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LETTERFROMTHEEXECUTIVEDIRECTOR

On A Mission
LIZ MESSNER, CAE, IOM

IN DECEMBER 1958, A group of industry vision-

aries with like-minded goals started an organization that today is known as the National
Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals
Association, or better known as NOMMA.
As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, I'd
like to share the mission for NOMMA from our
founding fathers. The following are NOMMA's
initial purposes, as written in the articles
of incorporation:
* To develop through research and promotion
new uses and markets for the products of
the ornamental iron industry; and to promote, through advertising and publicity,
increased consumption of the products.
* To foster friendly relations among members of the industry by means of periodical
meetings, and by information and publicity in business transactions, removing as
far as possible misunderstandings within
the industry.
* To the extent that it shall be lawful, to collect and disseminate accurate information
relative to the manufacture, selling, and
distribution of ornamental iron.
* To encourage proper marketing of all
ornamental iron to establish and maintain

industry standards, and to suppress false
advertising in the industry.
* To improve the conditions under which said
industry is now carried on to develop just
and fair competitive methods; to perfect
ways and means for the peaceful settlement of disputes between those connected
with the industry or between employers and
employees in the industry; to protect the
industry from unfair and unjust burdens or
exactions; and in general, to protect, promote, and foster and advance the interests
of the ornamental iron industry, and to do
all things necessary or incidental to the
accomplishment of the foregoing objects
and purposes.
Sixty years later, our mission still upholds
our founding father's intent. NOMMA's mission is to "serve its members and advance the
industry through education and the promotion of a positive business environment." Our
purpose is to deliver outstanding programs
and services to members resulting in distinct
competitive advantages and industry excellence within the ornamental, architectural,
and miscellaneous metalworking industry.
NOMMA exists because of you! We're here

to provide services and tools to help you hone
your craft and strengthen your business.
NOMMA is also on a mission to modernize
and improve the website, develop a new logo
that represents the full spectrum of NOMMA
members, and to grow the NOMMA family by
adding members. NOMMA is as relevant to
the industry as it was when it was founded.
Industry challenges have changed, as have the
needs of our members. Thus, NOMMA has and
will continue to evolve and change. One constant remains from 1958 - the heart of NOMMA,
our members, will always be our top priority.
Last month, Max Hains, NOMMA president,
challenged each one of us to encourage a new
or returning member to join or rejoin our great
association. Have you done your part yet? Not
sure if the shops near you or the suppliers you
work with are members? Visit nomma.org and
under "About" choose "Member Search" to
see if they are a member. Or, look them up in
the printed 2018 Buyer's Guide and Membership
Directory. NOMMA needs your help to grow
the family. I encourage you use the membership application on page 21. Just rip it out and
share it. Or, join online! It's fast and easy. Just
visit www.nomma.org/join and fill out the form.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
Intellectual Ironwork
Sealing Loops in Winter/cold Weather
Happy Employees Without the Headaches
Supplier Members
New NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane – Top Job Awards Over the Years
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Intro
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - President’s Letter
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - NOMMA Network
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - NOMMA Education Foundation
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Intellectual Ironwork
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 30
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Sealing Loops in Winter/cold Weather
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Happy Employees Without the Headaches
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 36
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 38
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - New NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane – Top Job Awards Over the Years
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 47
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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