FMA Elgin Headquarters

We’ve Moved!

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FMA has officially moved into its newly constructed headquarters located in Elgin, Ill. “The new building offers benefits for both staff and stakeholders, including added capabilities to conduct on-site training and to host other industry events,” said Ed Youdell, FMA president and CEO. “We now have the most up-to-date technology and amenities, further enabling us to respond to the needs …

Annual Meeting Keynote

Announcing FMA’s 2017 Annual Meeting Keynote

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Technology Futurist and Author of Digital Destiny to Keynote FMA Annual Meeting ROCKFORD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2016 –  FMA is excited to announce that Dr. Shawn DuBravac, chief economist/director of research for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will deliver the opening keynote presentation during the 2017 Annual Meeting happening March 8-10 in New Orleans. The CTA represents more than 2,200 …


This Forming & Fabricating Report Can Help Your Business

In News by Mary Diamond

How do you make important decisions about the future of your business? If you’re like most successful leaders, you look for some hard data about the market and benchmark your company against other similar organizations. In order to do this, you need information that’s relevant to the metal forming and fabricating industry, as current as possible, and doesn’t cost an …

Educators Session

FMA Combines Forces with the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)

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Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions Announced for Educators & Industry Conference Rockford, Ill., Aug. 31, 2016 – Five dynamic keynote presentations have been announced for New Partnerships for Workforce Advancement, to be held Oct. 11-14 at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. FMA is co-producing this multi-day conference with the National Coalition of Advanced Technical Centers (NCATC) in an effort to promote …


FMA Partners with WorkAmerica

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Partnership Aims to Help Manufacturing Employers Find Credentialed Workers ROCKFORD, Ill., August 4, 2016 – The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) announces a new partnership with WorkAmerica, an online recruiting platform designed specifically for manufacturing employers searching for workers with the appropriate skill sets, training, and credentials. On WorkAmerica, job seekers create a profile and add the industry-recognized credentials …

Pipe & Tube Charlotte Speakers Announced

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Speakers Selected and Registration Opened for North America’s Largest Tube & Pipe Conference Twenty-four session speakers have been selected for Pipe & Tube Charlotte 2016: Racing to the future with best practices and new technologies. The complete lineup is posted on the conference website. In addition registration is officially opened and can be completed online. This installment of the popular …

2016 Rusty Demeules Award Winner

Plymouth Tube Receives the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award

In News by Megan Paja

Rusty Demeules Award Recognizes Organization with Commitment to Excellence In Safety   ROCKFORD, Ill., March 30, 2016 – The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and CNA today announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Illinois as the winner of the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award is presented by FMA and sponsored by CNA, and was created by …

CNA Safety Awards

2016 FMA/CNA Safety Award Winners Announced

In News by Megan Paja

ROCKFORD, Ill., March 23, 2016 – The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and CNA today announced the recipients of this year’s Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Safety Awards program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have an ongoing commitment to excellence in safety. Award winners are determined by the …

Association of Steel Distributors Selects FMA as Management Provider

In News by Megan Paja

ASD committed to delivering value to its members and stakeholders through new partnership.   ROCKFORD, Ill., March 10, 2016—Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) has selected the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) to manage their association. ASD will continue to operate as an independent association, but will rely on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership relations and development, …

NBT Manufactuing Camps

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Announces 2016 Manufacturing Camp Grant Winners

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Grants Awarded to Community and Technical Colleges Offering Summer Day Camp Experiences Focused on Manufacturing for Youth   ROCKFORD, Ill., March 1, 2016 – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Manufacturing Camp grants. Thirty-three grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, for a total of …

Software Image

FMA’s Software Council to offer complimentary educational webinar

In News by Megan Paja

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s Software Technology Council is presenting a webinar on Supply Chain, Lean, and Inventory Management on March 3, 2016   ROCKFORD, Ill., Feb. 9 – FMA’s Software Technology Council, a group of volunteer leaders that serves to provide FMA members and the industry unbiased information about the benefits of software solutions and automation, has announced that …

FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

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FMA increases its commitment to important Canadian market, adds to portfolio of leading media products in North America   ROCKFORD, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016 – Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, ON, Canada. The brands will be part …

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Announces Plans to Move Headquarters to Elgin, Illinois, from Rockford

In News by Megan Paja

New Location to Provide Greater Access for Members, Other Metal Fabrication Industry Constituents   ROCKFORD, ILL. (Dec. 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 …