The Minnesota Building Movers Association is a group of licensed building movers working together on issues that affect the housemoving industry in Minnesota. The MBMA began in the mid-1970's when movers decided it was time to get together to represent their industry.
- To stimulate awareness of Building Moving as a safe, economical way of recycling building materials that would otherwise end up in Minnesota landfills.
- To provide affordable housing for families in Minnesota.
- To work with MNDOT and county personnel to preserve moving routes and address permitting concerns.
- To educate the general public, media, elected officials, and other decision-makers about the benefits of recycling buildings.
- To promote high standards of business ethics.
- To provide members with better business methods and the exchange of ideas and information among building movers.
- - Eliminated mileage limits on state permits for Building Movers.
- - Established a standardized moving contract available to all members.
- - Helped pass the state license law making it easier to permit with cities and counties.
- - Established corridor moving routes in the 7 county metro area, wire heights maintained at 24 feet.
- - Helped keep several routes open by meeting with designers and getting a few changes to design.
- - Railroad insurance requirements made more reasonable.
- - Increase hours of travel on state permits, many counties follow state requirements.
- - Have yearly meetings with state and county Engineers.
- - Worked with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to not require the Asbestos in the part of the house that isnot being disturbed to remain in place. The Asbestos in the basement needs to be removed.
- - Work with LRT in Minneapolis to keep a few crossings open for Building Movers.