Learn Why IFI Membership Matters

Why Join IFI?

Hear from current members and suppliers about why they joined.

Essential Training

IFI offers no-cost training to any IFI member company employee.  This relevant industry training is the key to strengthening your employees’ existing skills and to help them learn new ones.  This, in turn, helps your company boost individual and organizational performance. Training allows employees to become more effective while also increasing job satisfaction and reducing employee turnover. 

IFI’s training topics are offered almost monthly in the form of either webinars or face-to-face all-day seminars on topics such as cold-heading, thread rolling, quality assurance and geometric dimensioning & tolerances – all critical subjects for your new and existing employees to be successful.  Click here to view the upcoming training courses and special events offered by IFI for its members.

IFI also offers access to its Workforge training program library, with over 900 on-demand classes available in the general manufacturing library, and 18 brand new courses that specifically teach topics within fastener manufacturing.  Contact us for details on how to get access to these courses.

Leadership Development

IFI has partnered with the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) to provide members access to leading experts in key business skills.

IMS has 50 years experience providing leaders across industries, geographies and levels with award-winning case studies, real-world experiences and interactive breakout discussions – all led by world-class thought leaders. With at least 4 programs a month, you’re guaranteed to find one that suits your needs and your schedule: Want a personalized recommendation? Contact our regional director, Stacey Schroeder at

Contact us for details on how to get access to these courses.

Shipping Discounts

Small Packages – Rely on FedEx for all of your shipping needs and save through the IFI benefits program. Members receive 50% off FedEx Express and 30% off FedEx Ground. If you currently ship with FedEx, you’ll be able to continue using it the same way you do today. After you enroll in the FedEx Advantage Program, the discounts will be added to your account and then automatically applied to your shipments. Don’t have an account? No problem – you can open one when you enroll today.

Freight – IFI members save on shipments with TForce Freight, XPO, Saia, and many others. These competitive rates are made available through our endorsed shipping provider, PartnerShip®. With this free member benefit, you’ll reduce your freight costs, easily rate shop between carriers, and get dedicated support from shipping experts. Whether you’re shipping a single pallet or a full truckload, PartnerShip will help you ship smarter.  Click here for a free quote.

Free Cyber Security Assessment

IFI members receive a free cybersecurity insurance readiness assessment from Systems X.  

Is your organization facing hurdles in obtaining cyber liability insurance because of cybersecurity concerns?

You’re not alone. Many organizations encounter significant obstacles when it comes to meeting the vast cybersecurity requirements set by insurance providers. Our Cyber Insurance Readiness Assessment will ensure you can provide accurate responses to the application’s questions and improve your chances of obtaining quality cyber insurance coverage at lower rates.  IFI members can sign up here.

Purchasing Discounts

IFI members can save on products for your business and employees through IFI’s partnership with NPP. Enrolling is free and the savings are significant.  IFI members can sign up here.

Airgas – Industrial Gas, Safety, Welding & Workwear

  • Discounts on safety supplies and equipment

  • Discounts on welding products and equipment

  • Exclusive pricing on industrial gases*

  • Special pricing on workwear and uniforms

  • $500 instant credit with any new account activation

Batteries Plus –
Batteries, light bulbs & device repair: Save up to 73% on 200 key items.

Office Supplies & Business Solutions – Discounted office items you use every day.

Sherwin-Williams – Paints, Stains, Industrial Coatings & Supplies. Special member pricing at Sherwin-Williams.

Staples – Save on office supplies and services for your business.

Unifirst – Uniforms & Facility Services. You receive up to 60% off rental and lease rates.

Verizon – Wireless Voice & Data Services for Your Business. 22% off monthly access fees and more

Cintas – Uniforms, Safety & Facility Services. You receive up to 65% off Cintas services.