O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 13

LETTERFROMTHEEXECUTIVEDIRECTOR

NOMMA is About People
LIZ MESSNER, CAE, IOM

AS THE SEASON OF giving and receiving
approaches, there is no better time to say
"thank you". The year 2017 marked many
accomplishments for NOMMA, and none
would have been possible without the support of our members, sponsors, exhibitors,
attendees, subscribers and the truly amazing
commitment of NOMMA volunteers. To you, I
sincerely say, "thank you". On a personal note,
I am blessed to have been selected as NOMMA
and NEF Executive Director and to be able to
focus on member programs and organizational
efficiencies full-time. Please do not hesitate to
share your thoughts, observations, or wishes
with me at liz@nomma.org.
NOMMA is all about the people in this
industry as much as it is about tools, techniques and technology. This shows crystal
clear at METALfab. It is where you find ornamental and miscellaneous metalwork industry
professionals; it is where we meet, learn and
interact; it is where we have fun! METALfab
focuses on developing industry professionals
and thriving businesses, and that is all about
relationships - the perfect blend of knowledge
and networking.
The connections you make will last a
lifetime and will likely lead to more work
referrals and partnering opportunities.
You'll gain knowledge from both the education program and by networking with your
peers. A class instructor could give you a
single tip that could save you hundreds of
dollars. Or, a vendor at the trade show might
display one new product or idea that could
save thousands.
Learn new ways to add value to your products and services for the benefit of both your

customers and your business by attending METALfab's line up of NEF Continuing
Education sessions and demonstrations.
Marvel at the entries in the annual Top Job
contest, and learn how past winners produced
their jobs. If you have not already registered
for METALfab 2018, now is the time by visiting
www.nomma.org/page/METALfab_register.

As NOMMA enters into our 60th year in
2018, we realize this milestone is possible
only by the support of members and friends
like you. The entire NOMMA staff team
offers our thanks, and our best wishes to
you along with much peace and great joy
during this holiday season and throughout
the New Year.

MESSAGEFROMTHEEDITOR
As we approach the end of 2017 and prepare for the beginning of 2018, there is much
to reflect on. In 2017, we had a groundbreaking METALfab in San Antonio, Texas. With
record attendance, the partnership with AFA's FENCETECH was one to recon with. The
educational lineup that NOMMA and NEF tirelessly prepared, the prevalent networking
opportunities, the versatile and bustling trade show floor, and so much more - it can't be
beat. As Liz Messner wrote in her message - it's "the perfect blend of knowledge and
networking." As you're preparing for 2018, we hope you include METALfab2018 as part of
your future investments by including it as part of your budgeting for next year. You won't
want to miss this event.
As O&MM Fabricator's editor in chief, I want to piggyback on Liz's "thank you" message
by also personally thanking my freelance writers for dedicating themselves to me, to the
industry, to NOMMA, to YOU - by consistently providing relevant content to help our readers
stay on top of industry trends, tips and tricks for the people of our industry, and all things
METAL. I also want to thank NOMMA and NEF for their ongoing support of the industry,
its members, its members' growth, and so much more. NOMMA and NEF provide a lot of
behind-the-scenes support and backbone for its members, and even non-members, for
the sake of the preservation and nourishment of the industry.
Lastly, thank you to those of you who have already submitted articles and article
topics to us for the magazine. We truly appreciate your time and effort. We encourage
editorial submissions and inquiries, so 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 - November/December 2017

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
First Look: 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
It's in the Air
A Fabricator’s Ergonomics
Seven Costly Management Mistakes
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
High-Tech Laser Machine Allows Business to Boost Productivity and Expand Product Offerings
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - intro
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 4
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 10
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - NOMMA Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - First Look: 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 20
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 22
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 27
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - It's in the Air
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 31
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 34
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - A Fabricator’s Ergonomics
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 38
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Seven Costly Management Mistakes
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 43
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 44
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 46
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 50
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - High-Tech Laser Machine Allows Business to Boost Productivity and Expand Product Offerings
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 52
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - 54
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