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METALCON Announces Top People's Choice Award Winners


 Accepting People's Choice awards on behalf of their companies were (l-r) Jim Bus of ATAS International; Heidi Ellsworth and Karen Edwards of RoofersCoffeeShop®; and Duane Sailors, Dale Nelson and D.J. Highnote of Roof Hugger LLC.

Newton, MA — Exhibitors at this year’s METALCON were invited to nominate their top metal products in one of 15 product categories for the METALCON Top Products Award, and attendees were invited to vote on-site in Indianapolis for their top three choice products in the People’s Choice Awards. 

The 2022 METALCON People’s Choice Award winners are...

Product Category: Walls
ATAS International, Inc. – Omawall™ PL with EVO™ 

Omawall™ PL with EVO™ is an architectural plate panel, manufactured in .10 thick aluminum ─ a great choice for high-end application, and is made fully of non-combustible materials. EVO™ is a patented panel extrusion attachment developed by Carter Architectural. Panels are prefabricated and field-cut, saving on installation time and costs by avoiding field-fabrication.  

Product Category: Technology
RoofersCoffeeShop® – MetalCoffeeShop 

MetalCoffeeShop is an online community consisting of a progressive and informative website, podcasts, webinars, articles, classifieds and so much more that engages the metal industry. Focusing on all metal, including roofing, walls, HVAC, gutters and more, this site delivers information that builds businesses while enabling ongoing conversation.


Product Category: Structures
Roof Hugger, LLC – Roof Hugger Retrofit Sub-Purlins 

These sub-purlins represent the first structurally correct metal roof retrofit framing members specifically designed to conform with existing industry standards. They are made of the same thickness and tensile strength structural steel as the existing building, plus they have been tested as a system on typical metal building framing, providing proven performance for design and code compliance. 

To be eligible, products must have been introduced to the market after Jan. 1, 2021 and its manufacturer a 2022 METALCON exhibiting company. Winners were determined by an electronic vote on-site.   

“After a wonderful show in Indianapolis with so many cutting-edge technologies and solutions on the show floor, we are excited to announce our top three METALCON People’s Choice Award winners,” said Judy Geller, METALCON Vice President of Tradeshows. “We look forward to seeing what’s in store for next year’s showcase of top products and technologies in Las Vegas.”


METALCON-logoMETALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Each year, contractors, architects, developers, owners, installers, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend. 200+ leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies. 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. For more information, visit

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