Category Archives: METALCON 2022

METALCON Keynote Speaker Wins Indy 500!!

Congratulations to METALCON ’22 keynote speaker Josef Newgarden and Team Penske for winning the Indy 500 this past Sunday. Just as the thrilling finish was a race highlight, so was Josef’s talk on teamwork at last year’s show.

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METALCON Live! TOMORROW: Learn How Technology is Transforming the Metal Construction Industry

REGISTER TODAY to reserve your seat for this important FREE webinar with industry experts: Heidi J. Ellsworth of RoofersCoffeeShop and MetalCoffeeShop and John Kenney of Cotney Consulting as they share how technology is transforming the metal construction business and how to get prepared. This course has been approved for 1 AIA credit.

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Call for Entries: Construction’s Top Women Leaders 2023

Construction Dive is seeking nominations through February 10 to highlight the industry’s leading women in all sectors. Each year, Construction Dive spotlights dozens of the industry’s top women leaders in their Construction Champions program. With this year’s Women in Construction Week coming up March 5 to 11, they are looking for a new set of pros to highlight. By recognizing those who are paving the way, it is an important step in the ongoing efforts to open doors for women in the construction industry.

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MetalCoffeeShop Brings Unique LIVE Experience to METALCON 2022

Since MetalCoffeeShop (MCS) came on the scene 6 months ago, it has positioned itself as a strong voice and online forum for the metal roofing industry. Led by award-winning RoofersCoffeeShop founder Heidi Ellsworth, MCS is delivering a one-of-a-kind educational, informational and community experience for metal contractors and the metal industry, brought to you by Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. Delivering a unique LIVE experience this year at METALCON, Heidi was joined by RoofersCoffeeShop President Karen Edwards, and delivered their program “Coffee Conversations” from a sound stage built on the show floor courtesy of New Tech Machinery.

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Magnificent Metal Monday – Louis Vuitton Miami Design District Retail Store

Photo Credit: MG McGrath

Winning first place in the custom ornamental category in the MCA Design Awards for Excellence in Metal Architecture, the Metal Construction Association recognized member company, MG McGrath, last month at METALCON ’22. MG McGrath fabricated and installed an impressive 5,000 square feet of plate paneling in a Simply White Kynar finish for the store’s facade.

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Learn “Communication Across Generations” in Today’s METALCON Live! Webinar- REGISTER for Free

Hear from life-enrichment educator, mindfulness coach, and motivational speaker Samantha Smith on the benefits of strong and clear communication between colleagues and clients from varying generations.

When: TODAY, November 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm est

Where: Live! on Zoom (REGISTER BELOW) and then available on demand on YouTube

This webinar is being hosted by the Future Leaders Program produced by METALCON and MCA. Future Leaders began approximately five months ago with a webinar, and then continued at METALCON last month in Indianapolis.

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Learn “Communication Across Generations” in Tomorrow’s METALCON Live! Webinar- REGISTER for Free

Hear from life-enrichment educator, mindfulness coach, and motivational speaker Samantha Smith on the benefits of strong and clear communication between colleagues and clients from varying generations.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm est

Where: Live! on Zoom (REGISTER BELOW) and then available on demand on YouTube

This webinar is being hosted by the Future Leaders Program produced by METALCON and MCA. Future Leaders began approximately five months ago with a webinar, and then continued at METALCON last month in Indianapolis.

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Industry Experts Discuss “State of the Industry” at Last Month’s METALCON ’22

Last month at METALCON, Paul Deffenbaugh, editorial director of Metal Construction News, moderated a state of the industry panel featuring Tony Bouquot, general manager of the Metal Builders Manufacturers Association (MBMA); Jennifer Heimburger, president of the Metal Builders Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA); Chuck Howard, long-time industry veteran and president of Metal Roof Consultants; and Alan Scott, FAIA, registered architect and sustainability practitioner with Intertek. They discussed supply chain issues, rising costs, the labor shortage and workforce development.

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METALCON ’22 Takes a Victory Lap in Indy

As released to the media yesterday, November 2, 2022 —

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Tune in Tomorrow to RoofersCoffeeShop™ “Coffee Conversations” for 2022 Roofing Trends Report

Grab your coffee and join our friends at RoofersCoffeeShop™ for this look inside the roofing industry as they reveal the results of their latest trends report, sponsored by Beacon. This insightful episode of “Coffee Conversations” will share what contractors are reporting in regards to material shortages, labor challenges and overall business issues.

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Did you Attend or Exhibit at METALCON ’22? Chance to Win if you Submit a Post-Show Survey

Your valuable FEEDBACK helps us improve future METALCON events! Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and you’ll be entered into a drawing for either a $100 gift card or a 10×10 booth at next year’s show. SPECIAL NOTE: There are 3 separate surveys for attendees, exhibitors, and for those who took part in The Architect’s Experience; please select the correct one.


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*!


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an additional 10 x 10 booth space at METALCON 2023 in Las Vegas next October 18 – 20, 2023.* Rebooking for next year has begun – don’t lose out on a prime space on the show floor. Click here to view the 2023 floorplan and secure your space today.


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*

*Drawing to take place on October 31, 2022. Winners will be notified via email.

Watch all 3 Days of METALCON 2022!

METALCON is produced in partnership with PSMJ Resources, Inc. and Metal Construction Association.

Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON People’s Choice Winners Announced

From left, Jim Bus of ATAS International, Inc; Heidi Ellsworth and Karen Edwards of Roofers Coffee Shop; and Dale Nelson and colleagues with Roof Hugger, LLC accept top product awards at METALCON ’22.

While foot traffic began to slow on the final day, the excitement grew in anticipation for the announcement of this year’s METALCON Top Product People’s Choice Award winners. Returning for its second year, METALCON attendees were invited to vote on-site this month in Indianapolis for their top three choice products among the winners of the METALCON Top Products Awards which were announced last month.

Congratulations to this year’s METALCON People’s Choice Award winners including ATAS International, RoofersCoffeeShop/MetalCoffeeShop, and Roof Hugger. Continue reading for details on their winning products.

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Shield Wall Media’s METALCON Daily News

2022 is over but not forgotten …

Thanks to METALCON publication partner, Shield Wall Media, and the launch of their “METALCON Daily News,” each day, news of the show went out to their world-wide audience. Shield Wall Media produces industry publications such as Metal Roofing, Rollforming Magazine, Roofing Elements, and more. Click HERE for today’s recap issue, and for a look back at the other METALCON Daily News issues, click on each day below:

10/14/2022 – METALCON Today October 14th

10/13/2022 – METALCON Today October 13th

10/12/2022 – METALCON Today October 12th

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METALCON ’22 Day 3: Final Lap into Victory Lane!

Welcome to the last day — the final lap — of METALCON ’22! If it’s anything like the first two days, you won’t want to miss today! Join us at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis in Exhibit Halls I, J, and K. The action kicks off at 10:00 AM when the show floor opens and it will be non-stop until 2:00 pm with education, exhibits, raffle drawings, and more!

Beginning at 10:00 AM, learn from some of the best in the industry at final two education sessions: Under Pressure: An Update to Air Leakage Testing in the Technical Know-How Learning Center at 10 am and The History and Future of Metal Retrofit Roofing in the Best Practices Learning Center at 10:15 am. Head to the IMP Pavilion at 10:30 am for their final education session on IMPs: Best Practices.

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METALCON ’22 Day 2: Ready, Set, Race!

Welcome to Day Two of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips by downloading the METALCON APP from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.

Join us at 10:00 AM for a dynamic keynote address with American IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, as he presents The Road to Success. The Exhibits open at 11:00 AM with a full day of education sessions in the Technical Know-How, Sustainability, and Best Practices Learning Centers.

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METALCON ’22 Day 1: Download the METALCON APP to Maximize your Show Experience

Welcome to Day One of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips! Easily find exhibitors, education sessions, show floor experiences all at a simple touch of the fingers. Accept “notifications” from the APP to receive up to the minute reminders of special events happening each day of the show. Download the app from from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.

The show officially kicks off this morning at 8:30 AM with the opening keynote address, There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything, presented by Joseph Lstiburek, President of Building Sciences Corporation (in room 135), followed by a second keynote at 10:00 am in the Main Theatre on the show floor, Leading for Today and Tomorrow, presented by Dr. Melissa Furman. The exhibits will open at 11:00 AM. In between meeting with exhibitors, take advantage of the education sessions happening all day in the Main Theater, or Learning Centers.

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Magnificent Metal Monday — Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines … Only 2 Days till METALCON ’22

Super-Charge Your Metal Knowledge at METALCON ’22 — Learn from Metal Hall of Famers

With METALCON ’22 roaring into Indianapolis this week, it’s time to make your final plans to maximize your time at the most influential metal construction and design event in the world. While meeting with exhibitors is an essential part of the event, so can learning from experts to super-charge your knowledge. Here is your “ultimate road-map” to navigating the show floor, where EVERYTHING happens ON THE SHOW FLOOR … AND … included in your Total Experience registration (see FLOOR PLAN). REGISTER HERE!

METALCON is thrilled to welcome four MCN Hall of Famers as presenters this year including:


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Calling all Roof Installers! Amazing Opportunity to Get Certified at METALCON ’22

Are your best installers ready to become nationally recognized? The NRCA ProCertification® Metal Panel Roof Systems Hands-on Performance Exam Event is being offered THIS WEEK at METALCON, October 12 – 14, at the Indiana Convention Center for FREE! Through this certification, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.

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While they may seem like daredevils … race-car drivers are meticulous fanatics when it comes to preparing for the rigors of a race. They plan, train, analyze, measure, and recruit a team they trust to keep them on track and moving forward. Thriving businesses must do the same – except they must prepare to race Every. Single. Day.

METALCON ’22 will be roaring into the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis, next week to help you thrive and drive your business into the “Winners Circle” with the opportunity for industry connections, essential content, and critical commerce partnerships.

Here are some exciting highlights you will experience at METALCON this year:

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Special Events Happening at METALCON ’22

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 …

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In today’s economy, it’s more important than ever to have your business run smoothly and maximize every employee’s time and every dollar you spend on running your business. Sessions in the METALCON Best Practices Learning Center will feature industry experts who will provide you with solid, sensible advice and the tried and true techniques, tools and strategies you need to ensure your business’s growth and success. Join us at METALCON in a few weeks scheduled for October 12 – 14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Metal Construction News Announces Special Offer to Attend METALCON ’22

HOT OFF THE PRESS … MCN is giving away 10 FREE PASSES to the Total Experience at METALCON. Use the code 5MCN2021 when you REGISTER.

If you get beat to the draw … don’t worry — Use the code MCN2022 to get $30 off your registration if you’re one of the next 999 to register.

Read more: Metal Construction News Announces Special Offer to Attend METALCON ’22

METALCON is roaring into Indianapolis this October! Don’t miss your chance to experience the most innovative metal construction products and solutions and connect with the most respected metal construction industry vendors and thought leaders.

Discover the ideas, tools, and expertise you need to turbocharge your business and get on the fast track to Victory Lane at the only global event focused exclusively on the use of metal in construction and design! 

Metal Construction News is METALCON’s publication partner and sponsor of the official show guide. Click HERE to view the Digital METALCON Show Preview 2022.

METALCON is produced by PSMJ | Resources, Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.


METALCON Sustainability Learning Center

Sustainability is on our minds now more than ever. Knowing how important “real-time” information is for the metal design and construction community, METALCON’s Sustainability Learning Center is a special educational hub dedicated to helping you capitalize on this critical issue. Conveniently located on the show floor, learn current and relevant information on sustainability practices and products for metal buildings from leading industry experts and discover new ways to deal with that nasty “C” word: Carbon.

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METALCON Live! and the MCA Presents… Insulated Metal Panels Installation – Factors that Influence Girt Spacing


Learn Factors that Influence IMP Installation from IMP Expert

Alexandre Bélisle, director of R&D and technical services with Canadian-based company Norbec, will present the advantages IMP panels have in reducing the structural elements required to support the various components of the building envelope. Tune in tomorrow at 1:00 pm to get a better understanding of the different elements that are taken into account when calculating the frequency of structural elements to ensure the adequate performance of the IMPs. Bélisle is a current member of the MCA’s Insulated Metal Panel (MCA-IMP) Committee.

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Aplus Energy Co. Introduces Latest in Metal Solar Roof Panels at METALCON

APLUS Energy Co. Ltd.- APLUS Power Roof

Aplus Energy Co., a Taiwan-based developer, introduces the latest advancement in cost savings for solar installations using patented lamination technology to infuse crystalline silicon solar cells directly onto the surfaces of the steel roof panels, eliminating the need for any rooftop mounting system.

The patented lamination technology not only increases the rate of solar cells by a 20% more efficiency rate, but its low glare makes it possible to use near restricted areas like airports, suitable for use on everything from carports to manufacturing buildings.

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Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON Selected as TSE Gold 100 Event

Each year, Trade Show Executive, the trade show industry’s leading publication, honors the top 100 trade shows in the U.S. For the first time in the show’s 32-year history, METALCON is a member of this coveted list. Show Director Judy Geller comments, “To earn this recognition during one of the most challenging years in trade show history is the ultimate compliment for our team and, we hope, yet another reason for you to join us in Indianapolis for METALCON ’22.”

METALCON will be among the winners recognized at TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit, taking place later this week.

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Now in its second year, METALCON is thrilled to announce this year’s TOP PRODUCT Award winners. This year’s exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2021 in one of 15 product categories, “We are very excited to announce our METALCON Top Products Award winners and showcase the industry’s top products and technologies at our show in Indianapolis,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. Winners were determined by an electronic vote and all winning manufacturers are exhibiting at METALCON ’22.

Award winners are invited to showcase their top products with special product recognition at their booths next month at METALCON. Attendees will be given the chance to vote on-site for their top three choice products and the METALCON People’s Choice award winners will be announced at “The Deck” (show management booth) on Friday, Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m.

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For over 30 years, METALCON has been a place for new ideas, inspiration, connections, and most importantly, ANSWERS to the questions that keep you up at night. Code compliance? Fire prevention? Rain Screen Assembly? Air Flow? These topics and more will be tackled in our Technical Know-How Learning Center. Conveniently located on the show floor, respected thought leaders will share proven strategies and technical how-to’s to address the challenges impacting your business right now (and help you sleep better at night!).

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Get to Know Indy – Top Things to Do

In one month, the metal construction community will come together in Indianapolis for the most influential metal construction and design event in the world. While we know most of your time will be spent inside the convention center, there is much to enjoy outside. October is one of Indy’s comfortable autumn weather months with very low humidity and average temperatures in the low to mid 60s, perfect for exploring the city during non-show hours. In addition to the dining scene, Indy’s unique collection of attractions offer a variety of experiences for all ages and interests. An easy way to explore in a short amount of time is to take advantage of Indy’s Attraction Pass with their 1-or 3-day pass option.

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It is time for YOU to vote for the 2nd annual METALCON Top Product Awards!  Its simple and the survey will take less than 5 minutes. Select your favorite top product in each category at the bottom of each page of the survey. Categories include: accessories, insulation and weather barriers, paint and coatings, roll forming equipment, roof product, safety products, structures product, technology, walls product, and construction tools and equipment.

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