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View our Fastener Information Directory Sample!

The MWFA has published an updated Fastener Information Directory.  This book contains basic information to help those new in the industry as well as those not familiar with all aspects of the industry. 

Preview this book by viewing the Table of Contents and a sample chapter:

Fastener Information Directory Sample
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Ads, per issue, will be limited. Ads will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Website Ads will be offered first come/first serve as to page selection when new website is launched. Page selections are: Home Page, About Us, Member Info, All That’s New, Events & Education or Downloads.

NOTE: This information may change as we continue building our new website and creating advertisement opportunities.

Call 847-438-8338 or e-mail: mwfa@ameritech.net to reserve your ad space!

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Career Opportunities

ND Industries - Técnico de control de calidad (Quality Control Technician)
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ND Industries - Customer Service Representative
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Regional Account Manager | Advance Components
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ISO QMS MANAGER-Tramec Continental-Aero - Alsip, IL

Established industry leader seeking a QMS trained with lead auditor experience for a managerial position in a fast paced environment. Proficient reviewing and preparing Level 111 PPAPS and presentations. Report to QC manager and have knowledge of measuring and testing equipment and industry standards. Proficiency in print reading important. Competitive compensation package.  Contact with resume. Posted 5-17

Contact Justineg@continental-aero.com with resume. 


Purchasing Associate-Tramec Continental-Aero - Lyndhurst NJ/Alsip IL

Established industry leader seeking an experienced purchasing agent with hardware/fasteners experience. Candidates will work in face paced environment, dealing with heavy volume and overseas suppliers.  Must be detailed oriented and self-motivated, this position reports to purchasing head and top management. Proficiency in print reading, knowledge of internally threaded fasteners and industry standards a plus. Posted 5-17

Contact Justineg@continental-aero.com with resume. 


Independent Sales Reps Opportunity

Custom Plastic Injection Molding Company in Eastern Iowa is seeking independent sales rep to seek new business to promote and sell our full line of nylon plastic adjustment and control knobs. Attractive commissions and full office support provided for quotes and orders on both standard offered knobs along with custom knobs requested. Please send resumes to jack.hasken@jackson-mfg.com. Visit our website at www.Jackson-Mfg.com or call Jack Hasken, President/CEO at 563-580-8688 to learn more about the company and our adjustment knob products.


Quality Assurance Technician

Locknut Technology, a Fastener Manufacturer in Addison, Illinois, seeks a Quality Assurance Technician with experience in all phases of Quality Assurance, in order to ensure that our company meets or exceeds both its own quality standards and the customer specifications.  Applicants must be familiar with Gage Control, Measurement and Process Control, SPC, and Incoming and Final Inspections.  You will also assist in maintaining our ISO 9000 Certification.

Applicant must have a minimum of three year’s experience.  An Associates degree is preferred.  Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Physical Requirements include sufficient mobility, strength, flexibility, hearing and sight to perform all job relevant tasks.

We offer competitive wages, health insurance, vacation and a matching retirement savings plan.

PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS – To apply for the position, applicants should forward cover letter and resume to:


We are a well-respected company known for its commitment to teamwork, diligence and growth.  Our focus is small parts for the automotive, appliance, and construction industries.  We are now accepting resumes for the position of Quality Technician.  This position will oversee aspects of our total quality policies, programs, and initiatives and will have a direct impact on our ISO transition and a fast track to the management level.

While not required it would be preferred for the candidate to have a four-year degree in a related field (preferably quality, mechanical or industrial engineering) and certification in ISO Auditing.  It is essential that applicants for this position be strategic-thinking and have spent time working on an ISO 9001 or like system.  Certifications or a background that reflects the ability to implement Quality and Lean/Six Sigma Systems would be a plus.  Being bilingual (Spanish/English) would give your resume bonus stars.

Some of the responsibilities of this important role include but are not limited to:

  • Developing, planning and implementing total quality objectives, policies and programs to include application, training, testing and maintaining quality standards, policies and procedures for materials, products, processes, facilities and company’s service
  • Formulating and maintaining QA objectives and coordinating with other functional areas to maximize results and minimize costs
  • Directing all inspection, testing, and auditing activities to ensure that standards and applicable government regulations are met
  • Developing and analyzing statistical data and product specs to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability standards
  • Evaluating and correcting customer complaints regarding quality and service
  • Conferring with material and component vendors on issues relating to supply quality, capacity to meet orders and quality standards
  • Budgetary accountability

Our company offers work life balance, fair compensation, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, medical and dental insurance, and IRA among other benefits.   Each member of our team gets cross training and wears many hats each day.

Computer savvy, hands-on leaders with strong analytical, statistical and problem solving skills, outstanding written and oral communication abilities, a willingness to travel when necessary and an absolute commitment to safety are invited to submit resumes with salary history to: jobs@weassemble4u.com.

New Members

Wafios /Branford, CT
ITW Shakeproof / Broadview, IL
United Performance Metals/Northbrook, IL

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News Releases

Advance Components

Advance Components

Advance Components is celebrating 45 years of distributing excellence by offering customers free shipping when purchasing from the Advance online store.  All products online are in-stock and ready for same day shipping.

“We invite all of our customers to celebrate our anniversary with extra savings at the Advance online store,” says Advance president Gary Cravens. “This is a fast and easy way to buy in-stock products with the click of a button.”

Advance is a master-stocking distributor of ARaymond Tinnerman, AVK Products, Heyco, Davies Moldings, Micro Plastics, Johnson & Hoffman, A1 Duplex Screw and other quality lines. Visit advancecomponents.com for online orders and information, or call us for quotes, samples and engineering support at 972-446-5500.  (0317)


Engineered Components Company Elgin, Illinois, looking for acquisitions of mid-western fastener distributors. Please contact Sid Hirsch, email shirsch@engcomponents.com.


ISO SpecialistsTransition to ISO 9001: 2015 or ISO 14001: 2015 TODAY!

Now is the right time to upgrade your organizations international standards. With significant business benefits, IMSM have created a choice of options to reflect your organizational business requirements, to assist with the gradual transition from ISO 9001: 2008 to the revised and improved ISO 9001: 2015 standard. IMSM can also aid in the transitioning from ISO 14001: 2004 to the revised ISO 14001: 2015 standard.

Each option offers a step-by-step guide and continuous evaluation for optimum managed support across various levels of consultancy provision. Providing clients with the necessary information and route to the new standard, at a pace dictated by the organization with the appropriate support package necessary to complete a self-managed or full consultancy transition.
Our revision support options are convenient, portable and have been created to remove unnecessary upheaval and disruption to your working day to day business activities and of those that may impact on you achieving ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001: 2015.

For more information visit: http://www.imsm.com/us/iso-9001-revision/ or email: scottmersch@imsm.com 
Tel: (855) 338 5949  


The Gilchrist Foundation

Robbie and Gina Gilchrist established the Gilchrist Foundation Fastener Scholarship in 2000. Their goal was to return something to an industry that was very good and supportive to them. The Gilchrist Foundation invites any person wanting to further their education to apply for the scholarships. Applicants can be full time or part time students working in the industry or children of working fastener people.

Since the inception of the Foundation, there have been 54 recipients of scholarships. 
For additional information visit the foundation web site: www.gilchristfoundation.com
Applications will be accepted January 1 2017 through May 31, 2017.


We invite you to submit your industry news to be posted here.  Keep the fastener industry updated on your company announcements, important technical information, etc. by submitting to news@mwfa.net.  All submissions will be reviewed prior to determination of posting.

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