The Metal Construction Association is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world. Since it was formed in 1983, MCA has focused on one key strategy - to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use.
MCA’s marketing and technical activities create awareness of metal, its applications, and its benefits. MCA also works to eliminate barriers to metal’s use in construction by supporting product performance testing, initiating research, and monitoring and responding to codes and regulations that affect metal.
These well-established activities help educate building owners, designers, installers, educators and those who determine relevant codes and standards. The result – more metal products are chosen for a broader scope of projects.
MCA is a volunteer-led organization with much of the work achieved through strong leadership by its board of directors and member-driven MCA councils and committees. Full membership meetings are held twice each year in January and mid-year, usually in July or August. Work of the association continues throughout the year via a third-party management team and ongoing communication between board, council and committee groups. This is achieved via phone conferences, Webinars, as well as committee and council meetings as needed.
The organization’s major annual event is the METALCON International Exhibition and Conference, which MCA established in 1991. METALCON provides a multi-level learning experience through an exhibition of the latest products from leading industry companies, a comprehensive education program with AIA credit courses, and three days of live-action demonstrations. These interactive demos, produced by MCA members, put into action the latest concepts and products for commercial and residential roofing and wall applications. More details about METALCON are available at www.metalcon.com.
Want to put more metal in building projects?
MCA does too. We’ve been helping member companies do that since 1984 by providing a forum where the entire metal construction industry can meet, network, and jointly work toward the expansion of this vibrant market.
By joining MCA, you’ll be among industry leaders who have helped expand opportunities for metal construction products. MCA members have achieved great things together by sharing ideas, reaching out to other industry groups and participating in activities and decision-making at MCA member meetings. For companies involved in developing, producing, distributing, marketing or supply materials for metal construction products, MCA offers unlimited opportunity to contribute to the expansion of this industry – and your own company.
MCA members represent a broad scope of companies and individuals, including:
Building product manufacturers of: metal panels for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential roof and wall applications; special purpose buildings; metal framing; coils and sheets; insulation products; foam, vapor retarders, tapes; fasteners; sealants; snow retention devices; ventilating systems; exterior doors; specialty metal products; components; and tools.
Producers of equipment for coil handling, fabricating, formatting, roll forming and rotary cutting.
Companies involved in coating and pre-treating metal coils and sheets, and related coatings and chemicals.
Distributors and manufacturer’s representatives, fabricators, contractors, jobsite producers of metal panels, architects, architectural firms, consultants, educational groups, non-manufacturing installers, trade associations, and publications.
Want to know more?
Non-members are welcome to attend an MCA meeting or METALCON, MCA’s annual conference and exposition, to determine if the organization and the work of its councils and committees are a good fit for their company’s needs. For a list of upcoming events, click here.
Perhaps you’d rather talk with an individual to learn more about the benefits of MCA membership. You can find a member near you or in your industry segment on our member information page. Click here for a link to MCA members and product listings.
Or you can contact MCA’s member services at 847-375-4718 or download an MCA information brochure and/or an MCA membership application form.
Click here for a downloadable pdf of the MCA Membership application.
Click here for a downloadable pdf of the MCA information brochure.