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NOMMA News & Events

NOMMA Board Meeting  
When: June 21-22
Where: Indianapolis, IN
*Additional details to come!

Octoberfest 2018
Host: Robert Thomas Iron Designs
When: October 5-6
Where: Charleston, SC
*Additional details to come!

Upcoming Metal Museum Event

What: Make Your Own: Metal Embossing
When: Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
What: Make a copper embossed tile and have your design stand out in relief! You can attach the tile to a surface such as a keepsake box or a sketchbook or make it a wall piece.

*This is a two hour class, so please arrive promptly at 10 a.m.

**$10 per project | Ages 7+ (15 and under must have an adult present; younger children may require assistance)

Member News
Please take a moment to Congratulate the following NOMMA Award recipients for their commitment and dedication to NOMMA and the industry!

Julius Blum Award – Outstanding Contributions to the industry.
The Wagner Companies

Frank A. Kozik Award – Outstanding Volunteer Service
Allyn Moseley – The Heirloom Companies

Clifford H. Brown Award – Outstanding contribution to education.
Phil Heermance – Art’s Work Unlimited

President’s Silver Star Award for Membership Development – Outstanding contributions to membership growth.
Dave Busarello – Bridgeton Drafting Co. LLC
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Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Jack Klahm of Klahm & Sons, Inc. Wins NOMMA's 2018 Mitch Heitler Award 

Description of project: This grand staircase was designed and made in-house. All the materials are aluminum. There is approximately 90 feet of curb rotunda railing, and 90 feet of curved staircase. The primary bar in the rails is 1" round solid. Various sizes of smaller round bar were used for the infill. The lotus flowers are two different sizes. The flowers and the leaf work were made from .090 alloy 3003 sheet metal. All of the flowers are mechanically attached to the tapered 1" bar. A chiseled center cap that covers the screw attachment was used. The peacocks were airbrushed. The cap rail is a 2 ¼" Dixie type. The finish is a very dark bronze, with dry brushed bronze accents. This project took approximately 4,000 hours. 
"Thank goodness, in the building code you can use the first three steps without meeting height requirement for the handrails. This gave me freedom to design the beginning of each stair." - Jack Klahm
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
Featured Stories
President Trump ordered steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from every country except Canada and Mexico. It's the boldest move to date for the president who campaigned on a protectionist platform that is sharply at odds with Republicans' free trade orthodoxy.

Trump signed the orders Thursday afternoon during a White House event featuring steel and aluminum workers in blue jeans and holding hard hats.

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With the skills shortage and high demand for talent, employers must be proactive about hiring and retention. According to the guide, the most common recruiting methods are promoting company culture (48%) and offering competitive salaries (43%). Respondents cited competitors who can pay more as their biggest threat; the greatest cause of employee turnover is money, according to the survey.

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Prevent callbacks before they happen!
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Tips & Tricks
If you’re looking to save yourself a lot of trouble with your 3D Printed parts, these tips are just what you need. Many designers think that just uploading their drawing is enough, but knowing how to deal with wall thicknesses, support structures, and other challenges is essential to getting the part you designed.

Check out these Top 7 tips and learn what to do about warping and curling or oozing filaments and much more.

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Early mornings are often touted as the key to success--getting up at the crack of dawn is a daily habit you must cultivate to get more out of your day and maximize productivity.

Yet, despite our best intentions to rise early without a groan, many of us continue to reach for the snooze alarm--only to later berate ourselves for not instantly becoming morning people. When we're told a morning routine will transform our day, will success always be outside our reach because we are late to rise?

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