METALCON Newsletter May

Year after year, METALCON draws attendees hungry for more than just exhibits. They attend this annual event for an unmatched educational experience, leveling up their knowledge of products, systems, and the latest innovations. Led by industry titans in metal construction, architecture, engineering, and manufacturing, the workshops and educational sessions are meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of our diverse audience. Take your pick from a wealth of options: immerse yourself in intensive paid workshops, gain insights from captivating keynote addresses, and delve into specialized sessions covering best practices, technical mastery, architectural innovation, grooming future leaders, and this year’s exciting addition — building performance. Don’t just attend — elevate your expertise and stay ahead of the curve with METALCON’s top-tier education.
METALCON education is accredited by organizations including the AIA and New this year – the FLORIDA DBPR. LEARN MORE →
MCA SUMMER MEETING Discover why attending the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) bi-annual meeting on June 10-12 in Rosemont, Illinois, is essential for industry professionals. Dive into critical topics like sustainability, building codes, and marketing trends alongside leaders and peers and gain insights from MCA councils covering Roll Forming, Roofing, Single Skin, and IMP/MCMs. Benefit from strategic planning expertise shared by Darcy Bien, a 20-year veteran and Director at Partners in Change and get exclusive access to the latest findings from the MCA Market Study. Stay up-to-date with a technical briefing by Alan Scott from Intertek and learn invaluable strategies for managing modern marketing teams from guest speaker Allison Lundberg, a Digital Marketing Strategist with Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge, network with industry leaders, and stay ahead of the curve in metal construction. Save 15% per person when you register multiple attendees from your organization. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR THE MCA SUMMER MEETING →
ATTENDING METALCON FROM OVERSEASAs the sole event in North and South America dedicated exclusively to the metal construction industry, METALCON offers unparalleled opportunities for international networking and collaboration. Conveniently located this year in Atlanta, one of the easiest US cities to visit from overseas, METALCON provides seamless access for attendees from around the globe. Click the link below to request a visa letter to help streamline your application process and download our customizable justification letter, complete with a comprehensive worksheet outlining costs, benefits, and objectives. Visa approvals can be time-consuming, so we recommend initiating the process without delay. Secure your spot at METALCON and grab the chance to forge invaluable connections on a global scale.
METALCON ONLINE – MAY WEBINARSMETALCON’s Online Education series continues this month with two webinars. Watch “Understanding and Explaining the Energy Efficiency and Condensation Dynamics of Metal Roof and Wall Panels” on demand. Aired on May 1, Todd Miller, President of Isaiah Industries, gives contractors an overview of energy efficiency including thermal breaks in metal roof and wall panels helps you to make the topic a compelling and effective part of your sales presentation. On Wednesday, May 15, join a panel of industry experts, Ryan King with CIDAN Machinery, Lauren Rubino Sales Representative for Sherwin-Williams and the aforementioned Todd Miller, as they share their insights and paint a broad picture of how various aspects of the metal construction industry work together. METALCON is seeking qualified presenters for online education – SUBMIT YOUR PRESENTATION.
METALCON INTRODUCES 2024 ADVISORY COUNCIL“We are delighted to announce the 2024 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders comprised of contractors, architects, manufacturers, metal building, roofing and panel experts, content media specialists and industry associations,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. Adding to the nine returning council members, join us in welcoming Liam Beal, Structural Design Engineer with Package Steel Systems, Inc., Scott Yarbrough, Owner and General Contractor with Ozark Metal Buildings, and Tom Seitz, Executive Director, Metal Composite Materials Alliance, Metal Construction Association. The council plays a critical role in helping METALCON deliver the broad spectrum of world-class education and meet the ongoing needs of the industry as a whole. READ MORE →
TOP PRODUCT AWARDS 2024Nominations are now open for the fourth annual METALCON Top Products Awards. Exhibitors are invited to nominate their top metal product in one of 15 categories including walls, roofs, structures, paint and coatings and more. New this year, if only one product is submitted for its designated category, it will automatically move to the “Other” category before voting begins. Applications are due by June 28 and to be eligible, a product must have been introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2023, and the manufacturer must be a 2024 METALCON exhibiting company. READ MORE →
“We’re eagerly anticipating the unveiling of the newest innovations and the chance to spotlight the industry’s most cutting-edge products and technologies in Atlanta,” – Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows.
ATLANTA STEEPED IN HISTORYAtlanta’s rich heritage is deep, progressive and continuously evolving. The city’s history isn’t just in the past. It’s still in the making, every single day. Get a sense of the depth of Atlanta’s history by exploring the Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama: The Big Picture, Swan House, and Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest public park is the final resting place of many notable Atlantans, from mayors to civic leaders and authors. Atlanta’s rich history comes to life in Sweet Auburn Historic District, once the wealthiest black community in America. The area is a focal point for the American civil rights movement, and feature both the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Atlanta’s heritage continues with historic sites, landmarks, colleges, churches and museums, including Jimmy Carter Library, Margaret Mitchell House, Delta Flight Museum and Atlanta University Center. Ready to put your Atlanta history knowledge to the test? Take this quiz and see how well you know the city’s past! READ MORE →


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Trends in Architectural Metalwork

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METALCON 2024 Top Product Awards

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