Organizers say the 25th Metalcon was a success, with the sheet metal products trade show attracting 4,600 to the Tampa, Florida, convention center.
This year’s event took place Oct. 14-16.
“Celebrating Metalcon’s 25th anniversary in Tampa gave us a great setting to celebrate the accomplishments within our industry,” said show director Claire Kilcoyne. “Best of all, the exhibiting companies had great responses from attendees. These companies expressed their satisfaction with this year’s show by signing up for next year. We already have 55,000 square feet of space committed for 2016 in Baltimore. This has been a great location for us so we’re looking forward to a repeat of our very successful 2008 event held at the Baltimore Convention Center.”
Officials with sheet metal forming and metal roofing product manufacturer McElroy Metals, said there were pleased with this year’s event.
“Traffic to our booth was consistently good. Our new product, the 138T shingle recover system, was a real draw,” said Ken Gieseke, the company’s vice president of marketing. “Our target is the retrofit arena and our product was developed based on studies of the ASV concept. We did a lot of electronic promotion through Metalcon’s offerings as well as industry publications.”
Next year’s Metalcon is scheduled for Oct. 26-28 in Baltimore.