How Do You Become an Engineer?

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Chris Osterholz works as a process engineer at Eclipse in Rockford, IL. He got his first introduction to manufacturing when he was just 14. He talks about the many steps in his life that took him from a 14-year old yard crew member to degreed engineer. He offers good advice for young people who may be thinking about manufacturing careers …


2014 Manufacturing Camp Grant Winners

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20 Grants Awarded to Community and Technical Colleges offering Day Camp Experiences for Youth ROCKFORD, ILL., June 2, 2014 – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), announces the winners of its 2014 manufacturing camp grant awards. Twenty grants, ranging from $500 to $3,000 were awarded by NBT to community and technical …

NBT Announces 3 Summer Camps Supported by Partnership with Kelly Services

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ROCKFORD, Ill., July 1, 2014 – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. has been awarding grants since 2004 to community and technical colleges that offer day camp experiences to introduce young people ages 12 to 16 to careers in manufacturing. This year three of the 24 camps funded by this program have …

Advance It at BCIT Metal Fabrication

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Metal Fabrication has been revolutionized by computers. Steve Heim and Eduard Hausot show you the latest technology from water jet cutting to robotic welding. If you’re thinking of a career in steel trades, check this out.

How Steel is Made

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Curious about how products are made? Do you know how the raw material is made that is used to create many of the products that we use everyday? Steel is a major component in everything from cars to tools to skyscrapers and bridges. Watch How Steel is Made.