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Sources are reporting a decrease in output for aluminum, coupled with a slowing of demand for the material. According to results from a recent Reuters poll, the global aluminum deficit could reach 550,000 metric tons in 2019. Consumption is expected to soften across Europe, China and the U.S., as production remains flat over the summer.
Construction firms can fight OSHA violations that stem from employee misconduct.
What happens when a company invests the proper resources into training its employees on safety rules and regulations, but the employee refuses to follow procedures? In certain cases, a company could have a solid defense against potential OSHA violations if they can prove that the behavior stemmed from employee misconduct, rather than company failure to comply with workplace safety laws.
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Member News
Summer Safety

Safety is a top priority for fabricators, and our August Roundtable Recap focused on six key points to help members create and sustain a strong safety program.
1. Safety is non-negotiable! 
2. Always make time for safety training. 
3. Have a safety plan in place, make sure that everyone knows that plan. And understands it. 
4. Get your insurance company to  do a safety walk through your shop. 
5. Communicate safety issues, for repair. 
6. Safety is protection for both employees, and employers

Missed the Roundtable? Listen to the recording at

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Meet Jesse Eriquezzo, NOMMA's Featured Member! Jesse is the owner and founder of JG Welding and Fabrication LLC, a welding and metal fabrication company that began its operation in the summer of 2017. Today, JG Welding mainly provides ornamental iron work/miscellaneous metals and custom metal frames for a local furniture manufacturer. While still a small operation, they look forward to growing in the years to come, and are excited to be joining NOMMA!
Learn more about Jesse and JG Welding and Fabrication LLC on NOMMA's Featured Member page.
NOMMA News & Events
This November, over 48,000 industry professionals and over 1,7000 exhibitors will gather at Chicago’s McCormick Place for FABTECH 2019. The event will include education, demonstrations, expert-led presentations, and plenty of time for networking in between.
FABTECH is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America, so mark your calendars now and plan to attend!
Registration is open now, and admission to the show floor is complimentary if you register by November 8, 2019. Visit for more information, and click here to register.

METALfab/FENCETECH is March 3-6, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Salt Palace Convention Center, nestled in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Learn about the newest products and techniques, attend customized seminars, get motivated by keynote speakers and participate in skills training and certification classes. The 2020 event will once again average about 7,000 attendees, so register soon! Find information about attending, sponsoring and exhibiting at the show on NOMMA's METALfab 2020 event page.

MB Software Solutions, LLC
McNichols Company
Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Gold: Living Design Studios

Title of Entry: The Swoop

Finish Type: Metallic bronze powder coat

Total Labor Hours: 1481

Materials Used: Aluminum

This 60’ tall screen is made of two layers of waterjet-cut, 1/4”-thick plate made with a metallic bronze powder coat. The architect who created the initial design concept allowed modifications by the fabricator to meet budgetary and engineering specifications.

The screen is connected to the building structure with knife plates that pass through seams in the exterior glass wall at each floor. Every connection between the building and the screen, and within the screen itself, has slots to allow for movement caused by weather and from the expansion and contraction of the metal without binding.

To learn more about Living Design Studios and its projects, visit

Tips & Tricks
Trendspotting Millennials and Gen-Z has changed the marketing industry more in the past five years than in the half-century prior, with old-fashioned, old-world appeal melding with digital technology to produce new trends that speak to today's audiences.
Being short on organization can do as much damage as being short on cash in some situations. Things like lost bills, overdrafted checking accounts, and overlooked tax payments can lead to unplanned expenses, legal issues, and more. Make a plan to stay on top of your paperwork and decrease spending by following these eight steps to financial organization.



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