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A Successful METALfab2017!
THIS YEAR'S METALFAB, HELD in San Antonio,

Texas, from Feb. 1-5, proved to be an electrifying event! With an increase in exhibitor
space reservations, conference attendance,
and education session turnout, it would be an
understatement to say this year's co-location
with AFA's FENCETECH was a success.
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the conference began
with a Pre-METALfab Continuing Education
course, Measuring through the Eyes of the
Fabricator and Installer. On Thursday, Feb. 2,
a full day of education classes, ranging from
topics like Engineering 101 to Optimizing Your
Shop to Run Lean, was organized by NOMMA's
Education Foundation (NEF). The day ended
with a NOMMA Welcome Reception, where
both old and new friends had a chance to mingle
and meet with NOMMA's Board of Directors.
Education classes continued on Friday,
Feb. 3, as well as the opening of the exhibit
floor. On display next to NOMMA's booth were

pictures and job descriptions of NOMMA's
Top Job Award contestants for members to
cast their votes and for conference attendees to marvel at. A gallery of the 2016 Top
Job Award winners were on display at the
entrance of the exhibit hall along with the
"Ascend" metal sculpture created by NOMMA
members, Jack Klahm and Phil Heermance
(see image below). Pieces of Ascend were
bid on and purchased as part of NEF's annual
auction. On Friday evening, AFA members and
NOMMA members enjoyed themselves at the
History in the Making Opening Party.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, NOMMA held its
annual meeting and announced winners of
the service awards. Immediately following
was a heart-wrenching, inspiring, and comical presentation by keynote speaker Steve
Gilliland. The day continued with lots of
excitement on the exhibit floor, power hammer demos by NOMMA members, and Party

with a Purpose held in the evening for NEF's
annual auction. During the auction, family and
friends among the NOMMA family presented a
unique gift, specially-made by NOMMA members, to James Minter Jr., husband of the late
Sue Minter, creating a heart-warming moment
for everyone present.
On the last day of the conference, Sunday,
Feb. 5, the winners of the 2017 Top Job Awards
were announced and presented with plaques
at the Breakfast of Champions. The exhibit
floor was open for half the day, and the Top
Job Jamboree took place at the education
pavilion for those who wanted to learn more
about the intricacies that went into the winning projects. Next year's METALfab will once
again co-locate with AFA's FENCETECH, but
this time we'll see you all in Phoenix, Arizona!
Event dates are from Feb. 5-9, and the exhibit
floor will be open from Feb. 7-9. We hope to
see you there!

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017

President’s Letter
NOMMA Network
Nomma Education Foundation
Dodge Planroom
The Hossfeld Bender
Common Challenges With Cable Railing Installations – and How to Overcome Them
2017 Top Job Winners Showcase
Skilled Employment Practices
Financing Acquisition Growth and Profits
Supplier Members
New Nomma Members & Iron Club Members
People
Products
Gargantuan, Pet-Inspired Fountain Center Stage in Canadian Park
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 4
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 11
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Nomma Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Dodge Planroom
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 19
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - The Hossfeld Bender
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 23
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Common Challenges With Cable Railing Installations – and How to Overcome Them
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 26
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 2017 Top Job Winners Showcase
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 30
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Skilled Employment Practices
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 34
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Financing Acquisition Growth and Profits
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 38
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - New Nomma Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - People
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Products
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 47
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Gargantuan, Pet-Inspired Fountain Center Stage in Canadian Park
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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