SOURCE: Williams Scotsman

Williams Scotsman

March 15, 2010 11:43 ET

Williams Scotsman Wins Several Awards From Modular Building Institute

Honors Include Green Best in Show and Company Leader's Induction Into Hall of Fame

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - The Modular Building Institute (MBI) recognized Williams Scotsman, the leading provider of modular space and secure storage solutions in North America, with several honors, including Green Building Best of Show, at its annual convention in Orlando last week. The company received seven MBI Awards of Distinction in the categories of education, healthcare, institutional, office and retail for projects completed in 2009. It also received first place and Green Building Best in Show for High Tech High Chula Vista, a LEED® Gold certified charter school in California. The awards honor innovation and design excellence within the commercial modular space industry.

Joseph Donegan, executive vice president of field operations for Williams Scotsman, was inducted into the Commercial Modular Hall of Fame at the convention. Donegan started in the industry in 1974 and joins Williams Scotsman's co-founder, the late A.V. Williams, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. Williams Scotsman's vice president of modular buildings, Joe Lopardo, was also elected MBI's board president for 2010.

"The winners of this year's awards demonstrate that modular construction continues to evolve as a leading solution for various building types across many industry sectors," said Michele Cunningham, vice president of marketing and business transformation for Williams Scotsman. "We are humbled by the honors our projects received from MBI's expert panel of architects, engineers and building publication editors and also by the recognition of our leaders."

MBI recognized Williams Scotsman for the following projects:

First Place
Permanent Education, 5,000 to 10,000 sq. ft.
Fun Time Childhood Development Center
Naples, FL

First Place
Temporary Institutional or Assembly over 5,000 sq. ft.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Mesa, AZ

First Place
Temporary Retail or Hospitality over 2,000 sq. ft.
John Wieland Homes, Inc.
Holly Springs, NC

Honorable Mention
Permanent Healthcare under 5,000 sq. ft.
AIDS Project Los Angeles S. Mark Taper Foundation Center
Los Angeles, CA

First Place
Temporary Healthcare over 5,000 sq. ft.
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

First Place/Green Building Best in Show
Green Building Design
High Tech High Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA

Honorable Mention
Temporary Office over 5,000 sq. ft.
Wolf Creek Dam
Jamestown, KY

The Modular Building Institute is a non-profit trade association (www.mbinet.org) 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 www.willscot.com/10MBI 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 www.willscot.com, or email Michele.Cunningham@willscot.com.