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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

A Look Back at GOLF4MFG Through the Years

GOLF4MFG® is NBT’s flagship golf event held every year in the Chicagoland area where attendees get to live out their PGA Championship dreams while supporting NBT’s impactful summer manufacturing camp and scholarship programs. As GOLF4MFG enters its ninth year, NBT’s staff have been reminiscing about all the memories made over the years.

Fundraising events

NBT Processors Silent Auction at Motor City Slitters

July 12, 2021

Detroit Golf Club

Detroit, MI


August 9, 2021

Arrowhead Golf Club

Wheaton, IL

NBT Awards Gala

October 21, 2021

Manzo's Banquets

Des Plaines, IL

Supporters of the NBT Foundation