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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

NBT receives grant funding to support Summer Manufacturing Camps in Pennsylvania

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of FMA, is proud to announce it has been awarded new grant funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to support Summer Manufacturing Camps throughout Pennsylvania. The MTTC grant will be used to support six Summer Manufacturing Camps throughout Pennsylvania in 2022 and 12 camps in 2023.

Fundraising events


August 15, 2022

Arrowhead Golf Club

Wheaton, IL

NBT Awards Gala

October 20, 2022

Manzo's Banquets

Des Plaines, IL

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