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Ken Buchinger Receives MCA's 2016 Larry A. Swaney Award

Ken Buchinger of MBCI is shown here accepting the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award for 2016, presented by the Metal Construction Association.

Tampa, FL - MBCI General Manager of Technical Services Ken Buchinger was named the recipient of the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) Larry A. Swaney Award during their annual winter meeting on February 3, 2016.

Named after the founding president of the association, this prestigious award honors an individual who selflessly and determinedly works for the success of MCA and the advancement of the metal construction industry at large. The recipient is driven by the same intentions as Swaney: To advocate for the betterment of metal construction through research, education and collaboration that transcends personal or company gains.

Buchinger began working at MBCI in 1988, and throughout his tenure he has been responsible for product development, field services, research and development, claims, warranties and the creation and management of installation manuals and catalogs.

MBCI President Bill Coleman said, “Ken has been an invaluable member of our family for 28 years, and I am overjoyed that the industry is recognizing him for his many contributions to the research and technical advancement of metal construction.”

Buchinger is actively involved in several trade associations and has written numerous articles for various industry publications and delivers presentations for various organizations. Prior to working at MBCI, Buchinger was part owner of Whitehouse Construction Company and erected metal buildings, architectural roofing systems and structural steel for 13 years.

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