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Some [companies] pay employees based on the amount of work they complete because they find that a piece-rate structure leads to greater productivity on the jobsite than paying an hourly wage. But that depends on the type of project, as well as many other factors. "If you've got the opportunity and have a well-defined scope [of work], piece work always makes sense to me," said Andru Ramker, president of Hawkeye Construction of South Florida in Safety Harbor, Fla.
 
 
   
There are many reasons why employers should aim for an age-diverse workforce. For one, age discrimination is illegal (when it comes to those 40 and older) and many attest that diversity boosts morale and innovation. But many employers tend to forget about age when it comes to diversity initiatives.
 
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The Heirloom Companies is crafting the Celebration Pavilion for downtown Greenville’s Cancer Survivors’ Park. The firm was awarded the project by the park and a local firm designed the monument. The structure will be a unique addition to the downtown Greenville skyline.
 
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NOMMA News & Events

METALfab2018 was a BIG Success!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it successful.

The second year of the co-location with NOMMA and American Fence Association (AFA) proved to be another success. There was plenty to learn, lots to see, and people to meet for all who attended. NOMMA also celebrated its 60th Anniversary in style! Look for detailed coverage of the events that took place at METALfab2018 in the March/April issue of O&MM Fabricator.

Next year's METALfab will held in March in Indianapolis, Indiana. New for next year - International Door Association (IDA) will join NOMMA and AFA to provide an even more dynamic and integrated industry event. You will not want to miss it! 

 
 
   
Spring is just around the corner, which means Forging on the River is almost here! Forging on the River 2018 is March 23 - 25 with a seated dinner and auction Saturday, March 24. This year we are honored to welcome Pete Hill and Shona Johnson, two of the six partners of P. Johnson & Company located just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, as our guest demonstrators. Whether you are a metalsmith or not, there are many ways to participate in Forging on the River 2018.
 
 
   
On December 9, 2017, the Nomma Northeast Chapter held a workshop at La Forge de Style in South Hackensack, New Jersey, company owned by Dave Gore, long time NOMMA member. Despite the inclement weather, 40 members participated, some coming from as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
 
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
Featured Top Job Contest Winners
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Top Job Awards!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a project for the 2018 Top Job Awards. Attendees at this year's METALfab were once again blown away by the skill and talent of everyone who worked on these projects. 

Congratulations to all of the winners! 

 

2018 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition Winners


Mitch Heitler Award for Excellence
Klahm & Sons Inc.


C. Interior Railings - Ferrous, Nonforged
Gold
Groll Ornamental Iron Works

Silver
Artistic Iron Works LLC

Bronze
Hess Ornamental Iron
- AND -
Finelli Iron Works
D. Interior Railings - Nonferrous, Nonforged
Gold
Klahm & Sons Inc.

Silver
Artistic Iron Works LLC

Bronze
MDO Welding & Fab.
E. Interior Railings - Ferrous, Forged
Gold
Robert Thomas Iron Design

Silver
Living Design Studios

Bronze
Maynard Studios Inc.
F. Exterior Railings & Fences - Nonforged
Gold
Magnum Companies

Silver
M. Cohen & Sons Inc.

Bronze
Big D Metalworks
H. Furniture & Accessory Fabrication - Nonforged
Gold
Living Design Studios

Silver
The Heirloom Companies

Bronze
Steel Welding
I. Furniture & Accessory Fabrication - Forged
Gold
Maynard Studios Inc.

Silver
Post Road Iron Works Inc.

Bronze
Robert Thomas Iron Design
L. Stairs Complete - Commercial
Gold
Grunau Metals

Silver
Big D Metalworks

Bronze
DeAngelis Iron Works
M. Stairs Complete - Residential
Gold
Robert Thomas Iron Design

Silver
M. Cohen & Sons Inc.

Bronze
The Heirloom Companies
N. Structures
Gold
Magnum Companies

Silver
MDO Welding

Bronze
C.T. & S. Metalworks
O. Unusual Ornamental Fabrication
Gold
Magnum Companies

Silver
C.T. & S. Metalworks

Bronze
Wiemann Metalcraft
 
Q. Art/Sculpture
Gold
Magnum Companies

Silver
Bailey Metal Fabricators

Bronze
M. Cohen & Sons Inc.
People's Choice

Klahm & Sons Inc.
 

 
Architectural Metal Fabricator, Master level
Iron Masters, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic award winning architectural metal studio is seeking a highly experienced metal fabricator. Minimum of 15 years of fabricating curved descending stair railings, gates, etc. Proficiency in reading architectural drawings, field measuring, template making, laying out work, installation, etc. is required. Some travel is expected. info@ironmastersinc.com
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Tips & Tricks
 
   
This article provides safety tips for employees working on a jobsite. Although the tips are related to construction job sites, many (if not all) of the tips mentioned in this article can be directly applied to our job sites as well. Job site safety should be the number one priority for any company. It’s the right thing to do, it helps improve morale, and it keeps projects on schedule and under budget.
 
 
   
Find videos from NOMMA's very own Dave Filippi covering the following topics on YouTube: º Customizing FabCAD/AutoCAD º Simplifying field measuring º Circular stair layout and design º Foolproof full size drawing and presentation/shop drawings º Gate layout and installation simulations º Drawing and layout shortcuts
 
 

 

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