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Membership Benefits

Our staff, board of directors, and volunteers all over the globe are dedicated to making your business more successful.

Maybe it's a key contact we can introduce to you or a best practice you can learn at one of our events. Whatever your need, MBI is dedicated to helping make your business more successful. We are confident that if you take full advantage of your membership, you will not be disappointed with your return on investment. Read what Ramtech Building Systems, a member since 1984, has to say:

"The old saying, 'You get out of it what you put into it' is never more true than when applied to MBI membership. Over the years Ramtech has benefited greatly from its association with MBI. This to a large degree can be attributed to our past and continued commitment to management of MBI by participating at the board of director’s level. Don’t think this opportunity is just for the chosen few. This opportunity is presented to every MBI member. You simply have to stand up and get involved. Yes, it is that simple. Ramtech will continue to support MBI through membership and participating in the Seals Program. We recognize this as an investment in our industry."

Protecting Your Business - Government Affairs Advocacy

Every year, MBI monitors and reviews thousands of different bills and proposed regulations to determine their potential impact on the modular construction industry. MBI has taken the lead to introduce, change, and defeat legislation and regulations that would have an adverse impact on our industry’s ability to utilize our assets in the manner in which they were intended. We have successfully protected our members’ interests in numerous states and provinces on issues ranging from taxation, plan approval, code compliance, relocation and recertification. In short, MBI is the voice of the commercial modular construction industry.

Networking Opportunities

Make valuable contacts and contribute to the advancement of the industry through your involvement. MBI's Annual Convention & Trade Show - World of Modular is the largest gathering of modular construction professionals in the world. There are no greater opportunities to network within the industry than at MBI events. See the Calendar of Events for details.

VIP Discounts

Receive special offers from a variety of companies all focused on providing value while saving you money. These special benefits are only offered to MBI members. Learn more about discounts here. 

Training & Education

Experience personal and professional growth as you develop your expertise in the modular industry. By attending MBI programs, you will gain awareness of industry trends and get hands-on information to help you improve your work performance. See the Calendar of Events for details.

Industry Recognition

MBI recognizes the best commercial modular buildings annually through its Awards of Distinction contest. MBI also recognize individuals who have contributed to the industry.

Timely Updates on Important Issues

MBI updates and alerts members to pending and enacted legislation and regulations impacting the industry at the federal, state and local levels.

Leads & Referrals

The MBI referral service carefully screens all leads generated by the MBI web site and encourages potential clients to use the services of our MBI membership, then places these leads with the appropriate member based on a product and geographic basis.

Industry Analysis

MBI gathers and distributes statistical information about the size and growth of the industry. The annual reports—which are available to MBI members in print and online—have become the leading source of information on this industry and are widely used by investment firms, banks, and the media.

Promoting Integrity & Professionalism

Through its code of ethics, MBI promotes integrity and quality in the modular industry by having their members subscribe to the MBI Code of Conduct.

Research & Resources

MBI's Web site,, has over 1,500 pages full of articles, best practices, key contacts, and training resources. Check out our resources page here. 

Member Connection Now eNewsletter

This monthly newsletter is published by MBI to provide timely and newsworthy items about the commercial modular construction industry. Coverage includes association news, legislative items of interest to our members, financial outlooks, calendar of events and other information related to MBI and/or the modular industry. 

Membership Directory

All MBI members receive a free listing in the MBI Membership Directory - the only directory dedicated exclusively to the commercial factory-built industry. Industry professionals look to the directory as an informative resource throughout the year. It is published in the second quartlery issue of the Modular Advantage. 

Modular Advantage Magazine

This free bi-monthly magazine is printed, published digitally on the MBI website, and distributed via email to over 250,000 industry professionals around the world. It includes MBI company news, member interviews, MBI member case studies, the membership directory, annual reports, Awards of Distinction winners, member news, upcoming events, and other industry related news.  

Inside Modular Podcast

Inside Modular is MBI's own podcast dedicated to the world of commercial modular construction. With episodes released multiple times per month, the podcast features member interviews and stories as well as industry news and updates from MBI staff. The podcast is available to the public on all major podcast providers.

Sponsorships & Ads

Sponsorships are a great way to get your business in front of thousands of other industry professionals. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: website logo placement, World of Modular sponsorships, the Modular Advantage publication, and the Member Connection Now e-newsletter. For a full list of opportunities and prices, please download our media kit. 

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