PRESS KIT – Welcome to METALCON 2022
METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, takes place in Indianapolis from October 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center.
From intensive pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to 40+ free educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall to inspiring keynotes, top industry experts will share their knowledge with attendees who are eligible to earn continuing education credits (CEUs), including AIA and CSI
METALCON 2022 is produced by PSMJ Resources Inc., and sponsored by: Mill Steel Company (premier level); CIDAN Machinery Inc., (platinum level); SAMCO Machinery (gold level); Sherwin-Williams (silver level); and Mac-Tech (silver level) along with long-time partner, the Metal Construction Association.
Media Access: Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11.00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Your press badge allows you entry to the Total Experience, which includes exhibits of the latest products and technologies together with extensive education and training sessions in the exhibit hall including all specialty pavilions. Visit www.metalcon.com for a complete list of sessions. Main show highlights are listed throughout this press kit.
During the show:
Meet METALCON team members at The Deck centrally located in the exhibit hall (Booth# 1535), where you can talk with show management, network and arrange interviews or photo opportunities.
Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn or Tweet us at #METALCON22. Download the METALCON App sponsored by Sherwin-Williams; it has up-to-the-minute show details, daily specials and a way to easily navigate the exhibit hall.
After the show:
Contact press liaison, Fiona Maguire-O’Shea for post-show news, photos and information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-285-7522.
Join us next year in Las Vegas!
METALCON 2023 takes place from October 18-20th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Since 1991, METALCON has held its position as the only annual international event offering comprehensive education, training and product exhibits focused on the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, installers, builders, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 215 leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies while sharing their knowledge with attendees. Industry specialists present key topics in the show’s highly-rated, education program. METALCON’s long-standing reputation is one of creating a vibrant atmosphere to showcase products and generate new ideas.
METALCON is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted to the application of metal in industrial, institutional, light commercial and residential projects. The show’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs, networking and interactive learning opportunities.
METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., a leading authority on the effective management of architecture, engineering and construction firms; and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers. In addition, 100 associations and publications from various industry segments support METALCON through ongoing promotional and educational efforts. This is the event’s first time in Indianapolis.
Annual Giving Back Program:
Each year, METALCON gives back to the local community where the show takes place. Last year, METALCON partnered with Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, providing food to 1 million families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. A check for $5,000 was presented to the organization.
This year, METALCON has partnered with World Central Kitchen (WCK), providing food to families globally including Ukraine. Since the war began in February, millions of Ukrainians fled their homes in search of safety. Recently WCK has been on the ground in hurricane ravaged areas of Florida to help feed displaced residents.
Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, Chef José Andrés, founder of WCK and his team began serving nourishing meals within hours of the invasion—eventually expanding its efforts to serve those in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and Germany. With more and more people returning to Ukraine, WCK is focusing its efforts on providing fresh meals and food kits each day, reaching hundreds of cities, including areas under fire, recently liberated towns, and communities hosting refugees.
Contributions to World Central Kitchen can be made before, during and after the show online at www.metalcon.com, via the METALCON mobile app or on-site in the exhibit hall at The Deck, where members of show management will be available to meet supporters. The money raised at the show will help drive WCK’s strong daily response and further the organization’s outreach.
Keynote Address: Leading for Today and Tomorrow
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12th, METALCON Theater, located in the exhibit hall
Dr. Melissa Furman of Career Potential, a consulting, training, and coaching organization, will share her thoughts on preparing for “the new era of uncertainty and constant flux.” She’ll present strategies for navigating ongoing challenges such as generational preferences, innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), workforce development and more.
Furman previously served as the assistant dean and currently serves as a faculty member at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University, but her passion for career, leadership and organizational development inspired her to launch her coaching business. She brings 10+ years in higher education – particularly business, counseling, and psychology – to bridge the gap between academics and industry by helping individuals and organizations achieve success.
Keynote Address: The Road to Success
10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct.13th, METALCON Theater, located in the exhibit hall
American IndyCar Series car driver, Josef Newgarden will share fascinating stories on the inner workings of a professional racing program and highlight lessons learned regarding communication and teamwork on his path to the top tier of American Motorsports.
Newgarden, a full-time driver for Team Penske, has emerged as one of the true stars of INDYCAR, producing on the track and helping to attract new fans to the sport. Newgarden’s skills and hard work have produced series titles in both 2017 and 2019, along with 22 career victories that make him the winningest active American driver in INDYCAR competition.
A special State of the Industry panel presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, moderated by Paul Deffenbaugh of Modern Trade Communications.
The Insulated Metal Panel Pavilion
Back by popular demand, the MCA’s Insulated Metal (IMP) Alliance (leading manufacturers, material suppliers, and resellers) brings together six major independent brands of leading insulated metal wall and roof panels that produce 85% to 90% of all IMPs shipped in the U.S. and Canada—all in one location. Understand why IMPs are described as “tomorrow’s roof panels today.”
Plus, drop by the IMP’s Education Center for IMPs – Installation and Handling Best Practices. This seminar and demo will focus on best practices and common mistakes made during unloading, storage and handling of installation of IMPs.
The Metal Building Marketplace
More and more architects and contractors are taking advantage of the benefits offered by metal buildings. This dedicated pavilion features top metal building and components manufacturers, creating a convenient hub for contractors, the design and architectural community, and others to discover the solutions these companies can provide.
Featuring a series of events over two days focused on the application of metal as a design and construction component, this “show-within-a-show” is for architects, designers, specifiers and engineers to breathe new life into projects and solve a wide variety of architectural, structural, environmental and building performance challenges―all through the use of metal.
Discover limitless applications for metal in design; see the latest metal products available for the building envelope and interior from insulated metal panels and metal roofing products to finishes and coatings; hear from the “Dean of North American Building Science” as he delves into the world of energy flow; and earn nearly a year’s worth of continuing education credits (CEUs)—all in one place.
- Earn up to 19 AIA LUs and 12 HSWs – Hear from respected thought leaders, award-winning architects, and industry experts, including a featured special keynote presentation by Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation in his keynote address, There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything. Lstiburek explores how to match current design and construction practices with the advances of the energy-efficient world, creating a complete symbiotic energy-efficient building.
- Access to 40+ Education Sessions – With 3-day access to the exhibit hall, attendees will learn about metal’s inspiring versatility and exceptional performance, including a special track of courses exclusively for architects, designers and specifiers. Connect with experts from the world’s leading manufacturers of metal components.
- Participate in a Special Architects-Only Guided Floor Tour – Led by architecture experts from PSMJ Resources, Inc., the leading A/E/C industry executive education and global advisory group, attendees can connect directly with metal construction innovators delivering new uses, new metal construction products and innovations in building performance, sustainability, resilience and environmental impact.
- Have fun with ongoing social networking opportunities and exclusive access to The Architect’s Experience Pavilion on the METALCON show floor – Recharge, network and reflect on the day’s events.
Through NRCA’s national certification initiative, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified in specific roof system installations at METALCON. Visit www.nrca.net for more information.
Other Need-to-Know Information:
Our in-depth workshops aim to provide cutting-edge education and training, which cannot be found elsewhere and take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Attendees will be armed with new information, fresh ideas and strategic direction to address some of the major issues facing the construction industry today— skill-building, team-transforming and lifesaving workshops.A full list of educational programs can be found online at www.metalcon.com.
OurLearning Centers are a dynamic way of providing education on the show floor, offering FREE instructional sessions to attendees and exhibitors, and allows visitors to capture sessions while perusing product exhibits. This year’s Learning Centers or mini-theaters on the show floor will offer 60-minute sessions between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Attendees can make new discoveries in the industry, learn how to face tough on-the-job challenges, try out specific techniques and earn up to 12 hours of CEUs. This year’s Learning Centers are organized into threecategories:
Get solid, sensible advice and the tried-and-true techniques, tools and strategies you need to ensure your business’s growth and success.
Deep dives into code compliance, fire prevention, rainscreen assembly, air flow and other topics critical to product performance, safety and your business.
Get the latest information on sustainability practices and products for metal buildings and discover new ways to deal with carbon.
This year’s exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products in one of 15 categories. Products must have been introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2021, and its manufacturer must be a 2022 METALCON exhibiting company. Winners were determined by an electronic vote. The winners are:
Accessories: Classic Gutter Systems LLC – Radius Gutter
Insulation and Weather Barriers: ADFAST – Adseal DWS 4580 Series
Paint and Coatings: Chemcoaters – InterCoat®ChemGuard-AG
Rollforming Equipment: CIDAN Machinery Group – TD Double Folder
Roofs: Novagard – NovaFlex Metal Roof Repair & Patch Mastic
Safety: Ridgeline Safety Systems – Ridgeline Safety Anchor
Structures: Roof Hugger – Roof Hugger Retrofit Sub-Purlins
Technology: RoofersCoffeeShop® – MetalCoffeeShop™
Walls: ATAS International, Inc. – Omawall™ PL with EVO™
Construction Tools & Equipment: Triangle Fastener Corporation – PANEL-TITE® Burr Buster
Award winners will showcase their top products with special product recognition at their booths. Attendees are invited to vote on-site for their top three choice products. The METALCON People’s Choice Top Three award winners will be recognized in a special ceremony on Friday Oct. 14 beginning at 12.30 p.m. at The Deck.
Metal Construction Association’s Design Awards
The MCA Design Awards recognizes the creative use of metal in architecture. The MCA annually awards member companies involved in the construction of outstanding building projects that use metal in significant and innovative ways. A panel of architects will choose the award recipients from submitted projects that highlight specific products used to enhance the design of a building. Awards will be presented on-site at METALCON in one of the following eight categories:
- Use of metal composite materials
- Use of insulated metal panels
- Use of single-skin metal wall panels
- Use of metal retrofit (roof and/or wall systems)
- Best metal roof — residential
- Best metal roof – commercial
- Metal in interior design
- Solar integration with metal
Social Networking Events:
3:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct.13th, METALCON Theater, located in the exhibit hall
Based on their new book “The Power of Networking: Company Industry, Community,” Heidi Ellsworth and Karen Edwards of RoofersCoffeeShop will host a panel discussion including guest speakers, LeeAnn Slattery, Sales Support Manager, ATAS International and Arty Molinari, Building Enclosure Solutions Specialist, Tremco CPG, Inc.
Attendees will discover how to harness the power of networking and learn how to improve their networking skills in this interactive workshop as they proceed step-by-step through the complimentary workbook. Participants will explore company, industry and community networking opportunities, and learn how to effectively use live events, associations, online communities, press and social media to build networks and utilize them for career, company and sales success.
Immediately following is a fun, live social networking event—Social Networking Bingo, an icebreaker where people mingle until they find others who match the facts listed on their bingo-style sheets. Business/company owners, sales professionals, young professionals, mentors and anyone else who is ready to take their networking skills to the next level will benefit from these events.
Future Leaders of METALCON
From Employee to Manager: Transitioning to a Management Role
3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.12th, METALCON Theater, located in the exhibit hall
For rising stars, up-and-comers, management trainees, apprentices and others, roughly ages 40 and under, ready to take their careers to the next level, the Future Leaders of METALCON program offers the ultimate networking event. Emerging professionals can gain the knowledge, insights and tools needed to advance through this exclusive education program followed by a dedicated happy hour & networking event in the theater.
Experts from 213 exhibiting companies spanning 487 booths will share their knowledge of products and field applications with attendees. The line-up includes businesses listed on the following page that have not exhibited in METALCON before or are returning after a multi-year absence.
New Exhibitors for METALCON 2022
|3GM Steel, Inc.||1822||www.3gmsteel.com|
|ACI Building Systems, LLC||218||www.acibuildingsystems.com|
|ACT Building Systems||1724||https://actbuildingsystems.com|
|Aplus Energy Co., Ltd.||626||www.apluspvt.com|
|Applied Fabricators, Inc||502||www.appliedfabricators.com|
|Building Products Development||1511||https://bpdusa.com|
|busybusy Mobile Time Tracking||1022||www.busybusy.com|
|Capital Forest Products||603||www.capitalforest.com|
|Control Chief Corporation||1929||www.controlchief.com|
|East Lake Metals||622||www.eastlakemetals.com|
|Eastside Machine Company||1900||www.eastsidemachine.com|
|Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc.||405||www.estesdm.com|
|Geneva Capital LLC||630||www.gogc.com|
|Global Film Source LLC||2004||www.filmsrc.com|
|Graber Post Buildings Inc||508||www.graberpost.com|
|Indiana Metal Inc||700||www.indianametal.com|
|Kett Tool Company||311||www.kett-tool.com|
|KJG GUTTER SYSTEM US , INC||1823||www.kjg-guttersystem.us|
|New Exhibitors for METALCON 2022 (continued)|
|Kloeckner Metals Corporation||1401||www.kloecknermetals.com|
|Logan Stampings, Inc.||1511||http://loganstampings.com|
|Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.||408||www.metalsales.us.com|
|Metal Systems Group||321||https://metalsystemsgroup.com|
|METSTAR MIT, Inc.||2006||www.metstar.com|
|Micromesh Gutter Guards||1831||www.micromeshgutterguards.com|
|National Women in Roofing||1937||www.nationalwomeninroofing.org|
|NRCA – National Roofing Contractors Association||308||www.nrca.net|
|Nucor Buildings Group||226||www.nucorbuildingsgroup.com|
|Overhead Door Corporation||501||www.overheaddoor.com|
|PGT Trucking, Inc.||410||www.pgttrucking.com|
|Pro Fastening Systems, Inc.||1806||www.profastening.com|
|Quantum Impact Steel||222||www.quantumimpactsteel.com|
|Raptor Synthetic Underlayment||1735||www.raptorunderlayment.com|
|Ridgeline Safety Systems||220||https://ridgelinesafety.com|
|Rohner Finishing Systems||1705||www.rohnerspraybooths.com|
|Sharkskin Roof Underlayments/KBP, LLC||1026||www.sharkskin.us|
|SlidePro Trim, LLC||209||www.slideprotrim.com|
|South Alabama Metal Sales||221||www.southalabamametal.com|