Products Manufacturers

Division I members focus on OEM markets other than automotive and aerospace. Products represented include bolts, socket screws, cap screws, studs, nuts, washers, blind rivets, pins, inserts, tapping screws, machine screws, set screws, SEMS, and rivets. Primary markets include electrical/electronics, appliance, furniture/office equipment, heavy truck, construction equipment, structural buildings, and bridges.

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Division II

Aerospace Fastener Products

Division II manufacturing members focus on manufacturing aircraft and aerospace fasteners. This division has Affiliate Members, who are distributors. A high percentage of aerospace fasteners sold to end users are contractually sold through distributors. For this reason, aerospace fastener distributors have a more integral relationship with fastener manufacturers than do distributors in other fastener markets. For that reason, aerospace fastener distributors meeting specific criteria are eligible to be Division II Affiliates. Division II also has a special subdivision for aircraft locknut manufacturers, formerly known as ALMA – Aircraft Locknut Manufacturers Association. In 2018 ALMA dissolved and combined with IFI Division II.

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Division III

Automotive Industry Fastener Group

Division III focuses on automotive industry needs and requirements for passenger cars and light trucks. Its members are manufacturers of automotive fastener products and must manufacture and sell a substantial percentage of its total annual sales directly to the automotive industry

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Associate Suppliers Division

The Associate Suppliers Division represents suppliers of raw materials, manufacturing and processing equipment, heat treaters, finish applicators, manufacturing tooling, patch/adhesive applicators, sorting services, and proprietary feature licensing firms.


IFI committees serve the Institute, its members, and users of fasteners and formed parts.

Apprenticeship Committee

The Apprenticeship Committee is made up of volunteers from the IFI membership with expertise in training, human resources and plant operations.  This committee oversees the development and maintenance of IFI’s apprenticeship program.  IFI partnered with the Marshall University Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) to develop an industry recognized U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for cold-heading, threading and screw machine operators.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee coordinates the Institute’s advocacy roles in Washington and in international affairs where the interests of the industry are an issue.  The committee’s members participate in a Washington Fly-In every other year where they meet with elected officials and representatives of various governmental bodies to represent the industry’s interests.  The committee is administered by the IFI’s Washington Representative, The Laurin Baker Group.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee supports IFI members as a technical resource. The committee works for the technical improvement of industry products and processes, and cooperates with government, national, and international standards organizations in the development of fastener related standards.


The Finance Committee prepares and reviews IFI’s annual operating budget. Also makes recommendations pertaining to annual dues and assessment rates.

Publications & Information

The P&I Committee is responsible for the coordination of IFI’s publications as well as our public relations, educational, and marketing activities.


The Safety Committee is made up of a dedicated group of IFI member company HR and EHS volunteers who work together by sharing and recommending best practice solutions to health and safety problems in the workplace.

Associate Advisory Council

The Associate Supplier Council is made up of one elected representative from each of the following ASD product categories:  Raw Material Suppliers; Outside Processing; Test Labs; Machinery; Chemicals / Lubricants / Sealants; and Tooling / Software / Other. Representatives on the council serve a 3-year term and are nominated and voted on by the ASD members of the Institute.

2022 Annual Report

Click the button below to download the IFI Annual Report to the Membership.

The report summarizes IFI’s operations, special projects, financial position and the value proposition presented to the members. As in past reports, it summarizes the economic, political, geo-political and regulatory environment in which the industry operated in 2022, and projects what may come to our industry in 2023 and beyond.