Mid-West Fastener Association Introduction
A membership with connections that hold the world together, the Mid-West Fastener Association is one of the oldest fastener associations in the United States. For over 70 years, the association has expanded and evolved from a small local group, to the largest regional fastener association in the industry with members from coast to coast. The Midwest market has the largest concentration of fastener related firms in the USA. MWFA activities have drawn members, as well as the fastener industry at large, to our dinner meetings, Educational Seminars, annual Fastener Expo & Trade Shows, the industry’s largest Golf Outing, and many other programs, from all over the world.
The MWFA has awarded 499 scholarships to date, to members, spouses and their children, totaling in excess of $636,000. View our Fall ’16 Newsletter online to read about our most recent scholarship recipients as well as our milestone 70th Anniversary Celebration. As a result of national interest, the MWFA has adjusted its programs to reflect our commitment to growth and service to the whole fastener industry. Dinner meetings cover specific subjects and problems facing our industry as well as universal subjects of general interest to all companies. Dinner meetings are held in several major regional cities with additional cities added as membership increases across the Midwest.
As a leader in the fastener industry, the MWFA continues to focus on educational programs as MWFA defines “Education” as its’ number 1 priority. Our programs provide unsurpassed fastener industry training, utilizing industry experts with decades of experience offering extensive knowledge and hands on training to attendees.
MWFA members are afforded many opportunities for education, networking and relevant industry information, all of which have helped establish and sustain the success of the MWFA. The MWFA is also a member of the Fastener Industry Coalition, participating and gathering information from a National perspective and providing that information back to our members.
The MWFA’s purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the ever changing needs of its membership. Specifically, the MWFA is dedicated to representing all segments of the industry: manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers to the industry.
Education - MWFA’s by-line is “Where Education is a Priority”
The MWFA hosts at least four educational events a year mainly through seminar format but also through plant tours (hosted by member companies). The value of education is priceless. More knowledge awards more opportunity which awards increased success.
Providing Value to the Industry - Meeting on a regular basis, the Board of Directors spends an excessive amount of time researching and discussing necessary topics to be expanded on for the industry’s benefit.
Industry Relations - Creating programs, in conjunction with other industry and industry related associations, has proven to be successful. This allows additional programs, to be presented, which assist the industry in better serving the needs of their customers and companies.
Membership Appreciation - Associations are built on their membership. MWFA membership is not taken for granted but appreciated for the continuing growth and recognition it allows the MWFA. It is the membership which has made the MWFA a leader in the industry.
Scholarships - The MWFA gives back to the industry by using a large part of their income, for the year, to present scholarships.
We strive to continue building on our goals. The Mid-West Fastener Association is a not for profit association serving the fastener industry.