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PRESIDENT'SLETTER Exciting News for METALfab 2017! KEITH MAJKA, NOMMA PRESIDENT with some exciting news that I can now share. You may have been hearing about NOMMA co-locating METALfab with the American Fence Association (AFA)'s FENCETECH for 2017. I can now confirm that what you've been hearing is true. The contracts are signed, and we are on board with AFA to have our trade shows housed in the same venue. The benefits for NOMMA are significant, and the board of directors and I are confident that this is something very constructive for NOMMA. The opportunity to reach a far greater attendee audience than we have experienced in the past will give NOMMA exposure to people who may not know who we are and what we are about. AFA has consistently attracted over 4,000 attendees at FENCETECH, and that is far greater than what we've experienced at METALfab. The expansive convention hall floor will give vendors greater exposure, and we feel that those vendors who have not exhibited at METALfab recently will return. The location city for METALfab 2017 is San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is a beautiful city with accommodations, attractions, and dining experiences that are some of the best in the THIS PRESIDENT'S COLUMN COMES country. The downtown and River Walk areas will give attendees plenty of options to enjoy. NOMMA's host hotel will be the Marriott Riverwalk, and next to the hotel is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center where METALfab and FENCETECH will take place. Located on the River Walk, this location will give everyone the chance to take in the sights. Now, with that said, it is important for me to take this chance to emphasize that NOMMA is not merging with AFA but only co-locating the two trade shows together in the same venue. The board of directors and I have no intention of anything more. The needs and wishes of membership have been considered throughout the decision making process. The integrity and identity of NOMMA will be preserved and maintained as it exists now. This co-location does nothing to change that. To that I will add, that while on the same trade show floor as AFA's FENCETECH, NOMMA's METALfab will keep its identity and brand intact. We will have a NOMMA exhibit at the front of the hall with photos of past Top Job winners and a special NEF auction item on display. This will attract attendees and direct them to the NOMMA pavilion on the trade show floor. The NOMMA pavilion will display Top Job contest submissions and NEF auction items for attendees to view. The pavilion will present NOMMA to a new audience and market. NOMMA and AFA work in allied industries and contacts that each organization possesses can be shared on projects that each organization works on. It is a symbiotic relationship that needs to be explored and utilized. This arrangement should present NOMMA with new opportunities and open new vistas to practice our trade. We will also attract AFA members and others to join NOMMA and expand membership. Mark your calendar to attend METALfab on February 1-5, 2017. NOMMA will have a hospitality suite on the first night on the first floor in the Marriott. Meet everyone there and be prepared for an experience that is "History in the Making." That is the theme for METALfab 2017, because we believe that this event will truly be historic. This is a METALfab you don't want to miss! In closing, I am sure that our members from the Lone Star State will make sure that we have a good time and that we will certainly remember more than just the Alamo! July/August 2016 * O&MM Fabricator | 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - July/August 2016

PRESIDENT’S LETTER
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
NOMMA Network
Supplier Members
NOMMA Education Foundation
NEW RULES TO IMPACT THE LEASE/BUY DECISION
HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON - AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE WHILE YOU’RE DOING IT
New NOMMA Members, Iron Club Members & Rust Free Club Members
Industry News
Media
Products
METAL MOMENT
Index of Advertisers

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