2023 Metal Construction Hall of Fame


According to Metal Construction News, this year’s three honorees to the 2023 Metal Construction Hall of Fame were announced at the 54th annual conference of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA), held jointly with the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), which took place last month.

This year’s class comprises of manufacturer representatives and a contractor, and among the three of them, they share a devotion to quality and the improvement of the industry. On behalf of the METALCON team, we congratulate the following 2023 Metal Construction Hall of Fame inductees (Click each name to read more about them):

  • Steven Robert Webster played an important role while president of MBCEA in setting the stage for the resurgence of the group as the leading association of metal building assemblers, and subsequently served as president of the Metal Building Institute.
  • George F. King rejuvenated a diminishing brand—Kirby Building Systems—and introduced certification requirements to metal building manufacturers.
  • Ed Karper has helped drive the increased acceptance of metal building components through his dedication and work with the Metal Construction Association (MCA) and Metal Roofing Alliance.

The Metal Construction Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 and this is its 11th year. For the last few years, the awards program has been held during the joint conference between MBCEA and MBMA. This year’s three inductees join the 65 previous honorees who represent the breadth of the industry. 

While Modern Trade Communications is the founding partner and underwriter of the program, the following judges, representing the major industry associations, bought their invaluable knowledge and perspective to the award process:

  • Mark Van Dyken, chair, MBMA
  • Jennifer Heimburger, president, MBCEA
  • Brian Partyka, president, MCA
  • John Paul Lawrence, publisher, Kenilworth Media, Metals Group

To view the full list of Hall of Fame inductees and to learn more about the program, click HERE.

Metal Construction News is a partner publication of METALCON and the sponsor of the Show Guide. METALCON will take place October 18 – 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information and to register, click HERE.


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