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CONTENTS

NOMMA Officers
President
Cathy Vequist, Pinpoint Solutions, Jupiter, FL
President-Elect
Max Hains, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
Vice President/Treasurer
Maciej Jankowski, Artistic Iron Works, Norwalk, CT
Immediate Past President
Keith Majka, Majka Railing Co. Inc., Paterson, NJ
Fabricator Directors
Chris Holt, Steel Welding, Freedom, PA
Jonathan Falk, Living Design Studios, Lafayette, CO
Mike Kinnikin, Eureka Forge, Pacific, MO
Tony Martinez, Big D Metalworks, Dallas, TX
Marco Vasquez, Vasquez Custom Metals Inc.,
Tampa, FL
Roger Carlsen, Ephraim Forge Inc., Frankfort, IL
Supplier Directors
Dave Filippi, FabCAD Inc., White Stone, VA
Jay Shah, Architectural Iron Designs Inc., Plainfield, NJ
Stacey Lawler Taylor, Lawler Foundry Corp.,
Birmingham, AL
NOMMA Education Foundation Officers
Chair
Rob Rolves, Foreman Fabricators Inc., St. Louis, MO
Vice Chair
Greg Terrill, Division 5 Metalworks, Kalamazoo, MI
Treasurer
Mike Boyler, Boyler's Ornamental Iron Inc.,
Bettendorf, IA
NEF Trustees
Lynn Parquette, Mueller Ornamental Iron Works Inc.,
Elite Architectural Metal Supply LLC,
Elk Grove Village, IL
Curt Witter, Big D Metalworks, Dallas, TX
Carl Grainger, Grainger Metal Works, Nichols, SC
Randy LeBlanc, Metal Head Inc., Lafayette, LA
Christopher Maitner, Josephine Christopher LLC,
Grand Rapids, MI
Max Hains, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
NOMMA Chapters
Chesapeake Bay
Patty Koppers, Koppers Fabricators Inc.,
Forestville, MD, 301-420-6080
Florida
Marco Vasquez, Vasquez Custom Metals Inc.,
Tampa, FL, 813-248-3348
Gulf Coast
Randy LeBlanc, Metal Head Inc., Lafayette, LA,
337-232-3838
Northeast
Scott Hess, Hess Ornamental Iron Inc.,
Red Lion, PA, 717-246-3135
Upper Midwest
Max Hains III, Mofab Inc., Anderson, IN
NOMMA Staff
Liz Messner, CAE, IOM, Executive Director
Meda Merritt, Senior Association Manager
Fabricator Editorial Advisory Board
Terry Barrett, Pinpoint Solutions, Jupiter, FL
Doug Bracken, Wiemann Metalcraft, Tulsa, OK
Bill Coleman, Arc Angels, Dunedin, FL
Nancy Hayden, Tesko Enterprises, Norridge, IL
Chris Holt, Steel Welding, Freedom, PA
Rob Rolves, Foreman Fabricators, St. Louis, MO

9

PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Message from Cathy Vequist

11

LETTER FROM THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Message from Liz Messner,
CAE, IOM

BIZ TALK

41

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP or
CORPORATION?

The Wrong Choice Could Be
a Costly Mistake

44

Employment Lawsuits Happen...
Are You Covered?

METAL MOMENT

52

Landscape Architect to
Blacksmith to Soon-To-Be
Preacher

IN EVERY ISSUE
12 NOMMA Network
14 NOMMA Education
Foundation
47 Supplier Members

49 New & Returning
NOMMA Members
& Iron Club Members
51 Gold Members
53 Index of Advertisers

Up Front and Personal
With Past-NOMMA
President Breck Nelson
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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
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 23
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 25
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 26
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - 27
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
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover3
O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2017 - cover4
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