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National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

Featured Stories
U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service mounted the "removable anti-climb feature" this afternoon [July 1, 2015], but the entire installation process will take six weeks. Designed by Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the metal spikes installed today are only a temporary and will be replaced once a long-term solution is implemented, officials said.

The Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission will approve a final design in the fall and construction on a permanent security enhancement is set to begin in 2016. The renovation comes nearly 10 months after Omar Gonzalez scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn and entered the White House.

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Due to a variety of hazards found in the workplace environment, metal fabrication can be a potentially dangerous industry if employees do not closely adhere to safety regulations. Fortunately, in recent years, the rate of non-fatal injuries in the industry has significantly dropped, indicating that safer equipment and effective safety regulations are successfully helping prevent common injuries. However, a careless worker can still cause great harm to himself or to others in a trade that is unforgiving of negligence.

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Member News
Bill Coleman, owner of Arc Angels, Inc. in Dunedin, Florida creates unique metal pieces using raw material. A couple of Mr. Coleman's latest masterpieces include a Chinese Dragon Serpent Bike Rack and an aluminum 50 caliber machine gun placed on top of a World War II LTV truck.

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David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings Inc., Canton, Ohio, were among those receiving the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award.

The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine. The annual aware are presented to the top 50 executives and their organizations based on their positive impact on employment, business sustainability, and ability to generate new ideas and innovation.

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NOMMA News & Events
Beginning July 1, 2015, additional value has been added to your NOMMA membership through a new program which will save you and your company significant time and money.

The new program, NOMMA Member Savings,, offers collective buying power through our 150,000 business Buying Group Alliance which is administered by Member Savings Program Inc. Suppliers include Grainger, Ferrellgas, Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, ADP Payroll, Hewlett Packard, Exxon/Mobil, Ignite/ First Data Credit Card Processing, Wright Express (WEX) as well as over 20 other companies. These suppliers offer significant savings on your day-to-day business and personal purchases.

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The Gate Coalition Meeting will be held this week from July 9 to July 11 in Memphis, Tennessee. 
NOMMA is pleased to announce that we have chosen to work with Naylor Association Solutions as our official integrated media communication partner. Naylor provides advertising, publication and media services that build your company’s image and link your brand with buyers in the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry.

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Featured Top Job Contest Winners

 All driveway gates including custom castings and cold forged elements with less than 5% custom hand forgings. 

Gold Winner:
Compass Ironworks
Gap, Pennsylvania

Compass Ironworks is a family-owned business that started in 1998. This company uses, on average, about 97.7 percent recycled content. With every creation fitting each individual's needs, Compass Ironworks uniquely crafts iron for gates, decor, fencing and railings. 

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Silver Winner:
Atlas Custom Metalwork
East Hanover, New Jersey

Located just 30 minutes from Manhattan, Atlas Custom Metalwork in centrally located and able to serve the areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Whether a basic railing is needed or an extravagant gate needs to be installed, the people of Atlas Custom Metalwork pride themselves in creating a finished look with top quality, excellent customer service, and meeting expectations by the given deadline. 

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Bronze Winner:
BenFab Inc.
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

BenFab Inc. was founded in 1999 and includes a team of artists, fabricators and installers with decades of experience. With 90 percent of their materials from the USA, this company also uses roughly 97 percent of recycled content. BenFab specializes in consulting, design, fabrication, installation and finishes and is fully insured. 

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Tips & Tricks
Saving money as a small business can be tricky—if you’re a startup especially, money might be tight already. You probably don’t have a big portion of your income that you can tuck away as savings, and you welcome opportunities to make your operations more cost-effective. We’ve compiled a list of money saving tips—ways for you to trim overhead here, and increase efficiency there, until you’re on your way to better financial health.

In this list, I will cover:

• Nearly-Universal Tips
• Office and Home Business Related Tips
• For Those Outside The U.S.

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Old fence, rusty garden gate...what can these things add to your interior decor? Whether kept partially recognizable in their original form or re-purposed into something altogether new, these simple architectural elements from your garden can add a touch of interest when used in ways that are different then what you would expect.

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