About NBT

Camp_TritonCollege14_Classrm_6Nuts, 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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Download Winter 2014 Newsletter

Download Fall 2014 Newsletter

Download Winter 2013 Newsletter

Download the 2012 Annual Report

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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DeJohn_RoryRory DeJohn
NBT Chairman
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.
Anaheim, CA

DeJohn_RoryDavid Brown
NBT Vice Chair
Affiliations Unlimited, Inc.
Irvine, CA

DeJohn_RoryWarren Long
NBT Secretary/Treasurer
Oshkosh Corp.
Oshkosh, WI

DeJohn_RoryBryan Hawkins
NBT Imm. Past Chair President/CEO
Hawkeye Industries, Inc.
Tupelo, MS

DeJohn_RoryTeresa Beach – Shelow
Superior Joining Technologies
Machesney Park, IL

DeJohn_RoryR Bruce Benedict
Production Tube Cutting Inc.
Dayton, OH

DeJohn_RoryMike Cattelino
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI

DeJohn_RoryRick Hargrove
Steel & Pipe Supply Co. Inc.
Houston, TX

DeJohn_RoryWm. “Jeff” Jeffery
Evanston, IL

DeJohn_RoryDavid Pettigrew
All Metals Service & Warehousing
Cartersville, GA

DeJohn_RorySteve Zerio
Novi, MI

Franklin Maccotan
CNA Insurance
Director, Industry Leader
Manufacturing Segment
Seattle, WA

DeJohn_RoryEdward Youdell
FMA President & CEO
Rockford, IL