Dutton & Garfield, Inc. Achieves AC478 Accreditation

Press Release courtesy of MBCEA

Bethlehem, PA – www.MBCEA.org

The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) announces Dutton & Garfield Inc., headquartered in Hampstead, NH, and servicing New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts, as the only metal building assembler in the New England area to hold this prestigious AC478 accreditation administered by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). AC478, Accreditation for Metal Building Assemblers Inspection, is a standard to recognize metal building assemblers committed to excellence.

Achieving this accreditation demonstrates that Dutton & Garfield has the personnel, organization skills, experience, knowledge, management procedures, and commitment to assemble metal buildings in accordance with code, specifications, costs and deadlines. Some of the requirements for this accreditation include: documented management systems, rigorous safety training, quality managers, OSHA training, documented safety plans, site-specific plans and other documents.
“Metal building contractors that join MBCEA set themselves apart from the competition. Those who seek and achieve IAS AC478 accreditation set themselves further apart by committing to an unparalleled level of safety and quality,” noted Art Hance, MBCEA president, while acknowledging the company’s achievement. “We congratulate the team at Image Building Systems on this significant achievement and recognize them not only as a leader in their geographic area, but in the industry overall.”

Keith Wentworth, Vice President of Dutton & Garfield, Inc. was very excited to pursue AC478 accreditation. “As a 3 rd generation Butler Builder, we are very proud to be the first contractor in the New England area to achieve AC478 accreditation,” said Wentworth. “This accreditation shows end use customers, architects, engineers, and contractors they have hired a company that truly cares about planning, cost, quality, and safety. We are always seeking to improve how we operate our business and AC478 lays the groundwork for us to monitor and improve our operating procedures and track our progress year after year. We want our customers to know that we value each and every project.”

For more information about the IAS AC478 accreditation program visit www.mbcea.org.
Dutton & Garfield, Inc. was established in 1970, and is a full-service construction company specializing in Design-Build and Supply-Erection of Metal Buildings. Our company is committed to excellence both in the field and in the office with Safety and Quality our focus. Our Quality is evident in the fact that most
of our customers are repeat customers.

The MBCEA was formed in 1968 to serve the needs and support the interests of metal building contractors and erectors. It has 3 main goals:

  • Education: To provide programs and venues that enhance education opportunities for metal
    building contractors and erectors.
  • Image Enhancement: To develop programs to enhance the image of metal building contractors
    and erectors, and the metal building industry.
  • Grassroots Support: To develop and maintain programs specifically designed to support and
    respond to the needs of the grassroots membership of the MBCEA.

The association proudly boasts membership from virtually every aspect of the industry and all 50 States and Canada. For additional information please visit www.mbcea.org.