METALfab 2019 Attendees
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3 Reasons to Attend METALfab


1. Shop Tours are Back
Get inspired with on-site demonstrations and a behind-the-scenes tour of Mofab on Wednesday, March 13. Mofab offers full-service, structural steel fabrication with a 75,000 sq. ft. shop space. 


2. Education Sessions
By teaming up with AFA's FENCETECH and IDA's IDAExpo, that means 3x the educational opportunities and sessions. Members from each association will able to attend educational sessions from each association. Sessions include: Social Media Marketing, Business Succession, Efficiencies Boost Bottom Line and many more!


3. Annual Top Job Competition
NOMMA's annual Ernest Wiemann Top Job competition is back! NOMMA members from around the world compete for awards in 17 categories, including forged and non-forged work, ranging from gates and stairs to furniture and accessories. All entries are showcased during our annual METALfab convention, where NOMMA members select each year’s winners. Learn more about Top Job at



Exhibit Floor Hours

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday,March 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM




Special Events

NOMMA has an exciting week planned for attendees. Not only are you getting top-notch educational opportunities and a tradeshow with the latest equipment and supplies in the fencing, ornamental and miscellaneous metals industries, you’re sure to enjoy the following events throughout the week.


Awards Dinner
Raise your glass and toast to our award recipients at NOMMA’s annual awards winner on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the Sagamore Ballroom. We’ll honor past leaders and recognize this year’s Top Job winners and present the following awards: Julius Blum, Clifford H. Brown, Mitch Heitler, Frank A. Kozik, Ernest Weimann, and the President’s Silver Star. 


All Conference Party & Silent Auction
Join all your industry friends on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Indianapolis Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom. Make toasts, share stories and show off your best moves with live music. Bid on an auction item to support NEF. Thanks to Genie for sponsoring and making this party happen. 


NEF After Party/Live Auction
As the All-Conference Party winds down, the after party will heat up. Get ready for late-nite snacks and drinks and enjoy the fun of the NOMMA Education Foundation’s live auction. We’ll keep the party going as you help raise funds for the NOMMA Education Foundation on Friday, March 15 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM in the Sagamore Ballroom. Learn More


Annual Meeting
Join us Friday, March 15 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM on the 200 level to welcome new NOMMA members, greet old friends, elect Board Members and Officers, and meet your new NOMMA President. This is a must-attend METALfab event. 


Keynote General Session
Go directly from the NOMMA Annual Meeting to the Keynote General session from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Sagamore Ballroom.


Shop Tour
Tour the industrial complex of long-time member Mofab, Inc. including the metals warehouse and fabrication center with demos of state of the art equipment like waterjet, plasma, various cutting/bending equipment, their ornamental division plant, and the administration offices of Barnett Bates Corp.


Top Job Jamboree
Join Will Keeler, Top Job Contest Chair, as he serves as master of ceremonies for this can't miss event. Top Job Contest applicants will present their jobs and share details about the work. Ask questions of the presenters and gain knowledge and inspiration from your peers.