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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

How Her Passion for Welding Was Ignited at an Early Age

Realizing what you want to do with your life at a young age isn’t common. Children often look to their parents, role models, or their teachers to decide on an ideal career. So, how did Madison Martin — a living, breathing example of the powerful impact manufacturing camps can have on career choices — become a welder in the making while she was in middle school?

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For more information, contact foundation@fmanet.org or call 815-399-8700.

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