In the last edition, we featured post-show coverage of Frame Building Expo. In this edition, you’ll find views from the International Roofing Expo, which was held February 1-3 in New Orleans. It was a great show … attendees and exhibitors were upbeat and obviously enjoying themselves. The many exhibitors serving up adult beverages may have had a little something to do with it, but mostly it was all about the opportunity to get back to normal and get down to business. The talk among many of the exhibitors was still supply chain problems.
Speaking of the supply chain, former Rollforming Magazine editor Sharon Thatcher is included once again in this edition. She has supplied us with a pair of articles about the “whys” and “hows” of steel recycling. The first article addresses how scrap is turned into usable steel; the second is about predicting coil prices by keeping an eye on scrap metal prices. We think you’ll find these articles of interest because, after all, where would your business be without the steel coil you work with every single day.
You’ll also find of interest the update about Solanco Metal. We introduced you to Solanco’s owner, Ephraim Esch, almost a year ago (Rollforming Magazine, August/September 2021). We recently spoke with him and he’s nearly settled into his new location. He shares more advice about what he’s learned over the last few years, and some of the lessons he has learned through his recent move.
By the time this edition is delivered, registration for the Construction Rollforming Show may already be open. If it’s not, it will be very soon! So this is a great time to announce some of the educational topics that will be covered October 26-27 in New Orleans. We’ve also tapped some familiar names about why you should attend this fall. See pages 26-29 for a first glimpse at what the show will have to offer.
As always, I appreciate any feedback you may have about the magazine and the topics that should be covered within. Until next time — be well.