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Mimi Altman, CMFI
835 March Street
Lake Zurich, IL  60047
(847) 975-0920
FAX (847) 388-4800
mimi at chicagometalfinishers dot com

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Chicago Metal Finishers Institute

The Chicago Metal Finishers Institute (CMFI) was formed in 1935 and is one of the largest affiliates of the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF). Membership currently consists of metal finishing companies and Contributing Sponsors representing suppliers to the metal finishing industry.

Perhaps its greatest service to the members of CMFI and NAMF are its dinner meetings, which offer the opportunity to meet socially with others in the metal finishing business and to discuss topics of interest to the industry. Over the past few years our meetings have covered such topics as hazardous waste and the environment, recycling, the economy, financial planning and accounting, computers in metal finishing, and workers' compensation.

Through its frequent mailings, CMFI keeps its members abreast of the activities of the association, state and national legislative and regulatory developments, which affect business. At the meetings, members can discuss these matters one-on-one and share business experiences and leads.

To develop new business for members, the association acts as a clearinghouse for inquiries from prospective customers.

But the greatest benefit of CMFI membership is the interaction among the members at meetings or through direct communications with each other. Members can find out how others are doing and how they are coping with the various developments in the metal finishing business.