Just as important as the networking, the education, and learning about the latest in the industry, METALCON has “given back.”  For over 20 years since the “Give Back” program began in 1994, METALCON has proudly donated upwards of a half a million dollars in goods, services and/or funds to non-profit organizations and worthy causes serving local host communities.
METALCON continues to “give back” this year by raising money for the Steve Smith Family Foundation.
Steve Smith, former NFL champion with the Carolina Panthers, will be on hand at METALCON 2018 to deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, October 10 speaking on perseverance, teamwork and overcoming obstacles. METALCON is proud to partner this year with Steve Smith and his wife, Angie, to raise money for their local Foundation.
In 2013, Steve and his wife founded the Steve Smith Family Foundation, which champions for families affected by domestic violence and promotes child health and wellness. Since its inception, the foundation’s efforts have provided children from the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter the opportunity to attend summer camps. In November 2016, Smith pledged over $350,000 to establish the Smith Family Wellness Center in collaboration with Project 658.

Claire Kilcoyne, METALCON Show Director, comments, “We have always felt strongly about the show making a meaningful contribution not only within our metal industry but with the community where the show is taking place.” Past recipients of the show’s fundraising efforts have included national groups that help locally, such as “Homes for Our Troops,” an organization that provides new accessible homes for disabled veterans and their families nationwide, “It’s the Journey” for breast cancer research, Habitat for Humanity, Foster Homes for Children, and for the past three years, METALCON has partnered with America’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. Armed Forces’ veterans and their families.

Registration for METALCON 2018 is underway!  Be a part of this year’s “Total Experience” and join us at the largest international event for the metal construction industry.  METALCON 2018 will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 10-12.  REGISTER TODAY!
You can donate today on the METALCON website or stop by The Deck while at the show to make your donation.  With your donation of $25.00 or more, you are automatically entered into a drawing to win an official NFL Football autographed by Steve Smith.