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METALCON 2019 Announces Premier Sponsors for Pittsburgh, PA!

For the first time in METALCON’s show history, it will take place in the birth-place of steel. Given Pittsburgh’s illustrious history in the steel and metal industry, the METALCON team is extremely proud to announce that this year’s premier sponsors are Pittsburgh-based and long time standing partners, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel Corporation. “With Pittsburgh’s two iconic companies serving as METALCON’s premier sponsors, we couldn’t feel more welcomed in the “steel city,” said Claire Kilcoyne, METALCON Show Director.

PPG Industries will be sponsoring the “PPG Theatre,” and U.S. Steel will be sponsoring a brand new and highly innovative area of the show floor called the “U.S. Steel Tech Hub.”

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Valspar – Exhibitor Feature

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Today’s exhibitor feature is Valspar. You can view their e-booth by clicking here and you can also visit their home page by clicking here.

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

#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

Graffiti Resistant

Our good friends at PPG will be at AIA in Chicago this week. They have some interesting products including the graffiti resistant coatings they have developed. Check out the video.

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

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

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

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

Come see us at the Western Roofing Expo in Booth 141

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METALCON will be exhibiting at the Western Roofing Expo June 8-11th. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, the Western Roofing Expo focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas. Join us in booth 141 for a chance to win Continue reading

Join us June 8-11 in Las Vegas

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If you haven’t signed up to attend the Western Roofing Expo that is being held at the Paris in Las Vegas June 8-11th, then what are you waiting for? METALCON is happy to support the Western States Roofing Contractors Association each year. The number one reason you should attend is obviously because  Continue reading

12 Bizarre and Unique Roofs

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I think this infographic is cool, I really do. It’s all about these bizarre and different looking roofs. Some of them have descriptions and reference points and some don’t. I recommend  Continue reading

Hand-Painted Coatings Guide from the 17th Century

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So looks like a Medieval book historian at Leiden University in the Netherlands made an interesting discovery. Erik Kwakkel thought he had been the first historian to find

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