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LETTERFROMTHEEXECUTIVEDIRECTOR

Membership: The Lifeblood of NOMMA
LIZ MESSNER, CAE, IOM

the principles
of knowing more, growing more and making
more...together. You and your fellow members
are the lifeblood of NOMMA. Without your
involvement, NOMMA simply cannot thrive.
In work, school, the gym and just about everywhere in life, this familiar saying holds true:
"You only get out what you put in." The same
goes for NOMMA. If you expect to gain knowledge and opportunities, you have to put in the
effort to contribute in whatever way you can.
One of the easiest ways to get involved is to
help spread the word about NOMMA membership. No one knows better than current members
how beneficial participating, connecting and
sharing within the NOMMA family can truly be.
Help build the momentum. Joining NOMMA is
easy; just visit www.nomma.org/join. Please note
that if you are already a member the website
recognizes you and doesn't show you the membership application. Additionally, you can visit
www.nomma.org and navigate to the "Members"
area and click on "About Membership" where
you'll see a link to download a membership application that can be printed and shared or emailed
to your friends.
Invite your collaborators, suppliers and colleagues to join you - and join NOMMA. When
they do join, ask them to list you as the person
who supported their membership/referred
them to NOMMA. When new members provide
us with the name of the individual or company
who encouraged their membership, that individual earns their way into the Iron Club.
Members who have encouraged one or
more new members from July 1 to June 30
each year are honored by inclusion in this prestigious club. Iron Club members are recognized
in each issue of the Fabricator magazine, at
METALfab and on the website. Iron Club had
NOMMA WAS FOUNDED ON

26 members at the end of June 2017. Now Iron
Club has started anew for July 1, 2017, through
June 30, 2018.
I'm pleased to announce that the first member
of the Iron Club for this cycle is Jonathan Falk
from Living Design Studios in Lafayette, Colorado.
Jonathan recruited Rusty Gardner from Reyerson
Steele in Commerce City, Colorado. Thank you
Jonathan, and welcome Rusty!
The foundation of NOMMA is our longstanding members who have shown dedication

to their craft and this industry by being a part
of the NOMMA family. New members bring
fresh perspectives and ideas. They expand our
presence and influence in the industry. New
members ensure that NOMMA is strong and
vibrant for years to come. A lot of them with
great potential are just waiting to be invited it's just a matter of asking them if they've ever
thought of joining NOMMA. I ask for your help
to grow NOMMA's membership and contribute
to this vibrant organization.

MESSAGEFROMTHEEDITOR
In the May/June issue of the O&MM Fabricator magazine, Cathy Vequist mentioned engaging the
younger generation in order to fulfill NOMMA's mission far into the future. Barely a month later,
I received an inquiry from a NOMMA member asking to supply editorial addressing the need for
more apprenticeships in the industry. This is just one of the reasons why I admire NOMMA's
members. If there's a problem that needs to solved, you better believe there's a team of people
working to resolve it. We hope you'll enjoy the article (Pg. 20) on this topic as well as participate
in the conversation surrounding this subject.
You can also find a continuation on the Collective Mind Gate Series on page 30 from our friend,
Bob Walsh. Part V focuses on Aluminum Acanthus Leaves. You won't want to miss Bob's tips and
tricks when handling aluminum. Another NOMMA member graciously supported the efforts of
ongoing education in our industry by supplying an informative article on illuminated handrails.
This technical article, which starts on page 34, features the trends and types of illuminated
handrails along with the various techniques, tools and tips for your knowledge.
In the Biz Talk section, articles on the types of business entities to consider when choosing the
form of your business as well as ways to protect yourself from employment lawsuits. For those
who are new to the industry and those very well-acquainted in the industry, these articles include
substantial information that can help you and your business thrive. And of course, you won't want
to miss this issue's Metal Moment. A special feature on past NOMMA president, Breck Nelson.
Thank you again to those of you who have already submitted articles and article topics to us
for the magazine. We truly appreciate your time and effort. Please continue to send editorial
ideas to me at marbella@naylor.com.
Until next time,
Marbella Miller

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
Apprenticeships: Getting Involved With Worker Training
The Collective Mind Gate Series–Part V
Shining Light: How to Work With Illuminated Handrails
Sole Proprietorship or Corporation?
Employment Lawsuits Happen
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Landscape Architect to Blacksmith to Soon-to-Be Preacher
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Intro
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 4
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 10
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 13
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - NOMMA Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 15
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 16
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 19
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Apprenticeships: Getting Involved With Worker Training
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 21
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O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 28
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - The Collective Mind Gate Series–Part V
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 32
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Shining Light: How to Work With Illuminated Handrails
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 36
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 38
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Sole Proprietorship or Corporation?
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 43
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Employment Lawsuits Happen
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 46
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 50
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Landscape Architect to Blacksmith to Soon-to-Be Preacher
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 54
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