CHICAGO — The Metal Construction Association has adopted a NASCAR theme for this year's fifth annual Championship Roofing Games being held at METALCON Oct. 10-12 in Charlotte, N.C.

With the theme, the event this year is named "The MCA Rev 'Em Up Championship Roofing Games." The action will be at Booth 118 in the exhibit hall at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Ten teams of two participants will compete. Contestants will test their metal roofing skills by competing in five challenges, which will be held on each of the first two days of the event. Each day, five pre-registered teams with two contestants each will compete for cash awards.

On Friday, the third day, the teams with the most collective points will compete for the grand cash award and title of "MCA METALCON 2018 National Metal Roofing Champion."

In 2017, $8,500 cash was awarded over the three-day competition and the same amount will be awarded this year. The 2017 championship team was Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International of Eastampton, N.J., taking home an additional $2,000 cash award with the MCA national championship title. They will be returning this year to the games in Charlotte.

The competition includes five challenges; the retrofit panel installation challenge, screw gun challenge, "Hug-A-Roof" challenge, standing seam challenge and "Let It Snow" challenge.

Primary sponsors this year are: Drexel Metals; Logan Stampings Inc.; Roof Hugger LLC; MBCI; S-5!; New Tech Machinery; Triangle Fastener Corp. and Petersen Pac-Clad.

Several other MCA member companies support this event with cash donations. Donations are used for the cash awards that are presented to the teams that win each of the challenges, each day's collective points winner and the grand cash prize for the championship title.

Donations have been provided by the following MCA Member Companies: Accurate Perforating Co.; AKZO Nobel Coatings Inc.; ATAS International Inc.; Cidan Machinery Inc.; D.I. Roof Seamers;; Drexel Metals Inc.; Excel Stampings & Mfg. Inc.; GSSI Sealants Inc.; Logan Stampings Inc.; McElroy Metal Inc.; Modern Trade Communications; Petersen Aluminum Corp.; Roofing Magazine; S-5!; SFS Intec Inc.; Sheffield Metals International; The Bradbury Co. Inc.; and Sherwin Williams.

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