2017 Silent Auction

NBT’s annual Silent Auction fundraiser is fast approaching on March 8, and there are three ways you can get involved:

Your auction donation will give your company presence online and at the event. Through your participation, you can help support the summer camp and scholarship programs while generating a nice tax deduction.

i Bot Robotic Sculpture
Donated by: Fred Conlon, Sugar Post

Online Bidding


NBT Scholarships

Since 1990, FMA’s foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), has awarded scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. See the list of approved fields of study. Scholarships are awarded in the spring and fall of each year.

Scholarship Application periods:

Applications accepted for Fall Semester award:
Jan. 1 through March 31
Applications accepted for Spring Semester award:
July 1 through Sept. 30

NBT Manufacturing Summer Camps

Campers design and build a product experiencing the start to finish satisfaction of creating something they can show off with pride. Throughout the process, they learn how to do CAD design and operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

They will also tour local manufacturing facilities learning what kinds of jobs exist, what skills and training are required, and how those businesses developed. They will have the opportunity to hear directly from local manufacturing company owners how they started their businesses, applying basic entrepreneurship principles to understand how a single product idea becomes a business.

Upcoming Events to be posted soon! Please check back!

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Support the NBT Foundation

A gift to Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. will support the future of manufacturing.

Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, NBT is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

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Get Involved

How can you get involved with NBT?

  • A company can sponsor the GOLF4MFG event or RUN4MFG event
  • An individual can give a cash donation and have their company match the donation amount through their company’s employee matching program
  • Apply for a scholarship and become a student member of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
  • A teacher can host a summer manufacturing camp and have their school apply to become a Certified Education Center of FMA
  • A group can host a fundraising event on behalf of NBT

Fundraising Events