About Us

What is FMA?

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members working together to improve the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal producers, fabricators, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and schools together through volunteer opportunities, educational programs, networking events, and FABTECH®, the industry’s leading trade show. The official publications of FMA include – The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, Practical Welding Today®, The FABRICATOR® en Español, Canadian Metalworking, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International® (TPA) and the Sustainable Manufacturer Network (SMN).

Who Belongs to FMA?

FMA serves members involved in the following processes: bending, blanking, cutting, drawing, extruding, fastening, finishing, leveling, piercing, punching, roll forming, shearing, slitting, spinning, straightening, stamping, swaging, and welding. TPA serves members involved in production and fabrication of welded and seamless pipe and tube. SMN serves members deploying sustainable manufacturing practices. FMA, TPA, and SMN membership spans the United States, Canada and Mexico, and reaches into more than 30 other countries.

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Headquartered in Rockford, Ill., FMA has a staff of more than 70 employees serving its members and the industry. FMA members are served at the volunteer level by the FMA Board of Directors and Technology Councils. TPA members are served by the TPA Advisory Board. SMN members are served by the SMN Advisory Board. Explore the online FMA Member Directory.