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Founded In: 1916
Size: 5-9 Employees
Woman Business Enterprise Minority Business Enterprise Small Business Enterprise

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The Chicago Expansion Bolt performs so well that it has been used to secure the seating in most theaters and stadiums in the United States since 1916.Our products are very easy to install and have stood the test of time from Auditoriums to Stadiums all across North America. Installers have chosen our expansion devices for their convenience and dependability. Our expansion bolts, hook bolts, and No.1 tumble toggles are stronger than comparable products. Their unique designs often save time during installation. Try our bolts for their convenience and dependability during your next installation.

Our History

Prior to 1900, there were no satisfactory expansive anchoring devices for installations to concrete or masonry. The methods used were to affix a bolt or screw into a pre-drilled hole by plugging in wood, packing sheet lead, pouring molten lead over a bolt head or use of non-expansive, rigid shields. These techniques were comparatively slow, costly in labor and low in performance. In 1916, Ralph S. Pierce patented the original expansion bolt and organized the Chicago Expansion Bolt Corp. to manufacture and sell this unique device. This new, positive method of fastening overcame the prior difficulties and set the pattern for the future. Then, in 1980 Joseph W. Gayton purchased Chicago Expansion Bolt, passing the company onto William Gayton (and he renamed the company Ameribest Fasteners) and then to Daniel and Melanie Gayton in 2006. Through the years, CHICAGO Anchoring Devices have been constantly improved to keep them ahead of the field and to meet changing requirements throughout industry

Our Vision

Today's Expansion Bolt is the outstanding anchor of its type. Its remarkable performance is characteristic of the complete line of CHICAGO products - Maintaining the tradition of leadership laid down by the founder.Our expansion bolts, hook bolts, and No.1 tumble toggles are stronger than comparable products. Their unique designs often save time during installation. Try our bolts for their convenience and dependability during your next installation.

What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Bolts & Nuts
Products/Services Relating to Hardware--Builders' Heavy Hardware
Products/Services Relating to Concrete Inserts

Project Experience

Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups Service Work/Repairs
Commercial
Bridge
School / College / University
Industrial Maintenance
Church / Synagogue
Retail Store
Road / Highway
Sewage / Water Treatment Plant
Arena / Stadium
Parking Garage
Park / Playground
Theater
Design Build
Lighting Retrofits
Non-Building Construction
Parking Lots
Swimming Pool
Tunnel
Fitness Center

Service Areas

Associations & Memberships

Member of ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials)
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