MBI Open House to Commemorate Headquarter’s Half Century
MBI will be holding an open house at its headquarters in Des Moines on July 10 th from 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event will serve as a way to commemorate the building’s 50 th year as MBI’s office building, but also, bring construction colleagues together to network and share in some construction camaraderie. There will be complementary food and drinks, as well as games, drawings, and giveaways. 

All MBI member firms are invited to attend. Simply RSVP to Nichole Fry at nfry@mbionline.com
In preparation for the event, a little bit of history is in order – on August 1, 1968, the Certificate of Occupancy was issued to MBI for its current location and it has served as its base of operations ever since. The building’s functions have changed from when most of the lower level was busy with plan room members looking at plans and specs as they prepare bids, to now where it resembles more of a traditional office environment with offices and cubicles.

Not surprisingly, the neighborhood has also changed substantially over the years putting MBI’s headquarters right in the middle of a very vibrant and growing portion of Iowa’s Capitol city. During construction in 1967 and 1968, the area mainly consisted of apartment buildings and parking lots. Now, Iowa’s largest entertainment and convention venue – Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena - is just across the street. Our newest neighbor is the $101 million Hilton Des Moines Downtown, which just opened for business this past March. Though the neighborhood around the building has changed dramatically, MBI has a remained a fixture in its commitment to members and to Iowa’s commercial construction industry. 

Hope you can join us on July 10 th !
MBI PAC At the Track
Test your luck at MBI’s inaugural PAC at the Track event. Join your construction peers and colleagues from around the state for a night of spectacular horse racing on the premier one-mile track at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. MBI has secured the air-conditioned Pavilion towards the north end that will be full of complimentary heavy hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails. Your $250 ticket includes a guest - so bring a spouse, significant other, or friend to enjoy a night at the track. 

SPACE IS LIMITED : please visit our easy sign-up sheet here . And if you decide you want hotel accommodations, please visit Prairie Meadows’ website here

Event Details:
Friday, July 27, 2018
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
**Horses begin racing at 6:00PM**
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No Time to Train? Contact MBI
As construction companies are continually asked to do more with less, in many cases what they have less of is time, and man hours to get the job done. So, with less and less time, where are companies going to find the time to send their employees to training?

Master Builders of Iowa has the solution…Training-on-Demand! 

That’s right, you call us and let us know what training you need and we will get it scheduled in the time frame that you need it and in the location that best works for those employees who are attending.

For additional information, visit https://www.mbionline.com/training-demand or contact Tom Fulcher at tfulcher@mbionline.com or (515) 657-4395.
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