Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON People’s Choice Winners Announced

From left, Jim Bus of ATAS International, Inc; Heidi Ellsworth and Karen Edwards of Roofers Coffee Shop; and Dale Nelson and colleagues with Roof Hugger, LLC accept top product awards at METALCON ’22.

While foot traffic began to slow on the final day, the excitement grew in anticipation for the announcement of this year’s METALCON Top Product People’s Choice Award winners. Returning for its second year, METALCON attendees were invited to vote on-site this month in Indianapolis for their top three choice products among the winners of the METALCON Top Products Awards which were announced last month.

Congratulations to this year’s METALCON People’s Choice Award winners including ATAS International, RoofersCoffeeShop/MetalCoffeeShop, and Roof Hugger. Continue reading for details on their winning products.

First Place

Category: Walls

ATAS International, Inc. Omawall™ PL with EVO™

Omawall™ PL with EVO™ is an architectural plate panel, manufactured in .10 thick aluminum ─ a great choice for high-end application, and is made fully of non-combustible materials.  EVO™ is a patented panel extrusion attachment developed by Carter Architectural.  Panels are prefabricated and field-cut, saving on installation time and costs by avoiding field-fabrication. 

Second Place

Category: Technology


MetalCoffeeShop is an online community consisting of a progressive and informative website, podcasts, webinars, articles, classifieds and so much more that engages the metal industry.  Focusing on all metal, including roofing, walls, HVAC, gutters and more, this site delivers information that builds businesses while enabling ongoing conversation.

Third Place

Category: Structures

Roof Hugger, LLC – Roof Hugger Retrofit Sub-Purlins

These sub-purlins represent the first structurally correct metal roof retrofit framing members specifically designed to conform with existing industry standards.  They are made of the same thickness and tensile strength structural steel as the existing building, plus they have been tested as a system on typical metal building framing, providing proven performance for design and code compliance.

“After a wonderful show in Indianapolis with so many cutting-edge technologies and solutions on the show floor, we are excited to announce our top three METALCON People’s Choice Award winners,” said Judy Geller,   METALCON Vice President of Tradeshows. “We look forward to seeing what’s in store for next year’s showcase of top products and technologies in Las Vegas.”

To be eligible, products must have been introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2021 and its manufacturer a 2022 METALCON exhibiting company. Exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products in one of 15 product categories for the METALCON Top Products Award, and then attendees were invited to vote on-site in Indianapolis for their top three choice products to determine the People’s Choice Awards.

Click HERE to view the full list of the METALCON ’22 Top Product Award Winners.

A special shout out to METALCON publication partners, ModernMetals and Roofing Contractor, for helping to spread the word about the METALCON People’s Choice Awards! Click on their magazine links to view the stories.

METALCON is produced in partnership with PSMJ Resources, Inc. and the Metal Construction Association. Photo credits courtesy of McBoat Photography.

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