The mission of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is to promote the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. Founded in 1956, MBMA has been instrumental in defining and promoting the common interests of metal building systems manufacturers. MBMA sponsors research programs and produces technical publications to assist in the proper design and specification of metal building and roofing systems. MBMA also promotes the benefits of metal building systems to architects, building code officials, and other construction professionals.