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Safe Summer Travel – and the Components that Make it Possible

For many Americans, travel is a huge part of their summer plans. Spending the season on the open waters, cruising while enjoying the weather and scenery, is a favorite pastime. And while boarding these vessels and perfecting their tan, most people aren’t thinking about the components that go into shipbuilding. The same is true for the trains that bring countless American families to their destinations throughout the season.

For the ship and railroad builders, however, every component is critical, and of utmost priority is safety. Take fasteners, for instance. They’re small but crucial parts of these large modes of transportation, and safely getting from point A to point B depends on their quality.

Did you know that forensics have concluded that it might have been faulty fasteners that ultimately sunk the Titanic? While a lot of time has passed since that fateful voyage, what hasn’t changed is the importance of fasteners, and the need for quality construction and design.

At Chicago Nut & Bolt, we manufacture custom fasteners—inclusive of custom nuts, bolts, and screws—for a wide variety of industries and applications, including the ships and trains that bring people to and from their summer vacations.

We meet all specific requirements and sizes and make blanks in every imaginable head style—all the while making quality our number one priority.

As an ISO-certified, Fastener Quality Act-compliant company, using the most sophisticated testing and certification procedures, safety is always ensured, and the quality is always uncompromised.

The last thing travelers should have to worry about is the safety of their transportation; when companies choose to use our fasteners, it’s something no one has to worry about.

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Keeping America’s Agricultural Industry Moving Forward: One Bolt at a Time

The end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 has been a wildly unpredictable time for the agricultural industry. Certainly, the number one reason has been the weather. In the West, drought conditions have been constant, long lasting, and brutal. In fact, for the first time in 15 years, drought conditions cover 100% of California, according to The Atlantic. In stark contrast, much of the rest of the country was slammed by a long and bitter winter that saw record-setting low temperatures and snowfall, which in turn delayed planting and fieldwork across the U.S.

At Chicago Nut and Bolt, thanks to our years of experience and our location in the heart of the Midwest, we know a thing or two about the agricultural industry. For over 25 years, Chicago Nut and Bolt has been supplying some of the biggest names in the agricultural equipment industry with industrial fastener products. Our high-quality parts find their way into the tractors, plows, and other heavy equipment that keep farmers in business. Each year, we fill many orders for parts, including custom bolts for some of the largest farm equipment on the market.

While it is true that our parts usually only make up 3% of the total cost of building a machine, they could not be more critical. If even one bolt is the wrong size or doesn’t arrive on time, it can ruin the production of an entire machine! Our goal is to work closely with our agricultural manufacturing customers to guarantee they never experience a single minute of downtime from a faulty or missing fastener.

So as this year’s spring planting season struggles to get underway, you can be sure that Chicago Nut and Bolt is running at full capacity to make sure when it is time to go, our agricultural clients will be prepared.