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Growing your Business with Metal

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by Jim Austin – The Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility opened in 2002 as a Fulton County focal point to enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of independent senior citizens. Soon after opening, a leaky roof put a damper on senior activities. 

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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

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

Parking in Style at the College Football Hall of Fame

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Whether bitter rivals from Michigan and Ohio State or iconic figures like Mike Ditka and Peyton Manning, many of history’s best football players can be found together in Atlanta, Georgia. They don’t actually live there, but rather are immortalized as inductees of the College Football Hall of Fame.  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

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

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

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

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

Gulf Coast Casino Enlists Coated Metal Panels for Exterior Durability

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Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Mississippi in the summer of 2005, destroying nearly all the infrastructure on the coast, including the Palace Casino Resort. Ten years later, investments in the area have revitalized the shoreline and brought the city back to life. In 2011, the Palace Casino Resort underwent a $50 million Continue reading

Do Three Things Everyday to Turn Your Apprenticeship Into Full-Time

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The Hard Hat Hub team recently surveyed 20 veteran construction workers who have been in the architecture/ engineering/construction industry for more than 10 years asking them the top advice they would give to those just starting out.  Continue reading

Focus on Design: Futuristic Tower Wins International Competition

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A soaring futuristic 83-story mixed-use tower, designed by Sydney, Australia award-winning architects GroupGSA in collaboration with Spanish architect Rafael De La-Hoz, has won the select international Design Excellence competition for a key city center site in Parramatta, a suburb and major business district in metropolitan Sydney.  Continue reading

Valspar Helps Diversify New Project Amongst Iconic Downtown Chicago Buildings

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In a city as dense as Chicago, new building projects often have very limited space to make their mark. The new Hilton Garden Inn in the North Loop of downtown Chicago had many existing buildings to compete with, including its landmark neighbors, the Chicago Motor Club and the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist. With the desire to standout, GREC Architects were called upon to help make a statement. Continue reading

VMZINC®QUARTZ-ZINC Enhances Modern Aesthetic Of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 13, 2016 – Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC sheets, Abrams Architectural Products fabricated custom zinc Flat lock panels to enhance the stunning aesthetic of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Continue reading

ATAS Honors Sales Team Of The Year

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Allentown, PA – ATAS International Inc., a leading supplier of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, announces Mike Krahling, CSI, CDT and Eric Samley as the recipients of its annual Malan S. Parker Award to recognize the top sales team of 2015.  Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Absolutely marvelous design on this structure, well at least that is our opinion. The structure consists of aluminum squares, windows and solar panels. It really does look like an ice-cube in the middle of a bunch of snow and cold weather. In looking at the photos we wonder what it must Continue reading

6 Reasons why Face to Face Interaction is Important

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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 tradeshow’s importance is the interaction. That’s right interaction, according to Webster’s Dictionary it means; mutual or reciprocal action or influence. Continue reading

VMZINC® Panels Contribute To Sustainability of East Baton Rouge Main Library

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 6, 2016 – Deemed the “library in the park,” the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana utilized VMZINC® panels to create a modern aesthetic and sustainable design. A total of 40,000 square feet of standing seam, interlock and flat lock zinc panels were an integral material of the building’s canopies and roof.  Continue reading

Drexel Metals proud to ‘Pay it Forward’ in Louisville with Valentine Basketball Camp

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – Taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to its hometown Louisville community, Drexel Metals is a major sponsor for the Valentine Basketball Camps, scheduled for four week-long sessions this summer.  Continue reading