The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) said recently it will move its headquarters from Rockford to Elgin.
The FMA said it chose to move the headquarters from Rockford to be closer to the Interstate 90 corridor. Ground is expected to be broken for the project in April, and the move should be complete by November.
“The new headquarters will offer many benefits to FMA and to the thousands of our constituents located in the Chicagoland area and beyond,” FMA Chairman Al Zelt said. “The location greatly enhances FMA’s ability to serve the metal fabrication industry, which is our overarching goal, and sets the foundation for FMA’s future growth.
"In addition, we now will be much closer to one of our most exciting initiatives – the new FMA Metal Fabrication Lab being built at Harper College in nearby Palatine, Illinois, and set to open in January,” Zelt said. “And, our proximity to O’Hare (International Airport) is advantageous for all in our industry.”
The move will not cause any staffing or duty changes for FMA's 75 employees.
“We will have the most up-to-date technology and amenities, further enabling us to respond to the needs of FMA members, readers and advertisers of our publications, trade show exhibitors and other industry partners,” FMA President and CEO Ed Youdell said.