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MCA Announces Annual Service Award Winners

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Jan Nelson and its Larry A. Swaney Award to Todd Miller in appreciation for their service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given during MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, CA on January 14th.

Patrick R. Bush Award

Ed Karper, MCA's Executive Committee Chair (r), presenting the Patrick R. Bush Award to Jan Nelson (l).

This award recognizes an MCA member who recently made significant volunteer contributions to the Metal Construction Association. It was established to honor Pat Bush, an influential long-time MCA board member. The 2020 recipient, Jan Nelson, has been serving MCA since 1995.

Over the years, Nelson has supported MCA at the METALCON trade show by setting up and documenting the original MCA educational product demonstrations, static displays, Solar Bay demonstrations, and most recently, the MCA Games. She has served on the selection committee for activities and tours at MCA's annual events and also attended the Roof Consultants Institute Tradeshow, The Metal Pavilion at The International Roofing Expo, Metal Building Manufacturer Association and Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association events. Nelson served as assistant to the 2014 -2016 MCA Chairman and continues to participate in MCA functions.

"We'd like to thank Jan for all the work she does," said MCA's Executive Committee Chair, Ed Karper. "Her years of ongoing dedication and commitment distinguish her as the association's 'unofficial historian.'"

Larry A. Swaney Award

Ed Karper, MCA's Executive Committe Chair (l) with Todd Miller (r), recipient of the Larry A Swaney Award.

Named for one of MCA’s founders and its first president, this award has been bestowed upon outstanding industry professionals for their contributions to the success of the association and the betterment of the metal construction industry. This year's award goes to Todd Miller.

Miller has spent his entire career of 35+ years in the steep slope metal roofing industry. He has played an industry leadership role for more than 20 years and is widely respected for his knowledge and integrity. Miller has served MCA in various capacities related to technical, research, marketing, governance, and government relations. While most of his work has been in manufacturing, marketing, and sales, he has spearheaded a great deal of industry research, writing and co-writing numerous technical bulletins and installation guidelines. He sat on the board of directors from 1999-2015 and served as Chairman in 2013 and 2014.

"Todd works with thousands of homeowners and contractors each year, answering questions and providing direction for successful roofing systems," said Dick Bus, President of the Metal Roofing Alliance. "The vast majority of these interactions do not involve his company’s products, but Todd sees it as his calling to further our industry by being a great resource."

About The Metal Construction Association

MCA NLThe 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 benefit tremendously 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 in construction by educating the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit

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