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Magnificent Metal Mondays


Easily one of our readers favorite posts every week is Magnificent Metal Mondays. Today we travel down under to Australia to see the glorious Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the world’s largest Continue reading


Stepping Stones Preschool Enlists Dynamic Duo of Valspar’s Fluropon® Coatings for New Building



When the Architect for Ancillae Assumpta Academy in Wyncote, Pennsylvania began designing its preschool, Stepping Stones, he wanted to build a playful and creative environment to reflect the Montessori program used in the classroom.  Continue reading

METALCON Gives Back to the Local Community Helping Las Vegas Area Veterans

Newton, Mass. — The metal construction industry’s largest international
event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local
community during its annual trade show and conference taking place October 18-20 at the Las
Vegas Convention Center.  Continue reading

Natural disasters boosting demand for metal roofs

By Todd Prince Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Hurricanes and fires are on the minds of metal construction workers as they gather this week in Las Vegas for MetalCon, the industry’s largest U.S. expo.

Industry professionals say demand for metal roofing has been growing in recent years, driven in large part by retrofitting of existing homes and commercial buildings.  Continue reading

Come Celebrate METALFORMING’S 20th Anniversary at METALCON

It was in 1997 – at the METALCON show – that Geoff Stone introduced the first Jorns folder to the American market. At the time, the MetalForming, Inc. founder was still operating his new company out of the basement at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Continue reading

METALFORMING Celebrates 20 years and 7,000 Machines Sold

It was in 1997 – at the METALCON show – that Geoff Stone introduced the first Jorns folder to the American market. At the time, the MetalForming, Inc. founder was still operating his new company out of the basement at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays



The 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors a chance to walk the Kinzua Bridge skywalk. The bridge was originally built from iron in 1882 and was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World“, holding the record as the tallest railroad bridge in the world for two years. In 1900, the bridge was dismantled and simultaneously rebuilt out of steel to allow it to accommodate heavier trains. 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

Steven Holl’s New Visual Arts Building on U of Iowa Campus Utilizes RHEINZINK Cladding to Deliver Desired Aesthetic

No stranger to the University of Iowa campus, architect Steven Holl’s new Visual Arts Building provides 126,000 sq. ft. of loft-like space within a beautifully crafted envelope.  The building replaces an original arts building from 1936 that was heavily damaged during a flood of the University campus in Iowa City. Continue reading


The RHEINZINK-clad dome atop the new Mormon Temple in Tucson marks a unique feature in the design of the religion’s temples throughout the United States.  “Domes are rare on temples,” said Mandy Martineau, church member and project manager with FFKR Architects, Salt Lake City.  “The dome has really captured the attention of the city and church members alike.”  Continue reading

Top Labor and Employment Issues Facing Today’s Metal Construction Industry at METALCON 2017

Newton, Mass., Sept. 7, 2017—Featured speaker and Labor Attorney, John Cruickshank of Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP, will explore current labor and employment policy issues confronting the metal construction industry, and the overall construction industry, at METALCON on October 18 and 19, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Continue reading

Metalforming–Can You Do More with Less?

By Ray Kimble 
Removing the need for time-consuming, manual data entry
If metalforming is a central aspect of your business, you know it demands precision, accuracy, but also a lot of time, especially when connecting information from the shop floor to the office. What few companies know, however, is that this time-consuming process can be automated. Every action performed on the shop floor can be sent as it happens to your IT system, removing the need for manual data entry.  Continue reading

Getting the Most out of your Roll Former Purchase

By Jaswinder Bhatti, VP Applications Engineering, Samco Machinery

When researching to purchase a one-of-a-kind roll former, the more information you bring to the manufacturer, the better your chances of getting a roll former that does what you need it to do.

Purchasing a custom roll former is one of your business’s larger investments. Getting the most out of your investment depends on designing a machine that will produce consistent product for a long time. The design will only be as good as the information provided to the roll former manufacturer so it’s important to have all the questions answered and every consideration covered.  Continue reading

Learning Zones at The Deck Return to METALCON


We are extremely excited about the Learning Zones at METALCON this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are bringing back a dynamic way of providing education on the show floor that was introduced a few years ago. This will give attendees and exhibitors a way to learn more in smaller pieces of time. Consider that Continue reading


With the original purchase of land approved by President Harry Truman in 1946 and construction completed in 1952, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville has seen many changes over the years but none as dramatic as the new entryway that now greets patrons and families.  Although modest by size, the 12,600 sq. ft. expansion and renovation project creates a bold new image.  The expansion also importantly includes establishment of a high-tech Polytrauma Clinic for the treatment of stress-related disorders.  Continue reading

An Architect Who Will Only Use Metal Roofs for his Projects


New profile from New Tech Machinery tops South Carolina school


BLUFFTON, N.C.  – Architects learn a lot in 40 years. That knowledge proves very beneficial to their clients. “We will not design a school without a metal roof,” says Jimmy Hite, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Hite Associates in Continue reading


The undersigned pre-registrant, hereby makes application for possible selection to
participate in the MCA METALCON National Championship Metal Roofing Games. If selected,
ample notice will be provided Continue reading

Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

Theater has always been an important part of culture and entertainment. One of the most liberating aspects of the art is interpretation. Be it how the audience receives a performance, how a director envisions a show or the way in which an actor brings a character to life, each working part of a production makes its own unique mark.  Continue reading

8 Must-Haves For Effective Project Leadership

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Clients want strong project leaders rather than mere project “administrators” who’ll simply manage things and move them around. They especially want a project manager who has the authority to impel the project through to the end; someone who can commit the architecture or engineering firm’s resources.  Continue reading

Why is Marketing Automation Becoming a big Problem?


Marketing automation is becoming spam, I am witnessing it first hand. I realize you might use some sort of marketing automation software product such as Hubspot, Constant Contact, or Marketo. If you aren’t using some sort of marketing automation product at the moment, don’t worry it isn’t a bad thing. In fact Continue reading

elZinc America Now Offers 2 New Finishes – Oliva and Lava

elZinc Oliva® is a dark grey pre-weathered zinc with subtle green and blue hues. These contemporary tones create a guaranteed natural and balanced contrast with the surrounding environment. Subtle and sophisticated, elZinc Oliva enhances any building’s appearance with unique and personalized aesthetics.  Continue reading