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 or foursome registration, jewelry, power tools, autographed sports memorabilia, highly sought after tech items … use your creativity to spark an interest.

It’s easy to get involved

1. Decide what you would like to contribute
2. Fill out the donation form
3. Submit a photo of the item and send the item to FMA by Feb. 8 OR bring it with you to New Orleans
4. Sit back and watch the bidding begin

Each donated item is displayed online for early bidding and the online auction will remain open during the reception for additional bids. It’s always fun to see people’s competitive spirit kick in for this great cause—some past items that have had a large following include a nuts and bolts dinosaur, handcrafted 4 ft. tall clock, and a drone! See what is open for bidding now.

NBT realizes that the TRUE winners aren’t the highest bidders of the auction items. They are the students who attend the summer manufacturing camps and receive scholarships. When you donate an item, you designate which program will benefit from the proceeds.


Thank you in advance for donating and browsing high quality items for the silent auction. We hope to see you in New Orleans but if you can’t be there, you don’t have to miss out on the action, learn more here!

Find out what to expect … watch this video.

March 8-10, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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