Now it’s in 9th year, Metal Construction News (MCN) announced their 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for top products in the metal construction industry. The top product for this year goes to Milwaukee-based Xena Workwear Inc. for their Omerga EH Safety Boot. The other products selected were incredibly varied and showed no clear pattern of preference. Ranging from insulated metal panels and perforated screens to curtainwalls and louvers, the products identified by MCN’s readers touch on every facet of the metal construction industry and show the breadth of the industry’s building product needs.

Editorial Director Paul Deffenbaugh comments, “It’s not surprising that during the last year, safety has been on the minds of our readers. Safety and security have drawn the focus and attention of everyone during the pandemic. As a consequence of that emphasis, many of this year’s winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards are specifically designed for safety or have safety attributes.”

Seven products of the 26 selected this year were tools addressing a common theme of how to get the work done.

For a product to be considered for the Readers’ Choice Awards, it must have been featured in MCN’s editorial coverage between the September 2020 and August 2021 issues of Metal Construction News. MCN tracked the leads generated by each product from their readers and ranked them according to the number of leads.