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NOMMA News & Events
November 22-23—Office closed for Thanksgiving
November 27—Giving Tuesday to support NEF

December 3—METALfab registration opens
December 21—Last day to enter Top Job at the regular rate
December 31—Submit completed NEF Auction donation forms so we can promote auction items in advance of METALfab
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

Lewis Brass & Copper Co. Inc.
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
Member News
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! For your sake, I hope you’re soon to be away from work, spending time with family and friends, and looking forward to great food and football.

We have much to be thankful for and even more to be grateful for--you, our members. Without you, there would be no NOMMA. So, we thank each of you for your participation, unwavering support and belief in NOMMA’s mission. We wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving! 

-Liz & Meda

The NOMMA Education Foundation will again participate in #GivingTuesday and issue a member challenge. Our goal is related to NOMMA 60th Anniversary year of 2018. Stay tuned for more via email, social media and Download your printable sign to use to take an #UNselfie at your shop then post and tag NOMMA on Instagram @nomma1958, Facebook or Twitter @nomma. NOMMA Education Foundation: Moving Forward::Giving Back
CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE – Thank you to everyone who attended this month’s Roundtable Discussion. We welcomed CEO of Radical Choices, LLC, Judith Orloff, to discuss the importance of creating a culture of excellence in your work environment. Topics discussed were what is YOUR value statement and how is it implemented with your employees, the value of a common vision, and creating a positive work environment that taps into the potential of each employee.

The Ernest Wiemann Top Job Contest is a peer-judged competition created to honor outstanding work. NOMMA members from around the world compete for awards in 17 categories, including forged and non-forged work ranging from gates and stairs to furniture and accessories. All entries are showcased during our annual METALfab convention, where NOMMA members select each year’s winners. Learn more at

Entry Deadlines & Fees

Early Entry November 15, 2018 $65
Regular Entry December 21, 2018 $90
Late Entry January 25, 2019 $140

Prevent Callbacks Before They Happen!
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
D&D Technologies SureClose® gate hinges and hinge-closers are hydraulic, commercial-grade closing solutions for a range of heavy duty commercial, industrial and residential gates. Shut It® industrial metal gate hinges feature high-temperature sealed bearings allowing the hinges to be powder coated while installed on the gate, are maintenance free, adjustable and offer near frictionless movement. D&D continually sets new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation. Learn more by visiting our website today
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Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Category N: Structures

(Structural fabrications including, but not limited to, structural steel, bridges, canopies, gazebos, entry arches, etc.)

Featured Gold Winner: Magnum Companies, Phoenix, Arizona

Description of project: With over 1,700 hours of hard work, Shadow Play, located on Roosevelt Row in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, brings a very unique style to the street corner. Incorporating carbon steel, graffiti resistant Bengal silver powder coat, corian bench tops, and solar powered lighting.
MB Software Solutions, LLC
Featured Stories
"We’re asking businesses and organizations across the country to sign our new pledge to America’s workers." -President Donald J. Trump

ANSWERING THE PLEDGE: Companies and associations are responding to President Donald J. Trump’s call and pledging to educate and train more than 6 million workers.  

Companies and associations continue to sign the Pledge to America’s Workers and have now committed to provide more than 6 million educational and training opportunities.
The Metal Museum is pleased to announce Crafting A Legacy: 40 Years of Collecting & Exhibiting at the Metal Museum, an exhibition showcasing work from the Metal Museum’s past, current, and future Master Metalsmiths and Tributaries artists.

Crafting A Legacy: 40 Years of Collecting & Exhibiting at the Metal Museum, will open on Sunday, February 3 and runs through Sunday, May 12, 2019. The Museum will host an Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with the curator and selected artists on Sunday, February 3, 2018 at 3PM with the Gallery Talk beginning at 4PM.
Tips & Tricks
This time of year, cold stress that can result in hypothermia or frostbite is a hazard of which employers must be aware, particularly if they have outdoor workers. With the right preparation and presence of mind, both employers and employees can prevent these injuries.

One of the most effective prevention techniques is adopting the attitude that safety is an area of responsibility for everyone in the organization – both the employer and workers. Companies must initiate and reinforce safety protocols and clearly spell out safety responsibilities and expectations.
LET’S FACE IT. Slip-critical connections are specified too often. It is important to understand how slip-critical connections behave and when they are actually required in order to avoid unnecessary fabrication and erection costs.



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