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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Screw Products, Inc.

1-877-844-8880

info@screw-products.com

www.screw-products.com

 Rick Pully Joins Screw Products as Vice President of Sales 

Gig Harbor, WA,  - Rick Pully has joined Screw Products, Inc. as Vice President of Sales.  He is responsible for strengthening ties and developing new business among the country’s distributors as well as establishing sales strategies and objectives with the company’s national network of independent representatives.

Prior to joining Screw Products, Pully spent the past 14 years in construction specialty fastening with Illinois Tool Works.  Jim Miller, President and CEO of Screw Products, Inc., says, “Rick possesses a deep understanding of the industry as well as the needs of our many and varied customers. He will be a valued and knowledgeable asset to our staff, territorial sales agents and clients as we expand our brand throughout the nation and more extensively into the international marketplace. ”

Screw Products, Inc. offers the ultimate interior and exterior fastening solutions for deck, construction lags, general purpose, drywall, cabinetry and finish work.  Screw Products, Inc. also provides, DeckLok and RailLok, the ultimate patented lateral anchoring systems with newly updated ICC approvals.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact William Chelak at 732-541-8471or wchelak@scstrategeis.net.

 

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap           

August 2015

Our guest speaker from Constant Contact showcased the third meeting of 2015 taking place at the Ivy in Buckhead, GA.  There were 27 members and guests in attendance.  The meeting was held on August 18, 2015.

During the meeting the previous minutes were read and approved along with the anit-trust statement.  Nominations were made for the new board to include Mike Reasons as President, Joey Matthews for Vice-President, Joel Mooneyhan for Secretary and Kevin Waters for treasurer.  Voting for the new board will take place in the October meeting.

James Gunning spoke about the DeckExpo show and provided class, education and social information.  He also discussed NADRA’s main event and the National Deck Competition.  Several members of the Atlanta Chapter plan to attend.

Joey Matthews gave an update on the Deck for A Soldier project and all material and labor donations were finalized during the meeting.  The build, which is set to happen on Oct 1st, should be another great opportunity for us all to serve.

Main sponsors for the meeting was Southeastern Underdecking and iLighting.  Sean Ryan discussed a very detailed presentation on the new products from iLighting and benefits of their system.  Joey Mooneyhan discussed the benefits of using Southeastern Underdecking to keep a space below the deck dry.  They have many products that can help to finish out the normally unused area under the deck.

Demming Bass from Constant Contact gave us a very informative presentations and discussion on how to use Constant Contact to change the way we do our marketing.  His ideas on how to specifically use the service in the decking industry will prove to be helpful for many of our members.  Demming also discussed the partnership with NADRA and how we can save money.

The next meeting will be held at the Ivy Buckhead on Tuesday Oct 20th.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Gunning, Atlanta Chapter President

 

2015 Fall Seminar: NADRA Deck Evaluation Certification Course

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Best Western Fairfax Hotel

3535 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Schedule:  

7:00 – 7:30 AM Registration
7:30 – 9:00 AM Jim Mailey – NADRA Deck Evaluation Certification Course
9:00 – 9:15 AM Break
9:15 – 12:00 PM Jim Mailey – NADRA Deck Evaluation Certification Course and Test
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch provided by NOVA ASHI at Best Western Fairfax
1:00 – 2:30 PM David Rushton – Inspecting Old Houses
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 5:00 PM David Rushton – Inspecting Old Houses

 

 

This seminar has been approved for 8 Hours of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits”. MD State CE Credits have been applied for.

Early registration $250 for NOVA ASHI members ($300 for non-members) before September 23, 2015. $275 ($325 for non-members) after that date. This course is open to everyone, however, NADRA Certification is only available to ASHI Members in good standing.

To register, you must download the form HERE

 *Any questions, please contact Fred Heppner, 703-503-9519 

Simpson Strong-Tie Presents a FREE Training Workshop with CEU’s in King of Prussia, PA

Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00am

Deck and Porch Workshop:

This FREE workshop is designed for those Engineers, Architects, Building Officials, Contractors, Distributors, Deck Builders, and Home Inspectors interested in learning about bringing structural safety to deck building.

Continuing Education Credits: 

  • 6 Professional Development Hours (PDH) awarded
  • Continued Education Units (CEU) 6 contact hours, are offered to those who meet our workshop completion requirements. You must also attain a passing grade on the online test association with this workshop, if you are required to earn CEU’s.
  • Please contact your certifying licensing organization or agency directly to inquire if they accept CEU’s from IACET providers or require PDHs, only.
Class Outline Topics: 
  • Discuss how to provide a Continuous Load Path for a Deck and Porch based on the American Wood Council’s DCA6, International Residential Code and International Building Code.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Fasteners for Outdoor Applications, Deck Ledger Connections, Framing, Guard(rail) Connections, and Corrosion Considerations
To register for this workshop online, obtain more information or find more course listings, visit: www.strongtie.com/workshops

Download the form HERE

Location and Time:

Valley Forge Casino Resort:

1160 First Ave.

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Workshop Hours: Registration & Breakfast: 7:00am – 8:00am

Workshop: 8:00am – 3:30pm

Lunch will be provided

*For questions, please email kmyers@strongtie.com or call her toll free: 800.999.5099 – Extension: 4016

N E W S   R E L E A S E

DATE:  August 13, 2015

CONTACT:

Jim Groff

717.852.4842

jcgroff@wolfleader.com

www.wolfleader.com

 

Joe Person Joins WOLF as Chief Financial Officer

(York, Pa.) – WOLF, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products, today announced the hiring of Joe Person as Chief Financial Officer.

Person will oversee the evaluation of WOLF’s fiscal function and performance, as well as develop operational and organizational financial strategies.

His past experience includes serving as a commercial banker in M&T Bank’s Middle Market Group supporting a large customer portfolio in the Southeast Pennsylvania region.

Person also served as a Naval Intelligence Officer for Navy Seal Team Ten, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the National Security Agency.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Person is active in the community and serves as a board member of the United States Naval Academy Susquehanna Valley Alumni Chapter.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Joe’s experience join the WOLF team,” said Craig Danielson, president and CEO of WOLF.  “Joe represents another important step in WOLF’s continued growth and process improvement.”

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About WOLF    WOLF provides kitchen and bath cabinetry and building materials, marketing and sales support and financial services exclusively to independent dealers in 33 states.   Since its founding in 1843, York, Pa.-based WOLF has evolved into a sourcing company that offers American-made, WOLF-branded products and other high-quality product lines.  Learn more about WOLF at www.wolfleader.com and www.wolfhomeproducts.com.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2015

 Pan American Screw Acquires Western Builders Supply

CONOVER, N.C. – Pan American Screw LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Builders Supply, Inc. (WBS) of Billings, Montana.

WBS distributes a full line of construction fasteners direct to lumberyards, home centers, and farm and ranch supply businesses in the North Central and Rocky Mountain states. WBS has been a family-owned business since 1945 and current CEO Rob Saunders will remain with WBS during a transition period.

Pan American Screw, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, currently supplies fasteners under three industry leading brands: Deerwood Fasteners, Sure Drive USA, and Co-Op Screw. “The WBS product line will add tremendous value to our product offering and strengthen our position in the marketplace,” said Gene Dagenhart, President of Pan American Screw.

WBS specializes in star drive construction screws and specialty structural fasteners widely recognized in the construction industry and sold under the Big Timber® brand. “The WBS best in-class packaging has great shelf appeal and will add value for both our new and current Pan American Screw customers,” said Phil Lail, Pan American Screw General Manager.

Dale Rife, a 12-year veteran of Pan American Screw and currently VP Finance, will relocate to Montana to lead WBS. “My goal is to continue the WBS tradition, begun by the Saunders family, of superior products and customer service while continuing to grow sales and expand the company,” Rife said.

Pan American Screw welcomes the employees and customers of WBS. For more information regarding Pan American Screw, visit www.panamericanscrew.com and for more information on WBS, visit www.wbsmontana.com.

For Immediate Release                                                                 

Contact: 

info@screw-products.com

1-877-844-8880

www.deck-lok.com

www.screw-products.com

                                      

DeckLok Verified to Meet (ICC-ES) Codes

Gig Harbor, WA (July 29, 2015) - DeckLok, the patented lateral anchor system from Screw Products, Inc., recently received an updated ESR-2114 evaluation from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) verifying  the bracket’s continued compliance with code requirements. This was based on a thorough examination of Screw Products, Inc. test reports, calculations, quality control methods and related product information.

According to ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, “Screw Products, Inc. can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements. 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.”

“DeckLok is revolutionizing the deck industry,” adds Jim Miller, CEO of Screw Products, Inc. “This patented lateral anchor system strengthens the vulnerable connections between deck components by adding a bolted attachment at critical structural locations. Current deck fastening techniques rely on resistance to ‘pullout’ force… like using a nail to hold a crowbar. The DeckLok Advanced Lateral Anchor System creates stronger deck connections by redirecting the force of the load from ‘pullout’ to a connection in ‘shear’ at the deck floor joist.”

Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others commonly utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving DeckLok in construction projects under IRC and IBC 2006, 2009 and 2012 Safety Code requirements. This includes ensuring both lateral pullout and rail post stability, while using current deck construction techniques and designs.

For more information on the patented DeckLok Lateral Anchor System please visit www.deck-lok.com or www.screw-products.com and/or call 1-877-844-8880.

About ICC-ES

A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.

About Screw Product, Inc. 

Screw Products, Inc. offers the ultimate interior and exterior fastening solutions for deck, construction lags, general purpose, drywall, cabinetry and finish work. This includes both DeckLok and RailLok, the ultimate patented lateral anchoring systems with newly updated ICC approvals.

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From the NADRA NJ President:

We had a successful meeting on Tuesday night, July 21st. The chapter was well mixed with builders, manufacturers, distributors and lumber yards. Actually, we were skewed higher in builder attendance which was pleasing since it was a concern of some meetings in the past. We had a standard of about 20-25 people in attendance. Following the introductions and reading of the Anti-trust, Judy, the chapter secretary asked for approval of our last emailed meeting minutes and Gus updated the chapter on a treasurer’s report.

A big thanks to Walter & Wendy Jones from Artisan Builders Guild, for sponsoring our July meeting.  They spent time explaining what Artisan Builders Guild offers the market and then spent time reviewing a line they offer called Arcadia Pergolas. They went over the features and benefits of the product and talked about the mechanics and installation of the system. They presented some beautiful pictures to demonstrate some of the opportunities that exist when it comes to louvered pergolas. Great presentation!

Following the ABG presentation, Tommy Hilcken, owner of Toolbox Talent took the floor. He went into great detail about public speaking and how we can look to enhance our selling abilities on an everyday basis. He asked some great questions like, how do we connect with our customers, how do you become memorable? He mentioned what do you and don’t you like about public speaking.  He did say that public speaking is a learned skill. When speaking publically we need a memorable, compelling presentation that raises peoples’ emotions.  And that public speaking just “is”.

Tina Breen of MRS from our fun committee said she was going to put together a survey regarding fun event ideas and email it over to Judy to send to the group. Judy then discussed the upcoming National Deck Competition and upcoming NADRA events in Chicago.

Our next meeting will be held on September 15th. Thanks again to our sponsor and speaker!

 

Lainie Sleppin

NADRA is thrilled to announce that you can now pay your membership dues online.

It’s been a long-time coming, and the team at NADRA HQ is ecstatic to see paper invoices become obsolete. Our days of mail merging word documents and stuffing envelopes are finally over. All members can now pay their dues through an easy-to-use online portal. It’s even mobile friendly!

So what can you expect?

It’s easy. If your membership is up for renewal, you will receive an email before the end of the week with a link to renew your membership online. This email will summarize your renewal span, contact information and amount due. The email will also include the link you need to process your renewal payment online. Once you process your payment, you will receive a receipt and email confirmation. Once that is sent, please allow up to (2) week to process and update our database.

 

Don’t want to pay by credit card & prefer to send a check? Don’t worry, you still can. All you have to do is follow the steps on the online portal. Once you get to the payment type, select “send check” -It’s really that easy. If you are still not comfortable with the new system, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we can process your payment over the phone. Whatever you are comfortable with. We are at your service.

 

*Important Note: NADRA Headquarters will no longer be sending renewal invoices via snail mail. If you are uncertain of your membership span, or status, do not hesitate to contact us. We are available at: 215.679.4884 – or send an email to Info@NADRA.org and someone will respond within 48 business hours. If you know you need to pay your dues, and you are ready to renew today, you can process your payment by following this link HERE.

Connecting Deck Ledgers to MPC Wood Trusses

The connection of residential deck ledgers to MPC floor trusses is not covered by the 2012 IRC (Table R507.2 and R507.2.1) that gives fastener requirements for the connection a deck ledger to a solid-sawn house band.  The ledger connection is especially difficult when the deck ledger is attached to the side of the truss because only the narrow edge of 2×4 truss chords and webs are present and not suitable for installing the typical ½-inch lag screws or bolts.  According to Professor Frank Woeste, Virginia Tech University,  it is critically important for contractors to verify the existence of a solid-sawn band joist when adding a residential deck because without verification, it’s possible for the ledger connection lag screws to only penetrate the wood sheathing, typically 15/32-inch thick.  Details for connecting a residential deck ledger to floor trusses have been updated and published by the SBCA(2015). See HERE.