The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association is an organization dedicated to improving the custom metal fabrication industry. The purpose of NOMMA is to unify, serve, promote, and educate the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry to the benefit of the individual members and the public welfare. The membership is made up of 650 ornamental and miscellaneous metal fabricators from the U.S. and around the world and members range from one-person blacksmithing shops to 100-employee structural firms.

Railings are the primary product of our industry and nearly all our members produce them. Other products produced by NOMMA members include driveway gates, garden gates, security doors, window grills, stair systems, spiral stairs, gratings, and fencing. Many members operate forges in their shops and regularly mix the old technologies with the new.

To protect fabricator interests, the NOMMA Standards Committee monitors code bodies, testing organizations, and governmental agencies. At various times, the committee has sent representatives to various meetings to voice fabricator interests. The committee has an ongoing program to produce industry voluntary guidelines. These guidelines help to raise the overall quality of the industry.


NOMMA serves the industry by promoting ornamental metal, educating members, and protecting fabricator interests. One of NOMMA's biggest functions is to conduct the industry's annual convention and trade show. This major event, called METALfab, is held in a different city each year. Typically, between 600-700 fabricators attend METALfab annually.


  • NOMMA publishes the FABRICATOR magazine. This high-gloss publication which is sent to 10,000 fabricators every other month. The magazine features profiles of outstanding jobs, industry news, articles on fabrication techniques, and new technologies. For an annual subscription rate contact the Nomma office at the address shown below. The "Fabricator's All-Time Best" is a collection of articles from past issues and contains a wealth of information.


    The NOMMA Publications Committee produces various sales aids and booklets that are available to the industry. Currently, the committee is producing an ongoing series of color brochures that showcase various types of metalwork The following is a display of the covers of the currently available brochures:


Driveway Gates

Elegant Walkway Gates

Interior Railings


NOMMA sponsors an insurance program, annual awards contest, and many other services for its members.




  • A "Starter Kit,", which includes samples of all NOMMA publications, is sent to all new members. Membership details are available from the NOMMA office.

For additional information, contact:


1535 Pennsylvania Ave.
McDonough, GA 30253
(888) 516-8585, ext. 102 Fax: (770) 288-2006

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Last Updated: Sat, May 3, 1997