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Happy President’s Day!

5 Fun Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Presidents’ Day! (thank you

President’s Day isn’t really President’s Day

The federal holiday, always celebrated on the third week of February, was created to honor our first president, George Washington. Although the federally-recognized holiday honors Washington, Presidents’ Day has become the familiar name for the holiday thanks to several presidents’ birthdays taking place in February.

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1491594556348Kobe, Japan – A tribute to the loss suffered in 1995’s Great Hanshen Earthquake, which left 6,000 dead and much of Kobe in darkness, the city’s annual Luminaire lights up for two weeks every December as a symbol of hope.

‘Tis the season …. 

Belated Thanksgiving holiday wishes to all of our METALCON readers. With the turkey and trimmings behind us, it is time for the twinkling of holiday lights to appear on homes, in city centers, on office buildings and more. Continue reading

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“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”  Martin Luther King

Labor Day is the annual holiday in the United States that celebrates the achievements of workers. Labor Day has its origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

The METALCON community wishes you a restful and meaningful Labor Day.

And P.S. – Only 6 weeks to go until METALCON 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 10-12, 2018!  REGISTER today!


Happy Birthday America!


“The American, by nature, is optimistic. he is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.”

–  John F. Kennedy

On this day 242 years ago, we celebrate the birth of America when the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 representatives from the thirteen states (previously known as the Thirteen Colonies).

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy 4th of July!