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steel framing and then deliver those solutions to the marketplace. We are accomplishing these objectives through publications and educational programs produced through the combined expertise of the world's foremost lead- ers in research, structural design, and fabrication of products for the light gauge steel framing industry. Material Handling Industry (MHI) 8720 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 676-1190 (704) 676-1199 (fax) () Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) is the non-profit organization under which domestic and interna- tional activities are conducted. Active members are manufacturers of industrial material handling equipment and systems, or user-specified components for such equipment. They market their products in the United States. Associate membership is held by business, publications, consultants and systems simulators. Materials Properties Council Three Park Ave. 27th Floor, New York, NY 10016 (212) 591-7693 (212) 591-7183 (fax) Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851 (216) 241-7333 (216) 241-0105 (fax) The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) was formed in 1956 with the goal of developing sound design criteria for verifying the performance of structures under various loads. MBMA has promoted the benefits of metal building systems to building code officials, architects, and engineers. MBMA has 27 member manufac- turing firms that employ 10,000 persons and operate 57 manufacturing facilities in 24 states and three foreign countries. Metal Construction Association (MCA) The Metal Construction Association (MCA) was established in 1983 to promote the wider use of metal in con- struction. MCA programs include education, industry advertising, and technical service through the development of guidelines, statistics, and specifications. Membership is open to all firms and individuals with an interest in the metal construction industry. MCA holds two membership meetings each year, in January and August. In addition, the Association sponsors the only industry-wide trade show for metal in construction, Metalcon International.
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APPENDIX PAGE 130 Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) 3309 56th Street NW, Suite 105 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 (253) 858-0233 (216) 241-0105 (fax) The result of more than three years of planning by industry leaders, we launched The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) in 1998. We're a coalition of metal roofing manufacturers, paint suppliers and coaters, dealers, associa- tions and related companies whose purpose is to educate the public about the many benefits of residential metal roofing. Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) 8550 Bryn Mawr Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631 (773) 867-1300 (773) 867-8750 (fax) The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) was established in 1907 to enhance the financial return of member companies by providing information, education, governmental representation, networking opportunities, and a forum to enhance the quality of products and services in meeting customer, supplier, and employee expectations.
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