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
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
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
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.
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!!
Check this photo out, think BMW, yes the car, and a metal slab. You can read all about what happened by clicking here.
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
Continuing on with another introductory piece of information for all of our new readers, I have found a fantastic Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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