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 the Spring 2016 Newsletter

Download the Winter 2015-2016 Newsletter

Download the Fall 2015 Newsletter

Download the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Download the Winter 2014-2015 Newsletter

Download the Fall 2014 Newsletter

Download the Winter 2013 Newsletter

Download the 2012 Annual Report

Download the 2013-2014 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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Contact Information:

Pat Lee
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

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

DeJohn_RoryWarren Long
NBT Vice Chair
Briggs & Stratton
Milwaukee, Wis.

DeJohn_RoryR Bruce Benedict
NBT Secretary/Treasurer
Production Tube Cutting Inc.
Dayton, OH

DeJohn_RoryRory DeJohn
NBT Imm. Past Chair
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.
Anaheim, CA

DeJohn_RoryTeresa Beach – Shelow
Superior Joining Technologies
Machesney Park, IL

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
Manager, Sales & Marketing
CoilPlus Alabama
Athens, AL

DeJohn_RorySteve Zerio
Central Conveyor Company
Brighton, MI

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

Bruce Albrecht NBT Board Member
Bruce Albrecht
Vice President, Global Innovation & Technology Welding
Illinois Tool Works
Appleton, WI

DeJohn_RoryEdward Youdell
FMA President & CEO
Rockford, IL