Marine Corps quartet sings US Anthem at METALCON 2007 in Las Vegas.
Blast From METALCON Past As we celebrated our national day of remembrance to those men and women who have served and continue to serve and protect our country, our “blast from the past” comes from METALCON 2007 when US Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Morgan and his family received a steel-framed home built on the show floor. Cpl. Morgan served in Iraq from 2003 to January 2005 when he was seriously injured by an IED that hit his unit. Thanks to the generous donations from METALCON exhibitors and suppliers and to MA-based Homes for Our Troops, the Morgan’s received an 1800-foot structure, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths designed for handicap accessibility.
METALCON 2015 - Show Floor Highlights
Get ready for METALCON’s “must see” areas on the Show Floor. Visit the Learning Zones, the all new Best Practices area, MCA's Metal Roofing Championship Games, and experience hands-on instruction, as well as advanced learning opportunities in the metal construction industry and the Show Management Booth (#MeetME.)
METALCON Website Nominated for IAC's WebAward METALCON is happy to announce that www.metalcon.com has been nominated by a2z, Inc. for IAC’s WebAward. A special thank you to all exhibitors and attendees, without your feedback and recommendations for the site, we would not have been nominated. The WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.
Tampa Bay - Rich In History
From its most popular time in the Roaring Twenties, downtown Tampa has restored some of its most popular original attractions to preserve the history. Built in 1926 as one of the most elaborate movie theaters, the Historic Tampa Theatre has maintained its historic feel and offers a movie experience unlike any other! The Floridan Palace Hotel has been meticulously restored and renovated from its original state in 1926, and recently reopened in 2012. And for those rail enthusiasts, the Henry B. Plant Museum, a national historic landmark, was originally built in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel and a stop along the rail line.
Did You Know? Since 1970, Tampa’s nickname has been the “Big Guava,” not for the abundance of guava trees, but the unsuccessful quest for wild guava trees. Learn more.