The History of the Southwestern Fastener Association

The Association, originally known as the Texas Fastener Association, was founded on the basic principle that there was a need in the fastener industry to exchange ideas and experiences on successful business practices and techniques related to our market. The Association held its initial formative meeting at the La Baron Hotel in Dallas on November 21, 1974, with 27 persons, representing 20 companies.

From this embryonic stage came the first formal meeting held in January 1975, with 67 persons, representing 50 companies, in attendance. At this meeting, the name of the group formally changed to the Southwestern Fastener Association.

Southwestern Fastener Association has dedicated over 44 years of service to their members. The membership is comprised of distributors and distributor representatives, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives, importers, processors, technology and independent sales agents.