Todd Daniel is the executive director for NOMMA, the National Ornamental & Misc. Metals Association. His background is in journalism and he started with the NOMMA organization in 1991 as the editor of, Fabricator Magazine.
What We Talked About
- Todd talks about NOMMA and what the association has to offers to businesses who work with metal and what the benefits are to a NOMMA member. Currently, there is an introductory $100 off membership promo being offered, use promo DM2-2014 on the website when signing up.
- Membership benefits are: the Fabricator Magazine, the annual conference called MetalFab(discounted membership price), attend hands on Continuing Education Foundation workshops (discounted membership price), a few business education programs, access to all 6 regional chapters: Pacific Northwest, Northeast, Chesapeake Bay, Florida, Gulf Coast, Upper Mid-west, a commercial insurance program, a women’s group of industry professionals, a mentoring program, a vendor discount program, and a technical affairs program to name a few. There are 23 benefits in all!
- MetalFab is the annual convention they organize, this year it was in the beginning of April and around 400 members attended in Pennsylvania. It is a mixture of educational sessions, vendor exhibits and the “Top Job Gallery” which shows entries in 17 different categories.
- Todd talks about the Top Job Award that is offered by NOMMA. The winner will receive a listing in Fabricator magazine and is featured on the website. Press releases are mailed to newspapers in the winning shop’s community. The entries for the “Top Job Award”, are voted on by the members that are present at the convention. Adding to the Tob Job buzz at the conference, an evening event is planned called the “Top Job Jamboree”, it includes a slide show of the entries and each entrant has an opportunity to get on stage and talk about their job entry to tell the ups and downs of the experience.
- A full day of shop tours in the area is another part of the convention. This year they went to M Cohen and Sons (http://www.mcohenandsons.com/ ), local metal fabricators who had 8 live demonstration stations for the tour. The second shop that was visited during the convention was an Amish business that creates metal work completely off the grid.
- You can see pictures of the convention here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nomma/sets/
NOMMA’s website – http://www.nomma.org/
NOMMA’s Flicker account for convention pictures – https://www.flickr.com/photos/nomma/sets/
Promo code for $100 off first time membership is DM2-2014
A Big Thank You to today’s sponsor – Nimba Anvils, www.Nimbaanvils.com