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About 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.

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 minds
  • Respect for the individual
  • Applied learning
  • Transforming interest into ability and then craftsmanship
  • Absolute integrity

Annual Report and Quarterly Newsletters (PDFs)

Download the 2012 Annual Report

Download March 2013 Newsletter
Download September 2013 Newsletter
Download December 2013 Newsletter

Download Fall 2014 Newsletter


  R Bruce Benedict
Rory DeJohn
NBT Chairman
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.
Anaheim, CA
David Brown
NBT Vice Chair
Affiliations Unlimited, Inc.
Irvine, CA
Warren Long
NBT Secretary/Treasurer

Oshkosh Corp.
Oshkosh, WI
Bryan Hawkins
NBT Imm. Past Chair
Hawkeye Industries, Inc.
Tupelo, MS
Teresa Beach – Shelow
Superior Joining Technologies
Machesney Park, IL
R Bruce Benedict
Production Tube Cutting Inc.
Dayton, OH
Mike A Cattelino Rick J Hargrove   David Pettigrew Steve Zerio
Mike Cattelino
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI
Rick Hargrove
Steel & Pipe Supply Co. Inc.
Houston, TX
Wm. “Jeff” Jeffery
David Pettigrew
All Metals Service & Warehousing
Cartersville, GA
 Steve Zerio
Novi, MI
Edward Youdell
FMA President & CEO
Fabricators & Manufacturers
Association, Intl.
Rockford, IL