METALCONNECTION Newsletter, May 2023

NEW + RETURNING FOR METALCON ’23! NEW for this year, the METALCON Training Zone sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, will provide hands-on training featuring demonstrations and education using a variety of mock-ups and materials including painted steel, aluminum, zinc, copper and other exotic materials, a “Mergers & Acquisition Essentials Workshop presented by PSMJ Resources, Inc., to cover the core principles driving the most successful transactions, and the METALCON Hub, an electronic “central station” for attendees and exhibitors to connect virtually and to set up appointments in advance of the show. Making a return this year — The Architect’s Experience sponsored by PPG, the METALCON Top Products Awards, and Learning Zones covering education in the areas of Best PracticesTechnology Know-How and Sustainability“We are excited to return to Las Vegas for our sixth time,” said Judy Geller, METALCON Show Director. “It is always a big hit for attendees, and we are excited about this year’s new programming. We have a solid line-up of educational sessions from industry-related topics to overall A/E/C business advice.” LEARN MORE →REGISTER FOR METALCON →


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UPCOMING METALCON ONLINE! WEBINARSMETALCON Online! continues to be the metal construction and design industry’s source for knowledge. The next three upcoming webinars prove just that. The first will take place next Wednesday, May 17, when METALCON Online! teams up with The Air Barrier Association to bring you Adam Ugliuzza, Director of Enclosures at Sustainable Building Partners and an ABAA Board Director, for “Whole Building Air Leakage Testing is Coming – Do Not Fear It.” Adam will discuss the importance of air barriers on a building, provide an overview of ABAA’s latest test method ASTM E3158, and review their new training and certification program. Then on Wednesday, June 7, MC Live! teams up with the Rainscreen Association in North American (RAINA) to present “NFPA 285 and Other Fire Considerations” with Steve Gaynor, Principal at Pivoth Corp. and co-founder of RAINA. He will share a variety of fire related topics as it pertains to facades, combustibility testing, classification, resistance ratings and fire propagation testing. Lastly, on June 21, join METALCON and PSMJ’s Star Consultant, Karl Wohler, for his webinar, “Understanding Business Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions,” as he dives into the world of mergers and acquisitions giving attendees a glimpse of what will be presented at the full-day, in-person workshop taking place at METALCON ’23. REGISTER: WHOLE BUILDING AIR LEAKAGE TESTING →REGISTER: NFPA 285 AND OTHER FIRE CONSIDERATIONS →REGISTER: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS VALUATION AND MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS →




THE NEW METALCON HUB! A primary reason to attend METALCON is to make connections. In an effort to facilitate and further these connections year-round, we are excited to introduce the NEW METALCON Hub for attendees, exhibitors, industry leaders and YOU! Discover and engage with exhibiting companies, gain access to information about their booth location, products, show specials, videos, and more. The Hub will also be a platform for you to connect, message and schedule meetings with exhibitors prior to arriving at the show. Get started today by clicking the register button to create your Hub account. Once you are logged in set up your profile and visit the Exhibitor Directory to schedule your first meeting. LEARN MORE →

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MCA is offering METALCON exhibitors a 50% discount on their first year of membership when they join MCA. The Metal Construction Association is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers who work together to promote metal in construction. Members receive exclusive industry information, have a voice in the regulatory compliance process, and establish new business relationships with peers at association events. In addition, MCA members who exhibit at METALCON receive a special discount of $4 per sq. ft. on their 2024 booth space in Atlanta and at all future shows. Use those savings to increase your presence at METALCON. To learn more, go to or email

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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU ATTEND METALCON FROM OVERSEASInternational visitors are highly encouraged to attend METALCON to further expand the global network of leading suppliers and producers at the only event in North and South America geared specifically toward the metal construction industry. With recent changes in U.S. immigration laws, the visitor visa application process may take longer than expected. Click the link to request a visa letter. If you need help seeking approval to attend METALCON, click the link to download our customizable justification letter including a cost, benefit and objectives worksheet to help with your approval process.   INTERNATIONAL VISITOR →JUSTIFICATION LETTER →



Make your voice heard in Shield Wall Media’s “Mid Year State of the Industry” article by taking their five-minute survey. By providing an in-depth analyses of the construction industry, their goal is to provide you with information to make your construction business more successful. To thank you for responding to their survey, get a discount off your METALCON 2023 registration and receive free downloads of the “Pro Tips On” book series. TAKE THE SURVEY BY MAY 15 →


EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHT | SAMCO MACHINERYLast year was Samco Machinery’s 50th anniversary and 23rd year at METALCON. What keeps them coming back? President and CEO Rob Repovs explains!




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