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METALCON Launches New Educational Initiatives

Newton, MA - METALCON, the metal construction industry's largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, has announced the launch of several new initiatives to provide ongoing educational opportunities and essential training for industry professionals. 

"We've been working diligently to create meaningful programs for the metal construction industry during this time of uncertainty," says Judy Geller, Vice President of Tradeshows at METALCON. "We've lined up some of the best in the industry to connect with you virtually and to deliver exceptional programming year-round. and until we meet again in person for a world-class event next year in Tampa!"

METALCON's new learning opportunities include:

1.      METALCON Business Academy

The METALCON Business Academy (MBA) program offers business-oriented courses for business, sales and marketing leaders.  Session one of six, "Building Your One-Page Strategic Plan," takes place on December 2 and is produced in partnership with Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy. The remaining five courses will cover topics such as staffing, increasing productivity and structuring companies for success. The first four sessions will take place virtually via METALCONLive!, with the remaining two will be in-person at METALCON 2021 in Tampa, where participants can earn a METALCON diploma for completing the program. Virtual classes will be available on demand. Register here!

2.      Metal Construction Association (MCA) Presents

Each month the MCA will present technical topics of interest during METALCONLive! On November 18, John Trifonoff, vice president of East Coast Metal Systems kicked off the series with a presentation called "Bring Your MCM to Life with a Quality MCM Fabricator." His presentation focused on what makes one metal manufacturer better than another and revealed the truth behind quality MCM fabricators. He explained what to look for in a metal supplier and how architects and contractors can ensure only quality products are provided for their projects. Attendees were advised what testing to watch for, what certificates to be aware of, and various utilizations of quality sheet manufacturers. View the Program On-Demand!

3.      Metal Architecture with METALCONLive!

Metal Architecture with METALCONLive! launches virtually on January 13, 2021 in partnership with Metal Architecture Magazine, a four-part series that explores what's on the cutting edge of metal in architecture, innovative uses of metal in design and sample case studies. Remaining virtual sessions will take place on April 7 and August 11, with the final session taking place, live on-site at METALCON 2021.

4.      METALFOCUS Safety Certificate Program

In mid-February, Craig Schaffer, president of Safety Works, Inc. will teach the METALFOCUS Safety Certificate Program, a series of 20 one-hour-long virtual safety courses tailored to supervisors, foremen, crews and others in the industry. Courses will focus on increasing safety, reducing job site risks and lowering the risk of regulatory penalties, and include: Fall Protection in Steel/Metal Buildings, OSHA's Steel Standard, Job Safety Analysis, Managing OSHA Inspections, Hot Work Permit Operations and others.  Registration fees begin at $30/class with discounts available for multiple class registrations. Stay tuned for more details.

All courses will be available both live and on-demand. METALCON 2021 takes place on Oct. 6-8, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.  To learn more, visit


METALCON-logoEstablished in 1991, METALCON is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., in partnership with the Metal Construction Association, METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. The 2024 event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, October 30 - November 1, 2024. For more information, visit

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