Category Archives: build with metal

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

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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

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

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

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

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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

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

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

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

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

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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