Join the Institute

Membership in the corporation is limited to persons interested in furthering the objects of the corporation and open to anyone whose application for admission as a member has received the approval of the board of directors of the corporation, and the general membership.

For the purposes of membership, a "fastener" is defined as a manufactured metal component whose end use is specific to a joining or assembly application, including, without limitation, cold headed products, hot headed products, threaded rod, washers, and internally or externally threaded machine products.

There are two categories of Membership:

  1. Producer of Mechanical fasteners
  2. Associate is an entity whose principal business relates directly to the fastener manufacturing process

Membership excludes entities whose primary business is distribution.

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