MCA Announces Metal Roofing Championship Game Winners

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has sponsored its 3rd annual Metal Roofing Championship Games at the Metalcon International tradeshow in Baltimore, Md. The event was sponsored by Triangle Fastener Corp., Roof Hugger LLC, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, Drexel Metals Inc. and New Tech Machinery. Award sponsors were Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., ATAS International Inc., Atlas Bolt & Screw Co., The Bradbury Group, Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc., Designandbuildwithmetal.com, Englert Inc., Modern Trade Communications Inc., Novagard Solutions, PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp., SFS intec and Valspar.

Each day had five battles, inspired by this year’s theme ‘Battle Stars Over Baltimore’ in honor of the birthplace of our star-spangled banner. The battles were appropriately named the Triangle Fastener “Screwgun Challenge”, Roof Hugger’s “Hug-A-Roof”, New Tech Machinery/Drexel Metals’ “Install-A-SSR Roof”, D.I. Roof Seamers’ “Seam-it-Up” and the S-5! “Let-It-Snow”.

Ten teams of two contestants each pre-registered to compete during the two-day event. The contestants represented construction companies; Thomas Phoenix International of Easthampton, N.J.; DYMI Construction Inc. of Morrisville, Pa.; Hardin Construction LLC of Union Bridge, Md.; Intermountain Roof Advisors of Salt Lake City, Utah; Rosselli Roofing and Siding of Wantage, N.J.; William Molnar Roofing Inc. of Riverview, Mich.; ARCON of Vanceboro, N.C.; Mad Metal LLC of Arden, N.C.

A total of $5,800 was awarded to the battle winners this year. The top awards for each day were a grand prize and a best quality. The first winner for both the grand prize and best quality awards was Joe Allen and Paul Kulb of Thomas Phoenix International and on the second day the same was awarded to Dennis Duce and Gonzolo Tellez of Intermountain Roof Advisors. Dennis Duce states “It was an honor to be part of this event and we are looking forward to competing next year again”.

Next year, the event will be held in Las Vegas on Oct. 18-20. The MCA Roofing Games Committee plans to make this event a hallmark to the Metalcon International Tradeshow by awarding a National Metal Roofing Championship. To present this award, the overall winner of each of the two days will return on the third day of the show for a competition to compete for the title of National Metal Roofing Champion. Next year’s teams will be able to pre-register for the event beginning in February 2017.

Triangle Fastener Corp.’s VRT Receives European Patent

Triangle Fastener Corp. is pleased to announce that the VRT (Vibration Resistant Thread) technology has received patent protection by the European Patent Office. The patent (Europe Patent No. 2286097) will be recognized in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Luxembourg.

This is in addition to their VRT patents in the USA, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.

The patented VRT Technology increases a screw’s back-out resistance in lap applications, reducing the chance of leaks caused by the screw loosening from vibration and expansion and contraction of the panel. They are available on BLAZER self-drilling screws made of carbon steel and stainless steel with a variety of head styles, including stainless cap, zinc cap and nylon molded.

TFC has 23 locations and provides products worldwide. Contact TFC for more information at (800)486-1832 or by email sales@trianglefastener.com.

METALCON Announces Plans for MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

METALCON announces plans for the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) metal roofing championship games to take place during its show on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baltimore Convention Center. 
            
The international event for the metal construction industry will capture construction professionals from metal roofing contractors nationwide to compete for cash prizes in a number of challenges known as Battle Stars over Baltimore, in recognition of our star-spangled banner birthplace. 
            
In this two-day competition, five teams with two contestants each compete to split a $400 cash award in each of the challenges, or $2,500 in total each day.  In addition, a grand prize of $500 will be awarded daily to the team who has accumulated the most points collectively from the five challenges. This represents a total of $5,000 to be awarded over the course of the competition. 
            
The Battles with each of their sponsoring MCA Members are:
 
1:00 p.m., Game 1:  Screw Gun Battle, sponsored by Triangle Fastener Corp.
Contestants install 24 self-drilling screws spaced four inches apart into eight-foot long steel purlins mounted on an eight-by-eight foot steel framework platform. 
 
2:00 p.m., Game 2: Hug a Roof Battle, sponsored by Roof Hugger Inc. 
Contestants install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched, zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up existing ribbed metal roof paneled frame.  These games are designed to demonstrate that with the right techniques, tools and products, metal roofing can be accurately installed.   
 
3:00 p.m., Game 3: Standing Seam Battle, sponsored by New Tech Machinery and Drexel Metals
Contestant teams install six each, 16-inch wide metal roof panels over factory-notched sub-purlins.  
 
4:00 p.m., Game 4: Seam It Up Battle, sponsored by D.I. Roof Seamers
Contestants operate a standing seam roof seamer over 16-inch wide metal roof panel seams.  
                                                                                                    
5:00 p.m., Game 5: Let It Snow Battle, sponsored by S-5!
Contestants must install a mechanically attached snow retention system onto 16-inch metal roof panels.  
 
Each battle takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.  Fastest time and accuracy are the two winning factors.  Judging the competition are members of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association
 
“The MCA Games Task Force has worked hard to make this a challenging event,” said games organizer, Mark James of the MCA and Roof Hugger Inc. 
 
METALCON attendees interested in forming a team for Battle Stars over Baltimore, can pre-register by contacting the games organizer at mjames@roofhugger.com

Zinc Head Screws Resist Corrosion

Triangle Fastener Corp.</a> has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws. Available on the high-performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are preferred for use in many warranted roof systems. The ZAMAC-5 Zinc Alloy Head provides superior strength and will not red rust. The carbon steel shank is TRI-SEAL 1,000-hours salt-spray- coated, which increases the corrosion resistance by more than 20 times compared to zinc-plated screws. An EPDM washer seals and weathers. Sizes include #12 and 1/4-inch diameters in BLAZER-3 and BLAZER-5 drill points in lengths up to 4 inches.

Event Details for MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

Celebrating its 3rd Annual metal roofing challenges to be held at Metalcon October 26 and 27 in Baltimore, MD, the MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games Task Force finalizes event details.

This year, there will be five challenges each day under the appropriately named theme; “Battle Stars Over Baltimore” in recognition of our Star Spangled Banner birthplace. Each day, 5 teams with 2 contestants each will compete to split a $500 cash award in each of the challenges, or $2,500 total each day. In addition to these cash awards, there will be a Grand Prize each day of $500 to the team that has accumulated the most points collectively from the 5 challenges. This represents a total of $6,000 being awarded over the course of the two-day competition.

The Challenges with each of their sponsoring MCA Members are as follows:

1. The Triangle Fastener Corporation “Screw Gun Challenge”, where contestants install a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time, alignment and properly seated fasteners will determine the winning team.

2. The Roof Hugger Inc. “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.

3. The New Tech Machinery with Drexel Metals “Standing Seam Challenge”, where contestants will install 6 each 16-inch wide metal roof panels over the factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time, correct clip attachment and properly seated panel seams will determine the winning team.

4. The D.I. Roof Seamers “Seam It Up Challenge”, where contestants will operate a standing seam roof seamer over the 16-inch wide metal roof panel seams. Fastest time and properly seamed panels will determine the winning team.

5. 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.

Judging will be provided by: The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).

$500 Game Challenge Award Sponsors are as follows:

AKZO Nobel
ATAS International
Atlas Bolt & Screw
Bradbury Co. Inc.
Chicago Metal Supply
Designbuildwithmetal.com
Englert Inc.
NovaFlex/Novagard Solutions Inc.
Petersen Aluminum/PAC Clad
SFS Intec
Valspar
If interested in signing up your team to compete in the competition, contact any of the Sponsoring MCA Members as follows:

1. Triangle Fastener Corp, Randy Allen at rallen@trianglefastener.com

2. Roof Hugger, Inc., Mark James at mjames@roofhugger.com

3. New Tech Machinery with Drexel Metal, John DeBerard at john@newtechmachinery.com

4. D.I. Roof Seamers, Jonathan Rider at jonathan@dimetalworks.com

5. S-5!, Shawn Haddock at shaddock@s-5.com

Other questions about the Games can be directed to Mark James at 214-213-1070

Self-drilling Screw Is 5/16 Inch in Diameter

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added the BLAZER 3 to its BLAZER Drill Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added the BLAZER 3 to its BLAZER Drill Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added the BLAZER 3 to its BLAZER Drill Screw line. The 5/16-inch-diameter BLAZER 3 self-drilling screw is available in six lengths, ranging from 1 to 8 inches. The screw will drill and tap metal thicknesses up to 0.210 inch and has a 3/8-inch HWH that allows workers to use existing tools and equipment for installation. All parts are TRISEAL coated and offer 1,000-hour salt-spray protection when tested according to ASTM B117. The screw is available with or without a galvanized bonded EPDM sealing washer.

Triangle Fastener Launches Product Video for VRT Technology

Triangle Fastener Corp. has launched a new product video for VRT Technology, the company’s patented screw thread designed to increase back-out resistance of screws used in thin metal connections.

Screws with VRT Technology produce more than 3 1/2 times more back-out resistance than some ordinary screw threads, reducing the chance for leaks caused by screws that loosen.

View more information about the performance by viewing the new product video on TFC’s YouTube channel.

Triangle Fastener Corporation provides a full line of standard and specialty fasteners, sealants, tools and accessories to the commercial construction industry. It has 24 locations in 14 states and offers job-site support and technical assistance.

Screw Fastens Wood to Concrete

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp.

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp.

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp. was developed for attaching 2X wood to concrete, masonry or block. Engineered with a proprietary “Hex-Countersunk” drive, it provides the driving stability of a hex drive with the flush mounting feature of a countersunk-head wood screw. The product has been coated for corrosion protection even in treated wood. Case hardened dual thread taps concrete and provides pullout resistance while the nail point guides the screw into concrete and assists in removing debris in the hole.

Low-profile Pancake Head Screw Line Is Introduced

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. announces the addition of a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

The #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 can drill and tap up to 1/2-inch-thick steel even at an angle. It is supplied with TRI-SEAL 1,000 hours salt-spray finish for superior corrosion resistant and reduces drive torque.

Features and Benefits

  • Low profile pancake head provides additional clearance and better aesthetics compared to hex washer
    head screws.
  • DP5 drill point for drilling and tapping up to 1/2-inch-thick steel.
  • #2 square recess for superior driving stability.
  • TRI-SEAL 1,000-hrs salt spray finish reduces tapping torque and increases resistance to corrosion.

CONCEALOR provides a large selection of low-profile pancake head screws for the industry.

Sealant Resists Weathering on a Variety of Substrates

Triangle Fastener Corp.'s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp.’s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp. has released its APS 500, which is formulated for adhesion and resistance to weathering, as well as can be used with a variety of substrates. The sealant comes in plastic tubes with screw-on nozzles and is available in custom colors. Advance Polymer Sealant combines the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones. It is solvent- and isocyanate-free. The product can be installed at -35 to 140 F temperatures.

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