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Fastener Secondary Processes Plant Tour (CFS Class)

05/03/2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

On the Fastener Secondary Processes Plant Tour you’ll visit facilities that provide secondary processes to fasteners. Tours may include plants that heat treat, plate or apply locking devices to fasteners. Click here to register

This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program.

Facilities to be toured:

Long-Lok is the engineered fastener company that makes self-locking fasteners and self-sealing fasteners specified by the best engineers world-wide. Long-Lok’s self-locking and self-sealing fastener processes have helped engineers solve threaded component fastening problems for more than 50 years. The tour will show how a variety of locking elements and sealants are applied.

Pentrate Metal Processing supplies black oxide coating on steel, stainless, brass/copper and zinc. In addition they have phosphate coatings (only steel) and passivation (only stainless) available. Their sister property, California Electroplating, provides copper, nickel and chrome plating on zinc die casting, steel, brass and copper parts. Both shops have automatic process lines and “hand” process lines. Hand polishing for subsequent plating is done in a third location.

Sonic Plating has been serving the fastener industry in Southern California since 1962. They specialize in zinc plating of threaded products. We will see a variety of zinc plating processes, from cleaning through chromate and baking. We also will see passivation of stainless steel and chemical conversion coatings for aluminum. Sonic has an on-site hazardous waste treatment system.

For this course:

  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Please note: some facilities use oil in there processes which can splatter and will permanently stain clothing – dress appropriately.
  • Out of professional respect for our volunteer hosts, please understand that representatives of some companies may not be permitted to enter some of the facilities. Also, due to certain federal government regulations, some companies cannot allow non-U.S. citizens to enter their facilities.

Your registration fee includes:

  • A full day of plant tours
  • Transportation to all locations in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Safety glasses and free parking
  • Certificate of completion
  • Eligibility for the Certified Fastener Specialist™ designation

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The pick-up location for the motor coach will be at the Holiday Inn Select in La Mirada (off I-5 at Valley View and Firestone). The motor coach will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Pricing Information:
Registration fees are per person. Click here to register

    Paid by April 19: $379. Discounts are available to members of endorsing fastener associations. Please contact us for details: or 562-473-5373.

    Paid after April 19: $479.

    Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made no later than April 26.

    All no-shows will be invoiced for full registration fees.

    The Fastener Training Institute reserves the right to change instructors or cancel seminars and cannot be held responsible for costs incurred other than the registration fee.

    To be invoiced for this event please call the FTI office at 562-473-5373.


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Various Locations
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