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MBI Seals - The Industry Regulatory Relief Fund

The modular industry's program dedicated to reducing and eliminating barriers to industry growth.

Support Our Efforts to Grow & Protect the Industry

MBI's focus is to identify, reduce, and remove barriers while capitalizing on opportunities in key markets. This is done in large part by retaining outside legal and lobbying support as well as by collaborating with other organizations on the development of new tools and resources. To be successful, it is imperative that we continue to build our war chest so funds are available when needed.

In recent years, these funds have been used to help develop new industry standards in the U.S. and Canada, create new modular-friendly building code language, and to defeat anti-industry legislation and regulations at numerous state, provincial, and federal levels.

We are asking all MBI members support this effort. Manufacturers can purchase one $20 MBI Seal for each new module constructed, while all other companies can make a donation in any amount and elect whether or not to receive an equivalent number of Seals.

Funds generated by the seals program will continue to be allocated towards removing these barriers to our growth in North America. 100% of funds from companies in South America and Europe will be redirected back into those regions in the form of additional marketing efforts.

Learn More About Government Affairs

Some of the most important work we do involves removing legislative barriers, helping to create industry-friendly codes and regulations, and connecting our members with the governmental agencies that govern their activities.

Learn more about our ongoing efforts here.

Government Affairs Articles

Go beyond our regular updates with these exclusive, in-depth articles detailing MBI's government affairs efforts and the impacts they're having on MBI members and the modular construction industry at-large.

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25,000 New Homes Being Built in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council approved a goal of 25,000 units of new housing for homeless people by 2025. Here’s how MBI is helping to get those projects going.

Urban Areas Paving the Way for Modular Construction to Address Housing Needs

Without enough skilled labor, homes are more expensive to build and they can’t get built quickly enough — ultimately pushing up rental costs. There is good news, though. Two cities — Chicago and Salt Lake City — are removing obstacles so modular construction can do more to help address their housing shortages.

Modular Building Institute Protects Members Doing Business in New York

Modular Building Institute Protects Members Doing Business in New York Early during the 2020 New York State Legislature session, two companion bills-S5420 and A2933-were introduced. These bills would require the use of New York City union labor for all buildings built in the city and potentially the state, regardless of where the buildings were built…