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MBCEA, MBI Receive Pledges For New Metal Building Assembly Curriculum

mbcea-and-mbi-logosBethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) and Metal Buildings Institute (MBI) have received pledges totaling $462,500 for the development of a new Metal Building Assembly Curriculum. The Ketenbrink Education Foundation will match all funds raised from industry members up to $500,000. Additionally, kickoff funds totaling $150,000 have been provided to get the development of the 13-unit, 80-module training program started.

Company and association donors:

BlueScope Buildings North America - $150,000

Span Construction & Engineering - $75,000

MBCEA - $50,000

Nucor Building Systems - $50,000

ACI Building Systems/Alliance Steel Buildings - $30,000

Chief Buildings - $30,000

Bay Insulation - $15,000

Kingspan - $15,000

S & S Structures - $15,000

S-5! - $15,000

Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) - $5,000

Mac Con Company - $5,000

Fleming Steel Erectors - $2,500

Rainwater Construction - $2,500

J & M Steel Solutions - $2,500

Kickoff funds have been provided by: the Metal Buildings Institute - $100,000, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) - $25,000, and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) - $25,000.

“I would like to thank these companies for their very generous support of our new training curriculum,” said Sasha Demyan, MBCEA Executive Director. “This program will keep the MBCEA and our members at the forefront of the industry, and these pledges will help make it possible.”

The Metal Building Assembly Curriculum is intended to serve as a complete metal building assembly training program, and will be offered via the NCCER learning management system. The new curriculum will qualify as a formal apprenticeship program while educating workers in the many facets of metal building construction.

“Metal buildings have some unique characteristics that require special training for building assemblers,” noted Keith Wentworth, MBI President. “By offering this complete curriculum, we hope our members will have the best-trained workforce while creating a culture of craft workers in the industry.”

About The Metal Buildings Institute

mbi-logoThe MBI was formed in 2000 with the goal to improve the quality of in-place metal building construction by providing education and training programs to metal building contractors, erectors, and students in construction programs, for the direct benefit of specifiers, designers, and owners. For additional information visit the MBI website at or contact Sasha Demyan at 484-239-3337.

About The Metal Building Contractors And Erectors Association

mbcea-logoThe MBCEA was formed in 1968 to serve the needs and support the interests of metal building contractors and erectors. Its three main goals are: to provide programs and venues that enhance education opportunities for metal building contractors and erectors; to develop programs to enhance the image of metal building contractors and erectors, and the metal building industry; and to develop and maintain programs specifically designed to support and respond to the needs of the grassroots membership of the MBCEA. The association has membership from virtually every aspect of the industry throughout North America and across the globe. For more information, visit or contact Sasha Demyan at 484-239-3337.

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