The Conference is just a few short weeks away, it is not too late to register. I hope to see you there.

An important topic of discussion at the Conference is the new Accreditation Program. I truly believe this program will be a game changer in our industry. See below for the credentials of the members of the Technical Committee. This group is working hard to craft the standards and to define what sets a quality Assembler apart from the rest. I look forward to seeing the results of their labor and applaud each and every one of them for their time, energy, expertise and commitment. Full credentials attached  

We have put together a brief survey that we hope you will complete. It should not take more than 5 minutes, BUT will provide us with lots of good information and feedback so we can ensure the MBCEA is providing you with the kinds of programs you need to succeed. The survey is confidential and anonymous. I urge you to participate.
Got something on your mind, drop me a line. I love to hear from you.
Gary T. Smith
President, MBCEA








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Now in our 45th year, the MBCEA is dedicated to the support of the professional advancement of metal building contractors, erectors, and our industry.


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New Midwest Chapter

The MBCEA is all about Chapters – but why are they so important? MBCEA Chapters are social forums where you can network with other contractors and erectors in your geographic area. They are philanthropic – several chapters raise money for scholarships or support local charities. And perhaps most importantly, they are the most cost-effective means to keep up with ever-changing regulations, building materials/methods and to access low cost training. A typical chapter has two social events per year – perhaps a Golf outing in the summer and a Holiday event in the winter. They also then arrange for industry speakers – maybe someone from OSHA or an attorney specializing in construction law, a building or insulated panel manufacturer. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, they coordinate (and subsidize) required training e.g. OSHA 10, Rigging 1, etc. and certification for your men.

So on Friday, October 4, 2013, the Midwest chapter held their kick-off. More than 20 companies attended an open house meeting and another 20 or so expressed interest but were unable to attend. MBCEA President, Gary Smith, flew to Kansas City for the event and spoke at length about the successes in the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and New England chapters.

Andy Huber, A.L. Huber, Inc. in Kansas City, Steve Butler with Dynamic Fastener in Kansas City, Kelly Burk of Burk Erectors in Springfield, MO, Kelly Burk, Jr. also with Burk Erectors in Springfield, MO, Bill Johnson with Evans Building in Wichita, KS and Sandy Fowler of GF General Contractors in St. Louis were all instrumental in getting this first meeting off the ground.  Jeff Fox from L&L Insulation and Thad Carley of Carley Construction Co. are also lending a hand. They are all committed to making this a very successful Chapter with lots of benefits for their members.

Quite a few people have asked how they can help. New Chapter President Andy Huber said it best, “help spread the word.”  As you conduct your everyday business, mention the MBCEA, mention the work on this chapter and contact us and let us know you are interested.

The first training session and next meeting will not be until the spring but for now we need to build a strong list of interested companies. If you are not a member of the MBCEA, join - we are offering a 50% discount for new members and a portion of all dues goes to the Chapter. Contact Sasha Graver at National or Shannon Fowler in the Midwest and let them know you want to be included.


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  • April 21, 2014Carolinas Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 1, 2014Carolinas Building of the Year Deadline
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