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Preventative maintenance on roll formers saves money, time Protect your investment – and business – by making time for maintenance


By Jaswinder Bhatti, Vice President of Applications Engineering & Global Operations, Samco Machinery 

TORONTO, August 23, 2016 – Every investment is worth protecting. When you invest in machinery or equipment that is the lifeblood of your operation, investing time and money in preventative maintenance should be a top priority. Continue reading

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

Magnificent Metal Mondays


Another Monday is upon us and we hope you have a great week.  Today we travel north of the border to Montreal, Quebec in Canada to visit Continue reading

VMZINC® Partner RapidMaterials To Offer 49.2-Inch-Wide Zinc Sheets


RALEIGH, N.C., April 5, 2016VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced that its partner RapidMaterials will now offer 49.2-inch-wide zinc sheets to customers. VMZINC® was the first zinc manufacturer with the capability of producing 49.2-inch-wide coils in natural zinc.  Continue reading

The Evolution and Impact of Steel in Architecture


I’ve seen this infographic a few times but it always draws my eye because I learn something new from it each time. Anyhow, if you’d like to see the full graphic click  Continue reading

The Bradbury Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Bonak S.A.


MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA and SAN SEBATIÁN, SPAIN – The Bradbury Co., Inc., is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Bonak S.A., San Sebastián, Spain.  Together, both companies will expand opportunities through innovative know-how and an expansive global footprint.  Continue reading

4 Simple Steps to Creating a BD Budget


Setting the budget for your business development program doesn’t have to be an agonizing experience fraught with power plays and exaggerated estimates. Your goal is just to establish 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

Strong Partnerships Provide Foundation for Cleary to Achieve 100,000 Buildings Sold

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For nearly 40 years, Cleary Building Corp. has built high-quality custom, pre-engineered metal structures for clients across the country. Cleary structures are brought to life through its signature stress-free design and personalized construction service that perfectly matches a building to its owner. On November 18, 2015, Cleary sold its 100,000 building – a result of hard-work and lasting business partnerships with leading industry companies, including Valspar and Fabral.  Continue reading

Sheffield Metals Launches New Website With Reactive Interface Design!


JANUARY 2016 — The new Sheffield Metals website now suits both PC and mobile users with a reactive interface design! The new site contains valuable information and documentation for architects, contractors, builders and homeowners. 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

Tony Chiovare, Metal Roofing Industry Veteran, Passes Away


We have very sad news to pass along to our readers, exhibitors and attendees. Read below for more details on Tony Chiovare’s passing. METALCON would like to extend our prayers and condolences to Mr. Chiovare’s family. 

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Tony Chiovare, a long-time veteran of the commercial and residential metal roofing industries, passed away at age 71 on December 28, 2015. He was well known for his keen business acumen and gracious demeanor.  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

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

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