FMA and TPA seek applicants for industry awards

July 23, 2009

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards.

The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by FMA, and TPJ's Industry Award 2010, presented by TPA, are open to individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry or the tube and pipe fabricating and producing industry who have successfully improved operations, attained business growth, and contributed to both the local and industry communities.

"Manufacturing has been the backbone of America and we feel it's appropriate to honor the heroes of the industry by paying tribute to those individual leaders or companies that display innovation and determination to succeed," said Gerald Shankel, president and CEO of FMA.

Winners will be recognized on the cover of the February 2010 issue of The FABRICATOR®, and cover of the January/February 2010 issue of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal®, respectively, and will be featured in a high-profile article in the respective issue.

Each winner will be selected by an awards committee consisting of staff and members of the FMA and TPA, and will be honored at a 2010 FMA conference.

To apply, visit the FMA web site at The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2009 at 5 p.m. Winners will be notified by Oct. 31, 2009. Please contact Randy Myers at 815-227-8255 for more information.

Based in Rockford, Ill., the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), is a professional organization with more than 2,300 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show. FMA also has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.