For the first time in METALCON’s show history, it will take place in the birth-place of steel. Given Pittsburgh’s illustrious history in the steel and metal industry, the METALCON team is extremely proud to announce that this year’s premier sponsors are Pittsburgh-based and long time standing partners, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel Corporation. “With Pittsburgh’s two iconic companies serving as METALCON’s premier sponsors, we couldn’t feel more welcomed in the “steel city,” said Claire Kilcoyne, METALCON Show Director.
PPG Industries will be sponsoring the “PPG Theatre,” and U.S. Steel will be sponsoring a brand new and highly innovative area of the show floor called the “U.S. Steel Tech Hub.”
Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials. PPG is again included in Fortune Magazine’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list (chemicals sector), making this their 11 consecutive appearance.
United States Steel Corporation (USS) has been making steel for more than a century in the United States. Also headquartered in Pittsburgh, they are an integrated steel producer with major production operations in North America and Central Europe with an annual raw steel-making capability of 22 million net tons. They manufacture a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, oil and gas industries.