Top 3 Reasons You Should Participate in the Processors Auction

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You’ll be supporting the next generation of metals industry professionals. For the 6th consecutive year, the Outside Processors Council (OPC) will host this silent auction of donated items and services used by metal processing companies or individuals. Auction proceeds are directed to the John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship, awarded to students seeking a degree in manufacturing, specifically the metals industry. Priority …

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NBT Scholarship Winner has a Need for Speed!

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Ryan H. is making the most out of his college experience. The 2015 NBT/John Grossheim Memorial (OPC) Scholarship winner is pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering at Penn State, works as a TA, and has a need for speed. Ryan landed a new job this semester and became a teaching assistant at the Penn State Learning Factory, a student-run manufacturing …

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Let the Games Begin!

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Join Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs for the 4th annual GOLF4MFG event on Aug. 22, 2016 at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, Ill. (Chicago area). Play the Woodside and Lakeside courses at Cantigny Golf for an experience like no other. For five consecutive years Cantigny Golf course has been listed on Golfweek’s Best Places You Can Play (Ill.).  Enjoy a fun, …

NBT to Establish Scholarship to Honor Dick Kallage

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by Tim Heston, Senior Editor, The FABRICATOR® Last month the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association lost one of its most active and influential members: industry consultant Dick Kallage. I remember when I met Dick Kallage. It was FABTECH®. I had walked in during the middle of a seminar, and I saw his PowerPoint slide showing a simple line, with “money out” …

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Last Chance–Bid Now on Silent Auction Items!

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Online silent auction items are up for bid through Monday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m. CST Whether you plan on attending the FMA Annual Meeting welcome reception or not, you can still bid on featured silent auction items donated to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs. A variety of items are available from home décor to sports memorabilia, conference passes to jewelry, artistic creations to …

Gearing up for the NBT Silent Auction

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NBT is seeking donations for their annual silent auction on Feb. 24 in San Diego. The silent auction takes place during the welcome reception at the FMA Annual Meeting. Over 300 conference attendees will get the opportunity to browse, barter, and bid on a collection of the most eclectic variety of items, as well as, industry services and business opportunities. Give your company added audience …

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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Awards Spring Manufacturing Scholarships

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December 9, 2015 Fifteen students pursuing careers in manufacturing each earned $2,500 or $3,500 in scholarships toward their post-secondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. For the spring 2016 semester, NBT awarded manufacturing scholarships to the following students: Ashley Dale, New Palestine, Ind. – Electrical Engineering/Physics at …

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FMA Announces Plans To Move Headquarters To Elgin, IL from Rockford

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ROCKFORD, ILL. (December 1, 2015) – The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) announced today plans to move its headquarters office and operations from Rockford, Ill., to Elgin, Ill. The relocation will offer greater access and convenience for FMA members, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, particularly those located in the greater Chicago area or approximate to the Interstate 90 corridor, FMA executives said.