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Wood's Powr-Grip To Be Active In IMP Activities At METALCON 2022


Laurel, MT - Wood's Powr-Grip (WPG), a leading supplier of vacuum lifters for insulated metal panels (IMPs), will have a prominent presence at METALCON 2022 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, October 12 - 14. WPG will participate in the IMP Pavilion and Barry Wood, Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development, will be a presenter at the IMP Education Center during each day of the show.

WPG will exhibit at METALCON in Booth 948, adjacent to the IMP Pavilion in Booth 949. The pavilion, now in its second year at the show, features members of the IMP Alliance - including Wood's Powr-Grip. The IMP Alliance is a council of the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

The IMP Alliance has also coordinated with the organizers of METALCON to have an education center where the Alliance will be holding seminar/demos during all three days of the event. These sessions are available for free as part of the Total Experience, Exhibitor, or Architect's Experience registrations Information on the seminars follows:

The IMP Education Center Presents: Insulated Metal Panels – Installation and Handling Best Practices

Location: IMP Education Center at Booth #748

This special seminar and demo will cover best practices and common mistakes made during unloading, storage, handling and installation of insulated metal panels. Topics to be covered include:

• Avoiding damage when unloading trucks

• Staging and storage of bundles to avoid wet stack corrosion

• Tactics for long-term storage of bundles

• Handling panels to minimize labor, and to reduce chances of injury and damage

• Basic wall panel installation and common mistakes made

• General jobsite safety practices


October 12 - 11:30 am + 2:00 pm

October 13 - 11:30 am + 2:00 pm

October 14 - 10:30 am


Arnold Corbin, Technical Sales Manager, Metl-Span

Dennis Nugent, Field Service Representative, Nucor Insulated Panel Group

Barry Wood, Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development, Woods Powr-Grip

It was noted that these sessions will be valuable to general contractors, architects, or anyone in the industry who wants to learn more about designing and constructing with IMPs. For information about attending METALCON, visit

For more information about the IMP Pavilion, click here.

About Wood's Powr-Grip

Woods_PowrGrip_logoWood's Powr-Grip Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes tools and equipment that improve efficiency, enhance safety, and lower costs for the industries that it serves. The company offers a full line of hand-held vacuum cups, below-the-hook vacuum lifters and vacuum mounting cups that make material handling and equipment mounting easier. The products are used to lift, hold and position a variety of smooth, nonporous materials such as insulated metal panels, glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, solid surfacing, laminates, stone slabs and appliances. Powr-Grip products are individually tested before being shipped from the production facility, in order to ensure quality and promote safety for the user.

Wood's Powr-Grip's headquarters are located in Laurel, MT, and its vacuum cups and equipment products are distributed internationally in nearly 50 countries through an extensive network of dealers and distributors. For more information, visit

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