METALCONNECTION Newsletter, March 2023

Book today with METALCON’s trusted and exclusive housing company, Globetrotter Travel, to secure a guaranteed hotel reservation at METALCON 2023. Stay like a “King” at METALCON’s headquarter hotel, The Westgate Resort and Casino, once known as Elvis Presley’s Vegas “home” which still touts the Elvis Presley Suite along with a bronze statue to greet you in the hotel lobby. It is located adjacent to the Convention Center eliminating the need to shuttle back and forth to the show. Click on the link to reserve your room at the Westgate or select from five other hotels in the room block.

Last week marked the 25th annual Women In Construction Week (WIC Week™), sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). This year’s theme, ‘Many Paths, One Mission’, celebrated the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal: strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry. Last week, chapters from all over honored, revered, and recognized the important contributions women are making in the industry to continue to raise awareness of the challenges some women face in hopes of evoking change. In celebration of this week, Construction Dive issued their list of “Construction Champions 2023” honoring 31 women (out of over 400 submissions) who stand out as examples of how intuition, dedication and intelligence are helping to shape the industry. 

 Photo illustration: Jenni Sohn for Industry Dive 
Do terms like “MCA,” “Slope,” “MCM,” “oil canning,” “membrane,” and “EPD’s,” have you scratching your head? Next week, industry leaders Todd Miller, president of Isaiah Industries and Bob Zabcik, owner at Z-Tech Consulting and MCA Technical Director, will breakdown commonly misunderstood terms in the metal construction industry. While this webinar is attractive for newcomers to the metal construction industry and architects who are seeking a better understanding of the terminology, seasoned professionals will benefit on brushing up on industry terms and phrases. 
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METALCON has been named as a “show to watch” in their “Next 50” award category, recognized for the increased number of exhibiting companies and total attendance between the 2021 and 2022 shows and will be honored at this year’s Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards and Summit in May. Selection is based on the percentage of growth in net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies, and number of attendees.

WHAT’S NEW IN LAS VEGASLas Vegas is constantly evolving to offer the world an immersive playground of the latest and greatest in entertainment, sports, nightlife, dining and so much more. Since METALCON was last in the city, new shows, restaurants, and transportation options have emerged. Catch the latest in stage and design with “Awakening,” a new theatrical spectacle set in a custom-designed 360 degree theatre inside the Wynn. Make your reservations now to experience award-winning chef Marc Vetri’s Italian fare at Vetri Cucina at the Palms Casino Resort or try the new Balla Italian Soul at the SAHARA Las Vegas, complete with a live-action kitchen and pasta-making window. Satisfy your sweet tooth with world-acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s creations, including the Cronut®, at Caesars Palace. And catch a ride on Elon Musk’s new Vegas Loop, providing direct access from the Convention Center to key Las Vegas destinations.

Insulated Metal Panels are much easier to install when you have the right tools. Aaron Cheek of AutoMAK Assembly Inc. explains how METALCON helps him connect with installers so he can help them become more efficient and more profitable!
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