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About METALCON

Since 1991, METALCON has been the single annual niche market trade show for Metal Construction Products, technologies and solutions. Metal design and construction professionals find innovations, sustainable, eco-friendly, energy efficient, solar, retrofit, green technology products and education at METALCON International, and we’re evolving every year to give you the latest breaking news of the industry, so that you can be the best metal professional you can be. But we want you stay connected throughout the year, not just the three days a year we come to a city near you! The METALCON Blog is a way to stay in touch with us 365 days a year, not just for news on the metal industry and show updates. But for useful tips (exhibitors & attendees alike) to make METALCON your best trade show of the year, information on our host cities, including local attractions, places to eat, straight from the mouths of our host city exhibiting companies who obviously have the inside track.

Come Celebrate METALFORMING’S 20th Anniversary at METALCON

It was in 1997 – at the METALCON show – that Geoff Stone introduced the first Jorns folder to the American market. At the time, the MetalForming, Inc. founder was still operating his new company out of the basement at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Continue reading

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12 Reasons Why you Need to be at METALCON Next Week

METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas 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 Continue reading

METALFORMING Celebrates 20 years and 7,000 Machines Sold

It was in 1997 – at the METALCON show – that Geoff Stone introduced the first Jorns folder to the American market. At the time, the MetalForming, Inc. founder was still operating his new company out of the basement at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Continue reading

Novagard Solutions to Present at METALCON

Performance of Metal Roofing Sealants Based on Polymer Technology

With increased market demands for sustainable, energy efficient and longer lasting roofing materials, metal roofing contractors face challenges in providing customers with products that meet or exceed expectations.  One such challenge is product selection for the long term weather sealing of metal roofs.  Metal roof Continue reading

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The 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors a chance to walk the Kinzua Bridge skywalk. The bridge was originally built from iron in 1882 and was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World“, holding the record as the tallest railroad bridge in the world for two years. In 1900, the bridge was dismantled and simultaneously rebuilt out of steel to allow it to accommodate heavier trains. Continue reading

What’s Happening in Metal Roofing at METALCON

Newton, Mass., Sept. 26, 2017—METALCON, the largest international event in the metal construction industry, announces program highlights for its metal roofing industry attendees.

One of METALCON’s new featured presentations this year is the “Top 10 Things That Get Metal Roof Designers in Trouble” by Brian Gardiner of BMG Enterprises, LLC, and Charlie Smith of McElroy Metal.  Continue reading

12 Must Do’s at METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas

METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas 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 Continue reading

elZinc America Memorial Will Become The Most Ambitious Equal Justice Project In The Nation

The Equal Justice Initiative is building a national memorial to victims of lynching in Montgomery, Alabama, which is expected to open in 2018. This memorial project relating to America’s history of racial terror and lynching will become the first memorial to lynching victims in the nation. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Today we bring you a special edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays. Since METALCON is only a few weeks away why not feature a prominent metal structure in Las Vegas. If you  Continue reading

Hayes Automated Purlin Stacker

Hayes International, located in Rotorua, New Zealand, announces its new Automated Purlin Stacker. The stacker is capable of stacking six parts per minute including Cee, Zee, U, Single and Double Slope Eave, and Angle profiles.   Continue reading

The Legalization of Marijuana and Its Impact on the Construction Industry

Newton, Mass., Sept. 20, 2017— As laws change regarding marijuana use, they present a whole host of ongoing human resource issues, especially for the construction industry.  Attorney Trenton Cotney helps employers understand the complex issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana and its effects on the work place environment in his featured session, The Legalization of Marijuana and its Impact on the Construction Industry at METALCON, on October 18 and 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Continue reading

Steven Holl’s New Visual Arts Building on U of Iowa Campus Utilizes RHEINZINK Cladding to Deliver Desired Aesthetic

No stranger to the University of Iowa campus, architect Steven Holl’s new Visual Arts Building provides 126,000 sq. ft. of loft-like space within a beautifully crafted envelope.  The building replaces an original arts building from 1936 that was heavily damaged during a flood of the University campus in Iowa City. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Today we stay in our backyard and feature a Boston structure. You might be asking what does Ted Williams have to do with this?  Continue reading

Drone Dispatch with Its Drone Technology Comes to METALCON After Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Newton, Mass., Sept. 13, 2017— Drone Dispatch based in Austin, Texas is exceptionally busy these days, not just with business as usual or preparing for METALCON, the largest international event in the metal construction industry, but with helping expedite Hurricane Harvey insurance claims through drone imaging of Houston’s devastation.  Continue reading

RHEINZINK DOME IS UNIQUE IN THE DESIGN OF MORMON TEMPLES

The RHEINZINK-clad dome atop the new Mormon Temple in Tucson marks a unique feature in the design of the religion’s temples throughout the United States.  “Domes are rare on temples,” said Mandy Martineau, church member and project manager with FFKR Architects, Salt Lake City.  “The dome has really captured the attention of the city and church members alike.”  Continue reading

Top Labor and Employment Issues Facing Today’s Metal Construction Industry at METALCON 2017

Newton, Mass., Sept. 7, 2017—Featured speaker and Labor Attorney, John Cruickshank of Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP, will explore current labor and employment policy issues confronting the metal construction industry, and the overall construction industry, at METALCON on October 18 and 19, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Continue reading

Learning Zone Schedule Released

Are you ready to attend METALCON this year and participate in the Learning Zone at the Deck? Well, we have just released the schedule. Pencil yourself Continue reading

New Blog Showcases D.I. Insights

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And so it begins…

D.I. Roof Seamers, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of electro-mechanical roof seamers and equipment; the most award-winning roof seamer Continue reading

Bradbury Announces Flat Trak® CL

Moundridge, KS – Bradbury hydraulic leveling technology continues to lead the industry in innovation and ease of operation. The new Bradbury Flat Trak® CL monitoring system is accurate, intuitive, and Continue reading

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With the college football season right around the corner we thought it would be great to feature one of the most picturesque stadiums in the country. Today, we travel to Berkeley, California  Continue reading

Bradbury Announces New Flat Trak® CL

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Bradbury hydraulic leveling technology continues to lead the industry in innovation and ease of operation. The new Bradbury Flat Trak® CL monitoring system is accurate, intuitive, and easy to operate. Monitoring the material flatness is performed prior to the material being sheared which greatly reduces the amount of scrap material produced.  Continue reading

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Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I’m on vacation this week but there is no vacation from all of you. Today we travel to   Continue reading

Metalforming–Can You Do More with Less?

By Ray Kimble 
Removing the need for time-consuming, manual data entry
If metalforming is a central aspect of your business, you know it demands precision, accuracy, but also a lot of time, especially when connecting information from the shop floor to the office. What few companies know, however, is that this time-consuming process can be automated. Every action performed on the shop floor can be sent as it happens to your IT system, removing the need for manual data entry.  Continue reading

Getting the Most out of your Roll Former Purchase

By Jaswinder Bhatti, VP Applications Engineering, Samco Machinery

When researching to purchase a one-of-a-kind roll former, the more information you bring to the manufacturer, the better your chances of getting a roll former that does what you need it to do.

Purchasing a custom roll former is one of your business’s larger investments. Getting the most out of your investment depends on designing a machine that will produce consistent product for a long time. The design will only be as good as the information provided to the roll former manufacturer so it’s important to have all the questions answered and every consideration covered.  Continue reading

Learning Zones at The Deck Return to METALCON

 

We are extremely excited about the Learning Zones at METALCON this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are bringing back a dynamic way of providing education on the show floor that was introduced a few years ago. This will give attendees and exhibitors a way to learn more in smaller pieces of time. Consider that Continue reading

RHEINZINK HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR FACELIFT OF VA MEDICAL CENTER ENTRYWAY

With the original purchase of land approved by President Harry Truman in 1946 and construction completed in 1952, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville has seen many changes over the years but none as dramatic as the new entryway that now greets patrons and families.  Although modest by size, the 12,600 sq. ft. expansion and renovation project creates a bold new image.  The expansion also importantly includes establishment of a high-tech Polytrauma Clinic for the treatment of stress-related disorders.  Continue reading

Heidtman Steel Products Purchases Bradbury Levelers

Heidtman Steel Products, Inc. and The Bradbury Co., Inc. are pleased to announce Heidtman Steel has purchased two 17-Roll Bradbury Auto-Selective™ Hydraulic Levelers. Each will be installed in Heidtman’s existing push/pull pickling lines in Butler, IN, and in Granite City, IL. Both will have the capability of leveling 0.250” down to 0.050” material thickness and feature state-of-the-art automation, including Bradbury’s Patented e•Drive® Technology.  Continue reading

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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