Three months and counting until METALCON will head south October 14 -16, in sunny Tampa, Florida.
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Blast From METALCON Past
Three years after METALCON’s launch, steel framing was introduced in 1994. Developed by the Washington D.C.-based Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and presented only at METALCON, STUD U premiered in 2003 and has been an educational component of the show ever since. STUD U offers a 2 day workshop with classroom and hands-on training in light gauge steel framing.  STUD U students have also been responsible for the construction of several main-attraction homes built at METALCON for 3 consecutive years and then donated to severely injured veterans through a program called “Home for Our Troops.”  


Conference Schedule Announced
Given client expectations, shorter bidding times, demands to bring projects in ahead of schedule and dizzying technological advancements, the one-size-fits-all learning model is passé. METALCON’s education concept has been redefined. It’s fresh. And it’s designed to exceed your learning needs.  You’ll maximize your time by learning only what’s important to you. View METALCON’s 2015 Course Schedule today to get a glimpse of the education opportunities you’ll have at this year’s show.




2015 Metal Roofing Championship Games - "Battle by the Bay"
The 2015 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games has been expanded from its debut last year!  METALCON 2015 will feature 5 games with either (3) competing individuals or teams of 2 people.  Challenges include:  Triangle Fastener’s "Screw Gun" Challenge, Roof Hugger’s "Retrofit Challenge", New Tech Machinery’s "Standing Seam Install with DI Metal Works’ Panel Seaming" Challenge, the S-5 "Snow Retention System Install" Challenge and the Triangle Fastener’s “JJ’s Give it a Boot” Challenge.  The local Florida chapter of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) will be judging the competition and each of the challenges will award a $100 Prize to the winning individual or winning team. Registration will be taken at the Games Booth #109 during exhibit hours at this year’s show. Click HERE for additional details and rules.  

Tampa Bay - Special Discounts for Convention Attendees    
The Tampa Bay Cultural Arts and Entertainment community is pleased to offer a discount program to METALCON attendees.  For a list of the discounts, click HERE.  Additionally, ride the Streetcar and get a 50% discount off a One Day pass and One-Way Cash Fare ride.   For both discount programs, show your delegate badge as proof of eligibility.  Please note that discounts cannot be combined and blackout dates may apply and are not valid for special events or promotions.  Information for both programs will be available at the Tampa Bay Guest Service Information Center located on the 2nd floor at Tampa Convention Center.  

Did You Know?

Tony Jannus completed world’s first commercial flight, St. Petersburg to Tampa, January 1, 1914!  Click HERE for the story of the centennial celebration.  A replica of the Benoist airplane can be seen at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport’s baggage claim area.  

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