CHICAGO – July 28, 2020 – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is proud to report that its Virtual Summer Meeting, held June 15-18, enjoyed record high attendance, and promoted a positive outlook for the future of the metal construction industry.

With 166 registrants and an average of 50 people attending the council/committee meetings, the association reports the virtual meeting format gave more members and guests the opportunity to attend and engage with the association.

“While it was an unexpected change to hold the meeting online, we were pleasantly surprised to have lively participation with an even larger group than we typically have had at our in-person Summer meetings,” says Jeff Henry, MCA’s executive director.

One of the highlights of the meeting was a presentation by Paul Giovannoni of FMI Corporation. FMI’s Market Study analyzed the position and projected statistical trends of the metal construction industry. Says Giovannoni, “These favorable trends suggest strong cause for optimism. Although the industry experienced a setback due to the coronavirus shutdown, the metals industry has been and is continuing to gain market share in both roof and wall products across all market sectors examined.” The final report, along with the council and committee meeting minutes, will be made available to MCA members on the association website.

Another highlight was a presentation by MCA’s marketing partner Vilocity Interactive. Ron Mileti and Jennifer Smith revealed MCA’s upcoming new website and marketing campaigns targeting building owners, architects, consultants, and contractors.

For a limited time, take advantage of MCA’s special offer to join at a reduced rate. First-year members will receive 25% off dues plus free registration for one company representative at the Winter meeting.* Join today!

The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal.

MCA is the proud sponsor of the METALCON, the only global event dedicated to the use of metal in design and construction. Due to ongoing concerns with the pandemic, METALCON 2020 has been postponed. Mark your calendar for METALCON 2021 scheduled for October 6-8 in Tampa, Florida!

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