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ASSOCIATIONS

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
Tube & Pipe Association, International
Aluminum Association
Aluminum Extruders Council
American Electroplaters & Surface Finishers Society
American Foundrymen's Society
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Iron & Steel Institute
American Machine Tool Distributors Association
American National Standards Institute
American Productivity & Quality Center
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
American Society of Appraisers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Subcontractors Association
American Welding Society
ANSI National Standards Systems Network
ASM International
Association for Facilities Engineering
Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Association for Manufacturing Technology
Association of Energy Engineers
Association of Steel Distributors
Best Manufacturing Practices Program
Center for Quality, Eastern Michigan Univ.
Chicago Manufacturing Center
Copper & Brass Servicenter Assn.
Copper Development Association
Emergency Steel Scrap Coalition
Engineering Information Village
EWI
Gases and Welding Distributors Assn.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
International Magnesium Association
International Precious Metals Institute
International Society for Measurement and Control
International Titanium Association
International Tube Assn.
ISO 9000 information
Laser Institute of America
Machinery Dealers National Association
Material Handling Industry of America Online
Materials Research Society
Metal Construction Association
Metals Service Center Institute
NACE Int'l, The Corrosion Society
National Association of Aluminum Distributors
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
National Coil Coating Assn.
National Fluid Power Association
National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association
National Tooling & Machining Assn.
Navy Metalworking Center
Nickel Development Institute
Non-Ferrous Founder's Society
North American Die Casting Association
North American Punch Manufacturers Association
Outside Processors Council
Pipe Fabrication Institute
Powder Coating Institute
Precision Metalforming Association
Resistance Welders Manufacturers Association
Robotic Industries Association
Sheet Metal Air Conditioning Contractors Natl. Assn.
Society for Protective Coatings
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Specialty Steel Inudstry of North America
Steel Founders' Society of America
Steel Plate Fabricators Association
Steel Tube Institute
The Welding Institute
Tooling & Manufacturing Association
United States Cutting Tool Institute
Wire Association International

BLOGS

thefabricator.com's Blog
Lean Blog
ShopFloor.org: The Manufacturers' Blog
Stamping Out a Living
Tin Basher's Blog
Toolmonger

BUSINESS TRANSLATORS

GermanoMedia
MR Translations

EDUCATION

FMA Certified Education Centers
FMA Conferences & Educational Events
TPA Conferences & Educational Events
ABC Safety Training
American Technical Education Association
Autosteel Online
Center for Manufacturing Excellence
Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program, Inc.
Edison Industrial Systems Center
Hobart Welding Institute
Industrial Research & Development Institute
International Organization for Standards - ISO
Laser Processing Consortium of the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University
Manufacturing Resource Center at Lehigh University
Metal Treating Institute
National Metal Finishing Resource Center
Ohio State ERC for Net Shape Mfg.
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Synergis Technologies

EMPLOYMENT

Careers in HVAC
FMA Job Board
Management Recruiters Group
National Engineering Resources
National Job Network
Techstaff of Michigan
The Kent Group
The US Job Forum

E-COMMERCE

FMA's Bookstore
Autosteel Online
Canarymarket
Industrial Worldwide Marketplace
IndustrySearch.com
Manufacturing Marketplace
Material Handling Exchange
MetalPrices.com
MetalWorkingIndustry.com
MFG.com
OnlineMetals.com
Steelmill.com
WorldScrap

GOVERNMENT

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Canadian Welding Bureau
Census Bureau
Environmental Protection Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Congressmen
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Senators
U.S. State Department

INDUSTRY REFERENCE

Buyers' Guides
thefabricator.com's Article Archive
ABC Safety Training
About.com Metals Guide
B2BChinaSources.com - China Manufactures Directory, China Suppliers
Basemetals.com
CAM Software
Car Body Design
City and Town Info
Dr. Weld -- en Español
e-construct.net
EveryContractor.com
Export-WorldGuide
Forming & Fabricating Industry Directory
FreePatentsOnline
GlobalSpec
Hydroforming.net
Industrial Quick Search
IndustryStock.com
Job Shop Network
Keyword Map
Kitco Precious Metals
Manufacturingtalk
MEPS (International) Ltd.
Plant Automation Technology
Plant Engineering
Safetyworld.com
ShopFloorTalk
sourceauthority
ThomasNet.com
TubeNet
Welded Tube Pros LLC
Welding Advisers
www.steelonthenet.com
Zycon Industrial Directory

TRADE SHOW GROUPS

FABTECH International
Messe Düsseldorf North America