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Release Date: 02/28/2023

Jon Olson – Malco Products, Metal Tools and METALCON show art Jon Olson – Malco Products, Metal Tools and METALCON

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In this MetalCast episode, Karen Edwards visits Jon Olson of Malco Products to discuss the history of their company, their tool collection, and the new products they are launching. They also discuss the live demos and their booth at METALCON 2023 this coming October.  Pour a cup of coffee and learn about one of the top tool suppliers in construction. 

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Randy Chaffee - September 2023 Influencer Response show art Randy Chaffee - September 2023 Influencer Response

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This month's topic: How can contractors be more involved with architectural specifications?   

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MetalTalk - Using Visualization to Boost Your Business show art MetalTalk - Using Visualization to Boost Your Business

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In this MetalTalk, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Brad Finck of Renoworks to discuss how contractors are using visualization to close more business and help consumers make the right choices for their metal project. You’ll learn about the history of this technology in the roofing industry, the various kinds of visualizers available and how you can harness the power of the tool to let your customers bring their projects to life, before they buy. They will also discuss how visualization ties into metal construction and the MetalVue program overall. Learn more at

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John Sheridan – Check out the Training Zone at METALCON 2023 show art John Sheridan – Check out the Training Zone at METALCON 2023

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Heidi J. Ellsworth road trips east to visit with John Sheridan of Sheridan Metal Resources about the new Training Zone at METALCON 2023.  It will feature demonstrations and education using a variety of mock-ups and materials including painted steel, aluminum and zinc.  Training will focus on proper detailing and utilization of the right tools to enhance the skills of contractors and remodelers.  John talks about enabling contractors to deliver their best, most efficient and cleanest work when installing various metal roofing systems.  This is a must see at this year’s...

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Sebastian Jimenez - Taking Sales Calls to the Next Level with AI show art Sebastian Jimenez - Taking Sales Calls to the Next Level with AI

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In this MetalCast episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with the leading technology group Rilla.  Sitting down with Shan Lagudas and Sebastian Jimenez she learns how sales calls can move to the next level with the technology around AI. Rilla automatically transcribes and analyzes sales conversations using Artificial Intelligence in order for sales managers to better train and grow their sales team. Don’t miss this cutting-edge review of AI technology and how it can improve your sales. 

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Mindy Dahlquist - Preventing Liability and Tragedy with Snow Retention show art Mindy Dahlquist - Preventing Liability and Tragedy with Snow Retention

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What can happen when snow on a metal roof is left to accumulate over time? To answer this question, Heidi J. Ellsworth is road tripping to soon-to-be snowy Utah to talk with Mindy Dahlquist from TRA Snow & Sun about keeping your family and guests safe in the winter. Mindy Dahlquist gives examples of the very real dangers of falling snow and ice. Not just to people, but to property and contractor's livelihoods. Nick Metzer from The Roofing Co. also stops by to describe how TRA Snow & Sun’s snow retention systems can be easily installed to prevent these scenarios from...

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Ken McLauchlan - Rollforming, The Next Big Thing! show art Ken McLauchlan - Rollforming, The Next Big Thing!

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Heidi J. Ellsworth meets up with Ken McLauchlan, recently back from Europe with big news about what they will be sharing at METALCON this year. It is big news that will be officially launched at the 2023 METALCON show. MetalCoffeeShop has the exclusive first talk about one of the biggest evolutions in processing machinery and it is being introduced by Metalforming. Tune in to get some inside scoop and be sure to attend METALCON 2023 for the big reveal. They are welcoming metal construction professionals to take a swing at new technology and launch their business into the new digital economy...

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Building for Tomorrow show art Building for Tomorrow

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In this MetalTalk RLW, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Geoff Bernstein of Vicwest to discuss how the use of metal in both siding and roofing are changing the dynamics of building for tomorrow. They will focus on the strength and durability of metal siding and how it helps homeowners mitigate the risk of mother nature including wind, fire, hail and pests. There are many standards that are making a difference including those set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Vicwest is meeting them all with their beautiful metal siding line, Bellara. The popularity of this...

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Judy Geller - METALCON 2023 Expo show art Judy Geller - METALCON 2023 Expo

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In this MetalCast episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Judy Geller of METALCON to discuss their upcoming 2023 Expo. The show features a dynamic exhibit hall with interactive educational sessions that allow attendees to find the innovations and solutions they need for business success. New this year is the first Women in Metal Construction breakfast, and back again is the popular live sound stage and Coffee Conversations sponsored by New Tech Machinery. 

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Gary Cohen - Elevating Your Business show art Gary Cohen - Elevating Your Business

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In this MetalCast episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Gary Cohen from Certified Contractors Network to discuss their fall conference, Elevate. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, along with opportunities to network with the nation’s top contracting and remodeling professionals, Elevate is the event to help you build success for your business. Listen to learn how to use the discount code for all Coffee Shop patrons that will let you attend for free.  

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Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Brian McLaughlin, Eastern Sales and Business Development Manager for Drexel Metals about the importance of Made in America products.  Since 1985, Drexel Metals has been a trusted provider of superior-quality metal roofing systems, equipment and custom fabrication services.  They have built a reputation of quality by using over 99% American-made and sourced products.  Heidi and Brian talk about the difference Made in America makes, how contractors can benefit and be part of the consumer-based education initiative on quality metal products Made in America. 

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