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Board of  Trustees          


Rob Rolves
Foreman Fabricators Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Greg Terrill
Divsion 5 Metalworks
Kalamazoo, MI



Mike Boyler

Boyler's Ornamental Iron Inc.
Bettendorf, IA
Lynn Parquette
Mueller Orn. Iron Works &
Elite Architectural Metal Supply
Elk Grove Village, IL
Randy LaBlanc
Metal Head Inc
Lafayette, LA
Carl Grainger
Grainger Metal Works
Nichols, SC
Curt Witter
Bid D Metal
Dallas, TX
Maciej Jankowski- 
NOMMA President-Elect
Artistic Iron Works
Norwalk, CT
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About NEF                                                                                                                        

NOMMA – NEF Partnership

In 2001, the NOMMA Board of Directors organized the NOMMA Education Foundation (NEF) exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined in the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and in the Foundations articles of incorporation. 
1.     To provide quality education for business owner, managers and workers in the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. 
2.     To engage in all lawful activities consistent with the preceding purpose of the Foundation  primary of which, is to raise money to carry out these activities 
There important reasons for both NOMMA and NEF to exist.  
•       Individual donations to NEF (auction item or money) may likely be tax deductible as a charitable contribution, whereas donations to NOMMA would NOT be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
•       NEF’s primary focus is on education, to fund and produce educational programs for the industry; whereas NOMMA has more than one primary directive to benefit members and the industry
•       NOMMA may not receive grants or other funding from government agencies, NEF may.
Even though NOMMA may give money to the foundation, the foundation cannot give money to NOMMA, except for reimbursement of services rendered, such as a management contract.  Funds may NOT be co-mingled at any time for any reason. 

NEF’s trustees are elected by the NOMMA Board of Directors. As NEF trustees we understand that the NOMMA Board has bestowed upon us a charge, more specifically a TRUST. The NOMMA Board expects that the NEF trustees will be responsible keepers of the mission and purpose of NEF as well as be good stewards of the funds that we administer. As good stewards of finances it would be unwise of us to spend all of our funds by the end of each year with no thought for the future. As a sound management practice, NEF makes every effort to have two years of operating capital held in reserve.   
If you have any quesions reguarding NEF please contact us at or any of it's Trustees



NEF Programs for NOMMA Members
Videos – educational videos that are available for in-shop or at home training
METALfab Education Program – produces the sessions at METALfab
NEF Auction – silent and live auctions help NEF raise funds to support its programs
NEF PRO - Professional Resouce Opportunities – provides both seminars and events to provide attendees with a hands-on approach to learning. Topics have included estimating, scroll making, FabCAD, power hammer techniques, etc. 
NEF Webinars – provides an opportunity for fabricators to take a class at work. These webinars are archived and available for viewing later in the members only area. Some of the topics covered in these webinars are: codes, hiring employees, making sales in hard times, payment bonds, etc.
Chapter Support – NEF provide educational support for new and existing chapters. NEF has assisted existing chapters with special programs for their meetings. 
NEFERP Grant –  available to Chapters for education events during meetings

Scholarship – administration of the funds and applications for the Todd Kinnikin Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Cliff Brown Award – recognizing those who have made an outstanding contribution to education in the industry. The honor is named after the late Clifford Brown, founder of Hallmark Iron Works.

NEF Lawler Research Program – a major step in March of 2006 with the creation of the Lawler Research Program. Initially, the research program focused on guard safety and climbability. The research will provide a valuable pool of data for the NOMMA Technical Affairs Committee and allows NOMMA to provide solid facts in response to code change proposals. 



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10/5/2018 » 10/6/2018
NEF PRO - Practical Forging

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