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Metal Building Manufacturers Association Names 2015 Board Of Directors & Innovation Award Winner

2015 MBMA Board of Directors (from left): Brad Robeson, NCI Building Systems Inc. (Ex-Officio); Phil Raimondo, Behlen Building Systems; Scott Bowers, Atlas Bolt and Screw Company (Associate Member); Tom Gilligan, Butler Manufacturing (2015 Chairman); Brad Curtis, Tyler Building Systems L.P. (2015 Vice Chairman); Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden Buildings; John Fantom, Dow Chemical (Associate Member). Missing: Ron Kuenkler, American Buildings Company; and Jeff Carmean, Nucor Building Systems.

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) approved its 2015 Board of Directors at the MBMA Annual Meeting held on December 10, 2014 in Dallas, TX. MBMA also honored Dale Nelson of Roof Hugger Inc. as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award.

The 2015 MBMA 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,” said Tom Gilligan, MBMA’s new chairman. “Metal building systems now make up over 50% 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

Dale Nelson (right) of Roof Hugger Inc. receives MBMA’s 2014 Innovation Award.

At the 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.

About The Metal Building Manufacturers Association

mbma-logoFounded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership supplies high-quality buildings for use in commercial, retail, office, industrial, institutional and other end-uses. The association provides a wealth of information on its website for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems. It includes technical materials and design guides. For more information, visit

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