This has been a rough few weeks for Mother Nature. To those of you affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Times like these are when the power of the MBCEA network truly shines. If you need help, I am sure there is someone in the group who can provide it. Funnel your requests through Sasha and she will make sure the MBCEA has your back.
If you have not yet planned to attend METALCON, you should seriously consider it. METALCON is the only show devoted exclusively to the use of metal in construction. It will raise your standard. Come network, learn and do business.
While you are at METALCON, plan on attending our Las Vegas Chapter training meeting. This informative event is designed to help you get more out of your MBCEA membership. RSVP to Sasha and come check us out.
In the coming weeks, you will be hearing more about this, but next year marks the 50th Anniversary of the MBCEA. My hat is off to the leaders and visionaries who, all those years ago, thought it might be a good idea for the Systems Builders to get together to share ideas, best practices and network. We have gone through a few name changes over the years but have always stayed true to our core mission, which is the professional advancement of our members and our industry.
Around our 15th Anniversary, then President Jim Shook wrote in the newsletter (back then it was delivered by Uncle Sam not email) “If more people knew our story, our membership would double overnight. Because it is true the services we offer MBDA members can save the cost of a membership investment many times over, IF the services are used.” Sounds like not much has changed in the last 35 years.
I urge all of you reading this to check out our Newsletters and see what the MBCEA has to offer you.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are planning an exciting Conference to mark this auspicious event. Once again, we will be co-located with the MBMA. This is an exceptional opportunity for contractors, erectors, builders, manufacturers, and suppliers to all meet in one place and learn from each other. MBMA Chair, Brad Curtis recently said “through this type of camaraderie and by moving forward with similar goals, we can achieve much more together than we can alone.” Please plan on joining us May 2nd-4th in San Antonio. MBCEA members will receive a 50% discount on registration fees in honor of our Anniversary.
Thanks and Stay Safe.
P.S. Please update your records to reflect a new PO box for the MBCEA. Our mailing address is: MBCEA, P.O. Box 3429, Bethlehem PA 18017.