November 10, 2011
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), has elected a new slate of officers.
Traci Tapani, co-president, Wyoming Machine Inc., Stacy, Minn., was elected chairwoman; Bryan Hawkins, president/CEO, Hawkeye Industries Inc., Tupelo, Miss., was elected vice chairman; and Marcia Arndt, dean-manufacturing technology of Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, Wis., will serve as secretary/treasurer. Newly elected officers will serve one-year terms.
Grants from NBT provide seed funding for community and technical college organizers offering summer manufacturing camps designed to inspire junior high and high school students to consider careers in manufacturing. The foundation also provides scholarships to help community/technical college and trade school students studying to prepare for careers in manufacturing.
Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry.