Category Archives: construction machines

METALFORMING – Exhibitor Feature Today

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For today’s exhibitor feature we travel to Georgia, the Peach State, to feature METALFORMING.  They are one of the leading providers of high-tech sheet metal component manufacturing machines in the industry. You can view their profile by clicking here.

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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Look at these geniuses, I mean seriously why even order that type of machinery if you are going to do this. They might as well get some ladders. You know the drill create a funny caption for this image.

Registration is now OPEN!!!

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Registration for METALCON is now open.  You can register by clicking here and it is probably a good idea to do it early. Do you really want to miss the best construction show in the industry? I mean it is specialized to metal construction but it is still the best. Consider  Continue reading

METAL and Hashtags

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It’s Friday so we have a plethora of posts to talk about today, but I want to start with exactly what the title says, METAL and Hashtags. So we know what metal construction is, but  Continue reading

Throwback Thursdays – #TBT

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Here is a good Throwback Thursday moment that we dug up from the archives. We have a video of “The Best of METALCON 2011.” Check the video out and see if you can find yourself in the video. To see the video Continue reading

New Tech Machinery – Exhibitor Feature Today

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Today’s exhibitor feature are our friends over at New Tech Machinery located right in Denver, Colorado. Look out for the big party they are planning at METALCON along with the rest of the Colorado Coalition. Check out their e-booth by clicking here and you can also visit them on their home page by clicking here.

Construction Careers – Why Not?

Here is another great video on construction careers most likely directed at students who may not want to go to college. Watch and forward it on, and remember we do work in a great industry!!

BMW Gets Smashed by a Metal Slab at a Job Site

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Check this photo out, think BMW, yes the car, and a metal slab. You can read all about what happened by clicking here.

Metal Shredding and Recycling in Pilsen

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Today’s first news worthy item I read about is happening in Pilsen, IL as we speak. It seems that residents in that community are protesting the building of a metal shredding and recycling facility because  Continue reading

85 Days Until METALCON

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Since we love new features here at METALCON, we are going to start a new one beginning tomorrow. We are going to profile an exhibitor each day until day 1 of METALCON. Who we profile and  Continue reading

Types of Metal Buildings

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Continuing on with another introductory piece of information for all of our new readers, I have found a fantastic Continue reading

Structural Steel Connections

I definitely wanted to post this for all of those that may not know enough about structural steel connections. I also thought it was cheesy, I mean look at the Europeans being all tough not wearing their hard hats at the job site. Anyhow, it is a good educational video, enjoy it.

3D-Printed Steel Building Structures

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About a month ago I posted something about 3D printing for the metal construction industry and it looks like these mad scientists are back at it again. Looks as if they are starting to print  Continue reading

More Metal Theft

I know about a month or two ago I was on a big kick on metal theft and I stopped blogging about it. So since I was feeling bit nostalgic here is a video from a theft last month. I am amazed these people are still getting away with things like this.

 

This guy puts the Metal in Construction

Saw this video this morning and it looks like it is starting to go viral, well maybe not. So this construction worker who is very handy in many trades looks like he literally put the Metal right into Construction with his skills combined with some Slayer music. I have to say I never listened to that type of music, but we do have a staffer here who listens to this loud, hard on the ears music. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.

Welding Professionals – How they started

So earlier this week I had posted a video about welder’ careers and then I ran into this video today. While some of this is not construction related you have to believe that these welding professionals can quickly adapt to any type of industry and job. Take a look at how they started and what they currently do by watching this video. Best line of the video is, “if you want to build something bad enough you have to learn to weld.”

#ThrowbackThursdays

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Yes going to try to do another one today and in the spirit of July 4th let’s talk about our friend “ME.” Me was born back in 2013 and has grown up quickly to travel the world. Take a look at the photos through the years  Continue reading

Metallurgy and Metalworking in Europe

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You know me I am always stirring the pot in terms of the USA vs. Europe in the Metal Construction Industry so I decided to try and find a good infographic on the European market. What I really like about  Continue reading

Inspirational Metal Roofing

I know we’ve been posting lots of videos lately, but this video is too awesome. The music alone makes it great. It certainly is motivating to want to go climb a roof and Continue reading

Welder: A Look into Construction Careers

The response on the post I did previously has been outstanding so I wanted to include another one. Again these videos are not mine but you can get more information once you get to the YouTube site. These videos are great for our future tradesmen, tradeswomen, and students to watch.

Construction Accident, Not for the Faint of Heart

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I saw this story this morning and while I believe this isn’t for the faint of heart, I do believe we need to discuss this in further detail. In terms of work site safety and materials being used, we as a society need to do a better job in securing construction that is occurring Continue reading

Firefighters Concerned with Metal Roofs

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So it seems that today there are many interesting topics falling on my lap to write about. I read an article in Fire Engineering about the troubles that fire fighters have or could potentially have in battling fires on structures with metal roofs. So I want  Continue reading

New Features Coming

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I’ve been thinking about some new features for the blog and will begin using some of the ideas I have come with in the next week. I’d also like to open this up to anyone that  Continue reading

Firestone Names 2014 Red Shield™ Metal Wall Systems Certified Contractors

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Firestone back in 2013 created the Red Shield Metal Wall Systems Certified Contractor Award to recognize the community of certified metal wall systems professionals. Their ultimate goal was to celebrate their successes but there are requirements to  Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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Another Friday is upon us, but before you leave for the weekend (by the way it is the first day of summer) take a look at this photo and create a fun caption for it. Let’s keep it PG as well. Enjoy!

Scrap Metal Used Effectively

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I was reading the Boston Globe website this morning when I stumbled upon this really interesting story in the Gaza Strip. It appears  Continue reading