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National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

Featured Stories
USG Corporation (USG) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release Survey Results Gauging Confidence among Industry Leaders

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors are confident in the trajectory of the industry, according to the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (‘Index’), launched today. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase and only 3 percent expecting a decrease in revenue.

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Jesse James of West Coast Choppers fame and world renowned sculpture artist Albert Paley of Paley Studios collaborate to make two sculptures. Each artist will start one sculpture and finish the other. WXXI-TV captures their journey in an hour-long documentary, premiering in 2018.

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King Architectural Metals
Member News
NOMMA mourns the passing of Marianne Kinnikin the loving wife of the late Todd, mother of Mike (Jennifer) and devoted Grandmother to Elouise Kinnikin. Marianne passed away on June 10 following a long battle with cancer. Marianne will be remembered by the NOMMA family as being a great supporter of their family business as well as Todd’s and Mike’s activity within NOMMA and the Upper Midwest Chapter and their devotion to the Art of Metalwork. Donations in Marianne’s honor can be made to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary 6065 Duda Rd, House Springs, MO 63051 (636) 671-3643.

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Locinox USA, LLC
An innovative drilling jig that will make the installation of Locinox Locks and Keeps even faster and easier. Discover the DRILLFIX or get a quote! or
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NOMMA News & Events
Mark Your Calendars for METALfab 2018!

NOMMA committees are already hard at work planning for METALfab 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Don't miss THE industry event of the year which will include outstanding education, visits to local shops, and a massive trade show. Mark your calendars now for an event you won't want to miss!
NOMMA's Headquarter location has changed. Please note our new address:

National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA)
6404 International Parkway, Suite 2250
Plano, TX 75093

888-516-8585 • Fax: 314-480-7118

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D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
Featured Top Job Contest Winners
Category D: Interior Railings - Nonferrous, Nonforged

To enter this category, all railings including custom castings and cold forged elements must have less than 5% custom hand forgings.

Gold Winner:

Klahm & Sons Inc.
Ocala, Florida

There is approximately 22 feet of stair and 26 feet of landing railing. The outside ovals are made from 1/2" X 1" flat bar. The inside ovals are made of 3/8" X 3/4" flat bar. All the flat bar has fuller lines created from the embossing tool. All of the 3/4" brass balls are drilled and pinned into the ovals. The top lattice work has small brass rosettes at each of the intersections. A 2 1/4" dixie cap rail was used with a descending volute. The finish is a satin black automotive paint.

Total Hours: 200 

Spiral Stair Stringers and Handrails!
Chicago Metal Rolled Products
Chicago Metal Rolled Products is the premiere supplier of curved steel for commercial and residential circular staircase stringers.  For this project, we curved 68,000 lbs of 2” x 16” steel plate the easy way to a 4’ 4” radius (inside stringer) with a 33.25° pitch and to a 9’ inside radius with a 16.92° pitch (outside stringer). 
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Tips & Tricks
Metal fabrication is essentially the process of manipulating and building metal structures and includes an overlapping variety of specialties, including blacksmithing, ironwork, boilermakers, and more. If you are considering breaking into the steel metal fabrication industry or want to create additional success for an existing company, here are five tips to consider for economic achievement.

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National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA)
4100 International Parkway, Suite 2400
Carrollton, TX 75007
888-516-8585 | Fax 314-480-7118