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Alabama is at the heart of the nation's "fastest growing region- The Southeast, which is the fourth largest economy in the world..." according to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). It is home to over 350 automotive-related manufacturers and was ranked 4th best business climate in the nation by corporate real estate executives in November 2006.

 

American Welding Society

Helpful services, publications, industry links, technical information, beneficial articles for the Welding and Metal Fabrication Industry.

 

The Fabricator

Your complete online metal fabricating source magazine. Great teaching articles for your employees in the fabricating industry helping them be a better machine operator in return helping the bottom line.

 

Fabtech International~ November 6th - 9th, 2017 In Chicago @ McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois

FABTECH International is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, and welding event. Since 1981, FABTECH has brought together more than a quarter million buyers and sellers from around the world. It's the longest running and only annual North American event dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of sheet metal forming and fabricating, welding, stamping, and tube and pipe equipment.

 

International Manufacturing Technology Show September 10 - 15th, 2018 in Chicago @ McCormick Place

At IMTS you'll see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems, and processes that can improve your efficiency. You can also gain valuable ideas and insights from over 1200 of the world's leading producers.


 

Machinery Dealers National Association

Established in 1941 to assure buyers of the integrity and reliability of the hundreds of used machinery dealers around the world who are members of our association. MDNA is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the used machinery industry.


The Metals Directory

From the publishers of Modern Metals & FF Journal, the directory people are talking about! "The sourcebook for the Metals Industry"


Modern Metals

The most comprehensive resource for the metals industry, mapping all equipment, materials, services, and segments of the industry.


MetalCon October 18th - 20th, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Annual convention & exhibition for the metal construction industry.

Visit more than 700 exhibit booths. See the newest products and the latest innovations in metal. Hear what industry experts have to say.


PMA

The Precision Metal Forming Association

The Association was born in 1913 in Cleveland when a handful of stampers formed The Pressed Metal Association. PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $41-billion metalforming industry of North America-the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1,200 member companies include metal stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and roll formers as well as suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. Members are located in 30 countries, with the majority found in North America in 41 states of the United States as well as Canada and Mexico.


 

The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International, Inc. April 30th - May 1st, 2017, Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL

A not-for-profit international association of the world's manufacturers of related air system equipment- primarily, but not limited to: fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for the industrial, commercial and residential markets.


American Institute of Steel Construction April 11th - 13th, 2017, Baltimore Maryland

Sets a standard for the steel industry. Companies that are AISC Certified have been through a rigorous initial evaluation, and are subject to yearly reviews. Our independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LLC, confirms that companies have the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures, and commitment to produce the required quality of work for a given category, whether they are a fabricating plant, erector or metal building company.


The National Steel Bridge Alliance

NSBA's Mission Is to Establish Steel as the Preferred Material for Bridges The National Steel Bridge Alliance is organized and dedicated to better serve our customers and members with state-of-the-art design and construction of steel bridges. We are a unified industry organization of businesses and agencies interested in the development, promotion and construction of cost-effective steel bridges.


Modern Steel Construction

The official publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. MSC brings its readership in-depth information on the newest and most advanced uses of structural steel in buildings and bridges by focusing on innovative and cost-effective steel designs and the products that help bring them to life.

 

Engineering Journal

The only technical journal in the United States devoted exclusively to the design of steel structures. The Engineering Journal is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of steel construction.


Engineering Journal Events Calendar


International Titanium Association

The Association's reason for being is to promote the use of, and dissemination of, information about titanium. This support is a constant effort, benefiting all member companies. ITA offers a variety of tangible benefits to members; Purchasing discounts, informational and marketing tools, and advertising programs are among some of the advantages.


The Annual Conference of the Association provides the opportunity for face to face contact with the leaders of the industry, both consumers and producers. The Technical Session of this event has come to be known as the launch site for the latest in technical breakthroughs and new application announcements.

 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

An international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning.


NASCC The Steel Conference

AISC, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.


South-Tec October 24- 26th 2017 Exposition in Charlotte, NC

Manufacturers need the very latest technologies: precision machine tools, advanced materials and fabricating equipment. Southeast industries are looking for ways to manufacture better, faster, and smarter.


National Veterans Conference August 16th - 18th, 2017 @ Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, FL

As the largest conference of its kind, this nationwide conference brought together over 3,200 attendees from Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB/SDVOSBs), Federal Agencies and departments, and prime contractors to share best practices of how to do business together.


International WorkBoat ShowNovember 29-December 1, 2017 @ Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

The commercial marine industry is vast and ever changing. Staying on top of advancements in technology and networking with fellow professionals while keeping your business profitable can be tough. The International WorkBoat Show is the one big show where you can meet face to face with thousands of colleagues and suppliers while sourcing new products and ideas.

 

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