IRWIN Industrial Now Distributes PEM® Fasteners
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IRWIN Industrial Now Distributes PEM® Fasteners

PennEngineering® has expanded its sales channels in Canada by recently signing an agreement with Irwin Industrial to distribute its PEM® fasteners product range.

PEM® brand fasteners utilize self-clinching, broaching, flaring, surface-mount, bonding, or welding technology to provide strong, reusable, and permanent threads, and mounting points, in thin sheet metal, P. C. board, or other rigid material.  "With our history in fasteners and electro-mechanical parts for equipment manufacturers, as well as our focus on engineered solutions, PEM® fasteners was an ideal addition to our offering." Says Brad Jolly, Irwin Product Manager. "Also, we have tremendous local support in Alberta and Quebec with PennEngineering’s representative EMT Engineering, and in Ontario directly with PennEngineering’s Richard Burridge."


Richard Burridge, Regional Manager - Canada, of PennEngineering  had been impressed with Irwin’s strength in vendor-managed inventory programs, and initiated discussions with Irwin Industrial. "Irwin is an established company with a very strong reputation in distribution. They have technical personnel with in-depth design-in experience. Irwin has close and long-term relationships with many OEM customers and prospective customers for our engineered fasteners, especially where their VMI programs are present or planned." Richard said.


For the convenience of its customers, IRWIN Industrial will have the full PEM® fastener catalogue, integrated into its website The catalogue is always up-to-date, is mobile friendly, and allows access to the entire library of applicable CAD models, dynamically generated and available for email, download, or direct insertion into a wide-range of file formats or CAD software.

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IRWIN Industrial, established in 1970 and headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, is an ISO9001:2008-registered supplier of electro-mechanical components and fasteners with warehouses in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New York.


Founded in 1942, PennEngineering is the global leader in the development and manufacture of precision fasteners, components and installation systems, specializing in thin sheet attachment solutions. With globally recognized brands including PEM®, microPEM®, PEMSERTER®, PROFIL®, PennAuto™, Atlas®, Haeger®, Heyco® and SI®, the company provides design and product solutions worldwide for diverse industries, including electronics, computer, data/telecom, medical, automotive, aerospace/aircraft, and general manufacturing. The company operates fastener manufacturing facilities and key sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia and is supported by a worldwide network of authorized engineering representatives and distributors.

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