Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International What business problem keeps you up at night?

  • A lack of skills in your current shop employees?
  • Difficulty finding and hiring new employees?
  • The high cost of raw materials – especially steel?
  • No time to do the research you need on technology, vendors, regulatory changes?
  • The challenge of competing globally?
  • Fear about how to survive a recession?

These and many other pain points are addressed and solved every day for members of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. There’s a special member program to address every one of the problems in the preceding list, and more.

The FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,300 individual and company members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Since 1970, FMA has brought metal fabricators and equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show. The latest technology is analyzed and showcased in Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s official trade publications: The FABRICATOR®, TPJ -The Tube & Pipe Journal®, and Practical Welding Today®. Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA) focuses on the unique needs of the tube and pipe producing and fabricating industry.

In addition, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association provides funding for grants to run summer manufacturing camps serving junior high and high school students to introduce them to manufacturing career options, and scholarships to support students pursuing trade school training or college degree programs leading to careers in manufacturing. It’s not just today’s workforce Fabricators & Manufacturers Association cares about!

If your company is engaged in any of the following metal manufacturing processes, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association serves your business needs:

  • Bending
  • Blanking
  • Cutting
  • Drawing
  • Extruding
  • Fastening
  • Finishing
  • Laser Processing
  • Leveling
  • Piercing
  • Punching
  • Roll forming
  • Shearing
  • Slitting
  • Spinning
  • Straightening
  • Stamping
  • Swaging
  • Welding

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