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President Donald J. Trump signed two proclamations [on May 31], which note that measures are in place to address the impairment to the national security threatened by imports of steel and aluminum from Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. At this time, similar measures are not in place with respect to steel or aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, or the European Union. Therefore, as of June 1, 2018, tariffs will no longer be suspended for steel or aluminum imports from those countries. The Administration will continue discussions with them and remains open to discussions with other countries.
A new report on small business lending in the U.S. reveals that some of the nearly $10 billion in online loans to 180,000 companies from 2015 to 2017. This financing was responsible for $37.7 billion in gross output, created 358,911 jobs, and generated an impressive $12.6 billion in wages in local communities during the past three years. The upsurge in lending from online small business lenders is filling a critical financing gap for small businesses, according to a new study by NDP Analytics, a Washington-based economic research firm.
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
Member News
D&D Technologies USA will move from its Huntington Beach, Calif. home on June 22, 2018 to a new facility less than a mile away. The new facility is twice the size and will allow for further expansion as the company continues to grow, accommodating the recent acquisition of Shut It hardware, staff growth and will enable D&D Technologies the ability to house their extensive line of hi-performance gate hardware in one location. 

D&D Technologies’ new address will be:
17531 Metzler Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

D&D Technologies’ other contact information will remain the same, phone numbers: 800-716-0888 and 714-677-1300, fax number: 714-677-1299 and email address:

For 28 years D&D Technologies has been the recognized leader in safety and hi-performance gate hardware providing the broadest range of gate hardware for every application. D&D is the founder and continuing supporter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.  
Locinox USA, LLC
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NOMMA News & Events
PERFECTING YOUR ESTIMATE PROCESS – In our line of work, estimates are the first step of every project, because they can make or break what happens next. When calculating an estimate for a project, ask yourself: "Is this job the right fit for me?"; "Do the timeline, schedule and scope of tasks align together?"; "Does this project need to be bonded?" These are all important factors to your business when calculating the perfect estimate. You want to make sure that you are being both practical and realistic all while ensuring that you can deliver against your estimate. If your estimate is both fair and matches your work and professionalism, this can help your business tremendously. Make sure your quote includes all details from top to bottom, inclusions and exclusions, and always allow lead time for outsource services. Be sure to join us for next month’s Roundtable Discussion on July 11 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time/ 2 p.m. Central Time. Is there a topic you’d like to discuss in a future Roundtable Discussion? If so, please share it with us by emailing your thoughts to

NOMMA Board Meeting 
The NOMMA Board of Directors will meet in Indianapolis this week on June 21-22. They will continue work on several strategic initiatives—new and improved website; updated branding; and reviewing technical content for relevancy. They will review and approve a budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which begins on July 1; and review and approve several governance policies. Also, they will discuss METALfab 2019 planning, delve into membership growth initiatives, and dedicate time to the NOMMA Education Foundation. See who is on the Board.

NEF Fall Continuing Education
Host: Robert Thomas Iron Designs
When: October 5-6
Where: Charleston, SC
Registration opens July 1.
Learn more about this unique event by visiting

Next year's METALfab, which will be located in Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature the top-notch education, technology, and the amazing networking you expect. New in 2019 is the addition of the International Door Association (IDA). With NOMMA and AFA, this means a total of THREE association shows in one place. When you register for METALfab and include education, that means you can attend education sessions from all three associations! If these dates fall during Spring Break for your children, we’ll have plenty of suggested activities for your family, so bring them along! For advertising opportunities in the show issue(s) of Fabricator, contact Beth Palmer at
Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Category F: Exterior Railings & Fences

(Nonforged: All railings and fences including custom castings and cold forged elements with less than 5% custom hand forgings)

Featured Gold Winner: Magnum Companies, Phoenix, Arizona

Description of project: Grand Canal/Swizzle and Fan Rails is four lighted railing sections along bridges over the flowing canal. This install uses 316 stainless steel, LED lighting, water jet cut and twist formed pickets.
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D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
D&D Technologies provides the broadest range of hi-performance gate hardware for every application. SureClose® hydraulic gate hinge & closers feature Dual Bearing Glide System™ and concealed hydraulics. Shut It™ hinges offer near frictionless movement, are adjustable and maintenance free. D&D continually sets new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation – tied together by top level quality and service.
Learn more by visiting our website today.
Tips & Tricks
Although this article is written for Associations to address strategic communication to a younger member profile, the information can be useful for our industry and learning how to reach our existing and potential younger members.
Respirable Silica Dust Protection, Phase II The OSHA regulation outlining requirements for exposure to respirable silica dust has been in place for months. But not every organization has taken the steps necessary to meet the guidelines. This is a reminder that every company that works with concrete, stone or other masonry materials must meet the OSHA requirements.



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