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Williams Scotsman

April 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Williams Scotsman Receives Five Awards of Distinction From Modular Building Institute

Awards Spotlight Permanent and Temporary Modular Projects Serving Healthcare and Education Customers

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - The Modular Building Institute (MBI) recognized Williams Scotsman, the leading provider of modular space and storage solutions in North America, with several honors at its annual convention in Las Vegas earlier this month. The company received five Awards of Distinction in the categories of renovated reuse/greatest renovation, permanent modular (education and healthcare) and temporary modular (healthcare) for projects completed in 2008. The awards honor innovation and design excellence within the commercial modular space industry.

"We are delighted that several projects within our healthcare practice have been recognized by MBI. From disaster recovery relief to modular imaging suites, Williams Scotsman has demonstrated a continued commitment to providing the healthcare community with space solutions that incorporate speed and innovation," said Michele Cunningham, vice president of marketing and business development for Williams Scotsman. "It is also an honor to be acknowledged by a panel of judges and our peers for superior modular buildings for education facilities throughout North America."

Williams Scotsman was recognized for the following projects:

First Place                               First Place
Greatest renovation                       Permanent education
 under 10,000 sq. ft.                      under 5,000 sq. ft.
Saint Simeon's Episcopal Home             Shoreline School District
Tulsa, OK                                 Shoreline, WA

Honorable Mention                         Honorable Mention
Permanent healthcare                      Temporary healthcare
 over 5,000 sq. ft.                        under 5,000 sq. ft.
South Cameron Memorial Hospital           Pioneers Memorial Hospital
South Cameron, LA                         Brawley, CA

Honorable Mention
Temporary healthcare over 5,000 sq. ft.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Raleigh, NC

Williams Scotsman also received a first place award in the permanent education (5,000-10,000 sq. ft.) category for its involvement in the new modular Woodland School in Lacey, Washington. The project was submitted by Blazer Industries, Inc., the manufacturer that worked with Williams Scotsman on the project.

The Modular Building Institute ( represents the manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers of the commercial factory-built structures industry. Commercial modular building manufacturers and dealers represent an annual multi-billion-dollar industry. From classrooms to airport terminals, dormitories to weigh stations, emergency rooms to restaurants, MBI member companies manufacture, install, service and lease every conceivable type of building, both temporary and permanent.

The commercial building awards, judged by an impartial panel of experts, were based on the following four 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. Marketing piece awards were based on objectives, communication, and creativity.

Visit to view photos of the winning projects.

About Williams Scotsman

Williams Scotsman 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 vast network of local branch offices located throughout North America. In addition to its core leasing business, the company manages and develops permanent modular structures.

Williams Scotsman is a subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman, a leading global business services provider focused on portable accommodations and storage solutions. Operating as Williams Scotsman in North America and Algeco in Europe, the group manages a fleet of more than 343,000 units, with operations in Belgium, Canada, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, The United Kingdom and The 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

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Tracey Cassidy
    Rose Communications for Williams Scotsman
    (201) 656-7178 ext. 202
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