MCA has announced the winners of its 4th annual Metal Roofing Championship Games held at METALCON in Las Vegas.
“The 2017 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games was a success. This event has only gotten better since its debut at METALCON 2014 in Tampa. This year, we made a lot of noise, created excitement, and received a standing room only crowd of people to watch contestants compete for big bucks. In fact, they were so exciting, we actually recruited three more teams to compete next year in Charlotte, hopefully with an even larger purse,” says Mark James, MCA Metal Roofing Games Coordinator.
The 2017 competition winners:
- Day 1 winners were Joe Allen and Paul Kulb of Thomas Phoenix International of Easthampton, N.J. They won challenge 1, 3, 4 and 5, plus the daily point award. The other teams that competed were Marc Vlietstra and Seth Vlietstra of Roy’s Sheds in Perth, Australia, and Robert Faint and David Austin of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Mich. Total day 1 cash awards were $3,250.
- Day 2 winners were Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International of East Hampton, N.J. They tied for Challenge 1, and won challenges 2 and 3, plus the daily points award. The other teams that competed were Chris Renninger and Jose Peralta of S&S Structures Inc. of Blandon, Penn., and Nick Hidalgo and Steven Dempsey of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Mich. Total day 2 cash awards were $3,250.
- On Day 3, Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International competed against Joe Allen and Paul Kulb also of Thomas Phoenix and were named the MCA METALCON 2017 National Metal Roofing Champions. The team won an additional $2,000 cash award for this elite title. Total cash awards purse for this year’s event was $8,500.
The Aces of Las Vegas Competitions were:
- Challenge 1: MBCI & Pac-Clad Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge. Contestants installed the base R-panel roofing onto the Games steel-framed mock-ups that are 8-by-9-foot.
- Challenge 2: Triangle Fastener Corp. Screw Gun Challenge. Contestants installed a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member. Fastest time and properly seated fasteners determined the winning team.
- Challenge 3: Roof Hugger Inc. Hug A Roof Challenge. Contestants installed factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins onto ribbed metal roofing installed during the first challenge. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment determined the winning team.
- Challenge 4: New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metals Standing Seam Challenge. Contestants installed 5 each 18-inch wide snap seam standing seam metal roof panels over the Hugger factory-notched sub-purlins. Fastest time and properly seated panel seams determined the winning team.
- Challenge 5: S-5! Let It Snow Challenge. Contestants installed S-5! ColorGard snow retention onto the 18-inch metal roof panels installed during the previous challenge. Fastest time, properly seated/torqued fasteners and ColorGard alignment determined the winning team.
Judging was provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).
Primary Material & Equipment Sponsors were Drexel Metals; LSI Group, Inc.- Roof Hugger LLC; MBCI; S-5!; New Tech Machinery; Triangle Fastener Corp. and Petersen Pac-Clad.
Cash Award Sponsors were Accurate Perforating; AKZO Nobel; ATAS International; Atlas Bolt & Screw Co.; The Bradbury Co. Inc.; Building Products Development; CIDAN Machinery; DesignandBuildwithMetal.com; Drexel Metals; Excel Stamping; GSSI Sealants Inc.; Kloeckner Metals; Logan Stampings; McElroy Metal; Modern Trade Communications; Petersen Pac-Clad; Sheffield Metals; SFS intec Inc.; VMZinc; and Valspar.