With only 7 days to go until we gather in Indianapolis for METALCON ’22, you won’t want to miss these special events happening on the show floor. From “Social Networking Bingo,” to an exclusive “Future Leaders” program and Happy Hour … from the specialty IMP Pavilion to the new Metal Building Marketplace … and from “The Architect’s Experience” curated for architects and design professionals to an “Indy 500 Race Car Simulator,” sponsored by CIDAN Machinery … there is truly something for everyone at this year’s show. Read on for details of each event …Continue reading
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Magnificent Metal Monday – Hurricane Ian Aftermath
With over a million still without power, Florida residents are dealing with immeasurable loss. From flood-ridden homes to structural damage due to fallen trees, wind and rain, the rebuilding will go on for months and years to come. Resources, workers, equipment and more are needed to help. While still too early to assess what structures stood up to this Cat 4 hurricane, here is a quick compilation of some stories coming in … METALCON’s Give Back organization, World Central Kitchen, has mobilized to help hurricane victims, a success story of a Tesla Solar Roof surviving the storm, a Hurricane Ian Recovery Guide for Contractors courtesy of RoofersCoffeeShop®, and how IMPs stand up to hurricanes.
Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON “Give Back” to World Central Kitchen
In honor of World Hunger Day 2022, occurring annually on May 28, we invite you to join METALCON’s 20+ year history of “giving back” to communities in need by helping us “use the power of food to nourish the world.” This year, we have partnered with the World Central Kitchen (WCK), and have already began to send donations given the urgency of the ongoing events happening in the Ukraine.
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Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON Registration Opens!
What could be more MAGNIFICENT then having registration OPEN for METALCON 2022!! Join us October 12 – 14 as Indianapolis welcomes us with their “Hoozier Hospitality!”
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METALCON Gives Back to Feeding Tampa Bay
Last month, METALCON continued its long-standing tradition of giving back to its host city by proudly presenting a check in the total of $5,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay. Pictured here is Judy Geller, METALCON show director, with Jeannette Rodriguez, development officer, during the check presentation at the show. (Photo Credit: McBoat Photography)
Donate to Help Stamp Out Hunger
We are half way to meeting our fundraising goal of $5000 for this year’s METALCON “Give Back!” Please consider donating online or in person at THE DECK at the show. A donation of $20 enters you into a raffle drawing with today’s prize being an extra large YETI cooler (valued at $350!). DONATE ONLINE.
Magnificent Metal Monday – Spotlight on GIVING BACK
METALCON is Giving Back to “Feeding Tampa Bay”
Next week, METALCON 2021 will make its return as an in-person event in Tampa, Florida, and will bring together some of the biggest and brightest leaders in the metal construction and design industry. In addition to showcasing new products and providing top notch education, METALCON will continue its tradition of supporting the local community where the show takes place. This year we have partnered with FEEDING TAMPA BAY, an organization focused on providing food to over 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. We invite you to help us make a difference. A $20 donation will not only make a difference in people’s lives, but it will also qualify you for our daily raffle on-site at METALCON (*have to be in attendance at the show to win). You can donate electronically, or find us on the show floor at “THE DECK” to make your donation in person!
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Give Back Tradition Continues at METALCON 2021
METALCON Selects Feeding Tampa Bay as Local Charity for this year’s “Give Back”
Hunger is closer than you think. According to Feeding America, “Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children.” Hunger affects everyday people, every day. This October, METALCON will continue its annual tradition of supporting the local community where the show takes place as we partner with FEEDING TAMPA BAY, part of the national Feeding America network. Feeding Tampa Bay is focused on providing food to over 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida.
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METALCON Announces Keynote Speakers, Show Highlights and Major Sponsors for Tampa
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Celebrating National Roofing Week with the Roofing Alliance
As part of National Roofing Week, METALCON salutes the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), as they continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Help them prepare a list of their 25 greatest accomplishments by emailing Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what program, project or outreach you believe was one of their greatest successes. To further promote the annivesary, you can add their 25th anniversary logo to your email signature blocks, websites, communications with your customers, advertisements, etc. Visit the 25th anniversary page to download the logo and other 25th anniversary materials.Continue reading
Roofing Alliance Celebrates 25 Years
On behalf of the METALCON team, we are honored to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). We invite you to celebrate their success by joining their mission to promote the professionalism of roofing while giving back to the industry through research, education and philanthropy.Continue reading
METALCON Honors our Veterans
Honoring our veterans has been a core value of the METALCON community since the show’s Give Back program began in 1995. Over the years, the METALCON community has generously donated to organizations dedicated to serving the veterans including Home for our Troops, America’s Fund and most recently, the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, when METALCON held the show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2019.
When we look back over METALCON’s 30-year history, part of the “most memorable METALCON moments,” includes when a steel framed house was constructed on the show floor in years 2006, 2007 and 2008 for the organization Home for our Troops. In 2006, it was built for SSG Paul Russell Marek; in 2007, it was built for 23 year-old Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Morgan, Bakersfield, CA; and in 2008, for U.S. Army Specialist David Battle.
On behalf of the METALCON team, we hope you will take a few moments today to honor all those who have served our country.
METALCON 2019 a Success in “Steel City”
The following news was released to the national media yesterday reporting on the recent METALCON event that took place last month in Pittsburgh. This year’s Total Experience included more than 250 leading companies exhibiting the latest metal construction industry products and technology along with education and training sessions―all located on the show floor. For the full release, see below or click HERE.Continue reading
Happy Veterans Day
Honoring the veterans has been a core value of the METALCON community since the start of the “Give Back” program began in 1995. Over the years, METALCON has generously donated to organizations dedicated to serving the veterans including “Home for our Troops,” “America’s Fund” and most recently, the “Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.” METALCON proudly presented a check for $8,000 dollars at the show held last month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On behalf of the METALCON team, we hope you will take a few moments today to honor those who have served our country.
METALCON 2019 truly shined in the “Steel City” as it wrapped up its 29th year! With only three hours on the final day, attendees made their final visits with exhibitors and made time for the show’s newest feature, CONTECH.
CONTECH was buzzing with attendees checking out the latest in construction technology. Premier sponsor, United States Steel, gave a presentation at 11:00 am on their “Construction Portfolio,” and Solution Huddle presented on the “Fundamentals of Modernizing your Customer Experience” at 11:30 am.
As the show wrapped up, two additional prizes were raffled off including original artwork by photographer J.P. Diroll (inspiration for this year’s show graphics) and the grand prize drawing for a trip to Las Vegas including 3-night accommodation at the Westgate Resort and Casino, limo airport transfer, show tickets and a $400 food and beverage credit. Congratulations to ALL of the winners throughout the show and thanks to all who gave this year to METALCON’s annual fundraising campaign. With your generous support, we presented a check in the amount of $8000 to the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
Mark your calendars for METALCON’s 30th Anniversary in Las Vegas, October 21-23, 2020!
On a more personal note, this show marked the last for vice president of trade shows, Claire Kilcoyne, who announced her retirement after 35 years of dedicated service to the metal construction industry. Her keen leadership and ability to build long-lasting relationships has been key to her many successes. Click HERE for the full press release on Claire’s retirement. On behalf of your METALCON team, we will miss you … but know you won’t be far away!
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LIVE from METALCON – DAY 2
Coming to you from Day 2 of METALCON 2019 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Non-stop action continued as thousands of professionals in the metal design and construction industry gathered to network and learn from each other and experts. The day began with a Keynote Address from former professional ice hockey center and seven-time Stanley Cup champion, Bryan Trottier. Trottier spoke to a packed theatre about finding strength in teamwork and diversity. The keynote address was sponsored by Pittsburgh based premier sponsor, PPG.Continue reading
MMM – One Week Until METALCON 2019
What could be more magnificent (for Magnificent Metal Monday) then being ONE WEEK AWAY from METALCON 2019? It’s only the largest event in North America dedicated to metal and design in construction! For the first time in its 29 year show history, we will be convening in the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh, PA. There is still time to REGISTER and join us next week!
In three action-packed days, you will have the opportunity to visit over 250 exhibits showcasing the latest in innovative solutions, attend sessions presented by leading industry experts and discover emerging trends that will help you stay ahead of the competition.Continue reading
METALCON 2019 – NEWS UPDATE
The following news was released to the national media this week announcing METALCON’S Keynote Presenters as Pittsburgh sports icons, former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier and former Pittsburgh Penguin Bryan Trottier. Presentations are being brought to METALCON by long-time partners’ United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) and PPG, both title sponsors headquartered in Pittsburgh.