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2004 FIN – CBNSA Changes Name to ‘Mid-West’

June 28
00:00 2012

The Chicago Bolt, Nut & Screw Association changed its name to Mid-West Fastener Association. Mid-West president Henry Chernow described the name change as “our commitment to moving our meetings beyond the O’hare area [Chicago O’Hare International Airport]” and reflecting increasing number of inquiries from potential members based outside the Chicago area.

Last year CBNSA held a meeting in Rockford, IL, and is considering other locations such as Milwaukee this year.
“The purpose of the name change is to alleviate confusion as to our association being a small regional group only allowing ‘Chicago area’ companies,” Chernow explained. “Over recent years we’ve had many more calls, than in the past, inquiring whether we would consider memberships outside of Chicago. While we have always accepted memberships from across the country and at times even overseas, our name indicated we may not.” The change also reflects industry evolution. “Our industry has also expanded products, quite extensively, since 1946 when we began,” Chernow added. “We do not represent specifically nuts, bolts and screws anymore.
Although it would be hard to select a name that covers all products associated with our industry theses days, ‘fastener’ covers a much wider range.
The name change will be marked at the Midwest Fastener Expo April 19-20, 2004, at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. For information contact executive director Nancy Rich. E-mail: or Web: ©2004

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