Hilton Head Island, South Carolina |
Michele Clarke had the arduous task of representing Valley Forge for the IFI Fall Meeting this past September. The Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI) is an institute that was started in 1931 to service the people, industry and customer of North American Fasteners. Valley Forge has been a member of this organization for many years. The venue was The Inn at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island – with a PGA Tournament golf course available for the obligatory and very competitive IFI Golf Tournament.
The meetings are a chance for industry professionals to discuss many of the issues that are common to all of us. We were presented with the current economic outlook by Dr. Ken Mayland of ClearView Economics, Captain Ryan Davis, USMC, lecturing on what the U.S. Marine Corp of the future will look like, a presentation on McGill University and their engineering internship program, and Dan Sharkey of Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco PLLC on contracts and litigation in the supply-chain. We also got updated on Government Issue by Jennifer Baker Reid of The Laurin Baker Group.
The next meeting will be Spring 2016 in Phoenix our hometown!