Celebrating its 5th Annual National Metal Roofing Championship Games competition to be held this October at METALCON in Charlotte, NC, the MCA Games Task Force is now taking contestant registrations. Ten teams of two participants each are needed for the competition. Team should be from one company and planning to attend METALCON all 3 days of the event.
Again, this year, there will be five challenges each on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11. The Team that scores the highest collective points each day will be required to return on Friday October 12th for a run-off competition. The winning Team on Friday will be recognized as the 2018 MCA METALCON Metal Roofing National Champion and receive a Grand Cash Prize of $2,000. Last year, $8,500 cash was awarded over the 3-day competition.
Returning this year will be the 2017 National Champions, Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International. All MCA member companies are encouraged to recruit their customers to participate in the competition.
The competition challenges and starting times are described as follows:
1:00 PM - The Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge, where Teams will each install three 36” wide ribbed panels onto purlins pre-installed on the challenge’s mock-up framing.
2:00 PM - The Triangle Fastener Corporation’s “Screw Gun Challenge”, where contestants will install a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time and properly seated fasteners will determine the winning team.
3:00 PM - The Roof Hugger, LLC “Hug A Roof Challenge”, where contestants will install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up existing ribbed metal roof paneled frame. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment will determine the winning team.
4:00 PM - The New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metal’s “Standing Seam Challenge”, where contestants will each install six 16-inch wide metal roof panels over the factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time and properly seated panel seams will determine the winning team.
5:00 PM - The S-5! “Let it Snow Challenge”, where contestants will install S-5! ColorGard® snow retention onto the 16-inch metal roof panels. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and ColorGard® alignment will determine the winning team.