O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2015 - (Page 9)

PrESidENT'SLETTEr You Spoke, and We Listened ALLYN MOSELEY, NOMMA PRESIDENT saying..."We are all born with two ears and one mouth, which would seem to indicate that we all need to listen twice as much as we talk." That's good advice for life in general, but it also came to mind when the NOMMA board assembled a task force to find out what our members were saying and what they expected out of their NOMMA membership, specifically what they wanted out of their METALfab experience. We listened and some very telling information came out of that effort. ThErE is AN OLD More relevant Education For this year, we have tapped two NOMMA veterans to work with the NEF Education Committee as METALfab2016 Education Co-chairs; Curt Witter with Big D Metalworks and Doug Bracken with Wiemann Metalcraft. Both of these gentlemen run highly successful businesses, they both know what it takes to be successful, and they both have served as NOMMA presidents in the past. I'm excited to have them in charge of this critical component of METALfab. Great care is being taken to construct an education program that will be extremely useful and practical in today's business environment. Also, we are paying particular attention to the abilities of those who are heading up the individual sessions. Be on the lookout for a completed education schedule in the near future. More relevant Demonstrations Demonstrations have always been a challenge given the restrictions of the host venue and the increased safety regulations we always have to operate within. So this year, incorporated within the week's activities will be a one-day event that will be packed with hands-on demos and instruction on a variety of topics. This will be an event unlike anything you've seen at METALfab before. We have demos planned that include forging techniques presented by Phil Heermance of Art's Work, a master metal crafter, and multi Top Job award winner. There will also be a demonstration session on fabricating kitchen vent hoods. Vent hoods are popular right now and are being requested by designers and architects all over the country. The custom aspect of these are profitable, and we will be showing you how to use templates to take all of the guess work out of it and speed up the fabrication process. Also on tap will be a full day seminar on copper lighting fabrication and how you can upsell a client by incorporating design elements from other work you are providing into lighting and things like fireplace screens. This is just a sampling of what will be going on during that day with all of these being "hands on," where you will be encouraged to step up and try these techniques for yourself. Also, many of our vendors who have limited abilities to display their product(s) at the trade show will be there displaying fully powered and operated equipment. More Entertainment Options METALfab 2016 takes place at the Hyatt in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville downtown area is consistently rated as one of the best in the entire country with over 150 different restaurants within walking distance of our host hotel. In addition, there are many other entertainment opportunities including The Peace Center for the Performing Arts and the Children's Museum. Again, all within walking distance of the hotel. I would encourage you to go to www.visitgreenvillesc.com and click on "Downtown" to find out more. All of us on the board are committed to making this event one to remember. So reserve March 16-19 of next year, and I promise you will not be disappointed. "Pay It Forward" Allyn Moseley allyn@theheirloomcompanies.com September/October 2015 * O&MM Fabricator | 9 http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2015

Message from Allyn Moseley
Message from Marbella Miller
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Educational Foundation
Until recently, Tampa’s residential construction market had been mostly remodeling work. Now, multi-billion-dollar custom homes has business booming for Vasquez Custom Metals.
2015 Top Job Gold Winner for Forged Fabrication: Make it Like This, But Different
4 rules for hiring & retaining your best employees
Intentional networking: 9 effective and efficient steps to success
Supplier Members
New NOMMA Members
Industry News
25 years later, an ornate Gazebo is finally used for its intended purpose.
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Advertisers

O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2015