METALCONNECTION Newsletter, August I 2023

Exclusive ‘Behind the Scenes’ Plant Tour
Metl-Span, a NUCOR Company, is offering a unique opportunity for METALCON attendees to partake in a special experience that includes breakfast, networking, a guided plant tour, and a credit-earning educational session titled “Designing with Commercial/Industrial Insulated Metal Wall Panels.” Metl-Span, a leading manufacturer of insulated metal panel products in North America, is offering this behind-the-scenes tour of their Las Vegas facility on the morning of Thursday, October 19, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Don’t miss your chance to learn, network, and gain a deeper understanding of IMPs in an industrial context, meet others in the field, and witness the production process firsthand. You can also visit with Metl-Span at METALCON in their Booth #2065 Spaces for this exclusive tour are limited and only available to registered METALCON attendees. Secure your spot before it’s too late! If you haven’t registered for METALCON yet, register now using promo code 30SPAN to get Metl-Span’s special $30 discount offer! *Please note, the discount only applies to new registrations made on or after 8/9/2023.

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METALCON Live! Webinars Happening this August! Decoding The Language of Rainscreens
Next Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM EST
Andrew Ashton, CENTRIA’s Business Development Manager and co-chair of the RAiNA Definitions Committee, will dive into the world of rainscreens on the next webinar. Learn why RAiNA (Rainscreen Association in North America) has dedicated the past two years to decode the rainscreen language and develop terms and definitions for components and functions to effectively communicate them throughout the construction and design industry. Spend an hour and earn 1 AIA LU HSW credit along with an understanding of the various components of a rainscreen assembly and the functions that the rainscreen provides. You can also learn more about rainscreens and RAiNA at METALCON in Booth #1116. Justifying Roll Forming Vs. Other ProcessesWednesday, August 23 at 1:00 PM EST Brian Rodgers, Senior Application Engineer of Formtek and leaders of the FMA (Fabricators and Manufacturers Association) will share the benefits of roll formed metal products in the following webinar. Have you ever reviewed metal building products and got stuck trying to decide whether to use roll formed metal or another metal product? Roll forming isn’t just a technical process—it requires a thorough business case before getting started. Understanding the direct and indirect costs can help you determine whether a part should be roll-formed, or if it’s best manufactured by some other process; whether you should tackle the project yourself or purchase roll-formed profiles from an outside vendor; and how the new project will affect staffing levels and other operating parameters.

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Join the Women of Metal for Metal and Mimosas
Gather alongside fellow inspiring women who are shaping the industry at “Metal and Mimosas,” the perfect blend of breakfast, networking and discussion. This event will take place Wednesday morning, October 18, from 8 AM to 9:30 AM prior to the official start of METALCON at the Renaissance Hotel, located across the street from the Convention Center. Join this supportive community of industry leaders at this empowering event to network and learn from your peers. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

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To attend this event you must first be registered for METALCON.

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Increase Your METALCON ROI With Workshops
Boost your METALCON ROI with our immersive workshops designed to maximize your industry knowledge and professional growth. These workshops delve deep into various areas of interest, including Rainscreen AssemblyMetal Roofing, Roll Forming (See Workshops Part I and Part II) and Mergers & Acquisition Essentials. Two certification programs in Low Slope Detailing and Metal Roof Installation are also available and designed to help you elevate your proficiency and gain a competitive edge. Our new Value Passes let you add one or two workshops to your Total Experience registration at a cost-savings and include early access to the exhibit hall. Note, workshops require pre-registration and most take place on Tuesday, October 17, one day prior to the show’s official opening.

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Experiencing the “Thrill” of Las Vegas
Thrill seekers will feel they have won the jackpot while in Vegas. The energy in Vegas is electric and for some, it gives them the motivation to try thrill-seeking activities. If you fall in this category, Vegas can put you to the test. Have you ever dreamed of racing a Ferrari or Lamborghini … sky jump from the 108th floor of a hotel … soar above the city on a zip-line … or drop 203 feet and travel at 67 mph in a roller coaster? Learn more about the top Vegas thrill rides that will leave you gasping for air or wanting to go back for more!

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