Fabricators & Manufacturers Assoc Intl (FMA)
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®, (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members from North America and 20 other countries who work together to advance the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings fabricators, metal producers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers together through professional development programs, industry-exclusive networking events, market-leading publications, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and FABTECH. FMA members can also choose any of the following affiliations for additional benefits and networking opportunities: Tube & Pipe Association (TPA), Outside Processors Council (OPC), and Association of Steel Distributors (ASD).
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® (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. NBT also provides scholarships for qualified students in post-secondary educational programs leading to careers in manufacturing.
FMA is the founder of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). It’s a national movement dedicated to helping thousands of companies and educational institutions open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to showcase modern manufacturing. Although it’s held annually on the first Friday in October, any day can be MFG Day.