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MCA to Sponsor Commercial & Residential Roof & Tool Demos @ METALCON

   Author: Cathy Szmurlo
Location: Glenview, IL

September 16, 2013, GLENVIEW, Ill. - The Metal Construction Association (MCA), an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal wall and roofing components are used in buildings throughout North America and the main sponsor of METALCON International, will present commercial and residential roof and tool demonstrations at Booth #1247 at METALCON International, October 1-3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The popular MCA Demos are designed to provide insight on the latest roofing and tool technologies, with discussions and demonstrations of both trends and techniques. This year features an expanded interactive seating area that combines the Solar Bay Live presentations along with the MCA Demos that allows attendees to easily watch and listen to all the outstanding contributors in one spot.

In addition to dedicated audience demonstrations for residential and commercial roofs each day, Metal in Action will be open for attendees to walk through during all exhibit hall hours. Participants can ask questions, work with tools, and have one-on-one discussions. This "up close and personal" approach is designed to give more information to take back and use in the field.

Commercial Roofing

Commercial roof manufacturer members will focus on retrofit applications with metal. See how existing flat roofs can be converted into a sloped metal roof system. Existing aged metal roof systems can be retrofitted with a new metal roof without removal of the existing roof. In addition, come see how energy efficient building solutions can be integrated into metal roof systems. Natural metals (copper and zinc) and hand fabrication techniques are an added component of the commercial roof demonstrations. The audience will gain a basic understanding of technologies such as cool roofing, above sheathing ventilation and photovoltaic systems.

Residential Roofing

MCA's residential roof manufacturer members will focus on proper detailing of metal roof installations. The audience will learn the techniques used with stone coated metal roofing as well as pre-painted aluminum and steel. Both vertical seam and metal shingle installations will be displayed. Learn how metal roofing can offer energy efficiency to existing homes in both new construction and re-roofing.


The tools demonstration will be in conjunction with the residential and commercial roofing presentations. See the latest tools used for installation of metal roof systems. Proper tools used for cutting, bending and fastening will be displayed. A mechanical seamer demonstration will take place to assist the audience in proper standing seam joinery. The latest in metal roofing safety equipment will also be presented.

The following MCA member companies will be participating in the MCA Demos:

Commercial Metal Roofs

-- Copper Development Association
-- Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
-- RHEINZINK America, Inc.
-- Roof Hugger Inc.

Residential Metal Roofs

-- ATAS International
-- Classic Metal Roofing Systems
-- MBCI/ABC Supply Co., Inc.

Plus, attendees will be able to work with the latest in tool technology from several companies, coordinated by MCA member company Triangle Fastener Corp.

The MCA Commercial and Residential Roofing Demonstrations will be presented every day along with a Solar Bay Live keynote presentation, which will focus on specific techniques to install solar and metal combinations.

Tuesday, October 1:
12:30 - 1:45 Commercial Roofing
2:15 - 3:15 Solar Bay - Bryan Lynch, President, Isofoton USA
3:45 - 5:00 Residential Roofing

Wednesday, October 2:
12:30 - 1:45 Residential Roofing
2:15 - 3:15 Solar Bay - Rob Haddock, President, Metal Roof Advisory Group
3:45 - 5:00 Commercial Roofing

Thursday, October 3:
10:00 - 11:00 Residential Roofing
11:15 - 12:15 Solar Bay - Jerry Henniger & Dave Rowe, Englert, Total Solar Solutions
12:30 - 1:30 Commercial Roofing

Stop by the MCA booth #1553 -- adjacent to the Metal in Action area -- for technical and research project examples along with information on this year's Chairman's Awards for building excellence. A mockup of MCA's metal roof research at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be displayed at the booth, detailing some of the technologies that have been evaluated and modeled over the past decade.

Key examples of MCA's extensive technical and case history library will be on hand as well. Representatives from the Metal Construction Association will be available to answer questions.

METALCON International draws nearly 8,000 designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators, and suppliers from more than 50 countries. Experts from 300 companies exhibit the latest products and technology and share their knowledge with attendees. METALCON's blend of new product exhibits, an education conference, and live-action demos of the latest techniques for roofing, architectural and structural applications, offers market insight and ideas.

About the Metal Construction Association
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013, the Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research and technology and education.Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA's market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal.

MCA's next meeting is the 2014 Annual Meeting, set for January 26-28 at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.

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