• Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Int'l.

    Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Int'l.



    About Us

    The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members.

    FMA brings metal fabricators and equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and FABTECH®, the industry’s leading trade show.

    The Mission of FMA:

    To advocate for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries.

    The Foundation of FMA

    Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, our charitable foundation, strives to engage, nurture and excite individuals of all ages in the pursuit of careers in manufacturing by providing manufacturing camps and scholarships.

    The official publications of FMA


    FMA's South entrance can be seen from I-90 and features a web of structural steel tubing that supports the FMA "swirl" logo.
    Our front doors face North, away from the interstate, and can be seen from the parking lot entrance on Point Blvd.
    We proudly display this sign to inform our visitors that FMA is a member of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.
    FMA's mission statement is posted in bold blue lettering just inside the North entrance, for all to see.
    The heart of FMA headquarters is the Fabricators Concourse; and open air lobby with several seating areas, work tables, and fun diversions for staff and visitors like ping-pong and bubble hockey.
    One of our breakout sitting areas, with a dry-erase wall for brainstorming or doodling.
    The Education Center has plenty of seating for all-staff meetings and state-of-the-art equipment for multi-media presentations.
    The Executive Conference Room of FMA, just down the hall from the office of our CEO & President, Ed Youdell.
    FMA staff and visitors can relax for a while (or find a snack) in our modern break room.
    The publications of FMA Communications are displayed on the wall in the break room, for browsing and bragging rights.
    FMA visitors and guests can use our hoteling space, complete with a large work table, flat screen TV, and lockers for storage.
    The work table in our hoteling space features charging stations and connections for presenters to extend their device display onto the wall-mounted TV.
    The Media Conference Room is great for meetings or presentations that require a little more privacy.

    Rep/Contact Info

    Mr. Edward Dernulc
    • Phone: (815) 399-8700
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    Mary Diamond
    Social Media Lead
    Ms. Nancy Hatten
    Exec. Asst. to the President & CEO
    Maureen Moore
    Director of Marketing
    • Phone: (815) 227-8204
    Ms. Maurine Semevolos
    Vice President of Human Resources
    • Phone: (815) 227-8276
    Patrick Simon
    Director, Education and Membership
    • Phone: (815) 227-8213
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