Benefits of Membership

MBCEA Mission Statement:

Our mission is to support the professional advancement of metal building contractors, erectors, and our industry.


I join an association based on what I can get out of it. I want to be in a group that helps me improve my processes and profitability. The MBCEA is an organization that puts metal building contractors and erectors in touch with their national peer group. They provide extensive training capabilities through MBI and provide valuable assistance with the AC478 certification. The yearly meetings allow builders and erectors to visit with vendors who provide materials and equipment used in our industry. Members can find erectors or put themselves out to bid on the MBCEA website.

Jennifer Heimburger, Heimburger Construction

2018-10-17T15:34:35-04:00

Jennifer Heimburger, Heimburger Construction

I join an association based on what I can get out of it. I want to be in a group that helps me improve my processes and profitability. The MBCEA is an organization that puts metal building contractors and erectors in touch with their national peer group. They provide extensive training capabilities through MBI and provide valuable assistance with the AC478 certification. The yearly meetings allow builders and erectors to visit with vendors who provide materials and equipment used in our industry. Members can find erectors or put themselves out to bid on the MBCEA website.
My first exposure to the MBCEA was at METALCON years ago when we purchased two sets of the training DVDs that the entire sales force was forced to watch and pass the quizzes. I was impressed that the MBCEA offered training tools like this that not only educated the erectors, but also the suppliers. The trainings offered by the chapters at the local level is a huge asset to both erectors and suppliers. [Read More]

Andy Lee, SFS Group

2018-10-17T15:36:52-04:00

Andy Lee, SFS Group

My first exposure to the MBCEA was at METALCON years ago when we purchased two sets of the training DVDs that the entire sales force was forced to watch and pass the quizzes. I was impressed that the MBCEA offered training tools like this that not only educated the erectors, but also the suppliers. The trainings offered by the chapters at the local level is a huge asset to both erectors and suppliers. [Read More]
My first reason for joining was the opportunity for mentoring. I've learned a wealth of information from many skilled people that I apply every day in my business. Second reason for joining was access to training for my men and myself. These opportunities have led to our Apprenticeship Program and AC478. I tell other erectors that the amount I've gained in knowledge, guidance and opportunities far exceeds the incredibly small amount we pay in dues.

Steve Moore, MMS Northeast

2018-10-17T15:38:07-04:00

Steve Moore, MMS Northeast

My first reason for joining was the opportunity for mentoring. I've learned a wealth of information from many skilled people that I apply every day in my business. Second reason for joining was access to training for my men and myself. These opportunities have led to our Apprenticeship Program and AC478. I tell other erectors that the amount I've gained in knowledge, guidance and opportunities far exceeds the incredibly small amount we pay in dues.

The Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA) is a trade association organized in 1968 to provide programs and services to the contractor and erector segments of the metal building industry.  The association proudly boasts membership from virtually every aspect of the industry.  The MBCEA is a membership-driven association, promoting the professionalism of its contractor and erector members.

The MBCEA has developed several programs to benefit membership and industry, most notably, the MBI Quality and Craftsmanship Training Series and the IAS Accreditation Program, AC478.

The MBCEA hosts an Annual Conference which presents an outstanding program of topics and seminars geared specifically to metal building contractors and erectors. Our focus is expert advice from membership. There is also an Exhibit Hall where vendors showcase and demonstrate all their newest products and of course, many networking opportunities. Annual Building of Year Awards and Pioneers are presented at the Conference.

The MBCEA is the premier place to network with the Metal Building Industry. Members report the advice and best practice gleaned from the “grey hair” in our network is invaluable and well worth the price of membership. Similarly, members are encouraged to participate in our Mentor Program. Participants are matched with a trusted advisor at no charge for business advice and assistance exclusive to the Metal Building Systems Industry.

The MBCEA maintains a national and local presence. Regional members organize into Chapters. We currently boast Chapters in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, Southeast, Greater Ohio, Midwest, Southeast Texas, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest and the San Joaquin Valley. Chapters are a cost-effective way to keep up with ever-changing regulations, building materials and methods, and to access low cost training. Chapter meetings are social forums where you can network with other contractors and erectors in your geographic area. Several chapters raise money for scholarships or support local charities.

The MBCEA is not just for contractor and erectors. Many suppliers are members. The Association provides a closed loop, captive audience. Our members want to know about new products and new processes. Erectors need to learn/hear about new trends to stay current and be competitive. Chapter events and the Annual Conference are perfect showcase opportunities.

Other benefits of membership are accessed on our website. Members are highlighted in a searchable Directory. Our directory is used worldwide by companies seeking Contractors and Erectors. Your inclusion here provides members with a true marketing advantage. There is a “members only” area on the website that is full of tips, documents, checklists, templates and information exclusively available for our membership. In this area you can find a Safety Handbook and Toolbox Talks in both English and Spanish, copies of all key documents for the successful Erector, as well as all the templates and checklists you need to prepare for AC478. The website also offers free classified ads to members.

 

To become a member, sign up or for more information, contact:

Sasha Demyan, Executive Director
(484) 239-3337
MBCEA
PO Box 3429
Bethlehem, PA 18017