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Magnificent Metal Monday – Top 10 Reasons to be at METALCON THIS Week!

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  1. The NEW Total Experience – Pay one price and get it all AND in one place!  Exhibit Hall for 3 days, non-stop education, Keynote Address, Oktoberfest, Roofing Games, and more. LASTCHANCE to save $40 by registering on line TODAY ONLY.  Registration increases to full price on-site starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9 at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Convention Center.  
  2. Iconic Keynote Addresses – INCLUDED in your Total Experience registration! NFL icon, Steve Smith Sr., will deliver his Keynote Address on “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” on Wednesday, October 10 at 11:00 am. Steel icon, Dan DiMicco, will deliver his Keynote Address on “The Economic Plan for Growth and Global Competitiveness in the US – Implications for Steel” on Thursday, October 11 at 11:00 am. Both Keynotes will take place in the NEW METALCON Theatre located on the show floor.
  3. Dynamic Exhibit Hall – Over 250 top manufacturers on hand exhibiting their latest products and industry solutions. Celebrate “Thinking in Color” with Sherwin Williams and their newly acquired company and long-time METALCON exhibitor, Valspar (Booth #1307), at their social open to all attendees, on Thursday, October 11 from 4:00 – 6:00!
  4. 2018 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games REV EM’ UP” FOR THE CHARLOTTE METAL SPEEDWAY!” – Watch non-stop action on the show floor as contractors compete for cash prizes! Click HERE for the schedule of events.  
  5. The Deck – Stop by to meet METALCON’s show management team, snap a photo at the photo booth, enjoy a cold beer and “give back” for a chance to win awesome raffle prizes!
  6. GIVE BACK to children this year! Join us as we raise money for the Steve Smith Family Foundation, dedicated to the health and wellness of children. For a minimum donation of $25, you’ll be entered to win raffle prizes, including a Steve Smith autographed Carolina Panther Jersey or NFL football, or two tickets to the Carolina Panthers game with a two-night hotel stay.  DONATE on-line or in person at The Deck.
  7. Learning Centers (Booths 1813 and 1837) – INCLUDED in your Total Experience registration. Offering you flexibility of choice, all-day education on a variety of topics including: Growing Your Business, Ownership/Leadership Transition, Field Techniques, Safety and much more. Click here for the full schedule.2018LearningZoneLogo
  8. Innovation Scanner Hunt – Download the METALCON APP for a chance to win cash prizes by scanning ALL 10 Innovation Stations on the show floor. Daily cash drawings will be held at The DECK (Booth #1005), provided once again by DESIGNANDBUILDWITHMETAL.COM
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  9. Metal Roof Installation Training – A METALCON Exclusive! Receive MCA’s Metal Roofing Certificate of Completion after taking this 8-hour training course offered ONLY at METALCON. Course starts tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9 at 1:00 pm.  REGISTER today!metalroofinginstallation
  10. Oktoberfest @ METALCON –  Enjoy a cold beer with exhibitors Wednesday & Thursday afternoons from 1-5pm!  Click HERE for a full schedule.  

 

JOIN US THIS WEEK AT THE CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA!  

REGISTER TODAY!

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With the NFL season officially underway, METALCON is thrilled to have one of its stars as a keynote speaker at this year’s show.  Steve Smith, Sr., a 16-year NFL veteran and former five-time pro bowl, three-time all-pro receiver for the Carolina Panthers, will present “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” in a keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11.00 a.m., at METALCON 2018 in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by the Steve Smith Foundation. Continue reading

METALCON is Buzzing with News!

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METALCON is buzzing with excitement to announce NEW dynamic changes to create a more interactive event – a Total Experience.  METALCON is going to Charlotte for the first time in 28 years and it is time for a change! Show leaders have been hard at work designing a new and more engaging show format with everything located in ONE place! Once you start your day on the show floor, you stay there. No running around looking for classrooms. With everything and everyone moving at a faster pace in today’s world, this format will offer greater efficiency for an attendee.

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Another Monday and another magnificent metal feature. On today’s journey we travel to Denver, Colorado. You may recall METALCON touched down in Denver in 2014. Continue reading

Is Metal Roofing Right for Your home?

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If your home needs a new roof, you might be comparing the pros and cons of different roofing materials. After all, there are plenty of choices out there; from slate to asphalt, clay and metal, it can feel a bit overwhelming trying to find the ideal roof design for your home. Continue reading

Bradbury Receives Leveler and Laser Flat Trak® CL Testimonial

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Dickie Jones, Plant Operations Manager at Centria in Frankfort, KY, USA, had this to say about their Bradbury e-Drive® leveler with the Flat Trak® CL monitoring system:

“Our Auto Selective Hydraulic leveler from Bradbury is an awesome machine! By running in automatic mode and letting the leveler adjust itself, we achieve an in-house material flatness within ½ an I-Unit or less instead of the usual five to ten I-Units from outside sources. The steel and aluminum sheets from this machine are so flat you can’t physically find material issues. We now have zero problems feeding a production machine that requires sheet flatness to be within .004.”

 

The Flat Trak® CL Series measures, displays and makes automated adjustments to the leveler!

This system is accurate, intuitive and easy to operate.  All monitoring is performed before the material is sheared resulting in lower scrap output. Learn more about the Flat Track® CL monitoring system.

If you would like to speak with a Bradbury representative call +1.620.345.6394 or click the button below

 

 

 

 

 

Growing your Business with Metal

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by Jim Austin – The Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility opened in 2002 as a Fulton County focal point to enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of independent senior citizens. Soon after opening, a leaky roof put a damper on senior activities. 

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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

When Buying New Equipment, Ask these Questions

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When you’re in the market to buy new equipment it is important to become an educated consumer.  Your new piece of equipment will likely be the heart of your business and you want to make sure it is within your budget and meets your standards in quality.  Here’s a list of questions Continue reading

Enter the Mentor: The Business Development Process

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BY PSMJ RESOURCES, INC. – Right or wrong, many clients perceive architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms as equally technically competent. Although you may disagree with this perception, it can drive a prospective client’s reality when deciding which firm to work with. Given this challenge, how can a firm differentiate itself from its competitors (beyond the promises of a facility/solution/end product that will meet the client’s needs)?

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Back with another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays after a long holiday weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed their extra day off and with that being said today we travel to the England and France as we explore Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Good morning everyone! That’s right we have another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays upon us. Today we travel to a place that many of you may have attended yesterday, yes church of course. Today’s feature is the Basilica of San Sebastian that is located in Continue reading

Preventative maintenance on roll formers saves money, time Protect your investment – and business – by making time for maintenance

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By Jaswinder Bhatti, Vice President of Applications Engineering & Global Operations, Samco Machinery 

TORONTO – Every investment is worth protecting. When you invest in machinery or equipment that is the lifeblood of your operation, investing time and money in preventative maintenance should be a top priority. Continue reading

METALCON 2017 Las Vegas Best Show in Years

Newton, Mass., Nov. 15, 2017— Exhibitors at the largest international event for the metal construction industry networked with more than 5,000 attendees at METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas from October 18-20, including designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries.  Continue reading

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

Novagard Solutions to Present at METALCON

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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

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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

Bradbury Announces Flat Trak® CL

Moundridge, KS – 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 Continue reading

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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