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

  • David Brown
    Chairman
    David Brown
    Affiliations Unlimited Inc
  • Warren Long
    Vice Chairman
    Warren Long
    Briggs & Stratton Corp
  • R Bruce Benedict
    Secretary and Treasurer
    R Bruce Benedict
    Production Tube Cutting Inc
  • Rory DeJohn
    Immediate Past Chair
    Rory DeJohn
    Turner Construction
  • Bruce Albrecht
    Director
    Bruce Albrecht
    Miller Electric Mfg Co
  • Mike A Cattelino
    Director
    Mike A Cattelino
    Fox Valley Technical College
  • Rick J Hargrove
    Director
    Rick J Hargrove
    Steel & Pipe Supply Co Inc
  • William Jeffery
    Director
    William Jeffery
    IRMCO
  • David Pettigrew
    Director
    David Pettigrew
    Coilplus - Alabama Inc
  • Teresa Beach - Shelow
    Director
    Teresa Beach - Shelow
    Superior Joining Technologies Inc
  • Steve Zerio
    Director
    Steve Zerio
    Form Tech Concrete Forms