FMA's leadership conference to offer business growth knowledge to metal fabricators

January 3, 2011

Metal fabricators will receive knowledge, skill development, inspirational ideas, and networking opportunities designed to improve operations and build strategic partnerships for business growth at The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters, March 2-4 at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort near Orlando, Fla.

The event, sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA), will feature industry-specific keynote addresses, peer-facilitated roundtables, tabletop exhibits showcasing industry trends, creative workshops, and networking events to discuss manufacturing process improvements.

The summit includes a format of peer- and consultant-facilitated roundtable discussions for attendees to exchange ideas and solutions that affect their business’ bottom line. Topics include automation; economic and financial issues of the day; personnel optimization; managing your company’s online presence; sales and marketing; plus technology discussions focused on plate, sheet, and tube and pipe.

Dan DiMicco, chairman, president, and CEO of Nucor Corp., the world's largest recycler and steel producer, and Emily DeRocco, president of The Manufacturing Institute and the new National Center for the American Workforce, will present the conference keynotes.

Registration is available online at, via phone by calling 888-394-4362, or in person on-site at the event.

Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,100 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry.