METALCON Adopts NASCAR Theme For Metal Roofing Championship Games
Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the name and theme for the 5th Annual Metal Roofing Championship Games, being held at METALCON October 10-12, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Adopting a NASCAR theme, the event this year is being called “The MCA Rev ‘Em Up Roofing Championship Games”. Appropriately enough, the show floor area where the games will be held – Booth 118 – has been dubbed Charlotte Metal Speedway, an homage to nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway, one of NASCAR's premier tracks.
Ten teams of two participants will compete in this year’s games. Contestants will test their metal roofing skills by competing in five challenges, which will be held on each of the first two days of the event. Each day, five pre-registered teams with two contestants each will compete for cash awards. On Friday, the third day, the teams from Wednesday and Thursday with the most collective points will compete for the Grand Cash Award and title of “MCA METALCON 2018 National Metal Roofing Champion”. In 2017, $8,500 cash was awarded over the 3-day competition and the same amount will be awarded this year. The 2017 Championship Team was Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International, Eastampton, NJ. They will be returning this year to Charlotte in hopes of retaining their crown and taking home the $2,000 cash prize for winning the title.
The competition includes five challenges: the Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge; Screw Gun Challenge; Hug-A-Roof Challenge; Standing Seam Challenge and Let It Snow Challenge.
Primary Material & Equipment Sponsors this year are: Drexel Metals; Logan Stampings, Inc.: Roof Hugger, LLC; MBCI; S-5!; New Tech Machinery; Triangle Fastener Corporation and Petersen Pac-Clad.
Several other MCA Member Companies support this event with their generous cash donations. Donations are used for the cash awards that are presented to the Teams that win each of the challenges, each day’s collective points winner and the ultimately the grand prize winners. Donations have been provided by the following MCA Member Companies:
Accurate Perforating Co.
AKZO Nobel Coatings, Inc.
ATAS International, Inc.
Cidan Machinery, Inc. D.I. Roof Seamers
Drexel Metals, Inc.
Excel Stampings & Mfg., Inc.
GSSI Sealants, Inc.
Logan Stampings, Inc.
McElroy Metal, Inc.
Modern Trade Communications
Petersen Aluminum Corp.
SFS Intec, Inc.
Sheffield Metals International
The Bradbury Co., Inc.
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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.