Pac-West's Mission/History

The Pacific-West Fastener Association was created in 2009, as a unification of the Los Angeles Fastener Association and the Western Association of Fastener Distributors.

Core Purpose

  • To strengthen our member companies through educational opportunities, alliances, advocacy, and highly effective relationships.

Core Values

  • Supportive relationships
  • Knowledge
  • ROI: Wise use of time and resources
  • Ethical, inclusive and transparent

Envisioned Future

  • We will build a strong community in the fastener

  • We will cultivate close relationships and peer-based
    learning, and maintain a winning balance of social
    interaction and learning.

  • We will be inclusive and innovative, have a
    reputation for excellence and professionalism, and
    will expand our programs to meet the needs of the
    fastener industry.

Value Proposition

  • The critical resource your fastener business needs to maximize profitability and growth through enriched supply-chain relationships, invaluable interaction with industry peers, and outstanding and relevant educational programs.


  • To be the association that provides the highest return on membership investment in the fastener industry, while maintaining a sense of close community.