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THENOMMANETWORK

New NOMMA Member Benefit
November Roundtable Discussion Recap
HAVE YOU BEEN CONTEMPLATING whether or not to purchase new equip-

ment? As your business continues to grow, this is a question that you
may be faced with. There are several things to consider when deciding to
purchase equipment:
* Will it pay for itself?
* Does this have long-term value? (one job or future projects)
* Is it better to lease or buy? (What is your current cash position?)
* Do you purchase the equipment new or used?
In any case, you must be very clear on what your business goals are
before you make a purchase decision. Consider the many variables that

impact a growing business such as: capital investments versus
outsourcing, owning versus renting, shop space and consumer
market. With growth comes the opportunity to assess where
and how you want your business to expand.
If you were unable to join the Roundtable discussion, we
have now made it possible for you to listen to previous discussions. Simply visit www.nomma.org/roundtable and choose
the Roundtable Discussion you'd like to listen to. This new
member service provides peer-to-peer problem-solving in an
on-demand fashion.

NOMMA Member, Mike Kinnikin, Recognized
and Featured in St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles
issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles, Mike Kinnikin
was featured in a "5 Under 40" spotlight where five young professionals were
interviewed and deemed as "the people to watch in St. Louis, producing some
of the most innovative and exciting projects in town."
The following was taken straight from the article that Mike Kinnikin was
featured in. (Source: http://stlouishomesmag.com/article/1401)
Mike Kinnikin was born to be a craftsman, literally! At a very early age
he learned the trade at his parent's family-owned business Eureka Forge.
He worked summers and weekends until he went to college. Mike has a
degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Upon graduation he turned down several job offers in order to join his father
at Eureka Forge. When Mike's father fell ill, he took over the company with
the support of his parents and made it his goal to keep Eureka Forge moving
forward. Mike has won numerous awards through the National Ornamental
and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA), and he was recently
nominated to a three-year term on their board of directors, a seat previously
held by his father five years earlier.
SLHL: Please share an experience that was a major influence on your
career decision.
IN THE OCTOBER 2017

Mike: Out of college, I went to work for someone else. It was
there that I realized I didn't want to work behind a desk. I needed
the ability to be creative and hands-on in my work.
SLHL: What has been the best compliment you've received in
your career?
Mike: National Top Job Awards from my peers at the National
Ornamental and Misc. Metals Association as well as recommendations and positive feedback from satisfied customers.
SLHL: Tell us a story from your childhood where your creative
design genius kicked in.
Mike: I built a steel sculpture of a car when I was 12 years old.
It was the relative size of a power wheels car. I took parts off of
a working power wheels car, added them on top of my sculpture
and made it drivable.
SLHL: What is your favorite spot in St. Louis and why is it your
favorite?
Mike: St. Louis Zoo. My daughter loves to see the animals and
run from exhibit to exhibit. I enjoy the outdoors and animals as
well, so the Zoo provides a wonderful bonding experience for us.
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http://www.nomma.org/roundtable http://www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/1401

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
Change Orders
Women in Industry
What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
2018 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Intro
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 4
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O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 10
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 20
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 23
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O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 28
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 32
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 36
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Change Orders
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 41
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 44
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 46
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 49
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 50
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 51
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 52
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 54
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 56
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 59
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 60
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product Preview
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 62
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 63
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 64
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 66
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover4
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert1
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