Fabricators & Manufacturers Assoc Intl  

2135 Point Blvd
Elgin,  IL  60123-7956

United States
  • Booth: 2074

Based in Elgin, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members from across North America and more than 30 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 two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) which serves professionals in the steel distribution industry.

The official publications of FMA include - The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, The Welder®, The Fabricator® en Espanol, Canadian Metalworking, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding.

FMA’s charitable foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, 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 a co-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.

Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding is a trade publication that covers all aspects of the country's metalworking, fabricating & welding industries. We strive to bring you the latest news, products, and insights to keep our readers aware of the latest industry trends.