Twenty years ago the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association was incorporated.
The actual anniversary comes April 25. After incorporating in the spring of 1980, the association had 52 members by the end of November. Now membership numbers exceed 180.
Some of the group's greatest accomplishments are listed as the roof restoration project at the Beaulieu home at Crow Wing State Park. In addition, the association awards a scholarship to a high school senior with a college major in a building related field. The youth connection is a strong one. The association also is involved in a school-to-work program and has a high school approved apprentice program.
In addition, the association completes volunteer community projects annually and provides continuing education seminars for contractors. Public education seminars are offered for consumers. Builder council meetings are offered monthly at the MMBA office on Washington Street.
The association also offers monthly developers council meetings with a stance taken on improving area planning when it comes to development issues and helping preserve open space and farmland, while expecting the demand for housing and business growth.
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