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NOMMAEDUCATIONFOUNDATION

Carl Grainger Receives

CLIFF BROWN AWARD
at METALfab2017

was
presented to Carl Grainger, Grainger Metal
Works on February 4, 2017, at METALfab2017
in San Antonio, Texas. Carl is always giving of
his time to other members, teaching continuing
education classes or classes at METALfab,
educating non-members about the value of
being a NOMMA member, responding to questions on ListServ, or engaging in one-on-one
conversations that provide a wealth of knowledge to NOMMA members and the industry.
He is always involved in education of the
industry. Carl also uses his special skill as an
auctioneer at the NEF Auction to raise funds to
support the foundation. Carl has helped raise
over $250,000 to support the foundation and its
programs. As a trustee of the foundation, Carl
is an outstanding advocate of the ornamental
and miscellaneous metals industry. Thank you
very much, Carl, for all that you do for NEF and
the industry!
The president of Hallmark Iron Works,
Charles Mercer, approached the NOMMA
Education Foundation expressing his willingness to support the foundation through a generous annual donation and the establishment
of the Cliff Brown Award to recognize contributions to the education of the industry. This
award honors Cliff Brown who was the founder
of Hallmark Iron Works. Mr. Brown always
believed in the importance of giving back to
the industry that had been good to him and his
company. In this vein, Mr. Mercer wanted to
THIS YEAR, THE CLIFF BROWN AWARD

continue recognizing outstanding efforts in
the area of education for the ornamental and
miscellaneous metals industry. Thus, the Cliff
Brown Award was established and has been
recognizing outstanding contributions to education in the industry since 2002. The NOMMA
Education Foundation wants to publicly thank
Mr. Mercer and Hallmark Iron Works for their
tremendous support over the years.
Cliff Brown, Hallmark Iron Works Inc.
As a boy in England,
Cliff Brown dreamed of
being a railroad engineer, and later in his
life, he purchased two
steam locomotives
that he donated to
the restoration club in
England. Through this
donation, he was able to enjoy taking the locomotives out for a ride in the English countryside.
Mr. Brown served in the RAF at the age
of  17, and after his heroic service for his
country, he became an apprentice at HeadsWrightson (large structural and bridges). In
1952, Mr. Brown came to the United States
where he began a fabrication career. After
gaining experience while working for four steel
fabrication shops, he started his own company, Hallmark Iron Works, in 1966 with three
employees. His business model was to prove
that an honest man with high ethical standards

could succeed by doing quality work, providing
excellent service while having integrity. This
model proved highly successful as most of his
clients were long-term customers.
After 20 years in business, Mr. Brown bid
on the replacement of the rail for the Truman
balcony at the White House. He bid $1.00 on
a job that today would be an $85,000 bid. The
$1.00 bid was a way for Mr. Brown to give
back to the country that had given him the
opportunity to succeed. Although he bid $1.00,
no expense or effort was spared to produce a
work of the highest standards.
His company, Hallmark Iron Works Inc., just
celebrated its 50th anniversary as a direct
result of his favorite saying, "run your business
like you are going to be in business forever."
The idea of giving back was always important
to Cliff Brown. He taught estimating classes
at North Carolina State and the University of
Wisconsin. Again, he believed "whatever is
good for raising the standards of your industry
is good for you, so give something back."
As a long time member of NOMMA, he
served as NOMMA President (1978), chaired
many committees, represented NOMMA at
congressional hearings, and fully funded a
load test program for steel rails.
It is truly fitting that a man so dedicated to
training, education and advancing the industry should be honored with the Cliff Brown
Award presented in his name by the NOMMA
Education Foundation.
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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
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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
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O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Products
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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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