The Greater Chicago Locksmiths Association (GCLA) was founded in 1956 by and for the benefit of locksmiths in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area. Our founding fathers goal was to promote the advancement of our industry by inspiring a spirit of cooperation among fellow locksmiths. Today, this spirit is the driving force behind the GCLA.
Each year brings the introduction of many new and redesigned products for locksmiths. In order to service these items in an efficient manner, today's locksmith must keep up to date on new products and procedures. The GCLA recognizes this and has dedicated itself to providing top quality classes and instructors on a wide variety of subjects.
The GCLA has an extensive collection of DVDs and videotapes covering a variety of lock servicing procedures.
We also have current and past issues of major trade magazines available for reference at our regular meeting.