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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA). Our purpose is to support individuals in discovering their interest in manufacturing and to encourage the pursuit of a manufacturing career.

Nuts, Bults & Thingamajigs supports manufacturing camps

Encouraging the next generation

Summer Manufacturing Camps

With over 100 summer camps taking place in technical high schools and community colleges across the U.S., students gain exposure to hands-on learning, manufacturing facilities, and the skills needed for high-tech manufacturing careers.

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Nuts, Bults & Thingamajigs supports manufacturing camps

Supporting the next generation


NBT has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to students enrolled in certification or degree programs that lead to careers in manufacturing.

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NBT in the News

Research findings show manufacturing camps help recruit future skilled workers

NBT, the foundation of FMA, is proud to announce the publication of its first-ever Program Impact Study report. NBT embarked on the research project earlier this year to evaluate the effectiveness of the foundation’s programs, specifically summer manufacturing camps, in fulfilling NBT’s mission to inspire the next generation workforce to pursue careers in manufacturing.

Fundraising events

NBT Awards Gala

October 22, 2020

Virtual Event


April 26, 2021

Ballantyne Country Club

Charlotte, NC