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.
- 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.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
Affiliations Unlimited, Inc.
NBT Vice Chair
Briggs & Stratton
R Bruce Benedict
Production Tube Cutting Inc.
NBT Imm. Past Chair
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.
Teresa Beach – Shelow
Superior Joining Technologies
Machesney Park, IL
Fox Valley Technical College
Steel & Pipe Supply Co. Inc.
Wm. “Jeff” Jeffery
Manager, Sales & Marketing
Central Conveyor Company
Director, Industry Leader
Vice President, Global Innovation & Technology Welding
Illinois Tool Works
FMA President & CEO