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CNA Supports Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs With $15,000 Donation


CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA recently presented a $15,000 donation to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the educational foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), in support of its summer manufacturing camps. This summer, 505 students attended one of the 34 camps held on community and technical college campuses across the country, where they learned specific manufacturing-related skills to help them understand and appreciate the value of a career-based on designing, planning and constructing tangible products.

"CNA is a proud supporter of the work FMA and NBT are doing to help hundreds of students get their first exposure to career opportunities in manufacturing," said Franklin Maccotan, director and industry leader, Manufacturing, CNA. "NBT's mission to engage, nurture and excite individuals of all ages in the pursuit of careers within the manufacturing sector is helping to inspire the future leaders of this critical industry."

"The generous donation from CNA allows FMA and NBT to continue hosting the annual series of manufacturing summer camps dedicated to introducing middle and high school-aged youth to practical applications of math, science and engineering principles in manufacturing," said Ed Youdell, president, FMA.

Camps are multifaceted and offer instruction in CAD design, welding, robotics and a variety of other manufacturing technologies, as well as practical instruction in career development and ways to harness entrepreneurial initiative.

Based in Rockford, IL, the FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. For more information on NBT, visit

For more than 25 years, CNA has been the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA members.

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Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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