Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
Based in Elgin, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members from across North America and 20 other countries working together to improve the metal processing, forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings fabricators, metal producers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers together through educational programs, networking events, volunteer opportunities, and FABTECH. FMA has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.
The official publications of FMA include - The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, Practical Welding Today®, The Fabricator® en Espanol, Canadian Metalworking, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding.
FMA’s charitable foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), provides grants to community and technical colleges to produce manufacturing summer camps for youth ages 12-16 to introduce them to manufacturing career options. The foundation provides scholarships for qualified students in post-secondary educational programs leading to careers in manufacturing as well.
FMA is also the founder of Manufacturing DaySM, a national movement dedicated to addressing common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is. Although this celebration officially occurs the first Friday in October, any day can be MFG Day.
FMA will be offering a one year individual membership (normally $150 annual dues) trial to FABTECH visitors for only $99*!
Joining the association gets you discounts on events, resources, services, and training specifically designed to help fabrication professionals and companies succeed.
Be sure to stop by booth A1267 to learn more about benefits and services from staff, as well as to talk with current members about the value they receive.
*$99 show special is for first-time, new members only.