At last year’s Conference, we challenged Tula Thompson of Bay Insulation and Erin Sullivan of Chief to form a sub-committee to address a stagnant MBCEA program – the Certified Contractor and Erector. (another good reason why you should attend the conference!)
I would like to formally acknowledge their efforts and hard work. They did a tremendous job. When complete, this program will have huge implications for all of us.
Thanks to Tula and Erin, plans are well underway for a new and improved Certified Contractor and Erector program. We are working with the International Accreditation Service (IAS) to put together a meaty program that will be accepted by industry as the gold standard for pre-engineered metal building assembly.
The IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. They provide objective evidence that an organization operates at the highest level of ethical, legal and technical standards.
Now that we have come this far, I need a review board. This will be a working sub-committee that is willing to add value to the details of the program. We anticipate it will take a few go-rounds to really flesh out the specifics. I do not anticipate any meetings just emailing of documents. If you feel you can contribute, please send me an email with a little background on you or your company.
I am also pleased to report that our Safety Handbook has been completely redone. It is available as a downloadable PDF in the members only section of the website. The Spanish version will be available shortly. I remind those of you who still have not joined – Membership does have its privileges – reduced rates at Conference, special “members only” sections of the web-site, Chapter benefits, etc. – so what are you waiting for?
A special thanks as well, to Wade Hobbs, in the Southeast for organizing a Rigging Training Extravaganza in Orlando. About 30 MBCEA members attended and were certified.
Got something on your mind, drop me a line. I love to hear from you.
Gary T. Smith
President, Thomas Phoenix International, Inc.
Now in our 45th year, the MBCEA is dedicated to the support of the professional advancement of metal building contractors, erectors, and our industry.
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