Category Archives: nostalgia

3D Printing, Construction and the Millennials

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3D printing, construction and the Millennials, yes we’ve grouped all three together for a reason. We’ve touched a bit on how 3D printing will change the construction industry for the better. Yes I said it for the better; I look at it as a huge opportunity for both manufacturers and the people out in the field. Now how does the millennial generation fit into the equation? Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Lubbock, Texas. Yes you guessed it The Steel House designed by steel sculptor Robert Bruno. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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

Construction Live Site Video

This is really cool, entertaining and fun. While most of us grew up playing with Tonka Trucks and other pretend construction toys, this person took it to another level. Check the video out and let us know what you think. It’s creative and a good way to enjoy something in the field we all work in.

Drum Roll: FedEx Package Arrives for Me

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So today while I was discussing some ideas with the METALCON team, our receptionist had dropped off a FedEx like the package you see above. I walked in my office and it was sitting on my chair  Continue reading

Register for METALCON

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Registration for METALCON is now open.  You can register by clicking here and I know you are saying didn’t he just talk about this Friday? Yes I did but I wanted to bring it up again obviously. With the early numbers we are seeing  Continue reading

METAL and Hashtags

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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

Yellow Metal Brick Road to OZ

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I’ve been thinking recently about new products or ideas that the metal construction industry could use or maybe they already have them and I just haven’t encountered it. So lately the thought of  Continue reading

Metal Shredding and Recycling in Pilsen

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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

85 Days Until METALCON

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Since we love new features here at METALCON, we are going to start a new one beginning tomorrow. We are going to profile an exhibitor each day until day 1 of METALCON. Who we profile and  Continue reading

Types of Metal Buildings

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Continuing on with another introductory piece of information for all of our new readers, I have found a fantastic Continue reading

3D-Printed Steel Building Structures

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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

This guy puts the Metal in Construction

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.

#ThrowbackThursdays

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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

Welder: A Look into Construction Careers

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.

First Throwback Thursday Edition

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As I said yesterday we wanted to start doing some new things here with the blog and to start it up today. This is the first Throwback Thursday for the METALCON blog and  Continue reading

New Features Coming

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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

Goliath Roller Coaster Opens

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While this isn’t a metal roller coaster it is still impressive. The construction and work done on the Goliath Coaster at Six Flags Great America is impressive. Consider these Continue reading

100th Blog Post

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I realized that our blog has officially hit 100 posts so we’ve decided we should celebrate the fact that we have reached that impressive number! We always welcome contributions to the 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

Rumblings from Contractors not Using Metal

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Yesterday was day 1 of the Western Roofing Expo and we talked to quite a few people yesterday. One conversation really struck me more than any other I had yesterday. I was speaking with a gentleman from San Diego who is a  Continue reading

George Strait Cowboy Hat at the Western Roofing Expo

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METALCON is at the Western Roofing Expo this week and we had the pleasure of attending the Presidential Welcoming Reception last night. By the way don’t forget to stop by booth 141 and say hi to us. A silent auction was held to benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship awards. Besides great Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays – Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

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Another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us, and since we are here in Las Vegas for the Western Roofing Expo let’s do a feature on a building in Las Vegas. Today we view The Continue reading

Friday Fun – Create the Caption

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So in scouring the internet for a cartoon or image for today’s Friday Fun I found this cartoon created by Ted Crow of the Plain Dealer Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Check it out and submit your caption in the comments box.

Transition Metals

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A little Thursday education for those of you out there who don’t know a whole lot about metals industry. Yes I am looking at the contractors that are curious about metal construction and want to learn more.

Construction Spending Rises in April

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The construction industry showed modest gains in April. Construction spending had risen slightly. Primarily, home building and government construction drove the total Continue reading

Made of Steel in Ireland

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This morning on my way to work I was poking around the internet looking for metal construction ideas to blog about when I ran into a feel good story that definitely needs some coverage. It is truly amazing that these people given the

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3D-Printing Metal is Coming Alive

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That’s right a metal 3-D printed bicycle frame has been created in the UK. Renishaw is the only UK manufacturer of metal-based additive manufacturing machines and they have teamed up with Empire Cycles another British company. Empire designed the bike so that it would be a lighter and stronger Continue reading

Copper Extends 11-week High

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Did I tell you or didn’t I tell you? Copper continues to soar as it has reached an 11-week high. This of course is happening for a few reasons beginning with strong US Economic data and the increase in metal demand – this all according to the article published in the Australian Wall Street Journal. Continue reading