METALCON Gives Back | The Deck

Newton,  MA 
United States
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METALCON Gives Back 2021 Feeding Tampa Bay Let’s raise $5,000 to help erase food insecurity in our beautiful 2021 host city! Every dollar donated equals exponential meals, bringing them closer to a hunger-free Tampa Bay by 2025.

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  • METALCON Announces Top Products Award Winners

    (Newton, Mass., – Sept. 08, 2021) — METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, technologies and solutions, announces the METALCON Top Products Award winners.

    This year’s exhibitors were invited to nominate their top metal products in a variety of categories. Products must have been introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2019, and its manufacturer a 2021 METALCON exhibiting company. Exhibitors were eligible to nominate more than one top metal product but not more than one product per category. Winners were determined by an electronic

    The 2021 METALCON Top Products Award winners are:

    Accessories: S-5!, GripperFix®
    The GripperFix utility mounting system makes metal roofing a greater asset and universally
    more user-friendly because it enables safe, secure mounting of rooftop utilities easy,
    inexpensive and permanent, without invalidating material and roof system warranties.

    Alternative Energy: ATAS International, InSpire® HP
    InSpire HP new high-performance solar air heating wall panel can be used as a heating system on its own, either for buildings or processes.
    Insulation and Weather Barriers: Bay Insulation Systems, Bay Runner Insulation Systems™
    This advanced commercial solution delivers both worker protection and installation costsavings that surpass industry standards and expectations for roofing insulation installations.

    Rollforming Equipment: New Tech Machinery, UNIQ® Control System
    This new control system is an improved, safer, more user-friendly, and global solution for all customers who utilize New Tech Machinery’s roof or wall panel and seamless gutter portable rollforming machinery.

    Roofs: S-5!, WindClamp2X
    Vital to structural roof design and incorporated into load-capacity testing for specific roof system approvals, the WindClamp 2X dramatically improves wind uplift performance for new construction and retrofit applications, bringing older roofs into compliance with current codes and wind standards.

    Technology: RoofersCoffeeShops® Read, Listen, Watch
    The RLW initiative offers a wealth of information that lets roofing professionals engage with content in whatever form is most comfortable to them. Every RLW is customized for the roofing professional, offering podcasts, blogs and webinars on topics that are important to elevating the industry as a whole.

    Walls: ATAS International, Omawall™
    Omawall is an architectural back ventilated rainscreen wall panel, available in standard and custom size options. It offers a unique dry joint interlocking system that allows for quick and easy installation without gaskets or metal splines.

    “We are excited to announce our METALCON Top Products Award winners and showcase the industry’s top products and technologies at our show in Tampa,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s
    Vice President of Tradeshows.

    Award winners are invited to showcase their top products with special product recognition at their booths in Tampa. Attendees will be invited to vote on-site for their top three choice products. Special recognition for the METALCON People’s Choice Top Three award winners will take place on the show floor.

    METALCON 2021 takes place at the Tampa Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

  • (Newton, Mass., – September 22, 2021) — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its keynote speakers for this year’s annual conference and tradeshow taking place at the Tampa Convention Center from Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8.

    Beginning on Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m., Keith Colburn, star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch and captain of the Alaska King Crab fishing boat, Wizard will share his insights on leadership, teamwork, safety and being successful in today’s hyper-competitive business environment by providing parallels between his life as a captain and the high stress,
    highly competitive construction industry in Words of Advice from the Captain of the Wizard: It’s Not Magic, It’s Hard Work!

    Colburn is known to millions of television viewers. He is the very definition of the American success story. In 1985, Colburn flew to Alaska with a one-way ticket, a backpack and $50. Having no contacts or even access to the Internet to research job opportunities, he took a gamble that his thirst for adventure and strong work ethic would be enough to land him a fishing job. Today, 30 years later, Colburn is not only one of the Bering Sea’s most successful crabbers but has become a formidable business icon outside of his success in the commercial fishing industry.

    “It will be an honor to speak at METALCON,” said Colburn. “Over a year of difficulties in all industries I hope we can find inspiration working together for our futures.”

    Then, on Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m., Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associate General Contractors (AGC) of America, will explore the current state and outlook for construction project types, materials costs and availability, and labor in his keynote, the U.S. Construction Outlook: Pandemic Impacts, Policy Initiatives, Project Implications.

    The U.S. economy is recovering robustly from the pandemic, but progress in construction has bee far more uneven. Similarly, a variety of legislative and regulatory initiatives would have very ixed impacts on contractors and their workers. Simonson has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Find out what project types are likely to provide the greatest opportunities in the near future, hear how materials costs and supply-chain bottlenecks are evolving and what to expect in coming months, and learn where labor demand is strongest and how contractors are coping with worker shortages.

    “In a year in which steel, copper, and aluminum prices have set record highs and run into unprecedented supply problems, this conference provides a vital opportunity for anyone involved with metal construction to get the latest information and advice,” said Simonson.

    Since 2001, Simonson has been chief economist for the AGC, the U.S.’s leading trade association for the construction industry. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to 30,000+ subscribers. Simonson also serves as liaison to the Census Bureau’s Construction Data Modernization Working Group.

    He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics and codirector of the Tax Economists Forum in which he co-founded. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.

  • (Newton, Mass., – August 5, 2021) — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, in partnership with its sponsoring association, the Metal Construction Association (MCA), announces its Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Pavilion launching at this year’s annual conference and tradeshow in Tampa from Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8.

    The MCA’s IMP Alliance comprises leading manufacturers, material suppliers and resellers who are dedicated to growing and increasing the use of IMPs in the construction marketplace.

    Well known industry expert, Jeff Irwin, executive director of MCA’s IMP Alliance and president of JH Irwin
    Consulting is spearheading the pavilion. With a career spanning more than 40 years, primarily in metal wall and
    roof panel systems, he is bringing together six major independent brands of leading insulated metal wall and
    roof panels that produce 85% to 90% of all IMPs shipped and produced by all IMP Alliance members in the U.S.
    and Canada―all in one location:
     ATAS International, Inc.
     All Weather Insulated Panels
     GreenSpan Profiles
     Metl-Span
     True Core Insulated Panels

    For the first time ever, at METALCON, architects, specifiers, contractors, building owners, and government
    agencies will have an opportunity to visit with each company and see first-hand the newest products and visual
    illustrations of projects, in addition to receiving on-site product and technical guidance.

    The IMP Alliance is also sponsoring presentations for The Architect’s Experience, a workshop on Insulated Metal
    Panel Roofs - Design Performance and Sustainability by Greg Lusty, vice president of sales at All Weather
    Insulated Panels and To Code and Beyond...presented by Amanda Karns, façade program manager of Kingspan.
    “METALCON is the ONLY place you can compare and contrast the six IMP manufacturers now dominating the
    U.S. and Canadian markets,” said Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. “This is a rare

  • (Newton, Mass., – June 22, 2021) — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its new solar center sponsored by S-5!, débuting this year in Tampa for business owners, designers, contractors, EPCs, solar developers and installers interested in learning more about the benefits of solar and metal roofing.

    Solar is a rapidly growing energy sector in the U.S. and globally, with strong growth forecasted. This increased focus on energy efficiency and sustainability has brought attention to the pairing of solar and metal roofing. Discover how solar and metal go hand-in-hand in a variety of educational sessions, live demos, and have some fun at the METALCON Solar Trivia Games! 

    Hear from the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the voice of solar energy in the United States, on a Federal Update: Solar Trade & Manufacturing. John Smirnow, SEIA's General Counsel & Vice President of Market Strategy, will discuss the outlook for solar in the United States, industry efforts to grow domestic solar manufacturing and current international trade issues.

    In addition, a panel of industry experts moderated by LeeAnn Slattery, Sales Support Manager of ATAS International and Market Development Chair for the Metal Construction Association (MCA) will present Metal Takes on Solar – A Metal Roofers Perspective on Solar Installations based on a new MCA report on Metal Roofing & Solar PV Systems. Panelists include Bob Zabcik, President of Z-tech Consulting, LLC; Andy Williams, Principal of Panel Cladding Solutions LLC and Director of Codes and Standards, MCA; Mark Gies, Director of Solar Business at S-5! and Dustin Haddock, Vice President of Research & Development at S-5!
    Here’s a snapshot of educational sessions planned for the solar center with more to come:

    Wednesday, Oct. 6
    11.30–Metal Roofing, the Perfect Platform for Solar PV
    1.00–Best Practices to Install Solar on Metal Roofing, NABCEP certified
    4.00–Solar Trivia Games
    Thursday, Oct. 7
    11.30–Solar PV Rooftop Applications & Solar-Ready Design Considerations, AIA certified
    1.00–Roundtable Presentation, Metal Roofing & Solar PV Systems
    2.00–Federal Update: Solar Trade & Manufacturing
    2.30–Solar in High Wind & Snow Country: Design Considerations
    4.00–Solar Trivia Games

    Friday, Oct. 8
    10.30–Rail-Less Solar on Metal Roofs: Wire Management & Best Practices, NABCEP certified
    12.00–Final two-team face-off Solar Trivia Games

    Throughout the show live solar demos will take place along with the METALCON Solar Trivia Games.
    Teams of three to five individuals can pre-register or join a team on the first morning of the games. Each
    first place winning team on Days #1 and #2 wins prizes before facing off on the final day for the grand

    “We are very excited to feature solar at the show this year,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of
    Tradeshows. “It’s a natural choice because metal roofing provides an ideal platform for mounting solar PV
    since the service life of a metal roof exceeds the service life of a solar PV system. It is also the most
    sustainable roofing type and yields lower solar installation costs. Attendees will take away practical ideas
    to implement right away and help grow their businesses.”

  • (Newton, Mass., – Sept. 28, 2021) — The metal construction industry’s only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, gives back to the local community during its annual tradeshow and conference taking place Wednesday, Oct. 6–Friday, Oct. 8 at the Tampa Convention Center.

    For this year’s giving back program, METALCON has 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.  The money raised at the show will help drive the food bank’s strong daily response and further the organization’s outreach.

    Each year, METALCON gives back to the local community where the event takes place.  At the last show, METALCON partnered with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania to raise money for essential housing, employment, and vital support services for eligible Pittsburgh-area veterans, service members and their families to improve their self-sufficiency, sustainability and quality of life.

    Contributions to Feeding Tampa Bay can be made before, during and after the show online at To contribute during the show, stop by The Deck, located inside the exhibit hall at the southeast corner by the METALCON sales office, where members of show management will be available to meet supporters.

    Following all fundraising efforts, a special check presentation ceremony with the organization’s development officer, Jason Prado and METALCON show management, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4.00 p.m. in the convention center. 

    “A year and a half into the pandemic, so many of our neighbors are facing hunger – many for the very first time,” said Feeding Tampa Bay’s Chief Development Officer, Kelley K. Sims. “Because of the generosity of so many people like your show’s audience, Feeding Tampa Bay and food banks across the country are making sure our neighbors impacted by the crisis have the food they need, providing hope to so many people.” 

    About METALCON

    METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in 1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 200 leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies, while sharing their knowledge with attendees. METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association. For more information, visit or register here.

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