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

Annual Report and Newsletters


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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

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