Mar 30, 2011

Williams Scotsman Wins Several Awards From Modular Building Institute

Williams Scotsman takes the Awards

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) recognized Williams Scotsman, an Algeco Scotsman company and leading provider of modular space and storage solutions in North America, with several honors, including first place in temporary healthcare modular space and marketing.

In total, the company received four MBI Awards of Distinction for projects completed in 2010 in the healthcare, institutional, temporary office space and marketing categories.

"I'm especially pleased that our temporary space projects gained recognition this year," said Michele Cunningham, vice president of marketing for Williams Scotsman. "Temporary modular space serves a critical role for our customers -- enabling continued operations during times of transition or permanent new construction. We commend all the teams involved in these award-winning projects."
The awards honor innovation and design excellence within the commercial modular space industry.

MBI recognized Williams Scotsman for the following projects:
First Place Temporary Healthcare under 5,000 sq. ft.
WIC Center
Phoenix, AZ
Honorable Mention Temporary Institutional or Assembly over 5,000 sq. ft.
Camp Pendleton Interim Housing
Camp Pendleton MCB, CA
First Place Marketing Website
Honorable MentionTemporary Office under 5,000 sq. ft.
Bridgeport MP Office
Bridgeport, CA

Also during this year's awards banquet Joseph Lopardo, vice president of modular building for Williams Scotsman, was acknowledged for his contributions as the outgoing 2010 MBI board president.
"While we are proud to highlight our successes, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the difficulty we faced as an industry in 2010. Despite challenging economic times, we believe we set a solid foundation that will help fuel future growth in 2011," said Lopardo. "During my term as president, the organization made significant strides on common issues, such as the International Green Code (IGCC). I'm confident that the incoming MBI board will continue to build awareness of our industry and fuel growth across all building sectors in the year ahead."

The Modular Building Institute is a non-profit trade association ( that represents the manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers of commercial factory-built structures, a multi-billion dollar industry annually. From classrooms to airport terminals, dormitories to weigh stations, emergency rooms to restaurants, MBI member companies manufacture, install, and service virtually every type of building application, for both temporary and permanent use. The commercial building awards, judged by an impartial panel of experts, were based on the following criteria: architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness/energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. Projects had to be intended as commercial structures, and all had to be of mobile or modular construction.

Visit to view photos of the winning projects.

About Williams Scotsman Williams Scotsman, an Algeco Scotsman company, offers space solutions for the construction, education, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets, with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Williams Scotsman serves customers' modular space and storage needs through a network of nearly 100 locations throughout North America. In addition to its core leasing business, the company manages and develops permanent modular structures.

Algeco Scotsman is a leading global business services provider focused on portable accommodations and storage solutions. The group manages a fleet of more than 300,000 units, with operations in Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The company's legacy is grounded in its reputation for exceptional customer service, effective management of business operations and consistent product innovation. Algeco Scotsman's global presence combined with its local market expertise provides exemplary service tailored to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the world. For additional information, visit, or email

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