The 48th Annual Conference is right around the corner. We meet annually to learn, share and network. We honor our Pioneers and Buildings of the Year, but mostly we immerse ourselves in education and business opportunities. To that end, we have assembled a fantastic schedule of speakers and learning opportunities with two tracks of classes. One track is focused more on the management needs of Contractors and Erectors and the other is more field related. Both tracks are presented by the best of the best.
The Conference offers something for everyone. The Exhibit Hall full of vendors, fabricators and suppliers is a great opportunity to see/hear what’s new. The AC478 update and Contractor and Erector Roundtable are not to be missed. Plus, the French Quarter is sure to be fun. If you have not already registered, please contact Sasha today!
As a group, we have much to be proud of but the old iron worker in most of us does not like to toot our own horns – but we should. We should celebrate the incredibly innovative buildings we assemble and the dedicated craftsmen we employ. I propose we use the e-newsletter to highlight some of our achievements. If you are working on a cool project or have a story you’d like to share, please send a few lines to Jackie with a few pictures. Just like our Conference promotes best practice from within our own network, let’s each month highlight one of our achievements. But, Jackie is not a mind reader – you need to send her the details!
This article in Metal Construction on our New England Member, Riess Construction is a perfect example of the type of good press we deserve. I do not expect Jackie to provide this kind of coverage, we will leave that to the experts at MCN but a few lines and few pictures is great. Along this same line, keep in mind we have a forum on our webpage where you can ask/answer questions. We also offer free classified ads to our members.
Thanks. I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
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.