Celebrating MCA’s 40 Years – “Life with MCA Over the Years”


The Metal Construction Association (MCA) kicked off their 40th anniversary at its Winter Meeting held in January in Clearwater, Florida, and will continue to celebrate throughout the year. MCA’s 40th Anniversary is covered in depth in this month’s issue of Metal Construction News including a look back at the association’s history, a look forward at their newest program “Future Leaders,” a list of service award winners, current MCA Members, and featured here, interviews with six industry veterans to see how “Life with MCA Over the Years” has been.

Life with MCA Over the Years

Dick Bus, president, ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa.Bus served on the MCA board for 18 years, was vice president from 2000 to 2006, and president from 2007 to 2009. He was one of the founders and first president of the Metal Roofing Alliance, and was a founder of The Metal Initiative. MCA recognized Bus with the Larry A. Swaney Award in 2011. Click HERE for his interview.

Dale Nelson, president, Roof Hugger LLC, Lutz, Fla.In 1995, Nelson joined MCA and has served on several committees including codes and standards, finance, market development, membership, program, technical and governance. He has served as METALCON Liaison committee chairman and retrofit vice chairman. Ultimately, Nelson served as treasurer, and then chairman of MCA. The association recognized him with the Patrick R. Bush Service Award in 2014 and the Larry A. Swaney Award in 2022. Click HERE for his interview.

Ken Gieseke, senior vice president, McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La.McElroy Metal was a founding member of MCA, and Gieseke has been an active member for decades, participating in numerous committees and tasks forces, including the Roofing Council, Wall Council and METALCON Liaison Committee. In addition, he has served on the board of directors for MRA since its inception in 1999. Click HERE for his interview.

Jeff Irwin, program director, IMP Alliance, Metal Construction AssociationIrwin was a board member of MCA for 23 years, and served as Membership Committee chair, METALCON Liaison Committee chair, treasurer-secretary for two years, vice chairman for four years, and chairman for four years. In 2015, he was recognized with the Patrick R. Bush award. Click HERE for his interview.

Todd Miller, president, Isaiah Industries Inc., Piqua,OhioSince 1998, Miller has been actively involved in MCA. served on the board of directors from 1995-2015 and was MCA chairman in 2013-14. He has also been chair of the statistics committee and roofing council as well as METALCON liaison committee vice chair. In 2020, Miller was honored with the MCA’s Larry A. Swaney Award. Click HERE for his interview.

Rob Haddock, founder/CEO, S-5!, Colorado Springs, Colo.Haddock joined MCA in 1986 and founded S-5! In 1998. He is an honorary lifetime executive member and has been co-chair of several roofing and accessory committees and sub-committees. Haddock was very involved with the inception of the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the Roofing Counsel and The Metal Initiative (TMI). In 2015, Haddock was recognized with the Larry A. Swaney Award. Click HERE for his interview.


MCA 40th Anniversary: MCA Celebrates 40 Years of Metal Construction Excellence by Jeff Henry, Executive Director, Metal Construction Association

40 Years of MCA — A Timeline

MCA Future Leaders Program

Where Will the Metal Construction Industry Be in 10 Years?

Bush Swaney Award Winners

MCA Members


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