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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® Gala Sets Record-Setting Fundraising Mark

ELGIN, Ill. – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l. (FMA), celebrated its annual awards gala in Des Plaines, Illinois on October 20. Presented by AMADA AMERICA, Inc., the gala marked one of the largest fundraising events in its history, generating over $79,000 to benefit NBT programs.

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To Be Announced

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

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