Archive: Mar 2020

Coronavirus Situation – Impact on Global Supply Chain and Mitigation Steps

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Sherex Fastening Solutions is there for essential businesses and manufactures during this difficult time.

Our manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio are open and producing product, and our sales and distribution centers in Buffalo, United Kingdom, and Mexico are operating within both the local and federal safety guidelines at this time.

For essential manufactures looking to keep their processes running with little delay, Sherex has large inventories of fasteners and installation tools that can be shipped IMMEDIATELY. We have outgoing shipments out of our Buffalo headquarters and new sales and distribution office in Burnley, UK every day.

Currently, a number of our parts are going into equipment that will directly impact COVID-19 patients. We have solutions for plants that are currently looking to make a different product to help with this relief effort.

For inquiries on our standard stock, please contact us.

Please stay safe, wash your hands, and practice social distancing during this time. And remember, if in need of critical fastening solutions during this time Sherex is open and available to help.

Please contact us: | 866.474.3739


Impact on Global Supply Chain and Mitigation Steps

Official Statement: 3/18/2020 (PDF)

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation around the world and its impact on global supply chains, several customers have communicated their concerns about possible disruptions and asked us to address the supply of Sherex Fastening Solutions products.

Therefore, please be informed of the following:

Sherex Fastening Solutions is a global company with manufacturing in Akron, Ohio and Zhongli, Taiwan, with offices in El Pueblito, Mexico, Burnley, UK, and Tonawanda, NY.

So far, neither of our Sherex-owned manufacturing facilities nor any of our sub-contracted operations have been impacted.  The Taiwanese government has taken extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from mainland China to the island of Taiwan. At this time we do not see an impact in deliveries or output from Taiwan.

Our Akron, Ohio facility continues to produce product, and we have asked employees to monitor their health and take the proper hygiene steps that will deter the spread of the virus. We have also restricted all visitors to that facility and are requiring those who have recently traveled to stay home and work remotely where possible.

At our global offices, we are mitigating risk by suspending work travel, allowing our non-essential office staff to work from home, and reminding all employees to practice frequent hand washing and frequent sanitation of high traffic areas.

Sherex is here and available for our customers whose supply chains have been disrupted.

We are taking every precaution possible to minimize the exposure to COVID-19. We continue to monitor the situation and if there are any changes we will share it as soon as we are advised.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adam Pratt

Jake Glaser named 2020 YFP President

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We are so proud that our own, Jake Glaser, has been announced as the 2020 Young Fastener Professionals President.

As a Regional Sales Manager at Sherex Fastening Solutions, Jake is focused on helping clients improve their products through fastening innovations. He has worked at Sherex since 2014, working his way from inside sales to outside sales and becoming an important influence at the company.

While working at Sherex, Jake’s dedication to the fastening industry has only grew, becoming a member of YFP in 2019, culminating with his appointment as the president of the Young Fastener Professionals this year.

“We are very proud of Jake,” said Sherex president Adam Pratt. “He’s learned and grown so much over the last six  years and he’s earned this leadership role at YFP.”

“I’m very excited,” Jake said. “YFP is great organization and a great way to get involved in the fastener industry.”

The Young Fastener Professionals is an organization “that provides empowerment and career development by providing resources and support to future leaders,” according to its website.

Professional development, celebrating success, networking events, and collaboration are some of the YFP’s core competencies and Jake hopes to continue to spread the word about the positive impact YFP can have.

“We want to continue to build and grow, and play a bigger role in not only influencing young people in the fastener industry, but in the fastener industry in general.” Jake said.