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MWFA Marks 75th Anniversary by Naming 17 to Hall of Fame

MWFA Marks 75th Anniversary by Naming 17 to Hall of Fame
August 26
22:14 2021

MWFA president George Hunt of Brighton-Best International and 2021 MWFA Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Rich, who has been the CBNSA / MWFA executive since 1984.

The Midwest Fastener Association marked its 75th anniversary by reviving its Hall of Fame with 17 individual inductees and honoring two member companies.

Listed in order of service: Howard Langdon, Langdon Industry Supply and Fastron; Marty Binder, Abbott Interfast; Arne Henriksen Sr., Anchor Bolt & Screw; Rick Binder, Abbott Interfast; Nick Couzins, Mid-Continent Screw Co.; Bob Obeler, Mid-Continent Screw Co.; Craig Cohn, Lewis Screw; Arne Henriksen Jr., Engineered Components; Bill Lang Sr., Certified Products; Don Nowak, Hoyt Fasteners and Falcon Metal; Alina Agresto, Delta Secondary; Wally Olczak, Fabsco Corp.; Mark Novak, Interplex Co.; Tom Blakley, Brighton-Best; Kevin Kaihara, World Washer & Stamping; Henry Chernow, Mecom Industries; and Nancy Rich, MWFA and CBNSA.

Wrought Washer Mfg. and XL Screw Corp. were honored as the initial company inductees into the MWFA Hall of Fame.

Chernow was the last president of the Chicago Bolt, Nut & Screw Association and the first MWFA president. CBNSA became MWFA in 2004.  

CBNSA was formed in 1946 by Langdon, Ly Lathan, Al Granat and Manny Slutsky. Agresto was the first woman president in 1994/95.  Rich has been the executive for the association since 1984.

Previous inductees are: Marty Alpert, Al Amado, Fred Aufecht, Richard Binder, George Durham, Ab Ernst, Bernie Gladston, Al Granat, Don Leese, J.M. Levine, John Latona, Ed McGorry, Ly Nathan, Lee Nitschke, Ken Ozaniec, Bob Pataky, Ralph Rielly, B.J. Sackheim, Ron Sackheim, Dave Schandling, Ed Schneider, Marshall Simon, Manny Slutsky, Harold Schrauer, Joe Spiegel, Jim Summins, Norma Tash and Nick Weiss.

MWFA marked the 75th anniversary of its founding with 2021 FSTNR Week, including education sessions, its 39th trade show, 68th golf outing and a banquet. Web:

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