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

An Evening of Celebration Sheds Light on NBT’s Mission

The Power of Industry, Impact on Industry, and the Future of Industry Awards were presented at the inaugural Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) Awards Gala on Thursday, October 24, in Fox River Grove, Illinois. Over 150 donors, colleagues, and friends gathered at Avanté Banquet Center to celebrate and honor the award finalists for their contributions in building a skilled manufacturing workforce for the future.

Fundraising events

NBT Silent Auction at FMA’s Annual Meeting

March 3, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hill Country

San Antonio, TX