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Making connections is what METALfab is all about. And the key to reaching the over 3,000 attendees that come to the show is standing out from the crowd! We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will help you do just that.

From building brand awareness to generating leads for your business to driving traffic to your website, we have an opportunity that’s right for you! And we have sponsorship options at price points that will fit every budget, ranging from $500 for a METALfab Supporter to $6,000 for Coffee Breaks in the NOMMA booth to $20,000 for an Opening Happy Hour sponsorship. You can view all available opportunities on the sponsorship page here.

Help us celebrate 65 years of NOMMA and engage your target audience before, during and after METALfab 2023 by becoming a sponsor. Reach out to today!

For more information on METALfab 2023, please view the Exhibitor and Sponsor Page.

Refer a Friend
Many of you recognize that the best compliment a person can give is a referral.

NOMMA wants you to share why you are a member NOMMA with industry peers and encourage them to join, and in return, you will receive 50 percent off your next year's membership dues when that company joins.

We will make it easy by providing a sample template that you can edit and membership information you can send from your email.

More details will be shared next month.


Lewis Brass & Copper Co. Inc.
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.

Mark your calendar to be in Oklahoma City, February 28 through March 3, for METALfab 2023. In addition to it being a great opportunity to connect with industry peers, this year’s event is also NOMMA’s 65th anniversary.

Be a part of the milestone celebration while taking advantage of all the perks METALfab has to offer.

Visit with a variety of exhibitors to learn about the latest products and services, connect with peers to discuss current trends and challenges, and participate in one and a half days of education geared toward industry professionals at all levels.

Registration will open this fall. More details are coming soon.


We’ve all had peers or mentors who have helped to sharpen our skills or expand our knowledge in our careers. If a fellow NOMMA member comes to mind who has done this for you, consider making a tax-deductible donation to NEF in their honor or memory. NEF will send that individual or their family acknowledgement of your gift.

NEF provides support to NOMMA and its chapters for education programming for the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. To donate, visit and complete the online donation form. Make sure to add if the contribution is in honor or memory of an individual.

Reach out to NEF staff at 888-516-8585 or with questions.


The monthly Roundtable discussion is going on a hiatus starting in August 2022. The NOMMA Board of Directors, Roundtable Facilitators, and a group of volunteers will work together to revamp and enhance the Roundtable program. The goal is to deliver a program that provides value and relevance to our members. We look forward to presenting a refreshed program in the future.

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
Member News

 The NOMMA family congratulates Jack Klahm, owner and founder of Klahm & Sons,     Inc., on five incredible decades of success in the metals industry!

 We wish Jack and his wife Becky all the best as they celebrate the next chapter of their   journey together.


The July Roundtable Discussion topic focused on brazing. Jacques Gallant, of Gallant Ironworks, shared his expertise on when to use brazing and provided details on the heat source, flux, and filler metal used for various types of projects.

The full recording is available on the NOMMA website under the Events menu. Members must log in to access the recording. If you have comments or feedback, please send them to


Feeney Inc. ColorEasy

Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminum railing systems and related architectural products, has introduced ColorEasy™, a new powder coating program for its DesignRail® Aluminum Railing System and Awning Kits. ColorEasy™ features 18 colors, including 15 on-trend and classic colors along with three realistic wood grain finishes, for optimal design flexibility.
“ColorEasy™ enables contractors to offer Feeney railings and awnings in a choice of trending and classic colors that complement common materials and finishes found in interior and exterior settings," said Katrina Ralston, president, Feeney, Inc.
ColorEasy™ colors meet AAMA 2604 specifications for superior impact and weather resistance, and color adherence – while providing durable, low-maintenance performance. More information at


Eastern Metal Supply ("EMS") has announced the acquisition of G&L Materials (G&L). Headquartered in Morehead City, NC, G&L is a leading distributor of marine extrusions and parts essential to boat manufacturers, fabricators, and DIY builders.
Founded in 2017, G&L Materials quickly developed a strong reputation in the marine industry by delivering great service, extensive product expertise, and reliable product availability.This acquisition will increase G&L's product offerings while further strengthening EMS's presence in the marine market.
Read the full press release here.

NOMMA is pleased to welcome the following new members into the association family.
    Paul Clinch | New York, NY
  • Saltech Inc.
    Christopher Choat | Christ Church, Barbados
  • Southern Stair & Rail
    Robert Watts | Augusta, GA
  • Stronghold Industries, LLC
    Chris Hall | Holmes, NY
NOMMA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently renewed.
Chicago Metal Rolled Products
Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Gold: Artistic Iron Works LLC
Title of Entry: Stainless Ribbon
Material: 304 stainless steel
Finish: #8 mirror polished stainless steel
Total Labor Hours: 520

Artistic Iron Works LLC

Artistic Iron Works created this beautiful residential stair and landing guard and handrail from 304 stainless steel, finished to a #8 mirror polish. The pipe rail is 1-1/4", and the pre-polished plate infill is 1/4", water jet cut to design, rolled to match the necessary curves, then re-polished, including all of the cut edges. Since the stairs were built by the framers, there were some inconsistencies that needed to be addressed, including measuring and fitting to site conditions without the help of any drawings or true radii. The team worked hard to get the design and geometry just right on the stairs in order to ensure code compliance and a fluid design – a time-consuming process, to say the least. But the most tedious aspect of the project came at the end: the finishing. Everything is polished to a true mirror finish, with no grain left at all.
To learn more about Artistic Iron Works and to see more of their amazing work, visit

Custom Curved Metal Stair Stringers
Chicago Metal Rolled Products®
Chicago Metal Rolled Products manufactures curved custom stair stringers for elliptical, reverse curved, and varying width spiral staircases.  Our circular metal stringers are always true and plumb and double-checked for 100%-dimensional accuracy.  This residential project included 8x3x5 rectangular tube helically curved to a 156” radius outside with 22’ good arc on a 33-degree pitch.
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Featured Stories
Industry Week
U.S. manufacturing achieved a post-COVID-19 milestone last month, adding 29,000 new workers, according to the Department of Labor. This number is slightly above the sector’s last pre-pandemic employment numbers, from February 2020. Overall employment in the economy was up 372,000 jobs, as the employment rate (3.6%) and labor force participation rate (62.2%) remained stable.
Read More.

In our May/June issue of O&MM Fabricator, we spotlighted the gorgeous stair and ribbon sculpture that won Big D Metalworks gold for Top Job category L – Stairs Complete – Commercial.

While we were able to cover the ‘big picture’ points of the Norfolk Southern Grand Stair project, a significant amount of work went on behind the scenes, involving multiple NOMMA member companies.

With a project as complex, detailed, and ultimately stunning as this one, it probably comes as no surprise that there’s always more to the story.

Read all about it in our digital version of the July/August issue.

NOMMA Member Savings Program

Take advantage of all your Member Savings Program has to offer!

NOMMA MSP has two new program partners ready to save you time and money this summer.

Two New Medical Plans
The Member Savings Program has gained access to two group medical plans for members that are not available to the general public. We are finding significant interest in these programs as members are looking for tools to help hire and retain good employees.
For more information or for assistance to enroll, inquire here to be contacted. You can also reach out to Mike Kachidurian at (914) 262-7382 or email

Discount Tire Fleet
Discount Tire Fleet provides unmatched service and value, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership for our customers in over 1,100 of our corporately owned and operated stores across the country. Now your company can take advantage of our group purchasing agreement through our Member Savings Program. Register for our new Discount Tire Savings Program.

If you are a NOMMA member and are not currently enrolled in NOMMA's Member Savings Program, contact Mark Schiavone at (303) 963-6050 or




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