The Metal Construction Association presented awards to three professionals in the metal construction industry at its winter meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida

Mark James of Roof Hugger Inc. and Randy Allen from Triangle Fastener Corp. were given MCA’s Patrick R. Bush Volunteer Service Award, and Ken Buchinger of NCI Building Systems was given MCA’s Larry A. Swaney Award.

Credited with completing more than 30 million square feet of retrofit roof projects in his career, James was awarded for his work in planning, constructing and operating the MCA demo area at Metalcon. He’s also the primary individual responsible for the Metal Roofing Championship Games for the past two years.

Allen was acknowledged for pushing for the creation of the MCA Accessories Council, which he is now serving as chairman. He was also recognized for his involvement in numerous other MCA committees, councils and initiatives.

Buchinger was honored for serving on the MCA board from 2006-2014, as well as his contributions in technical research for the association. He has been an ambassador for education and training, and a primary contributor to the association’s roofing installation manual.