Metal Construction News has released their 2021 State of the Industry and overall, the industry looks forward to a more positive 2021. As MCN looked back to a year ago, none of the experts who contributed to the 2020 State of the Industry predicted how the year would unfold and went into the year with optimism. Coming into this year, the same experts retain their sense of optimism, less likely to be undone by the unforeseeable. Based on the collective voice of the experts, the future seems to be brighter than it has in many years past but identifying which part of the uncertain future that holds the most promise is yet to be discovered. So grab your cup of coffee and take some time to read the following pieces authored by the “who’s who” of industry experts to hopefully give you some sense of direction …


Every year, Metal Construction News publishes a survey of the industry, looking at the results of the previous year and speculating about the upcoming year. 2020 was a historic year, and this survey is more important than ever. The results will be published in the March 2021 issue of Metal Construction News as well as posted at You can view last year’s survey here.

Individual responses will be kept strictly confidential, however, MCN, will ask for people who would like to be contacted for the article to provide their name and contact information.

The survey will take only a few minutes to complete and if you enter your e-mail address at the end, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100 American Express Gift Card. DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 5!