MBCEA Mid-Atlantic Appoints New Jersey Contractor Art Hance President

WASHINGTON, N.J. (March 1, 2012) –  Hance Construction President Art Hance has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA), the nation’s leading professional organization for metal contractors and erectors.

 “Art’s leadership in the industry and at the executive level of MBCEA has been invaluable,” said Timothy W. Clark, outgoing President of MBCEA Mid-Atlantic. “We look forward to Art’s term as president of MBCEA because he is sure to create innovative, thought-provoking strategies for advancing our industry. Art was invaluable in helping the MBCEA to develop the first federally recognized apprenticeship program in the country devoted exclusively to the metal building industry.”

 Hance said his immediate goals for his term as president are to strengthen the chapter’s financial position to ensure long-term subsidized training for members; develop strategic partnerships with other organizations in order to expand training opportunities; and to promote the goals of MBCEA.

 Hance has long been a thought leader in sustainable design. He co-founded and sponsors Green-by-Design, a workshop series for architects and engineers started in 2004 that offers American Institute of Architects (AIA) credits to participants for a variety of sustainable building practices. Art also co-authored a CES course for architects and engineers specifically on the sustainable design of pre-engineered buildings. Through Hance Construction’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methodology, for both pre-engineered steel and traditional stick-built construction, Art helps each building owner leverage sustainable design technologies to achieve energy savings across the building’s lifespan.

 Metal Construction News, the industry’s premier source for news, has recognized Hance Construction as one of the Top Metal Builders in the U.S. Hance Construction’s New Station Park Recreation Complex project was awarded “Favorite/Most Unusual General Contracting Project” by the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal in the publication’s Best of 2011 Spotlight to be published March 16.