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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.

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

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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

An Architect Who Will Only Use Metal Roofs for his Projects

 

New profile from New Tech Machinery tops South Carolina school

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BLUFFTON, N.C.  – Architects learn a lot in 40 years. That knowledge proves very beneficial to their clients. “We will not design a school without a metal roof,” says Jimmy Hite, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Hite Associates in Continue reading

2017 “ACES OF LAS VEGAS” MCA METALCON METAL ROOFING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES PRE-REGISTRATION

The undersigned pre-registrant, hereby makes application for possible selection to
participate in the MCA METALCON National Championship Metal Roofing Games. If selected,
ample notice will be provided Continue reading

Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

Theater has always been an important part of culture and entertainment. One of the most liberating aspects of the art is interpretation. Be it how the audience receives a performance, how a director envisions a show or the way in which an actor brings a character to life, each working part of a production makes its own unique mark.  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

8 Must-Haves For Effective Project Leadership

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Clients want strong project leaders rather than mere project “administrators” who’ll simply manage things and move them around. They especially want a project manager who has the authority to impel the project through to the end; someone who can commit the architecture or engineering firm’s resources.  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 levelling 0.250” down to 0.050” material thickness Continue reading

Why is Marketing Automation Becoming a big Problem?

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Marketing automation is becoming spam, I am witnessing it first hand. I realize you might use some sort of marketing automation software product such as Hubspot, Constant Contact, or Marketo. If you aren’t using some sort of marketing automation product at the moment, don’t worry it isn’t a bad thing. In fact Continue reading

elZinc America Now Offers 2 New Finishes – Oliva and Lava

elZinc Oliva® is a dark grey pre-weathered zinc with subtle green and blue hues. These contemporary tones create a guaranteed natural and balanced contrast with the surrounding environment. Subtle and sophisticated, elZinc Oliva enhances any building’s appearance with unique and personalized aesthetics.  Continue reading

Valspar’s Fluropon Pure Now Featured In The Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog™

Minneapolis, MN – July 12, 2017 – Valspar, frontrunner in the international coil and extrusion architectural coatings industry and part of Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, is now a featured brand in the Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency Catalog with its Fluropon Pure® exterior architectural coating.  Continue reading

New Product Alert! Introducing the Eave Master by Swenson Shear

Swenson Shear is proud to introduce the Eave Master. This durable machine is the latest addition to the SnapTable collection and is designed to notch and hem eave cuts. The Eave Master provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is perfect for use in any commercial job.

Section 232 Will Raise the Price of Steel: How do you Protect your Margins?

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If you’re in the steel industry, then you’ve probably heard about the investigation on the effects of imported steel initiated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Under Section 232, the Secretary of Commerce has a maximum of 270 days to determine whether the quantities or manner by which steel is imported into the United States from other countries threatens national security. Continue reading

Register for METALCON 2017 and Get in Free Reading This Blog

That’s right we are giving you an opportunity to get into METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas October 18-20th for nothing. You read that right! Since you have been a loyal reader you can use this link, well you’ll see it once you click over to read more  Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Face to Face Interaction is Important

Why are trade shows like METALCON Important? Well, let’s try and answer that question for you. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a trade show’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. It isn’t a concept that is new to our world or even the trade show world, but it certainly has many ways of presenting itself.  Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Face to Face Interaction is Important

Why are trade shows like METALCON Important? Well, let’s try and answer that question for you. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a trade show’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. It isn’t a concept that is new to our world or even the trade show world, but it certainly has many ways of presenting itself.  Continue reading

METALCON Opens Registration for Its 2017 Conference Program A Unique Blend of New Technology and Field Techniques

Newton, Mass., June 21, 2017 – For nearly 30 years, METALCON has maintained its reputation of providing the newest ideas and products for the metal construction industry. This year’s conference sessions continues this trend with a select mix of topics about market and workforce development, field techniques and the role of technology in the industry.  Continue reading

RHEINZINK CLADS ROOF AND WALLS OF UNIQUE “ART BARN” PROJECT

Whether it’s an “art barn” as he likes to call it or a “mini-museum” as others refer to it, the new 4,500 sq. ft. art and entertainment structure on the residential estate of billionaire Steve Tisch in Beverly Hills is a stunner.  Tisch is a noted Hollywood producer and also chairman and EVP of the New York Giants football teamContinue reading

Standing Seam Roofing Machines: In-Factory Vs. Portable?

By Ron Schell & Tom Laird, New Tech Machinery

In-Factory Vs. Portable Rollforming Equipment: How to shop for, buy, finance and pick the best machine for you.

The world of metal roofing is dominated by rollformers. Metal rollforming machines incorporate a progression of forming rollers or tooling sets to form many different standing seam roofing profiles used in the metal roofing industry. They can utilize a variety of materials such as painted steel, painted aluminum, copper, and/or zinc in this process.  Continue reading

New Tech Machinery Launches New Website

DENVER, MAY 2017 – New Tech Machinery (NTM), the manufacturer of the world’s finest portable rollforming machines, is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website (http://www.newtechmachinery.com).  Continue reading

Parking in Style at the College Football Hall of Fame

photo by Stanley Capps

Whether bitter rivals from Michigan and Ohio State or iconic figures like Mike Ditka and Peyton Manning, many of history’s best football players can be found together in Atlanta, Georgia. They don’t actually live there, but rather are immortalized as inductees of the College Football Hall of Fame.  Continue reading