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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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Get Ready for an Evening Like No Other

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is getting ready to host its third annual awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at Manzo’s Banquets in Des Plaines, Illinois. Along with presenting sponsor AMADA AMERICA, INC., NBT will celebrate some of manufacturing’s finest champions and guests at this exquisite in-person event.

Fundraising events

NBT Awards Gala

October 21, 2021

Manzo's Banquets

Des Plaines, IL

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