METALCONNECTION Newsletter, April 2023

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR METALCON ’23!Registration has officially opened for the “most influential metal construction and design event in the world!” For 30+ years, METALCON has been the only annual tradeshow devoted exclusively to the application of metal in construction and design and it is where contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from 45+ countries gather to explore the latest products, solutions, opportunities and innovations. This year’s show will begin with a Keynote Address on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:00 AM followed by the exhibit hall opening at 11:00 AM. The show will close Friday, October 20 at 1:00 PM. Reserve your hotel room with Globetrotter, METALCON’s official housing partner, and select from five hotels located in close proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center at discounted rates. REGISTER BY 4/24 TO SAVE BIG WITH THE NEW SUPER SAVER DISCOUNT! LEARN MORE AND REGISTER →
METALCON ONLINE! AND THE MCA PRESENT: THE ART OF METAL WALL PANELSNext Wednesday, April 19, join Tony Sauve from Petersen Aluminum, as they examine the key starting points for designers in selecting, designing, and detailing metal wall panels – both corrugated and concealed attachment systems. This course will also examine the field examples of these wall panel systems, “dos and don’ts” of these specific applications, and how they affect environmental efficiency, project sustainability, and product performance. Tony has over 30 years in the metals industry, 18 of those with Petersen.  LEARN MORE →
MCA CELEBRATES 40 YEARSThe Metal Construction Association kicked off their 40th anniversary year with a celebration at the Winter Meeting held in January in Clearwater, Florida. This month’s issue of Metal Construction News includes a special feature on the association’s 40 years including interviews with six industry icons, a look at the new “MCA Future Leaders Program” and “Where Will the Metal Construction Industry Be in 10 Years,” and also includes a list of the Bush and Swaney Award Winners, and a list of current MCA Members. Since its formation in 1983, MCA has focused on one key strategy – to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use. LEARN MORE →
The 2023 Metal Architecture Design Awards deadline is fast approaching. Every year, the judges select a Grand Award Winner as well as winners in these categories: Metal Roofing, Ribbed Metal Wall Panels, Smooth Metal Wall Panels, Metal Buildings, Interiors, Renovations and Retrofits , Natural Metals, and Sustainable Design. There is no fee for entry and the results will be published in the July 2023 issue of Metal Architecture. Don’t miss out — submit your entry by this Friday, April 14! LEARN MORE →
NEW TRANSPORTATION AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTERThe “Vegas Loop” at the Las Vegas Convention Center provides a new fast and convenient transportation for convention attendees across the LVCC campus. Typical walk times from hall to hall can be up to 25 minutes — the same trip on the Loop takes 2-4 minutes! Passengers load into TESLA vehicles capable of holding three people (future vehicles will hold up to 12 people). METALCON will take place in the South Hall so depending on which hotel you are staying in, save time by accessing the Loop at either the West or Central Station and ride it to the South Station. Rides within the Convention Center campus are free for attendees (show your badge) with rides between Resorts World and the Center costing $4.50 for a day pass.  LEARN MORE →
EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHT | MILL STEELFrom their mobile app to their detail-oriented sales representatives, Mill Steel’s leadership team prides itself on delivering superior customer service. In this week’s testimonial video, Kaley Shaheen explains why METALCON is the perfect place for Mill Steel to show new customers and potential customers what Mill Steel is all about. 


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Essential Metalworking Tools

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