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ST Fastening Systems Acquired by The Hillman Group

Hargis Industries, LP has sold its operating division, ST Fastening Systems, to The Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The sale was announced Nov. 9. Founded in 1964, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions to more than 26,000 customers. Hillman’s focus is designing innovative...

Regency Madera

New Window Options for Safe-Way Doors

Safe-Way Door has started offering new window options for both its Regency Madera and Ambient door lines. Pencil groove doors with “commercial-style” windows are now available for the Regency Madera. The Regency Madera replicates the look of natural stained wood in either oak or rosewood, constructed of heavy-gauge steel inside and...

Housing starts and building permit data for Oct. 2017

SBCA (the Structural Building Components Association) has compiled the following October housing starts and building permit data for the U.S. and Canada. U.S. October housing starts (released November 17) increased 13.7% to 1,290,000 units. Single-family starts increased 5.3% to 877,000 units, while multi-family increased by 36.8% to 413,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an...

Novagard Solutions Announces Launch of NovaUltra Product

Novagard Solutions®, a manufacturer of premium silicone sealants and adhesives, introduces NovaUltra Adhesive Sealant to their premium silicone adhesive and sealant product offering. This newest silicone product has a higher tensile strength, higher elongation and superior adhesion properties perfect for use in challenging installation applications. NovaUltra Adhesive Sealant is a neutral...

Schweiss Bifold Doors Save Planes, Hangars from Cat 4 Hurricane

Occasionally, customers suggest that Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors may be more heavy duty than they need to be, but you won’t hear that from pilots who house their airplanes in hangars at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas. The small gulf town of Rockport is located 30 miles north of Corpus Christi. The...

New ASTM International Standard Helps Monitor Building Sealants

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturers and regulators better understand how building sealants change once they have been compressed or stretched. The new standard (C1815) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on building seals and sealants (C24). “Think about the last time you rolled out pizza dough,” says ASTM...

Triangle Fastener Opens New Fastening Tech Center

Triangle Fastener Corporation has opened a new TFC Tech Center located in Cleveland, Ohio. The new 1,100 sq. ft. facility provides the equipment necessary to facilitate product design, product development and certification. Joe Stager, vice president of product development, said: “The investment we made into constructing the new TFC Tech Center...

Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner Henry A. Getz Dies at Age 97

Henry A. Getz, former president of Morton Buildings, Inc., and a pioneer in post-frame construction, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 97. Getz was honored for his contributions to the industry with the NFBA’s Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2016 Frame Building Expo. A celebration of life...

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Gooseneck Trailer

The mechanical gooseneck trailer is now 70 years old and it’s anniversary is being celebrated by its maker, Talbert Manufacturing of Rensselaer, Indiana. A press release from the company pays homage to Austin Talbert, engineer and founder of Talbert Construction Equipment Co., who developed the first gooseneck that was patented in...