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.
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- Youth are the future
- Inspire people to work with their hands and minds
- Respect for individual skills
- Lifelong learning by doing
- Empowering people of all ages to tinker
- Pursuit of craftsmanship
- Honing interest into ability
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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.
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.
NBT Vice Chair
Affiliations Unlimited, Inc.
NBT Imm. Past Chair President/CEO
Hawkeye Industries, Inc.
Teresa Beach – Shelow
Superior Joining Technologies
Machesney Park, IL
R Bruce Benedict
Production Tube Cutting Inc.
Fox Valley Technical College
Steel & Pipe Supply Co. Inc.
Wm. “Jeff” Jeffery
All Metals Service & Warehousing
Director, Industry Leader
FMA President & CEO