CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Justin R. Haselton has been appointed staff engineer for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), according to Dr. W. Lee Shoemaker, P.E., the association's director of research and engineering.
Haselton will assist Dr. Shoemaker in coordinating and administering all MBMA research and technical projects. He will operate from MBMA's Cleveland headquarters and assist in acting as a technical spokesman for the industry, as well as a liaison between the association and the major code and standards organizations.
"We're excited that Justin has joined MBMA's progressive research and engineering department, and his technical capabilities will be very valuable to us," said Dr. Shoemaker. "He will work on a variety of programs related to metal building systems and metal roofing, as well as activities with the various code bodies."
A 2003 graduate of Case Western Reserve University, majoring in civil engineering, Haselton recently co-authored a paper with CWRU Professor Dr. Xiangwu Zeng concerning the shear and constrained moduli of a composite soil measured using piezoelectronic elements. He also worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Haselton resides in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Organized in 1956, MBMA serves the metal building systems manufacturers, metal roofing systems manufacturers and associate member suppliers. Its membership represents more than $1.8 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for 33.5 percent of the total non-residential low-rise construction marketplace. For more information about MBMA, visit