MBMA names 2015 board members and Innovation Award winner

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) approved its 2015 Board of Directors at the MBMA Annual Meeting held on December 10, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The 2015 Board Members are:

Tom Gilligan, Chairman, Butler Manufacturing
Brad Curtis, Vice Chairman, Tyler Building Systems, L.P.
Brad Robeson, Ex-Officio, NCI Building Systems, Inc.
Jeff Carmean, Nucor Building Systems
Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden Buildings
Ron Kuenkler, American Buildings Company
Phil Raimondo, Behlen Building Systems
Scott Bowers, Associate Member, Atlas Bolt and Screw Company
John Fantom, Associate Member, Dow Chemical

“It’s a great honor to be able to work with these industry leaders,” says Tom Gilligan, MBMA’s new chairman. “Metal building systems now make up over 50 percent of the low-rise, non-residential building construction market, thanks in large part to the MBMA and the leadership of these board members. I look forward to continuing our industry’s growth and enhancing MBMA’s reputation as the technical leader for metal building systems.”

Innovation Award Winner Named
At this year’s annual meeting, MBMA announced Dale Nelson of Roof Hugger, Inc. as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award. His project submission is to undertake side-by-side performance testing, using applicable code referenced standards of metal roofing and TPO roofing, to see which product stands up better. The end results will provide objective information for anyone needing a new roof. This project now moves on to MBMA’s Technical Committee.

MBMA board members, associate members and committee members put in countless hours of service throughout the year as they work to promote metal building systems. They do this by working through established MBMA committees in a variety of areas, including MBMA’s sustainability objectives and addressing code concerns; partnering with the International Accreditation Service to ensure a smoothly functioning accreditation process; tackling timely and significant insurance matters and safety issues; and directing continued research and testing at some of the nation’s leading research universities and laboratories.

Founded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership represents more than $2.2 billion in annual sales and accounts for approximately 52% of the total non-residential low-rise construction market in the United States. The association provides a wealth of technical information on its website, www.mbma.com, for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems, and publishes numerous technical manuals and design guides.

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