Chicago Association of Spring Manufacturers, Inc. (CASMI)
CASMI was founded in 1944 as an independent, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development of good business practices, and sharing of technical information through ongoing communications among the job-shop spring manufacturers in the Greater Chicago area. While membership is predominantly located in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, the organization provides support to spring manufacturer and supplier members throughout the United States.
Although CASMI works closely on several issues with the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI), a national organization, both organizations are independent of one another, with unique missions, programs, services, and members.
CASMI sponsors the SPRINGWORLD® Trade Show every two years. New technology presented at this event brings thousands of people to the Chicago area from all over the world. Since the first show in 1959, SPRINGWORLD® has become the largest gathering of the Spring Manufacturing and Wire Forming Industry anywhere at one time! Nearly 100 exhibiting companies - participating in 30,000+ net square feet of exhibit space - demonstrate machinery, show raw materials, test equipment, software and other products and services.