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Magnificent Metal Mondays

Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building and Martin Plaza

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

From Old to New, Valspar Provides New Parkland Hospital With a Bold Look

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Beginning as a simple clapboard building in 1894, Parkland Hospital steadily grew into the premier, full-scale medical facility of Dallas. Famous for being the hospital John F. Kennedy was brought to after being fatally shot on November 22, 1963, Parkland Hospital is better known Continue reading

CIDAN Machinery Joins The Metal Construction Association


Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes CIDAN Machinery to its membership roster. The company has joined the association’s ranks of about 75 member companies with specialties in the metal construction industry.  Continue reading

METALCON Plans 2016 Baltimore Event, Following 25th Anniversary Show In Tampa


Newton, MA – True to its 25-year record of being the best place to introduce new products, METALCON 2015 drew eager buyers to see all the new offerings from more than 260 exhibiting companies.  Continue reading

METALCON Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Huge Success

Newton, MA, October 30, 2015 –   True to its 25-year record of being the best place to introduce new products, METALCON drew eager buyers to see all the new offerings from more than 260 exhibiting companies.  Continue reading

Samco Machinery Video News: Samco to exhibit at 25th METALCON!

Roofing Contractors Why aren’t you Working Metal?

This piece was written last year while we attended Western States Roofing Expo and wanted to touch on it again. It is important because as an industry we can grow it by looking to these contractors. I feel like there is much more I would like to say regarding the issue of contractors who do not work with metal. I’m amazed and baffled by the lack of motivation I see from Continue reading

See us today at FRSA – Booth #445


We had a great time yesterday setting our booth up and seeing some friends that exhibit at METALCON. The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Expo begins today and we are extremely excited to see many of our customers, meet new people Continue reading

Fiber Cement Siding: What Is it and Should You Consider it For Your Home?


If you’re considering a home-remodeling project, chances are, you’ve already answered a few important questions. How will this renovation affect the functionality of the home? What’s its purpose? It’s cost? Perhaps the most important

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MCA: 50 Percent off New Membership Dues, METALCON Benefit Highlights Package



The information below comes from Retrofit Magazine regarding the MCA’s promotion to new members. We believe MCA needs more members to help push innovation in order for the industry to continue to evolve. With evolution, and innovation more products, services, and knowledge will help the industry. One more thing the article fails to mention is if you are an MCA member you will also receive premium pricing on show floor space at METALCON. If you are a member you’ll have the benefit of being at METALCON, which is sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, and have the ability to meet decision making buyers from the metal construction industry…..what’s there not to like about that extra benefit?  Continue reading

How the US Government incentivises builders and designers to think bigger and greener


American construction companies may have a unique set of tax headaches, but for those companies committed to green building and R&D, the federal government offers some substantial rewards Continue reading

Learn for FREE at METALCON


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

Are you Cool Enough to be there?

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We’ve posted every day that registration is open and the goal is to reinforce the thinking that you need to register as soon as possible. Think of it this way when you buy your plane tickets to go on vacation   Continue reading

The Yellow Metal Road


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

Education Schedule at METALCON

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Our education schedule is live for METALCON 2015. There are plenty of courses here to help you increase your revenues company wide. Remember that you should always invest in your  Continue reading

Blog Readers Register for #METALCON15 Now……..FREE


We have great news for our blog readers. You can now sign-up for METALCON with a special promotion code. No, we are not kidding, you’ve invested time in reading  Continue reading

Prove Them Wrong

Inspirational Thursday to help navigate your day. Remember Prove Them Wrong.

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10 Reasons to Attend METALCON


While this post may be dated a bit and focused towards the retail market, we realize that it does in fact apply to any trade show and any industry. Take a look at the top 10 reasons you need to be at a tradeshow based on this article written by RetailMinded.  Continue reading

Rob Haddock Receives MCA’s Larry Swaney Award


http://www.designandbuildwithmetal.com – Colorado Springs, CO – S-5! founder and CEO Rob Haddock has been named the 2015 recipient of the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The annual MCA award bears the name of the organization’s first president. Swaney was also one of the group’s founding members.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


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

Throwback Thursday: 2013 METALCON in Video

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If you’ve never been to METALCON well here is a chance to watch some highlights from the 2013 show in Atlanta, GA.  Continue reading

How a Metal Roof is Similar to your Cell Phone



So, yes you may be asking yourself what has gotten into the people at METALCON to even make such a comparison. You have to hear us out on this topic though because it makes perfect sense

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5 Things to Look for When Specifying Composite Metal Panels


Are you a contractor looking to go green and need high quality metal panels? Follow these 5 easy steps to choose the right metal panel for any project.  Continue reading

Europe vs. America: Is it debatable?


This is one of our early posts from the inception of this blog, and I wanted to post again to see if we can spark some discussion. I’ve included the first posting, and will include the second posting later today…..stay tuned

I happened to be going through my email folder on potential exhibitors for METALCON recently and remembered this email:

“We actually visited METALCON last year in Chicago. It was interesting BUT we were disappointed to discover that the North American market is approx 15-20 years behind Europe in terms of product development and usage.  Continue reading

Have you seen this in Boston?


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MORNING MOTIVATION – This Is Your Day, Create It!

It’s Wednesday and some of you might be as tired as I am so I’ve decided we need some motivation to get through the day. Remember every day is your day, create it!

Breaking News: Mazzella Companies acquires New Tech Machinery

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CLEVELAND, OH, MAY 2015 – Mazzella Companies has acquired New Tech Machinery (NTM) of Denver, CO. New Tech Machinery is one of the leading manufacturers of portable rollforming equipment in the world. To date, NTM has sold machines in over 40 countries.  Continue reading

How to Make Money



By Martin C. Pedersen – May 2015 – We all know the complaints: too many architects routinely accept fees for projects they know won’t pencil out. They enter unpaid competitions. They give away services, or they compete for jobs based solely on price. And they commit this economic hara-kiri in an environment already beset by stagnant fees, risk-averse clients who are allergic to innovative design, and a construction process increasingly dominated by cost-conscious contractors.  Continue reading

Google’s Algorithm Update


By: AJ Driscoll

PSMJ Resources, Inc. – April 22, 2015 Google’s new algorithm has been making headlines all across the web, with many people concerned about how it will affect their Google page rankings. The new algorithm will be rewarding sites that have mobile friendly websites and will be essentially punishing the sites that are not mobile optimized. Continue reading