About NBT

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (NBT)

Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, NBT is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs. This site contains information on the urgent need to engage young people in career preparation for well-paid, fulfilling jobs that require hands-on skills.

NBT’s Core Purpose:
To help individuals discover the passion for making things.

Core Values:

  • Careers in manufacturing
  • Engaged leadership
  • Future generations
  • Inspiring people to work with their hands and their minds
  • Respect for the individual
  • Applied learning
  • Transforming interest into ability and then craftsmanship
  • Absolute integrity

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For the Press

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), is making news with its timely efforts to avert an imminent crisis—the unprecedented shortage of skilled workers facing today’s employer. Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, NBT is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, welders,engineers, and more. We work to dispel the myth that these jobs are low paying, dirty, dangerous and mostly a man’s work.

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Contact Information

Edward Youdell
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

NBT Board of Directors

  • Warren Long
    Chairman
    Warren Long
    Briggs & Stratton Corp
  • R Bruce Benedict
    Vice Chairman
    R Bruce Benedict
    Production Tube Cutting Inc
  • Mike A Cattelino
    Secretary and Treasurer
    Mike A Cattelino
    Fox Valley Technical College
  • David Brown
    Immediate Past Chair
    David Brown
    Affiliations Unlimited Inc
  • Bruce Albrecht
    Director
    Bruce Albrecht
    Miller Electric Mfg Co
  • Rick J Hargrove
    Director
    Rick J Hargrove
    Steel & Pipe Supply Co Inc
  • David Pettigrew
    Director
    David Pettigrew
    Coilplus - Alabama Inc
  • Pam Swanson
    Director
    Pam Swanson
    Airgas North Central
  • Roger Wilson
    Director
    Roger Wilson
    CNA
  • Steve Zerio
    Director
    Steve Zerio
    Form Tech Concrete Forms
  • William Jeffery
    Member
    William Jeffery
    IRMCO