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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

Building 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

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® Announces 2023 Spring Scholarship Winners

ELGIN, Ill. – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l. (FMA) announced that 30 students will be receiving scholarships for the upcoming 2023 spring semester. This year, thanks to generous donations and grants from across the metal fabrication industry and beyond, NBT is awarding a total of $45,000 to support tuition, book and school fee costs.

Fundraising events

NBT Silent Auction at FMA’s Annual Meeting

February 28, 2023

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Las Vegas, NV

Supporters of the NBT Foundation