Students Explore Career Options at FABTECH

Mary Diamond News

NBT gave past scholarship winners an opportunity to apply for a travel grant to attend the industry’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The grants provided an opportunity for deserving students to visit FABTECH® 2016 which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 16-18. There are not many places in the world where such a variety of …


63 Manufacturing Camps to be Held in 2017

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Grants Awarded to Community and Technical Colleges Offering Summer Day Camp Experiences Focused on Manufacturing for Youth Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), announces that 63 programs will receive 2017 summer manufacturing camp grants. NBT will award 46 funding grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, for a total of $90,500 to …

NBT Scholarship Winners

Fifteen Scholarships Awarded for Spring 2017 Semester

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Scholarships were awarded to fifteen students pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry for the 2017 spring semester to help pay for tuition, books, supplies, etc. All scholarship winners are also FMA student members, please join FMA and NBT in congratulating them. 2017 Spring Semester Scholarship Winners: Christopher Caldwell, Lindale, Texas, welding technology at Tyler Junior College* Pedro Duarte, Northlake, Ill., …

Make your silent auction donation count in the Big Easy!

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Grab the attention of hundreds of conference attendees when your company makes an auction donation to NBT’s 2017 silent auction fundraiser. This lively event is set for Wednesday, March 8 in New Orleans during the Welcome Reception of FMA’s Annual Meeting, where there’s always great comradery. A donation to the auction could be a company-manufactured item, a gift basket, golf clubs …

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Help Us Bring Back Shop Class

Mary Diamond News

We’ve all said it at some point: shop class is important. The industrial arts curriculum of yesteryear was vital to the generations who grew up to pursue careers in fabricating, manufacturing, and other skilled trades. In those hands-on classes, eager students were able to experience what it was like to truly make something from start to finish. The projects they …

Take the President’s Challenge and Match Ed’s Gift of $1500

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In 2015, the President’s Challenge raised over $27,000 for NBT. This year, Ed Youdell, President and CEO of FMA & NBT, is once again challenging companies and individuals to match his personal donation of $1,500. He hopes to meet the $50,000 goal. Ed demonstrates his true concern about the skilled labor shortage in North America as he is donating his own …


#Give2NBT and Support More Summer Camps in 2017

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One solution to the skills labor shortage is to introduce more students to the technology and mechanics behind manufacturing operations. The NBT summer manufacturing camp program does exactly that. Those who have been involved with camps can testify to the impact – more businesses in their communities thrive due to the interest of the younger population. There’s a lot that …

Cantigny Beat the Pro

Thank you to the generous GOLF4MFG participants!

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GOLF4MFG RESULTS IN MORE SCHOLARSHIPS & SUMMER CAMP GRANTS FOR MANUFACTURING STUDENTS 88 golfers gathered to play one of their favorite games on a gorgeous day for the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs’ (NBT) fourth annual GOLF4MFG at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, Ill. The generosity of the players and sponsors allows NBT to continue the mission of awarding more scholarships …

Golf4MFG 2016 is at Cantigny Golf

Add GOLF4MFG to your August Agenda

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A great day awaits you at GOLF4MFG! Whether you bring your three favorite golfers or come solo, you’re sure to have a good time. Enjoy fabulous golf at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Ill., an industry plant tour, buffet lunch, skills contests, dinner reception, and more. New contests are planned for the day! Forget what you know about water hazards and …