METALfab 2020


METALfab is the premier metalworking event of the year! It’s one of the largest industry trade shows because we continue to partner with the American Fence Association’s FENCETECH and the International Door Association’s IDAExpo. We average 7,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors. Learn about the newest products and techniques, attend customized seminars, get motivated by keynote speakers or compete in the annual Ernest Wiemann Top Job competition. 

What to Expect:

  • A gathering of 7,000+ attendees from three related industries
  • Full schedule of seminars, schools and hands-on training
  • The highly anticipated annual Top Job competition
  • Shop Tour live demonstrations
  • Triple the exhibit floor space with more than 300 booths
  • NEF silent auction and joint-all conference party with AFA and IDA


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METALfab/FENCETECH is March 3-6, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake City is known for its breathtaking landscapes, mountain backdrops and majestic lakes including the Great Salt Lake. It combines the amenities of a large metro area with the opportunity to take advantage of year-round outdoor recreation within minutes of every direction and has been known to have “The Greatest Snow on Earth.”

This year’s METALfab/FENCETECH will be at the Salt Palace Convention Center, nestled in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. When you come to the Salt Palace for the conference, you'll be within walking distance to dozens of eclectic restaurants and bars, award-winning hotels, world-class shopping and premium entertainment venues. Many of the convention center's most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.



Coronavirus Update

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to ensure that you are safe during your trip to FENCETECH/METALfab. During the show, please continue to take basic precautions such as washing your hands often with soap and water, avoid close contact with people who are sick and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.  We will have free-standing hand sanitizer stations around the Salt Palace Convention Center and ask that you take a look at this fact sheet for more information.
See you soon in Salt Lake City!