MCA Announces Winners Of 2017 Metal Roofing Championship Games
MCA METALCON 2017 National Metal Roofing Champions Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International.
From left: Joe Allen of Phoenix International, Randy Allen of Triangle Fastener Corp., Paul Kulb of Thomas Phoenix International, and Mark James, MCA Metal Roofing Games Coordinator. Allen and Kulb, the Day 1 winners, are also shown below in action.
Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) announces the winners of its 4th annual Metal Roofing Championship Games held October 18-20 at METALCON in Las Vegas, NV.
"The 2017 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games was a huge success. This event has only gotten better and better since its debut at METALCON 2014 in Tampa," said Mark James, MCA Metal Roofing Games Coordinator. "This year, we made a lot of noise, created much excitement, and received a standing room only crowd of people to watch some very talented and skilled contestants compete for big bucks. In fact, they were so exciting, we actually recruited three more teams to compete next year in Charlotte, hopefully with an even larger purse,"
The 2017 competition winners were as follows:
Day 1 winners were Joe Allen and Paul Kulb of Thomas Phoenix International of Easthampton, New Jersey. They won challenge 1, 3, 4 and 5, plus the daily point award. The other teams that competed were Marc Vlietstra and Seth Vlietstra of Roy's Sheds in Perth, Australia and Robert Faint and David Austin of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Michigan. Total day 1 cash awards were $3,250.
Day 2 winners were Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International of East Hampton, New Jersey. They tied for Challenge 1, and won challenges 2 and 3, plus the daily points award. The other teams that competed were Chris Renninger and Jose Peralta of S&S Structures Inc. of Blandon, Pennsylvania, and Nick Hidalgo and Steven Dempsey of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Michigan. Total day 2 cash awards were $3,250.
On Day 3, Cox and Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International competed against Allen and Kulb, also of Thomas Phoenix, and were named the MCA METALCON 2017 National Metal Roofing Champions. The team won an additional $2,000 cash award for this elite title. Total cash awards purse for this year's event was $8,500.
The Aces of Las Vegas Competitions were:
Challenge 1: MBCI & Pac-Clad "Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge." Contestants installed the "base" R-panel roofing onto the Games' steel-framed mock-ups that are 8-foot x 9-foot.
Challenge 2: Triangle Fastener Corporation's "Screw Gun Challenge." Contestants installed a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time and properly seated fasteners determined the winning team.
Challenge 3: Roof Hugger Inc. "Hug A Roof Challenge." Contestants installed factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins onto ribbed metal roofing installed during the first challenge. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment determined the winning team.
Challenge 4: New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metal's "Standing Seam Challenge." Contestants installed 5 each, 18-inch wide snap seam standing seam metal roof panels over the Hugger factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time and properly seated panel seams determined the winning team.
Challenge 5: S-5! "Let It Snow Challenge." Contestants installed S-5! ColorGard® snow retention onto the 18-inch metal roof panels installed during the previous challenge. Fastest time, properly seated/torqued fasteners and ColorGard alignment determined the winning team.
Judging was provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).
Primary Material & Equipment Sponsors were: Drexel Metals; LSI Group Inc.-Roof Hugger LLC; MBCI; S-5!; New Tech Machinery; Triangle Fastener Corporation and Petersen Pac-Clad.
Cash Award Sponsors were: Accurate Perforating, AKZO Nobel, ATAS International, Atlas Bolt & Screw Company, The Bradbury Co. Inc., Building Products Development, CIDAN Machinery, DesignandBuildwithMetal.com, Drexel Metals, Excel Stamping, GSSI Sealants, Inc., Kloeckner Metals, Logan Stampings, McElroy Metal, Modern Trade Communications, Petersen Pac-Clad, Sheffield Metals, SFS intec Inc., VMZinc, and Valspar.
About The Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain 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. For more information about MCA, visit www.metalconstruction.org.