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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 Awards 23 Manufacturing Scholarships for Spring 2022 Semester

Congratulations to the twenty-three students who will pursue their dreams of working in the manufacturing industry thanks to receiving a scholarship from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) for the spring 2022 semester. NBT will distribute a total of $39,500 in scholarship awards, valued between $1,500 and $2,500 each, to help with students’ costs for tuition, books, and school fees.

Fundraising events

NBT Silent Auction at FMA’s Annual Meeting

March 1, 2022

Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay

Miami, FL

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