Tag Archives: METALCON 2015

26 Ways to Find Clients & Get Work


PSMJ Resources, Inc. – In 1909 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) adopted the first Principles of Practice, which strictly forbid marketing of any kind. Architects couldn’t advertise. They weren’t even allowed to display their names at construction sites. Before 1970 architects were prohibited from competing with each other on price.  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 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

3-D Printing Will Disrupt All Industries

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It’s been probably a month or so since I touched on 3-D printing and the metal construction industry. With that being said why am I saying that 3-D Printing will disrupt all industries? Well, let’s start with a distribution/logistics company that is getting involved, can you guess who? If you guessed  Continue reading

Roof Hugger Webinar March 3rd at 2:30 PM CST


On March 3rd at 2:30 PM CST Roof Hugger will be hosting a webinar on “Retrofit Roofing for Energy Upgrades.” The webinar is a little more than a week away and space is limited so sign-up today. Who doesn’t like free education? I know we love it and you can  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

3D printing Construction & Architecture: Building the home of the Future


by Antu Nehuen -October 7, 2015 – http://www.sculpteo.com – If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are already one of us, a 3D printing fan, or at least you are on your way to become one. And there is a good reason for that, as 3D printing technologies are revolutionizing the way we interact and translate ideas to objects, which is a key process for anyone working in either of these industries. As a matter of fact, finding a 3D printer in an architecture studio is becoming pretty normal these days but.. How far are we from witnessing an architecture studio inside a 3D printer!? Continue reading

VMZINC Releases 14th Issue Of Focus On Zinc Architecture Magazine


RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 11, 2016 – VMZINC® -US, an international provider of rolled zinc products, has announced the release of the 14th issue of Focus on Zinc, the company’s international architecture magazine. Continue reading

Triangle Fastener Corporation Launches New Website For 2016


Pittsburgh, PA – Triangle Fastener Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of their new website, featuring a new proprietary format that provides easy access to product information for the metal roofing, flat roofing, metal building, post frame and commercial drywall industries. The new site is mobile friendly and gives visitors the ability to view product details from smart phones and tablets. Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays


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 @METALCON with your contributions. For today’s feature we travel to Continue reading

Using Roof Wizard V8 for a take-off from aerial images

In just a few easy steps

Many roofers have some idea of what can be achieved with AppliCad Roof Wizard, but don’t really understand how it works. We thought that a brief overview might help you understand how we model and estimate a roof from aerial images.  We have listed some basic steps below so you can better understand how we go about estimating materials and producing a detailed report.   Continue reading

Lightest Metal Ever Is 99.9 Percent Air


by Edd Gent, Live Science Contributor   |   December 03, 2015  – How do you build the world’s lightest metal? Make it mainly from air, according to scientists.

The material, known as a “microlattice,” was developed by scientists at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California, which is co-owned by Boeing and General Motors. The new microlattice is made up of a network of tiny hollow tubes and is roughly 100 times lighter than StyrofoamContinue reading

Industry Leaders Speak on METALCON

Worthington Industries Scrap Management Services


What is the Scrap Management Program? – Designed to increase the scrap revenue stream you receive through the use of our experience and knowledge of the scrap market
1. Documented processes and procedure
2. Defining expectations with scrap vendors
3. Accountability through verification

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METALCON Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor


November 13, 2015, Newton, MA – At the 25th Anniversary celebration of METALCON, the only annual international conference and exhibition focused on the use of metal in construction, Show Director Claire Kilcoyne received the first annual Metal Construction Association’s Triumph Award.  Continue reading

Top 10 #METALCON15 Takeaways From Miller Clappperton

1TAMPA, FL – If you’re in the metal construction industry, METALCON is one show you never miss – particularly this year since the show celebrated its 25th anniversary. Miller Clapperton has been a longtime supporter and attendee of METALCON which is hosted by the Metal Construction Association. METALCON is the one place where metal industry leaders can come together to check out the latest in metal products, technologies and construction solutions. 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

ATAS International Unveils Isoleren Insulated Metal Panels At METALCON 2015


Allentown, PA – ATAS International Inc. announces the addition of Isoleren, their series of insulated metal panels, to their extensive product line. Isoleren is being officially introduced at the 25th Anniversary of the METALCON show, October 14-16 in the Tampa Convention Center. Continue reading

Arkema to showcase Kynar® PVDF coating resins and Bostik adhesive products at METALCON 2015


Arkema Inc. will be presenting its innovative line of Kynar 500® FSF® and Kynar Aquatec® polyvinylidene fluoride resins used in high-performance coatings, along with its hurricane-resistant Bostik adhesive products, at METALCON 2015, which is being held October 14 to 16 at the Tampa Convention Center.  Continue reading

Roofing and Siding Sales Manager Position Available


Roofing & Siding –Sales Manager
We are a small, but growing, 40 year old manufacturer of metal roofing and siding materials, including curved products. We are a well-established organization that has a pleasant work environment, including a culture of valuing its employees and their contributions. This position’s focus will be estimating, sales and project management for our roofing and siding products.  Continue reading

METALCON Gives Back to the Local Community Helping Tampa Area Veterans


Newton, Mass., October 5, 2015– The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local community during its 25th annual METALCON tradeshow and conference taking place October 14-16 at the Tampa Convention Center.  Continue reading

Networking Events abound at METALCON 2015


When the industry meets at METALCON in a little over a week you are going to notice all the special events taking place. It begins with METALCON’s 25th Anniversary Party being held 6-9pm in Ballroom B at the Tampa Convention Center. There will be drinks, food, entertainment and much more. All attendees, and exhibitors are encouraged to attend Continue reading

Win a Portable Roll Forming Machine from Englert at METALCON

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How to Travel to METALCON



Many of you will be traveling to Tampa, Florida from distances that quite frankly put you too far out to drive. The question is have you made your arrangements yet on how you are getting to Tampa, where you are staying, and how you are getting from the airport to downtown? If you aren’t  Continue reading

METALCON By the Numbers


By Shawn Zuver, DesignandBuildwithMetal.com – As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of METALCON at the Tampa Convention Center, October 14-16, 2015, I’ve been reflecting on how the annual trade show and conferences have changed since that first year in Washington, DC.


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MCA Plans 2nd Annual METALCON Metal Roofing Championship Games

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Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) announces that the 2nd annual MCA / METALCON Metal Roofing Championship Games will be held at the METALCON show October 14-16, 2015 at the Tampa Convention Center. Themed “Battle by the Bay”, a new game has been added this year for a total of five different challenges where contractors compete to win cash prizes. Continue reading

Valspar Exhibits Leadership in Coatings Industry Through Innovative Product Displays at 2015 METALCON


MINNEAPOLIS Sept. 28, 2015 – Creating coatings to inspire and withstand the test of time, Valspar is consistently researching and developing new products to advance the building products industry. With a portfolio of superior-quality and eco-friendly products, available in a variety of colors and special effects, Valspar is committed to excellence and inventiveness. Valspar’s innovative approach to architectural coatings has dramatically affected the industry, and with sustainability top-of-mind, has earned its place as a world-leader in the manufacturing of coating products.  Continue reading

9 Essential Skills of Highly Effective Design Leaders

photo-1427805371062-cacdd21273f1It is not easy to be the best. It requires hard work and a boldness of action that defies normal practice. Too many A/E firms are struggling to thrive and grow in today’s economy simply because they haven’t given enough attention to developing their future leaders. 
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Get Ready For More Action And More Business At METALCON 2015 In Tampa

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The 25th annual METALCON returns to Tampa in October with a lineup of new products, industry experts and activities that highlight the excitement of metal and spark the imagination. Continue reading

VMZINC Recognized With Two 2015 Metal Architecture Design Awards


Visit VMZINC at METALCON in booth 714 and REGISTER NOW!

RALEIGH, N.C. – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced that the company received two 2015 Design Awards from Metal Architecture for its work on the Newport Beach Civic Center in Newport Beach, California and the Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump Station in Des Moines, Iowa. Continue reading