Charlotte Convention Center
METALCON 2018 - CHARLOTTE, NC HERE WE COME!
Aptly referred to as the “international gateway to the South,” come see what all the “buzz” is about when METALCON heads to Charlotte, North Carolina, October 10-12, 2018. Known as the “Queen City,” Charlotte’s “got it going on!” 
THE “BUZZ” WILL CONTINUE AT METALCON 2018
More than 5 ,000 attendees including designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries convened in Las Vegas for METALCON 2017. Newcomer, Lukas Braun with Stubai, an Austrian manufacturer of roofing and metal working tools, commented, “We decided to come to METALCON because we can meet our final customers who actually work with our tools. It is interesting for us to get to know how they use the products, but we can also get in touch with decision makers, new retailers, and existing retailers. For us, the U.S. is a very big country so it is more convenient for us to meet all of our customers here.” METALCON veteran, Jonathon Rider with D.I. Roofing Seamers and MCA Board Member, says, “2018 promises to be the biggest year in recent history for METALCON; Charlotte is an amazing city. You can expect a bigger show, more attendees and the newest technology available.”
SUCCESSFUL ROOFING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM AT METALCON
MCA has proudly presented their Metal Roofing Certificate of Completion to over 90 roofing professionals at METALCON over the past two years. Top experts in the metal roofing industry lead this two-day, eight-hour certification program based on MCA’s Metal Roof Installation Manual. Program Presenter and Vice President of Sales with ATAS International Inc., Jim Bush, shares, “The entire construction industry is faced with a shortage of qualified workers and the metal roof industry is no exception. The development of the Metal Construction Association’s Metal Roof Installation Manual is becoming a valuable tool for many organizations to further their workforce development. The live format of the educational sessions at METALCON enhances the participants’ learning experience versus the on-line version of the program. The ability to hear first-hand experiences of the presenters as well as peer interaction has been identified as valuable additions to the learning format. Additionally, admission to the METALCON trade show is included and allows attendees to experience products, systems and tools that are part of the learning objectives within the program.”
PRE-REGISTER FOR METALCON ROOFING GAMES
The METALCON National Metal Roofing Championship Games will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the 2018 show in Charlotte, NC. Ten teams of two participants each are needed for the competition. Teams should be from the same company and attend all three days of the show. There will be five challenges each on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11. The team that scores the highest collective points each day will be required to return on Friday October 12th for a run-off competition. The winning team on Friday will be recognized as the 2018 MCA METALCON Metal Roofing National Champion and receive a Grand Cash Prize of $2,000. Last year, $8,500 cash was awarded over the three-day competition! Pre-register today!
A ROYAL WELCOME TO THE “QUEEN CITY”
METALCON will make its first appearance in Charlotte and plan on getting a royal welcome! Charlotte received the nickname the “Queen City” in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who had become the Queen of England several years before the city’s inception. Ease of access, walkability, and the weather in October make it a trifecta of reasons why Charlotte is an ideal location for the METALCON show. Once known for its banking prowess, Charlotte now boasts unique attractions, creative culinary, sports and nightlife and with a population of more than two million, it is North America’s 17th largest city.
TAG YOURSELF!
The Photo Gallery from METALCON 2017 is now online.
Click HERE and TAG yourself if you make an appearance in the Gallery.
Don’t be shy!