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S-5! Experts Presenting On Range Of Topics At METALCON


In addition to sharing expertise, S-5! will be Showing Its new PVKIT HUR solar attachment options for metal roofing.

Colorado Springs, CO – With METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest trade show and conference fast approaching, S-5! is encouraging attendees to come learn from their experts on a number of industry topics, while earning continuing education credits at the same time!

Shelly Higgins

Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Shelly Higgins, S-5! Architectural & National Accounts Director, will host a panel discussion on Why Design and Build with Metal – The Most Sustainable Construction Material Available. The panel includes industry leaders who encompass a variety of metal building design and construction specialties including METALCON founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources, Inc., Frank Stasiowski, FAIA; Dick Davis, vice president and senior engineering technical specialist, FM Global; Tom Smith, FEMA consultant, TLSMith Consulting, Inc.; Jeff Hock, technical director, Sheffield Metals; and Rob Haddock, CEO and founder of S-5!, one of the world's foremost authorities on metal roof attachment solutions. Together, they will provide insights on common myths and discuss trends in design, construction and sustainability using metal, including a discussion on the impact of extreme weather conditions on building material selection. The discussion is approved for 1.0 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare Learning Units.

Rob Haddock

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m., Haddock, also director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, will present Metal Roofing From A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc). Often billed as "Metal Roofing 101" and known as the best “crash course” available for all in-industry personnel, it includes technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. Contractors, salespeople, architects, specifiers, roof consultants, engineers, building owners and maintenance staff will all benefit from attending.

David Stahler

Later that same day at 12:45 p.m., David Stahler, Director of Sales, USA at S-5!, will present Sales 101: Successful Sales Strategies from Cross-Selling to Up-Selling. Selling products or services has never been more challenging. It takes extensive knowledge, a deep understanding, a well-developed strategy, and the ability to build relationships. Stahler brings nearly 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and change management, applying a results-driven, sales-oriented approach. The presentation is approved for 1.0 AIA Learning Unit.

Mark Gies

Finally, a panel of sustainability experts talk about Incorporating Metal in Your Company’s Sustainability Strategy at 2:15 p.m. Featuring S-5! solar expert, Mark Gies; Bob Zabcik, president, Z-Tech Consulting; and Marcos Corradin, director of marketing and strategy, U.S. Steel, the panel will dsiscus how companies are successfully implementing ESG strategies and how metal is the ultimate solution to aligning with certain aspects of ESG philosophies because of its extended service life, low consumption of natural resources for production, zero- petroleum by-products and recyclable properties. The discussion is approved for 1.0 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare Learning Units.

Attendees are also encouraged to stop by S-5!’s booth #4045 to see first-hand its new PVKIT HUR, the latest version of the PVKIT rail-less, direct-attach, solar mounting solution for metal roofs, providing a quick and simple method to install solar modules with tested, engineered, cost-saving, attachment. S-5!’s team will be on hand to explain the features and benefits of this technology.

About S-5!®


Founded by a veteran metal roof expert, S-5! has been the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions since 1992. S-5!’s lifetime zero-penetration clamps and brackets attach ancillary items to standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofs respectively, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. Made in the U.S.A., S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of roof-mounted applications and are now installed on more than 2.5 million metal roofs in 70+ countries worldwide, providing strength and longevity never before seen. For more information, visit

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