The FMA and the TPA are looking for applicants for its 2010 awards program. 

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association and the Tube & Pipe Association are looking for applicants for its 2010 awards program.

The FMA’s magazine, The Fabricator, and the Tube & Pipe Journal, TPA’s official publication, sponsor the awards. They are open to people and companies in metal forming and fabrication, and tube and pipe making, which have improved operations or their communities.

“Manufacturing has been the backbone of America and we feel it’s appropriate to honor the heroes of the industry by paying tribute to those individual leaders or companies that display innovation and determination to succeed,” said Gerald Shankel, president and CEO of the FMA.

The application deadline is Sept. 30. For more information, visit   this Web site .