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How BHMA became the American National Standards Institute standards bearing association for hardware

Friday, May 15, 2020

The 1960s were a time of change for the building industry and for BHMA:  The organization changed its name from the Hardware Manufacturers’ Statistical Association (HMSA) to the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) and changed its mission from focusing on statistical reporting to developing standards for builders hardware. 


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