By Karen Knapstein

As I write this, advertising director Missy Beyer and I have just returned to the office after attending the International Roofing Expo in Dallas. It was an excellent trip. Events that allow you to meet and learn directly from roofing industry manufacturers, suppliers, and so many others are few and far between. 

IRE is enormous. With over 400 booths and displays at the 2023 event, we were only able to meet with a tiny fraction of the exhibitors. We  did, however, make it a priority to meet with and deliver the remaining Metal of Honor plaques.

It was our honor to hand-deliver the award plaques to those winning companies that were exhibiting at IRE. (Some of the awards were delivered last month during Frame Building Expo in Louisville.) We took the opportunity to take photos of the winners with their awards; you will see them in an upcoming edition of Metal Roofing Magazine. (You’ll also see and learn more about the show in the next edition.)

The Metal of Honor is a big deal. It’s an Industry’s Choice award. All the winners were selected by you and your fellow roofing industry professionals. 

If your favorite suppliers didn’t show up on the winner’s list, be sure to vote for them in December when the next voting cycle begins. If they are not on the ballot, you are free to nominate them by writing in their company name.

The next edition is the annual IDEA Book. Once again it will be filled with outstanding metal roofing projects. If ever you’re thinking to yourself: “I can do better than that!” as you peruse the metal roofing Project of the Month or the IDEA Book projects, this is a standing invitation for you to send in a project. All we need is a component list, high resolution  photos, and the project story. (Submit your project here: MR

Listed below, are the 2023 Metal of Honor winners!

• AceClamp

• Acu-Form

• AkzoNobel Coatings

• AppliCad Software

• ASC Machine Tools

• Atlas Building Products

• Aztec Washer Company

• Bradbury Group, The
• Direct Metals Inc.

• Dripstop®

• Drexel Metals

• Dynamic Fastener

• East Coast Fasteners

• Englert

• Everlast Metals

• Garland Company, The

 Graber Post Buildings

• Hershey’s the Metal Meister

• Hixwood

• Isaiah Industries

• Kirsch Building Products

• Leland Industries

• Levi’s Building Components

• Logan Stampings

• Malco Products

• Maze Nails


• McElroy Metal

• Metal Rollforming Systems

• MFM Building Products

• MWI Components

• Onduline / Tuftex

• Petersen / PAC-CLAD

• ProVia

• rFOIL Insulation Products

• Ridgeline Safety Systems

• Roll Former LLC

• Roof Hugger

• S-5!

• Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

• SmartBuild Systems

• Snap-Z

• ST Fastening Systems

• SWI Machinery

• Triangle Fastener Corporation

• Titanium / Owens Corning
    • Union Corrugating Company

These companies have been selected by the readers of Metal Roofing Magazine as a top supplier in the industry. You, the readers, nominated who you believe has the most:

• Quality products • Excellent service • Dependable delivery • Competitive prices

Many companies were nominated by our readers and the top percent of vote recipients—47 in all—make up the 19th class of honorees. Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners!