MBCEA Announces Two New Chapter Kick-Off Meetings
Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has 3
- Education: To provide programs and venues that
enhance educational opportunities for metal building contractors
- Image Enhancement: To develop programs to
enhance the image of metal building contractors and erectors, and
the metal building industry.
- Grassroots Support: To develop and maintain
programs specifically designed to support and respond to the needs
of the grassroots membership of the MBCEA.
President Gary T. Smith believes the way to achieve all of this
is at the Chapter level. His laser focus has been on establishing
Chapters as forums to offer training and education to members,
networking opportunities and programs specific to each region. To
that end, we are pleased to announce two new Chapters: Southeast
Texas and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Tony Fuentes of Premier Steel Buildings Ltd., Steve Olson and
Duke Santillian, of Rigid Global Buildings have organized the Texas
Southeast Chapter. They have planned a jam-packed day that will
focus on the needs of the workers in the morning and owners and
admin in the afternoon. Mark your calendars: September 17, 2014, 10
a.m.-3 p.m., Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway,
Humble, TX 77338. The activities start promptly at 10 a.m. Gary T.
Smith will be on hand to inspire the crewmen with his passion for
training. In two hours Gary will certify the participants in Fall
Hazards Safety, Hot work Safety, Torch Cutting Safety and Global
Harmonized System (old MSDS). These are core standards that OSHA is
enforcing and Gary recommends all metal building assemblers have.
After lunch, Smith will speak with the employers about the benefits
of MBCEA membership and plans for the future.
Similarly, the Rocky Mountain Region Chapter will hold its
kick-off on October 2, 2014. The meeting has been planned to
coincide with METALCON at the Colorado Convention Center, in
Denver, CO. Michael Cain, Big Johnson Construction in Fort Morgan,
CO, Harvey Freeman, Pro Steel, Inc. in Black Forest, CO and Mike
Reynolds, Systems Contractors, Inc. and Systems Builders, Inc. in
Thornton, CO have organized the kick-off. Gary T. Smith and several
other MBCEA Board members will be in attendance. This meeting will
start at 9M at the Convention Center and end in time for
participants to enter METALCON. Smith will highlight the advantages
of membership and demonstrate some of the training and
certification he offers, such as Torch Cutting Safety.
Anyone involved in the Assembly of Metal Building Systems in
Southeast Texas and CO, WY and UT are encouraged to attend these
free meetings. If you are not a member of the MBCEA, this is a
perfect opportunity to check it out.
For more information about the MBCEA, to register for a kickoff
meeting or to become a member, visit www.mbcea.org or contact Sasha
Graver at 484-239-3337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.