Metalcon International 2013
301-365 McAfee Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA, Atlanta, United States
The 2013 event marks METALCON’s 23rd year and showcases the latest this industry has to offer from the best products and ideas to a highly rated education program and a variety of live demonstrations of field techniques. Trends in the industry are covered in every aspect. The use of metal in building projects is increasing, particularly for retrofit, insulated metal panels and cold-formed steel framing. Specialists will present education sessions on these topics and in demos held in the new Metal in Action arena inside the exhibit hall. The value of metal in sustainable design and green building continues to increase. This is highlighted in Green Island, an area of the exhibits dedicated to metal products used in building energy-saving structures, and in Solar Bay, a special pavilion that showcases the benefits of integrating solar technology with metal roof and wall systems. Products and activities in Solar Bay show how compatible metal and solar technology really are. Using full-scale mock-ups, it showcases the newest solar integration technologies for the building envelope, including rooftop-mounted solar power systems, solar heat recovery systems for roofs and walls, and solar-thermal water heating technologies. Exhibitors METALCON has enjoyed very high exhibitor satisfaction rates with more than 90 percent of companies returning each year. At the same time the show consistently attracts new exhibitors who bring their innovative products, ideas and industry experts to METALCON. This year the event welcomes 47 new companies and exhibitors who are returning after a short absence.