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Partnership’s manufacturing focus is key component in Sherex Fastening Solutions local strategy
Sherex Fastening Solutions sold nearly 250 million components in 2015, serving customers around the world in industries from automotive to solar power. Headquartered in Tonawanda, NY – with production facilities in Ohio and Taiwan – the company produces and distributes engineered fasteners including rivet nuts, inserts, tooling and other innovative fastening solutions for specific customer applications.
As a global leader in its industry, Sherex is committed to its home base of Western New York and is involved in the local community in many ways including a long-time membership in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. According to Adam Pratt, president of Sherex, the company believes that helping to make the local business community stronger – particularly in the manufacturing sector – is simply good business.
“A rising tide lifts all boats and we are seeing that in the Buffalo Niagara region,” he explains. “Our Partnership membership enables Sherex to be involved with a strong, unified voice for local manufacturing. That in turn benefits our company and the quality of life for our employees.”
Adam Pratt served as president of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council a few years back and the company continues to make the most of its membership. He notes being a member keeps the company tuned in to important manufacturing issues while providing opportunities for staff members to learn about business practices and connect with other manufacturers at networking events.
The company even connected with its accounting firm and law firm through its Buffalo Niagara Partnership membership. Furthermore, as a worldwide distributor, Sherex participates in many logistics and transportation events sponsored by the Partnership.
Adam Pratt also points out the importance of having the Partnership as a go to resource for information on government initiatives and policies that may affect the manufacturing sector.
“Part of our membership is like having an insurance policy,” he concludes. “If there is something happening on the state or federal level that may negatively impact the manufacturing sector, we can turn to the Partnership to leverage its strengths in advocacy.”
Our Partnership membership enables Sherex to be involved with a strong, unified voice for local manufacturing.
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Sherex Fastening Solutions is just one example of how the Buffalo Niagara Partnership works to deepen engagement with our members and the community. Learn more about what membership can do for your business.