July 2018

22 23 THE METAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION ITS USE IS GROWING THE METAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION T he Metal Construction Association (MCA) is a Chicago-based trade asso- ciation, created to promote the use of metal in construction through the use of marketing, education, and selective action on public policies that affect metal’s use in build- ing projects. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with MCA’s Executive Director, Karl Hielscher, to find out more about the Association’s mandate, vision, and programs. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: Karl, can you talk about the MCA’s founding? Hielscher: “The Metal Construction Associa- tion began in the early 1980s when a number of manufacturers of metal cladding for build- AT A GLANCE THE METAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION WHAT: A trade association created to pro- mote the use of metal in construction WHERE: Chicago, Illinois WEBSITE: www.metalconstruction.org