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Details Finalized For 2016 METALCON MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

mca-roofing-gamesChicago, IL - Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing competition to be held at this year, the MCA (Metal Construction Association) Games Task Force has finalized the event schedule that will take place at METALCON in the Baltimore Convention Center, October 26 and 27, 2016. This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme: “Battle Stars Over Baltimore”, in recognition of the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner birthplace.

Each day, 5 pre-registered teams with 2 contestants each will compete for a $400 cash award in each of the Battles or $2,000 each day. In addition, there is a $500 Grand Prize each day for the team with the most collective points.

metal-roofing-championship-games-logoPrimary Sponsors this year are:

Triangle Fastener Corporation – Booth 1515

Roof Hugger, LLC – Booth 1815

New Tech Machinery – Booth 2009

Drexel Metals – Booth 2201

D.I. Seamers – Booth 1821

S-5! – Booth 2015

$500 Award Sponsors are:

AKZO Nobel Coatings, Inc. – Booth 2331

ATAS International, Inc. – Booth 2101

Atlas Bolt & Screw – Booth 2224

The Bradbury Co., Inc. – Booth 2509

Chicago Metal Supply & Fabrication, Inc. – Booth 2458

Englert, Inc. – Booth 1601

Modern Trade Publications – Booth 2358

Novagard Solutions, Inc. – Booth 2342

Petersen Aluminum Corp. – Booth 2255

SFS intec, Inc. – Booth 2100

Valspar Corp. – Booth 2115

The Battle Stars Over Baltimore Challenges and starting times are described as follows:

1:00 PM - The Triangle Fastener Corporation’s “Screw Gun Challenge”, where contestants will install a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time and properly seated fasteners will determine the winning team.

2:00 PM - The Roof Hugger, Inc. “Hug A Roof Challenge”, where contestants will install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up existing ribbed metal roof paneled frame. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment will determine the winning team.

3:00 PM - The New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metals “Standing Seam Challenge”, where contestants will install 6 each 16-inch wide metal roof panels over the factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time and properly seated panel seams will determine the winning team.

4:00 PM - The D.I. Roof Seamers “Seam It Up Challenge”, where contestants will operate a standing seam roof seamer over the 16-inch wide metal roof panel seams. Fastest time and properly seamed panels will determine the winning team.

5:00 PM - The S-5! “Let it Snow Challenge”, where contestants will install S-5! ColorGard® snow retention onto the 16-inch metal roof panels. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and ColorGard® alignment will determine the winning team.

Each challenge will last from 15 to 30 minutes and judging will be provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).


Metalcon_logoMETALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in 1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 200+ leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies, while sharing their knowledge with attendees. METALCON’S success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., the next METALCON takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 18-20, 2023. For more information, visit

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