New Line of Fasteners Designed for Extreme Environments

The new 40-year Ply-Lo Extreme line of fasteners from East Coast Fasteners is designed for extreme environments. Ply-Lo Extreme was successfully tested in accordance to ASTM B117 for more than 3,000 hours of salt spray. With all the features of the original Ply-Lo fastener, the Ply-Lo Extreme is available in #10, #12 and #14, with a 40-year warranty. Ply-Lo #12 is designed to secure metal panels in place and prevent separation in extreme environments. Ply-Lo #14 is designed for use on larger buildings and as replacements in extreme environments. All Ply-Lo Extreme fasteners are tested internally and by a third party. Also new is the Ply-Lo #10 Extended fastener, the fastener that built the post-frame industry. Ply-Low #10 Extended, with a 12-year warranty, was successfully tested in accordance to ASTM B117 for a true 1,000 hours of salt spray.

For more information, visit www.plyco.com.

Fasteners Designed to Attach Sheeting over Rigid Insulation

Triangle Fastener Corporation expands their line of BLAZER Drill Screws with new sizes designed to attach metal panels over rigid insulation. These unique screws have two different threads with a gap in between that eliminates jacking of the panel during installation.

Features and benefits:

  • A special ¼-14 “high thread” under the screw’s head secures the metal panel tightly against the head for optimal seal
  • Unique unthreaded section eliminates the “jacking” of the panel during installation, improving the drilling and tapping performance
  • BLAZER 3 drill point for fast penetration with less effort
  • Lengths: 1-7/8-inch, 2-3/8-inch, 3-1/4-inch and 4-inch
  • TRI-SEAL 1,000-hours salt spray coating provides over 20-times more corrosion protection than screws with commercial zinc plated
  • Available with a zinc alloy cap or stainless steel cap providing corrosion resistance in harsh environments

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

OMG Inc. Restructures to Drive Innovation and Continued Growth

OMG Inc. has announced plans to implement a new corporate structure to position the company for continued growth. As part of this transition, OMG will create several small, more agile business units within two existing divisions. Each business unit will be fully responsible for executing strategy as well as profit and loss. The leaders of the business units will report to senior vice presidents responsible for setting overall strategy for long-term growth.

“The new organizational structure encourages product innovation within each business unit, which we believe will stimulate growth and enable us to better meet the changing needs of our customers and the markets we serve. It also creates opportunities for individual employee development and strengthens our leadership bench, both critical to our continued success,” said Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Within the OMG Roofing Division, the three new business units are Metal Accessories (which includes OMG EdgeSystems), Adhesives/Solar (which includes OlyBond Adhesives and OMG PowerGrip Solar Attachments), and Fasteners (which includes all roofing fasteners, as well as the RhinoBond and AccuTrac systems).

The two new business units in the FastenMaster Division are Decking (which covers all decking and trim fasteners including the Cortex Hidden Fastening and Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Clip systems, and Flex Hot Melt Adhesives) and Structural (which includes the Lok Line of structural fastening solutions as well as the PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System).

As part of the announcement, the company also announced several leadership changes. John Ashe has been promoted to senior vice president for the FastenMaster Division and will manage the new business unit leaders, the executive sales and marketing team, as well as new product development. Ashe’s team will include John McMahon, who has been promoted to vice president of the new Decking Business Unit.

An essential goal of the new structure is to drive innovation. As such, OMG has appointed two experienced business leaders to critical new roles in product development. Josh Kelly was named vice president of new product development and innovation for OMG Roofing Products, and Tim Gillis was named to the same role for FastenMaster. According to the company, both Kelly and Gillis have demonstrated a passion for product innovation throughout their careers, driving growth through new technology development and commercialization in their respective markets. They will be working in tandem with Tad Weiss, who has been named director of research and development and will focus on manufacturing technology and material science. Additionally, on the roofing side, Web Shaffer was named as vice president of the new Fastener Business Unit.

Other key changes announced include Dewey Kolvek’s promotion to senior vice president of operations, and Sarah Corrigan’s promotion to vice president of human resources and environmental, health & safety. Both are taking on additional responsibility for strengthening the shared resources that support each division and its business units.

“We are taking significant steps to make us rethink and improve the way we do business,” said McGovern. “While we continue to meet existing business demand, we will implement change strategies that create long-term value for our customers and the company.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.

Pre-Weathered Fastener Matches Corten Panels

COR-10 WOOD-X Lakeside Construction Fasteners offers the new high-strength COR-10 WOOD-X fastener, which is engineered to secure Corten metal panels into hardwood decking substrates. It is pre-weathered for exact Corten metal panel color match, eliminating the need to wait for fasteners to be painted or weathered to match. The fastener is available as a #10 in sizes from 1 inch to 3 inches, and it features an EPDM washer to ensure a sealed protective barrier. According to the manufacturer, its high-low threads and sharp T-17 cut point allows the fastener to quickly penetrate the Corten metal panel for low cost installation. The LCF COR-10 WOOD-X can be used with battery-operated screw guns including impact screw guns, notes the company.

The COR-10 WOOD-X fastener was the first-place winner of the Best New Product category at the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.

For more information, visit www.lakeside-fasteners.com. Lakeside

PrimeSource Expands Collated Fastener Offerings With Pro-Twist

PrimeSource Building Products has announced that it will start shipping a full line of collated specialty screws under its proprietary brand Pro-Twist. “The Pro-Twist brand has been selling collated screws for 25 years, but now the demand has really gone mainstream,” said Director of Specialty Fasteners Michael McFarland. “With the focus of this product line, it was clear that our customers were looking for a collated fastener under the Pro-Twist brand that is of premium quality.”

Collated screws are commonly used to install subflooring but with recent developments, builders can now apply timesaving techniques to other materials, such as drywall

“The technology for high-speed equipment has come a long way and the prices have come down. Builders know they can save time and money,” said McFarland. “We’re in that business and now we’re adding a full line of collated fasteners for a variety of material applications to our distribution network.”
 
PrimeSource is committed to focus on products that meet the need of its customers, while providing relevant brands and building solutions within the industry.
 
“PrimeSource is always looking for ways to improve the breadth and depth of our offerings,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We are a key supplier to the nation’s building trades, and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and simplify their buying decisions.”

Fasteners Are Suitable for Coastal Regions

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners has released its SC STEEL GUARD, available #10 by 1 to 3 inches. The fastener can be used with battery-operated and impact screw guns. SC STEEL GUARD engineered flat head service prevents fastener wobbling during installation. The fastener offers a larger outer diameter with a 1/4 HWH to prevent wind uplift and is suitable for coastal regions. The SC STEEL GUARD stainless steel fastener head will not red rust for the life of the metal panel.

SFS intec Structural Fasteners Meet Code Requirements

SFS intec Impax and Flex5 self-drilling structural fasteners have received an evaluation report (ESR-3870) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) , providing evidence that these carbon steel self-drilling structural fasteners meet code requirements. Specifically, the carbon steel Impax HWH, MAC, ZAC, cupped sealer, SD2 pancake clip and Flex5 products were included in the report.

Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving product in construction projects under the International Building Code and International Residential Code.

ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “SFS intec can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian states. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”

ICC-ES examined SFS intec’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. “We are very proud of the report,” says Andy Lee, product & key account manager, Roofing & Cladding. “It is a tool that will provide our customers confidence in obtaining code approvals.”

Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC President Retires After 32 Years

Randy Ridenour retires after 32 years with Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC.

Randy Ridenour retires after 32 years with Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC.

Randy Ridenour, president of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region branch manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to president in November 2009. “Throughout his career, Randy has made a positive impact not only on Atlas but also on numerous industry associations where he is respected for his service,” said Michael Hartley, president of the Marmon Construction Fasteners Group. Ridenour will continue to support Marmon as a consultant on various initiatives during 2017.
 
“To say that Randy will be missed would be an understatement,” Hartley said. “At the same time, he has built a management team that will enable a seamless transition in leadership and continued exemplary service to Atlas customers.”
 
With Ridenour’s retirement, Scott Bowers, Atlas business unit manager for metal, and Don Bratcher, business unit manager for wood, will each have full autonomy to run their business and both will report directly to Hartley. “With their knowledge and experience, Scott and Don will provide leadership as Atlas builds on its reputation and market position,” Hartley said.
 
Atlas Bolt & Screw Company, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, offers a range of construction fasteners that reduce installation costs and extend the lives of metal buildings worldwide. Its broad product line serves both metal to metal and metal to wood applications. Founded in 1896, Atlas is one of the oldest companies in the fastener industry.
 
In addition to Atlas, the Marmon Construction Fasteners Group includes Robertson, Pan American Screw, and Western Builders Supply, which together serve the construction, industrial, and other markets with a variety of fasteners. The group is part of Marmon Engineered Components Co., a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings Inc. Marmon Holdings, part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is an industrial organization with 2015 revenues of approximately $8 billion.

OMG Roofing Opens Two International Warehouses

To support a goal of accelerating international sales growth in Asia and Europe, OMG Roofing Products has established warehouses in Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well as in Shanghai, China.

The two warehouses are centrally located within their regions to enable OMG to supply products to roofing contractors and OEM partners in each of these markets. Both warehouses will stock a range of products sold locally, including OMG Fasteners and Plates, RhinoBond Tools and Plates, OMG Telescopic Tubes, OlyBond500 insulation adhesives, OlyFlow Drains, and EverSeal Roof Repair Tape.

“OMG Roofing Products has continued to grow and expand beyond U.S. borders,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing. “By adding these warehouses we are building a foundation on which to accelerate our international growth by improving our service and expanding our distribution into new countries throughout Europe and Asia.”

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products is a global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, roof drains, pipe supports, emergency roof repair tape as well as productivity tools such as the RhinoBond Induction Welding System. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

Adjustable Torque Screwgun Features Versa-Clutch System

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT has announced the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622). Featuring the Versa-Clutch system, the screwgun dials in the proper torque needed to drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) with 0-2000 RPMs has enough power to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood.

The brushless motor limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. The screwgun provides a cordless solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) advances DEWALT’s line of cordless fastening capabilities. With a focus on ergonomics, the screwgun is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. Featuring a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) completes a variety of applications on the jobsite, including post frame building and metal roofing.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) will be available in September 2016 where DEWALT products are sold. Kitted with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger (DCF622M2) or sold as a bare option (DCF622B), the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun will be sold at (MSRP) $329 and $199 respectively and comes standard with a three year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and one year free service contract.