Jeff Carmean, Chairman
Brad Robeson, Vice Chairman
Fred Koetting, Ex-Officio
Dean Jorgenson, Associate Member
“I am excited and honored to be working with this team of industry leaders,” says Jeff Carmean, incoming MBMA Chairman. “Metal building systems are more accepted than ever and a big reason for that is the dedication of these board members. Their hard work ensures that the metal building systems industry continues to grow, and that the MBMA is recognized as the technical leader in the industry.”
MBMA board 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: achieving sustainability objectives and addressing code concerns; partnering with the IAS to ensure a smoothly functioning accreditation process; tackling timely and significant insurance matters and safety issues; and directing continued research and testing by MBMA staff and faculty at some of the nation’s leading research universities. Additionally, the board oversees the production of MBMA design guides and manuals, including the recently released 2012 Edition of the Metal Building Systems Manual, a publication long considered the industry standard.
Founded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership represents more than $1.9 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for approximately 49% of the total non-residential low-rise construction market in the United States. MBMA provides engineering leadership through the many research programs that it sponsors annually, often in coordination with major universities and engineering schools throughout North America. 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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