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info_outline MCS Influencer Response - Vicky Smith Filling in for Rob Haddock 11/20/2023
MCS Influencer Response - Vicky Smith Filling in for Rob Haddock This month's question is: What are best practices for attracting and retaining employees? Are you a contractor looking for resources? Become an R-Club Member today! Follow Us!
info_outline Sherwin-Williams' MetalVue™ Dealer’s Portal 11/16/2023
Sherwin-Williams' MetalVue™ Dealer’s Portal In this MetalTalk™ webinar, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Dominic Caminata of Grosso University and Mark MacDonald of Sherwin-Willams about the new MetalVue Dealer’s Portal. The MetalVue program is revolutionizing the sales process for metal roofing and Grosso has developed a leading portal for the program using their Learning Management System. Dominic and Grosso trainers are leaders in sales training and have been working with MetalVue contractors for success. Attend this webinar and get 10 days of free access to the Dealer’s Portal which offers step-by-step videos on how to use the MetalVue program to grow your metal roofing and siding opportunities in 2024. Learn more at Learn more at #SherwinWilliams #MetalTalk #MetalCoffeeShop #MetalRoofing #MetalConstructionIndustry #MetalConstruction #MetalIndustry #RoofersCoffeeShop
info_outline Megan Pope, Robyn Ommen, Mark Billstrom, Joe Shimp & Josh Nowlin - NFBA’s 2024 Expo 10/31/2023
Megan Pope, Robyn Ommen, Mark Billstrom, Joe Shimp & Josh Nowlin - NFBA’s 2024 Expo In this MetalCast episode, Karen Edwards visits with NFBA Executive Director Megan Pope, Assocation President Robyn Ommen of Sherwin-Williams along with NFBA executive board members, Mark Billstrom, president of Lester Building Systems, Joe Shimp, president of Conestoga Buildings and Josh Nowlin, business development manager of Burrow’s Supply, to discuss NFBA’s 2024 Expo! They will be talking about what is happening in the frame building industry and what attendees can look forward to during their expo. Find out all the details for the expo including dates, locations, showcases and keynote speakers, as well as where and how to buy tickets. Mark your calendars, this expo will be here before you know it!
info_outline Coffee Conversations LIVE From METALCON 2023 Sponsored by New Tech Machinery! 10/20/2023
Coffee Conversations LIVE From METALCON 2023 Sponsored by New Tech Machinery! You won't want to miss this special Coffee Conversations, sponsored by New Tech Machinery, coming to you LIVE from METALCON 2023 in Las Vegas! Join us on day two of the show as we meet with industry leaders and experts from the metal industry. Guests include manufacturers, service providers and contractors who will share their insights and wisdom straight from the trade show floor. You can watch from the comfort of your home, on your mobile device or in person from outside our soundstage at booth #1091. The topics will center around what's hot across the country including what is to come for the rest of 2023 and into 2024. Join us for this great Coffee Conversations LIVE from METALCON on October 19, 2023 at 2 p.m. PT!
info_outline Women in Metal Construction LIVE at METALCON 10/20/2023
Women in Metal Construction LIVE at METALCON In this MetalTalk™ recorded live from METALCON, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Kelli Nolden with DoneRite Home Maintenance and Michelle Kettering with LTD Exteriors to discuss women in metal construction and the metal industry as a whole. Nicole and Michelle have both trained with John Sheridan and are part of the Training Zone at METALCON. They will share their experiences with metal roofing installation and training as well as providing resources and advice for women interested in metal roofing as a career.
info_outline Kiki Redhead & Brynn Wildenauer - Choose Your Hues With FUSE! 10/10/2023
Kiki Redhead & Brynn Wildenauer - Choose Your Hues With FUSE! Karen Edwards visits with Kiki Redhead and Brynn Wildenauer of Sherwin-Williams to discuss the FUSE architectural color forecast. They talk about color trends, how to choose the right colors for your business and what colors are trending in the marketplace today. They will also cover which colors are becoming more popular, how to get the colors you want for your business and how staying on trend can help your business boom. Use the FUSE Report to choose your hues!
info_outline Jon Olson – Malco Products, Metal Tools and METALCON 09/28/2023
Jon Olson – Malco Products, Metal Tools and METALCON 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.
info_outline Randy Chaffee - September 2023 Influencer Response 09/20/2023
Randy Chaffee - September 2023 Influencer Response This month's topic: How can contractors be more involved with architectural specifications?
info_outline MetalTalk - Using Visualization to Boost Your Business 09/19/2023
MetalTalk - Using Visualization to Boost Your Business 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
info_outline John Sheridan – Check out the Training Zone at METALCON 2023 09/14/2023
John Sheridan – Check out the Training Zone at METALCON 2023 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 METALCON.
info_outline Sebastian Jimenez - Taking Sales Calls to the Next Level with AI 08/30/2023
Sebastian Jimenez - Taking Sales Calls to the Next Level with AI 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.
info_outline Mindy Dahlquist - Preventing Liability and Tragedy with Snow Retention 08/29/2023
Mindy Dahlquist - Preventing Liability and Tragedy with Snow Retention 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 happening.
info_outline Ken McLauchlan - Rollforming, The Next Big Thing! 08/29/2023
Ken McLauchlan - Rollforming, The Next Big Thing! 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 with equipment that takes technology to the next level!
info_outline Building for Tomorrow 08/23/2023
Building for Tomorrow 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 siding is being recognized by the industry for its distinct colors and profiles. Join this MetalTalk to find out how your exteriors company can start offering this unique and sustainable siding product. Learn more at
info_outline Judy Geller - METALCON 2023 Expo 08/21/2023
Judy Geller - METALCON 2023 Expo 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.
info_outline Gary Cohen - Elevating Your Business 08/17/2023
Gary Cohen - Elevating Your Business 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.
info_outline Morgan Jakosa - Tools to Help You Through a Labor Shortage 08/14/2023
Morgan Jakosa - Tools to Help You Through a Labor Shortage Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Morgan Jakosa of Swenson Shear to discuss their take on which tools help the most during a labor shortage. They will talk through the history of their flagship product, the SnapTable PROHyper-Lite, the benefits of cross-training, and the importance of quality assurance. They will also go over their products’ ease of use, which will help save time and money on the job site.
info_outline Brad Finck - What Can Visualization Do For You? 08/07/2023
Brad Finck - What Can Visualization Do For You? In this MetalCast episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Brad Finck of Renoworks to discuss visualization in the roofing industry. They will cover the history, the different types, how to utilize visualization in your business, and how it can help consumers make more well-informed decisions. They will also discuss how visualization ties into metal construction and the MetalVue program overall.
info_outline Vince Kiteley - Introduction to American Building Components 06/26/2023
Vince Kiteley - Introduction to American Building Components Heidi J. Ellsworth welcomes Vince Kiteley to this MetalCast™ to learn more about American Building Components (also known as ABC Metals). ABC Metals is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, servicing , and repair and remodel markets. Listeners will get to know this powerful brand and how they service the metal industry at the highest level of professionalism, performance and customer service.
info_outline Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age 05/26/2023
Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age This MetalTalk™ focuses on how to incorporate technologies into your metal business to help you better manage operations, marketing, sales and more. John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Karen Edwards of Casimir Group and RoofersCoffeeShop® join Heidi J. Ellsworth to talk about how to incorporate technology into your business and marketing plans in a way that helps differentiate and grow your business.
info_outline Renee Ramey - Showcase Your Work in MRA’s Photo Contest! 05/25/2023
Renee Ramey - Showcase Your Work in MRA’s Photo Contest! Heidi J. Ellsworth welcomes Renee Ramey to this MetalCast™ episode to discuss Metal Roofing Alliance’s photo contest! As the top expert in residential metal roofing, the MRA has curated hundreds of residential metal roof photos through their quarterly photo contest. They have then developed leading case studies from the projects that have continually promoted the beauty and performance of metal. Heidi and Renee talk about photos, jobs and what is next for the metal roofing industry. Learn more at
info_outline Jena & Jonathan Jackson - Sales and Installation Training with Indiana Metal 05/22/2023
Jena & Jonathan Jackson - Sales and Installation Training with Indiana Metal Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Jena and Jonathan Jackson to discuss their family business, Indiana Metal, and the impact they’ve made with their sales and installation training. They will cover Indiana Metal’s Customer Philosophy, how they came to be a company, their training and rental programs, the products they offer and more.
info_outline Jeff Henry - Look who is turning 40 – Metal Construction Association! 05/08/2023
Jeff Henry - Look who is turning 40 – Metal Construction Association! Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Metal Construction Association (MCA) Executive Director Jeff Henry about their 40th anniversary. The MCA is well-known for their activism with promoting the use of metal along with technical and specification work to help the overall installation performance of metal products. They will talk about the history, mission and future initiatives of this very important metal construction association. Learn more at