Come Celebrate New Tech Machinery’s 25th Anniversary at METALCON.


Come Celebrate …
New Tech Machinery’s 25th Anniversary
on Wednesday, October 26th at 2:00 pm at
METALCON – Booth 2009.  Continue reading

You’re In for a Surprise at DURANAR® Coatings Day


Duranar coatings by PPG have been popular with architects for nearly 50 years. That’s no surprise. But there will be a surprise at Duranar Coatings Day at METALCON. Continue reading

Visit PPG for Oktoberfest Around the World Booth 2407


Stop by PPG’s METALCON booth 2407 at 3 o’clock on Thursday during show week and we’ll set you up with more than Continue reading



Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto officially inaugurated the Great Monument commemorating the centennial of the Mexican Army in a recent ceremony at Campo Marte in Mexico City.  The monument integrates two dramatic elements that symbolize the strength of the Mexican Army and the work of the Armed Forces over 100 years.  Continue reading

Atlas President Ridenour Will Retire After 32 Years


ASHLAND, Ohio – Randy Ridenour, President of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region Branch Manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to President in November 2009. Join Atlas in celebrating Mr. Ridenour’s retirement in their booth 2224 on Thursday at 2:00pm (food and beverages). Continue reading

Akzo Nobel Honored to be a Title Sponsor at METALCON 2016



AkzoNobel cordially invites you to visit us at Booth 2331, where you can learn about the products that have made us a leader in coil coatings for over 50 years. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Another Monday, another Magnificent Metal Monday for you to start your morning off. Today we don’t go very far from our office and travel about 8 or 9 miles to the Boston waterfront. The structure today is the ICA  Continue reading

Battle Stars over Baltimore Metal Roofing Games at METALCON


Newton, Mass., Oct. 6, 2016—METALCON announces plans for the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) metal roofing championship games to take place during its show on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Continue reading

14 Must Do’s at METALCON 2016 in Baltimore


METALCON 2016 in Baltimore is about 3 weeks away and we are extremely excited to see many of you again. I want to remind you that if you have any co-workers, colleagues, friends, or industry followers that wish to attend send them the link on our twitter account for exhibit hall entry at no charge. So let’s get this blog post started already. I am going to give you a list of the top events, things to see, things to participate in at METALCON 2016, see below: Continue reading

GreenZone Education Center Delivers Sustainable Design for Compton Youth


The GreenZone project at Building Design + Construction’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has set an industry-leading example since its inception in 2008 for educating communities on the importance of going green and showcasing sustainable building through charitable work. In 2016, the project continued its mission by partnering with Compton YouthBuild (CYB) to plan the design and construction for their new education center.    Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

OrienteFor today’s feature we travel to Europe, specifically to the Iberian Peninsula. In all actuality to one of the oldest countries in Europe that is always overlooked for travel because of their neighbors. Welcome to  Continue reading

3D, Drones, Awards, and Games Part of 2016 METALCON Plans

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3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA:  Continue reading

Samco Machinery to Exhibit at METALCON

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Another Monday means another Magnificent Metal Building feature. Today, we go to Manhattan and specifically to the West Chelsea district.  HL23 as it is called is a 14-story, 42,395-sf ultra-luxury residential building. In total, the project creates 11 condominium units, Continue reading

METALCON Will You be There? Complimentary Link


It’s Tuesday and some of the blog and twitter followers have been registering for METALCON which is great. Some of you have once again been procrastinating, why? What have you been doing? It is impossible to be too busy for METALCON. So as a reward I will give you a special link that gets you free entry to the show.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Chicago, IL. Yes you guessed it the Sears Tower, umm I mean the Willis Continue reading

Monumental Museum Features Fluropon® To Highlight Heritage & High-Esteem

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography

When President Obama gives the groundbreaking speech for a new project, it’s bound to be an important building. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, and is slated to open on September 24, 2016. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


It is time for another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays. To promote this activity we encourage you to use the hashtag #magnificentmetalmondays and tweet us @METALCONwith your contributions. For today’s feature we travel to Continue reading

Large-scale Interactive 3-D Printing Technology Demo at METALCON


Newton, Mass., Sept. 6, 2016—The largest international event for the metal construction industry showcases a 3-D printing technology project developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and industry partners at METALCON’s annual tradeshow and conference on October 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Another Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us. Today we travel to Wembley Park, in London, England to visit the magical Wembley Stadium. The stadium opened Continue reading

Preventative maintenance on roll formers saves money, time Protect your investment – and business – by making time for maintenance


By Jaswinder Bhatti, Vice President of Applications Engineering & Global Operations, Samco Machinery 

TORONTO, August 23, 2016 – Every investment is worth protecting. When you invest in machinery or equipment that is the lifeblood of your operation, investing time and money in preventative maintenance should be a top priority. Continue reading

Custom Color Coatings from Valspar Culminate in Iconic Façade for New T-Mobile Arena


Las Vegas is unlike any other city in America. A popular destination for concertgoers, poker players, and bachelor parties alike, the sheer scale of entertainment and attraction is unparalleled, especially along the Vegas Strip. Continue reading

METALCON Gives Back to the Local Community Helping Baltimore Area Veterans

Newton, Mass., August 26, 2016– The metal construction industry’s largest international event
for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local community during its annual trade show and conference taking place October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Continue reading

CONTESTANTS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 Metalcon MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games


Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing competition to be held at Metalcon October 26 and 27 in Baltimore, MD, the MCA MRCG Task Force has finalized the event schedule.  This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme; “Battle Stars Over Baltimore” in recognition of our Star Spangled Banner birthplace.  Continue reading

Metal vs. Wood – How do you feel about this?

Metal or wood is the question for many builders. Take a listen to what he says in this video, and let me know if there are any flaws in his discussion. I heard some interesting things here and also disagreed with some as well.

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Good morning everyone! That’s right we have another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays upon us. Today we travel to a place that many of you may have attended yesterday, yes church of course. Today’s feature is the Basilica of San Sebastian that is located in Continue reading

26 Ways to Find Clients & Get Work


PSMJ Resources, Inc. – In 1909 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) adopted the first Principles of Practice, which strictly forbid marketing of any kind. Architects couldn’t advertise. They weren’t even allowed to display their names at construction sites. Before 1970 architects were prohibited from competing with each other on price.  Continue reading

VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® Enrich Architectural Expression of “ATYPIK” Apartment Building

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2016 –Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® sheets, Raimond SAS fabricated custom zinc flat lock panels to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the ATYPIK collective housing building in Paris, France.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Easily one of our readers favorite posts every week is Magnificent Metal Mondays. Today we travel down under to Australia to see the glorious Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the world’s largest Continue reading