Interested in Becoming a Member?
How Much are Membership Fees?
Annual Membership Fees are $140.00 per calendar year.
This includes access to the Planroom, Business Card Advertising on our Website
and Discounted Pricing on Copier/Scanning Services.
Advantages of Being a Member
- Access to the weekly project newsletter containing newly released local bid document information
- Your business included in an online contractor directory at www.imkbx.com
- Virtual Plan Room exclusive to members only
- Daily updates that include new projects, addendums or project updates emailed to you at the end of the day so you’ll always have the most up-to-date information.
- Discounted printing, copying, & scanning fees
- Advertising in our newsletters
- Scholarships awarded with BX members’ children receiving preference over other applicants
- We always recommend our members FIRST when we receive calls for services
History of the BX
The Builders Exchange of Iron Mountain-Kingsford (BX) has been the major clearing-house for commercial and industrial construction projects out for bid in the area since 1960. Working in cooperation with the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce, the BX functions as a professional network for close to 100 companies involved in the construction, landscaping, architectural & engineering industries and many more occupations in the area.
The purpose of the organization is to encourage the economic growth of our community. The BX offers its members an opportunity to network with other members in order to increase business contacts. Members are encouraged to use other members of the Exchange in all stages of constructions as well as other areas of general business.
A newsletter with the listings of projects currently available for bid in the Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin is updated daily with changes to projects being emailed immediately after posting to keep the BX members informed. This newsletter contains complete descriptions of each project available in the Exchange Plan Room online, and in the office. Addendums for all plans are also included in the newsletter and available in the Plan Rooms. All projects are listed in order by the most recent change made to the project with either the architect’s or construction manager’s contact information
A directory of members is available online at our website, and is available to the public at all times. This directory shows members’ information such as business name, contact, address, phone and link to website. It is a valuable marketing tool for all members and interested builders.
Our physical Plan Room offers the ability to print, copy, or scan documents to the specifications of the user. The Canon wide format printer can reduce and enlarge drawings. We also have the ability to download prints from the internet, print drawings from software programs and scan drawings onto an USB or send via email. The Plan Room is available to both members and the public; with members receiving a discounted rate per use.
The Builders Exchange is open from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and Fridays by appointment. The Online Plan Room offers members access to the project files from the comforts of home. This is a member-exclusive feature, and will remain closed to the public.
The Builders Exchange is a non-profit organization with annual dues of $120.00 per year or $140.00 per year with website advertising. If anyone is interested in more information concerning membership or how the BX works, please contact Jill Mondloch, BX Director at 906-828-3834.