Modular Building Institute



May 31, 2007
Contact: Tom Hardiman
Modular Building Institute
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General Richard B. Myers to Speak at Largest Conference for Government & Military Modular Construction
Modular Building Institute Hosts Washington, D.C. Construction Conference

Charlottesville, VA -- The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international trade association for non-residential modular construction providers and will feature General Richard B. Myers as the keynote speaker at its 2007 Government & Military Construction Conference. Myers retired from the military in September 2005 and is a distinguished leader that defined American military preparedness, while also having served as the fifteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Myers will open the conference that focuses on successful communication and coordination strategies for government construction projects at local, state and federal levels.

In his term as the fifteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Myers led the US military through four years of tumultuous change on the international and domestic stage. From US engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan to the military's role following Hurricane Katrina, Myers was the principal military advisor to the president, the defense secretary, and the National Security Council. General Myers now offers analysis and advice on military, security, and preparedness matters at home and abroad.

MBI is offering the 2007 Government & Military Construction Conference for a second time to gather leaders in the commercial modular construction industry for networking and educational sessions. Because MBI has identified three areas where accelerated construction is being used by federal and state government agencies--preparedness, response, and rebuilding--this conference will feature a series of discussions on how best to interact and coordinate with government entities for construction projects.

"We are excited to be able to present a keynote speaker the caliber of General Myers," said Tom Hardiman, MBI's executive director. "Military construction is one of the fastest growing sectors of business for our members. The insights Myers and the other panel speakers can present to our industry will promote positive relationships and communication strategies that will benefit both our members and their customers."

Myers will address the conference at 8:30am on Thursday, June 28, 2007.

MBI will present procurement experts including representatives from GSA and FEMA on Thursday, June 28, 2007, 8:00am-5pm and Friday, June 29, 2007, 8am-12pm at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel in the heart of the nation's capital. The hotel is located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 USA. For a complete schedule of speakers, visit

About MBI
Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute is an international nonprofit trade association representing commercial modular building manufacturers and distributors with membership in over 850 locations and 15 countries including the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Members serve seven primary markets: general office, education, retail, healthcare, government, security, and construction-site. For more information, visit


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