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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

Heidtman Steel Products Purchases Bradbury Levelers

Heidtman Steel Products, Inc. and The Bradbury Co., Inc. are pleased to announce Heidtman Steel has purchased two 17-Roll Bradbury Auto-Selective™ Hydraulic Levelers. Each will be installed in Heidtman’s existing push/pull pickling lines in Butler, IN, and in Granite City, IL. Both will have the capability of levelling 0.250” down to 0.050” material thickness 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

Standing Seam Roofing Machines: In-Factory Vs. Portable?

By Ron Schell & Tom Laird, New Tech Machinery

In-Factory Vs. Portable Rollforming Equipment: How to shop for, buy, finance and pick the best machine for you.

The world of metal roofing is dominated by rollformers. Metal rollforming machines incorporate a progression of forming rollers or tooling sets to form many different standing seam roofing profiles used in the metal roofing industry. They can utilize a variety of materials such as painted steel, painted aluminum, copper, and/or zinc in this process.  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

RHEINZINK IS A NATURAL FIT FOR CLASSIC ORTHODOX CHAPEL

The Holy Resurrection Chapel, located in The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury, MA, offers a place where Orthodox families can observe and practice the customs and traditions of the Orthodox community.  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

Come Celebrate New Tech Machinery’s 25th Anniversary at METALCON.

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Come Celebrate …
New Tech Machinery’s 25th Anniversary
on Wednesday, October 26th at 2:00 pm at
METALCON – Booth 2009.  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

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

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

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

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

Monumental Museum Features Fluropon® To Highlight Heritage & High-Esteem

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When President Obama gives the groundbreaking speech for a new project, it’s bound to be an important building. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, and is slated to open on September 24, 2016. 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

METALCON Gives Back to the Local Community Helping Baltimore Area Veterans

Newton, Mass., August 26, 2016– 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 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center. 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

VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® Enrich Architectural Expression of “ATYPIK” Apartment Building

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2016 –Using VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC® sheets, Raimond SAS fabricated custom zinc flat lock panels to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the ATYPIK collective housing building in Paris, France.  Continue reading

8 Steps: Managing to Become a Leader and Not a Manager

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Interesting topic to cover today as it does apply to all industries and I am certainly sure many of you that are managers can get some insight from this post to become a leader. There are many definitions for the term “manager” and how it is used. My favorite definition I ran into was “someone who directs the training and performance of a team.” Here is another definition “someone who is in charge of a business, department, etc.” which is the term we can all relate to.  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