The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) announced today plans to move its headquarters office and operations from Rockford, IL, to Elgin, IL. The relocation will offer greater access and convenience for FMA members, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, particularly those located in the greater Chicago area or approximate to the Interstate 90 corridor, FMA executives said.
FMA anticipates breaking ground to construct a new building in April and occupancy to occur in November. The office will be located approximately 45 miles from FMA’s current facility. Elgin is located about 40 miles from downtown Chicago and 25 miles from O’Hare International Airport.
“The new headquarters will offer many benefits to FMA and to the thousands of our constituents located in the Chicagoland area and beyond,” said Al Zelt, FMA board chairman. “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.
The relocation "represents FMA’s decision to move closer to many more of its constituents," said Ed Youdell, FMA president and CEO.