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Magnificent Metal Mondays

Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Chicago, IL. Yes you guessed it the Sears Tower, umm I mean the Willis Continue reading

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Valspar’s Fluropon Pure Now Featured In The Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog™

Minneapolis, MN – July 12, 2017 – Valspar, frontrunner in the international coil and extrusion architectural coatings industry and part of Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, is now a featured brand in the Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency Catalog with its Fluropon Pure® exterior architectural coating.  Continue reading

Section 232 Will Raise the Price of Steel: How do you Protect your Margins?

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If you’re in the steel industry, then you’ve probably heard about the investigation on the effects of imported steel initiated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Under Section 232, the Secretary of Commerce has a maximum of 270 days to determine whether the quantities or manner by which steel is imported into the United States from other countries threatens national security. Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Face to Face Interaction is Important

Why are trade shows like METALCON Important? Well, let’s try and answer that question for you. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a trade show’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. It isn’t a concept that is new to our world or even the trade show world, but it certainly has many ways of presenting itself.  Continue reading

METALCON Opens Registration for Its 2017 Conference Program A Unique Blend of New Technology and Field Techniques

Newton, Mass., June 21, 2017 – For nearly 30 years, METALCON has maintained its reputation of providing the newest ideas and products for the metal construction industry. This year’s conference sessions continues this trend with a select mix of topics about market and workforce development, field techniques and the role of technology in the industry.  Continue reading

RHEINZINK CLADS ROOF AND WALLS OF UNIQUE “ART BARN” PROJECT

Whether it’s an “art barn” as he likes to call it or a “mini-museum” as others refer to it, the new 4,500 sq. ft. art and entertainment structure on the residential estate of billionaire Steve Tisch in Beverly Hills is a stunner.  Tisch is a noted Hollywood producer and also chairman and EVP of the New York Giants football teamContinue reading

New Tech Machinery Launches New Website

DENVER, MAY 2017 – New Tech Machinery (NTM), the manufacturer of the world’s finest portable rollforming machines, is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website (http://www.newtechmachinery.com).  Continue reading

Zac Brown Teams Up With elZinc America To Create A Treehouse Unlike Any Other

Grammy-award-winning artist Zac Brown longed of building a tree house for campers at his passion project – Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville, Georgia. The camp’s mission is to serve children of all abilities with a special emphasis on those with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as social or emotional challenges. Continue reading

Valspar Coats New Energy-Efficient Academic Building at Mission College

It’s no secret that Mission College, located in Santa Clara, CA, experiences gorgeous weather year round. To compliment this, the campus, which is full of socialization spaces, provides an environment that encourages exterior learning and interaction between students and faculty. Working toward a master plan to lessen its eco-footprint, Mission has been incorporating sustainable design values that use state-of-the-art technologies, starting with the construction of the Gillmor Center.  Continue reading

Visit PPG for Oktoberfest Around the World Booth 2407

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Stop by PPG’s METALCON booth 2407 at 3 o’clock on Thursday during show week and we’ll set you up with more than Continue reading

RHEINZINK PANELS CLAD MONUMENT IN MEXICO CITY COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE MEXICAN ARMY

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto officially inaugurated the Great Monument commemorating the centennial of the Mexican Army in a recent ceremony at Campo Marte in Mexico City.  The monument integrates two dramatic elements that symbolize the strength of the Mexican Army and the work of the Armed Forces over 100 years.  Continue reading

Atlas President Ridenour Will Retire After 32 Years

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ASHLAND, Ohio – Randy Ridenour, President of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region Branch Manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to President in November 2009. Join Atlas in celebrating Mr. Ridenour’s retirement in their booth 2224 on Thursday at 2:00pm (food and beverages). Continue reading

Akzo Nobel Honored to be a Title Sponsor at METALCON 2016

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AkzoNobel cordially invites you to visit us at Booth 2331, where you can learn about the products that have made us a leader in coil coatings for over 50 years. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another Monday, another Magnificent Metal Monday for you to start your morning off. Today we don’t go very far from our office and travel about 8 or 9 miles to the Boston waterfront. The structure today is the ICA  Continue reading

Battle Stars over Baltimore Metal Roofing Games at METALCON

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Newton, Mass., Oct. 6, 2016—METALCON announces plans for the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) metal roofing championship games to take place during its show on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Continue reading

14 Must Do’s at METALCON 2016 in Baltimore

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METALCON 2016 in Baltimore 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 the link on our twitter account for exhibit hall entry at no charge. So let’s get this blog post started already. I am going to give you a list of the top events, things to see, things to participate in at METALCON 2016, see below: Continue reading

GreenZone Education Center Delivers Sustainable Design for Compton Youth

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The GreenZone project at Building Design + Construction’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has set an industry-leading example since its inception in 2008 for educating communities on the importance of going green and showcasing sustainable building through charitable work. In 2016, the project continued its mission by partnering with Compton YouthBuild (CYB) to plan the design and construction for their new education center.    Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

OrienteFor today’s feature we travel to Europe, specifically to the Iberian Peninsula. In all actuality to one of the oldest countries in Europe that is always overlooked for travel because of their neighbors. Welcome to  Continue reading

3D, Drones, Awards, and Games Part of 2016 METALCON Plans

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3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA:  Continue reading

Samco Machinery to Exhibit at METALCON

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another Monday means another Magnificent Metal Building feature. Today, we go to Manhattan and specifically to the West Chelsea district.  HL23 as it is called is a 14-story, 42,395-sf ultra-luxury residential building. In total, the project creates 11 condominium units, Continue reading

METALCON Will You be There? Complimentary Link

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It’s Tuesday and some of the blog and twitter followers have been registering for METALCON which is great. Some of you have once again been procrastinating, why? What have you been doing? It is impossible to be too busy for METALCON. So as a reward I will give you a special link that gets you free entry to the show.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays is upon us and today we travel to Chicago, IL. Yes you guessed it the Sears Tower, umm I mean the Willis Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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It is time for another edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays. To promote this activity we encourage you to use the hashtag #magnificentmetalmondays and tweet us @METALCONwith your contributions. For today’s feature we travel to Continue reading

Custom Color Coatings from Valspar Culminate in Iconic Façade for New T-Mobile Arena

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Las Vegas is unlike any other city in America. A popular destination for concertgoers, poker players, and bachelor parties alike, the sheer scale of entertainment and attraction is unparalleled, especially along the Vegas Strip. Continue reading

CONTESTANTS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 Metalcon MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

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Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing competition to be held at Metalcon October 26 and 27 in Baltimore, MD, the MCA MRCG Task Force has finalized the event schedule.  This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme; “Battle Stars Over Baltimore” in recognition of our Star Spangled Banner birthplace.  Continue reading

Metal vs. Wood – How do you feel about this?

Metal or wood is the question for many builders. Take a listen to what he says in this video, and let me know if there are any flaws in his discussion. I heard some interesting things here and also disagreed with some as well.

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

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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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