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CONTENTS

NOMMA Officers
President
Cathy Vequist, Pinpoint Solutions, Jupiter, FL
President-Elect
Max Hains, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
Vice President/Treasurer
Maciej Jankowski, Artistic Iron Works, Norwalk, CT
Immediate Past President
Keith Majka, Majka Railing Co. Inc., Paterson, NJ
Fabricator Directors
Chris Holt, Steel Welding, Freedom, PA
Jonathan Falk, Living Design Studios, Lafayette, CO
Mike Kinnikin, Eureka Forge, Pacific, MO
Tony Martinez, Big D Metalworks, Dallas, TX
Marco Vasquez, Vasquez Custom Metals Inc.,
Tampa, FL
Roger Carlsen, Ephraim Forge Inc., Frankfort, IL
Supplier Directors
Dave Filippi, FabCAD Inc., White Stone, VA
Jay Shah, Architectural Iron Designs Inc., Plainfield, NJ
Stacey Lawler Taylor, Lawler Foundry Corp.,
Birmingham, AL
NOMMA Education Foundation Officers
Chair
Rob Rolves, Foreman Fabricators Inc., St. Louis, MO
Vice Chair
Greg Terrill, Division 5 Metalworks, Kalamazoo, MI
Treasurer
Mike Boyler, Boyler's Ornamental Iron Inc.,
Bettendorf, IA
NEF Trustees
Lynn Parquette, Mueller Ornamental Iron Works Inc.,
Elite Architectural Metal Supply LLC,
Elk Grove Village, IL
Curt Witter, Big D Metalworks, Dallas, TX
Carl Grainger, Grainger Metal Works, Nichols, SC
Randy LeBlanc, Metal Head Inc., Lafayette, LA
Christopher Maitner, Josephine Christopher LLC,
Grand Rapids, MI
Max Hains, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
NOMMA Chapters
Chesapeake Bay
Patty Koppers, Koppers Fabricators Inc.,
Forestville, MD, 301-420-6080
Florida
Marco Vasquez, Vasquez Custom Metals Inc.,
Tampa, FL, 813-248-3348
Gulf Coast
Randy LeBlanc, Metal Head Inc., Lafayette, LA,
337-232-3838
Northeast
Scott Hess, Hess Ornamental Iron Inc.,
Red Lion, PA, 717-246-3135
Upper Midwest
Max Hains II, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
NOMMA Staff
Liz Messner, CAE, IOM, Executive Director
Meda Merritt, Senior Association Manager
Fabricator Editorial Advisory Board
Terry Barrett, Pinpoint Solutions, Jupiter, FL
Doug Bracken, Wiemann Metalcraft, Tulsa, OK
Bill Coleman, Arc Angels, Dunedin, FL
Nancy Hayden, Tesko Enterprises, Norridge, IL
Chris Holt, Steel Welding, Freedom, PA
Rob Rolves, Foreman Fabricators, St. Louis, MO

11

PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Message from Cathy Vequist

13

LETTER FROM THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Message from Liz Messner,
CAE, IOM

19

2018 METALfab / FENCETECH
ATTENDEE BROCHURE
BIZ TALK

43

What Experience Modifiers Do, and
What You Can Do About It

47

How to Handle Your Toughest
Employee Problem
Layoffs or Firings can Mean
Trouble for Everyone Involved

METAL MOMENT

58

Take a Stroll Down Memory
Lane - NOMMA's First Years

IN EVERY ISSUE
15 NOMMA Network
16 NOMMA Education
Foundation
53 Supplier Members

55 New & Returning
NOMMA Members &
Iron Club Members
57 Gold Members
61 2018 Product Preview
65 Index of Advertisers

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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
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 7
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
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 25
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 26
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
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert2
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert4
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