Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Leaving Rockford


The Fabricators and Manufacturing Association (FMA) has announced plans to move its headquarters from Rockford to Elgin, Illinois.

The relocation will offer better access and convenience for FMA members, suppliers and other industry stakeholders located in the greater Chicago area. The new location will be closer to the I-90 corridor.

FMA is a professional organization, formed in 1970, working to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. FMA’s Rockford headquarters has a staff of 75 employees serving its members and the industry.

“Its important to note that the relocation represents FMA’s decision to move closer to many more of its constituents, not a move away from the Rockford community that has been a wonderful home for the organization for so many years,” said Ed Youdell, FMA president and CEO. “FMA will maintain its numerous and valued partnerships with business and academic organizations based in Rockford, and will continue its local philanthropic initiatives.”

FMA anticipates breaking ground to construct their new building in Elgin in April and begin operations there in November 2016. The office will be located within Elgin city limits near the intersection of I-90 and Randall Road.

The organization will provide ways to help minimize inconveniences employees may face upon making the move.

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