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NOMMAEDUCATIONFOUNDATION
In Partnership with the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

News & Announcements

PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL Opportunities for the ORNAMENTAL & Miscellaneous METALS INDUSTRY
From the Desk of the NEF Chair
Those of us who are NOMMA members, we likely realize the value of an event like Octoberfest.
There is more to an in-person NOMMA event than just what's on the agenda. You pick up so
many more ideas and tips when talking to other attendees. You get a chance to speak and listen
to others who are experiencing the same difficulties that you do on a daily basis. It offers time
away from the office to look at the big picture instead of being buried in the details of a specific
job. You also get to find out who else is in your community.
I recall my first NOMMA experience, when I was a bit slimmer and had more hair. It was in
Birmingham, Alabama. I went to METALfab because it seemed like the Fabricator magazine was
aimed directly at our company. More so than any other publication, it was detailed in all the right
places. So, if Fabricator came from the same people behind this event, there had to be some value.
And I left there fully satisfied with my investment. In my first session, I was intrigued to sit
next to someone whose name was "Belk Null". I was a bit sheltered in my rural upbringing.
Belk was pleasant and willing to answer many questions. Every time I sat in an education session, there were people around me who were as interesting and helpful as Belk was. I got to
meet some vendors that I'd worked with for years but had never met face-to-face. There was
definitely a sense of camaraderie. I had my first dry martini at this conference too, but that's
another story. I left with so many new contacts and ideas that I filled a couple of pages with
notes to share with coworkers. I was excited to get back to the office and try a few things out.
Octoberfest 2017 is hosted by Bailey Metal Fabricators. You'll not find people more willing
to help than Greg and Heidi Bailey. They and their staff are working diligently with NEF to put
together an event that attendees will remember and appreciate. NOMMA is a national organization, so there is always a concern about trying to hold events in all areas of the country. If you've
felt events were too far away in the past, consider making the effort to get to Mitchell, South
Dakota, this year. I feel confident that once you attend a NOMMA event you'll be anxious to
see when you can attend another. My hope is that you, too, will return back home rejuvenated.

Call for Auction Items
Start planning and designing your donations today!
It is never too early!

The next NEF Auction will take place February 8,
2018, at METALfab2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
This is NEF's largest fundraiser of the year,
and with your help we can make it the best
one yet. Donations from past actions have
included tools, hand forged metal items, art
pieces, books, electronics, gift baskets, handmade quilts, vouchers and gift cards to restaurants, stores, airline tickets, and much more!
Visit www.nomma.org/nefauction for more
information.

Rob Rolves, NEF Chair
Foreman Fabricators, Inc.
SINCE SOUTH DAKOTA IS RANKED # 3 AS THE MOST FUN STATES IN AMERICA
FOR ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION AND NIGHTLIFE...
IT CAN NOW ADD EDUCATION
Ranking per Wallethub
NEF HAS CHOSEN SD AS IT'S NEXT STOP ON THE CONTINUING EDUCATION WAGON TRAIN

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PRESENTS A CONTINUING
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Octoberfest

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Hosted by:

2017

October 6 1pm - 6
October 7 8am - 5:30pm
pm

2

DAYS OF

D EMONSTRATIONS

PLUS A

V ENDOR S HOWCASE

HyDef Plazma Demo - Save time, quality and $$$ -design parts and sub-assemblies
Forging Demo's- Making your own tools / Joinery and forged twists steel & aluminum
When to use a MIG weld vs TIG weld vs Stick weld
How to test applicants for weld skills. What skill each test is exploring
Ins and outs of Electrostatic Painting

Bailey Metal Fabricators Inc
807 N Rowley St Mitchell, SD

To register CLICK HERE

Pre-register by September 29th
Onsite

NOMMA Member-$200.00

Nonmember- $250.00

NOMMA Member-$250.00

Nonmember- $300.00

Registration includes dinner on 10/6 , breakfast and lunch on 10/7 and the wealth of knowledge that you will obtain

Registration for Octoberfest is available on www.nomma.org/octoberfest or by calling 888-516-8585.
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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 - 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
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover3
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover4
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