NADRA Member Spotlight: Greg Hartmann, National Nail – CAMO Fasteners

Company Name: National Nail – CAMO Fasteners
Member Name:  Greg Hartmann
Member Category: Manufacturer
Location: Bristol, CT

A note from NADRA HQ: Greg Hartmann has been a proud supporter of NADRA for over 12 years. He has continuously added tremendous value in the companies he has represented over the years. We are so very grateful for Greg’s dedication to NADRA, and his passion for this industry. Thank you, Mr. Hartmann. 

What inspired you to join NADRA?  Email generated by NADRA Facebook post

When did you first get involved with this industry? 2001

What was the first thing you ever built? Tiger Claw Clips

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business:  General Manager of National Nail Northeast. Manufacturer of CAMO deck fasteners. We supply fasteners for over 250,000 decks every year.

How do you define success?  Perpetual growth. As a business and as an individual.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career?  Always be innovating. If you are not working on something new your competitors will pass you by.

If you could ask your fellow industry professionals one question, what might it be?  How can I help you be more successful?

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Hold a similar position in a power sports business.

A little more about Greg: Over several years of being a NADRA member, I have met many people with varying roles in the deck industry. All of them inspire me to work harder to improve our businesses together. Several have become great friends.

I am enjoying life with my wife, Sue. We live in a beautiful Victorian home in Bristol, CT with several cats and dogs.
Living in a house this old gives me plenty of opportunity to use all I learn from the great deck builders and remodelers I serve.

Website: CamoFasteners.com 

Connect with CAMO on Social Media:

National Nail Announces Finals of its CAMO® Screw Off!™ Deck Fastening Competition Feb. 14th 2018 at LBM Expo Booth #226 With a Harley-Davidson® Grand Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maureen Murray

973-993-1570

precise2@optonline.net

Grand Rapids, MI – National Nail’s CAMO Screw Off! in which hundreds of contractors competed in a deck fastening speed competitions at lumberyards in New England and New Jersey in 2017, will hold the finals at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) LBM Expo in Providence, Rhode Island on Feb. 14, 2018.  The elimination rounds will be held at the Idea Exchange near the CAMO Fasteners booth #226, beginning at 11 a.m. – 3p.m. The “Elite 8” Finalists compete from 3pm – 4pm when the Grand Prize of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is announced along with cash prizes.  

Designed by National Nail to provide hands-on experience with its CAMO Deck Edge Fastening system, the CAMO Screw Off was hosted by CAMO stocking dealers this past summer and fall in a series of deck fastening speed contests.  The unique system, comprised of propriety guides, drill bits and fasteners, actually fastens deck boards on the edge, to give decks a more beautiful, barefoot-friendly, fastener-free surface.

To make it even more interesting, father and son Bob and Jesse Buzzell of Robert Buzzell Construction in Newton, NH will represent Moynihan Lumber of Plaistow, NH, facing off against each other in the finals!

“We are getting down to the wire and excitement is building, as contractors gear up to win that bike in The CAMO Screw Off! finals,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail. “Our dealers loved the way the competitions increased store traffic and created new CAMO fans through the hands-on demos.  We expect even more dealer competitions in other regions in 2018.”

National Nail worked with CAMO stocking dealers to promote event dates, generate contractor interest, and coordinate competition details. A CAMO Screw Off! Dealer Marketing Kit containing banners, flyers, posters, and other promotional material was provided to each participating location.  Additional support included logo wearables, regional PR, and social media.

For more information on the CAMO Screw Off! Finals at the 2018 NRLA LBM Expo in Providence, Rhode Island, please visit www.camofasteners.com/screw-off

About CAMO Edge Fastening

CAMO Edge Fastening from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” @camofasteners on Facebook and @camodeckfasteners on Instagram.

# # # #

Manufacturers share highlights from International Builders Show

NADRA Vice President, Heath Bowman attended the International Builders Show alongside President, Matt Breyer & several NADRA Committee members and NADRA ambassadors.

“It was great spending time with all of the NADRA members who participated in IBS.  Each booth we visited told stories and showed excitement about growth in sales, as well as, in new products coming.  I am personally excited to have accepted the VP position as it will allow me to be part of the industry in a more hands-on capacity.” Heath Bowman

NADRA Bronze level members, Screw Products, Inc.:

Three days can be a long time to stand on a trade show floor, but this year’s International Builders Show kept a steady pace and truly brought out the “International” for those interested in Screw Products, Inc. With growing interest from South America and even genuine interest with new friends in Africa!

From the moment we left the airport en route to our hotel, we knew this years show was going to be different. Different indeed. The IBS Marketing Team really stepped up their game this year with “Welcome” signage at the airport, as well as billboards along the way to the convention center! Well Done Team IBS!

Attendees were engaged and eager to learn. While we continued to have considerable interest in our overall Fastener line, our C-Deck Composite Deck Screws and DeckLok really caught the attention of many contractors. Several of which were proud members of the Great NADRA Team! Thanks for the continued support!

With hundreds of solid leads from contractors, dealers, distributors and fellow manufacturers, we are poised for a great 2018 at Screw Products, Inc. You won’t want to miss it! In fact, I hope they add an extra day to next year’s IBS! See you in Vegas!

AZEK® Building Products, NADRA Gold Level Members: 

AZEK Building Products had a great showing at IBS with a stunning new booth, showcasing more than a dozen new products.  AZEK® and TimberTech® each released three new colors to their premium decking lines.  AZEK’s Vintage Collection® launched Coastline™, English Walnut™ and Weathered Teak™ while TimberTech added Sequoia™, Espresso and Whitewash Cedar™ to its Legacy Collection.  TimberTech also announced an upgrade to its warranty, growing from a 25-year to a 30-year limited lifetime warranty.

AZEK also ran various demonstrations, highlighting a new and expanded line of Adhesives & Accessories for cellular PVC trim and moulding. The company also released various new deck fasteners, including additional color options for TOPLoc® by AZEK and a new hand-driven option of FUSIONLoc®.

Finally, AZEK® Trim & Moulding showcased 6 new surrounds for windows and doors, providing contractors even greater architectural options to present to homeowners.

Check out AZEK’s highlight reel on their YouTube channel!

 

CAMO Fasteners, a Bronze member of NADRA had a great show at IBS.  We interacted with a lot of fabulous deck builders and demoed our CAMO products.

The International Builders’ Show is THE trade show of the year — and a great way to start 2018 says NADRA members, Feeney, Inc.! This year was especially big for Feeney, as we unveiled our new brand evolution: new logo, new booth, all new packaging, and new literature! We got great feedback from contractors, architects, retailers, and other vendors. Folks were WOWed by our new look! We also unveiled two new products:

DesignRail® Kits: a complete modular aluminum railing system

CableRail Conceal Kits: a low-profile alternative to our original CableRail Kits

Optimism was high at the show, folks were positive about the year ahead in the building and remodeling industries. We noticed more VR games and displays in booths: you could tour a model home or a sustainable quarry in Brazil, and even smash up an old water heater with a lightsaber! We had a great time touring the show, talking to folks at Therrawood (who had our CableRail on display in their booth!), Camo Deck Fasteners, Home Advisor, Houzz, Use Natural Stone, Architectural Grille, and 84 Lumber. We even did some live streaming on Facebook at our booth on Day 3. Thank you to all who stopped by!

Heather Marchand, NADRA’s National Programs and Marketing Director, walked the show visiting members.

“I so enjoyed walking the show floor and having the chance to stop and speak to as many members as my feet would allow! The IBS show is gigantic! I needed more time! It was a blast getting to sit down with so many familiar faces- and new ones. The weather was beautiful for the outdoor exhibits. Bob Heidenreich and The Deck Store crew did an outstanding job! I loved the little touches – such as the custom picnic tables. The highlight of my trip was probably the warm, welcoming running hug I received from our members at AZEK. I love my job! I loved having the chance to see our members hard work pay off at this fast-paced, packed show. You all put a lot of time & resources into coordinating booth personnel, Facebook Live events, the displays, handouts, trinkets & novelty items & so much more. It showed! Job well done, friends! Now let’s get to work building, and get folks playing outside more… one deck at a time!”  Heather Marchand

The NADRA team met with members and prospective members at IBS. As you know, it’s a HUGE space to cover, and we missed many of you! We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builders Show, please send images, links and recap to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep this blog post updated with posts from our members that exhibited at the show! 

Take a look at members we saw along the way!

CAMO supports Deck Safety Month® in May

Contractors Mark NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® in May with CAMO Edge Fastening for Safer, Barefoot-Friendly Deck Surfaces

CAMO Edge Fastening teams with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) to promote “Deck Safety Month®” with ways to improve the safety of your deck using better installation techniques and materials.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (PRWEB) MAY 18, 2017

CAMO Edge Fastening joined forces with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA), in supporting Deck Safety Month® in May to help increase public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks, and proper installation of new decks. National Nail’s CAMO Edge Fastening is one technology that can help contractors make decks safer for homeowners.

Unlike traditional fasteners that are nailed or screwed through the top or face of the deck board, the proprietary Edge Fastening system guides the unique CAMO® screws through the edge of the boards. Applying the screws in this manner eliminates the safety issues normally associated with traditional face fastening. Edge fastening greatly reduces the cracking and splitting of deck boards that leads to splinters while also eliminating the common issue of nails and screws working themselves out of the deck board surface. Scott Baker, CEO and President of National Nail states, “Splinters, nails and screw pops find their way into the feet of unsuspecting guests. Families don’t want to turn their fun, outdoor event into a first aid lesson. That’s why we say CAMO® is barefoot approved™.”

Another safety advantage to CAMO Edge Fastening is the holding power of the deck board is greatly improved due to the angle which the screws enter the deck board and attach directly to the sub-structure. This system virtually eliminates deck board movement which is a common problem with deck clips. “With CAMO, you get a solid, stable board. If there is ever an issue with a board I can back the screws out to replace it where I can’t with typical hidden clips,” said Billy Lecorchick, owner of Legends Home Improvements in Monroe, NJ.

“Contractors or homeowners using wood, composites or PVC are fastening their decks with CAMO Edge Fastening for safer, fastener-free surfaces,” said Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing, National Nail/CAMO. “Edge-fastened decks prevent fastener caused splitting or cracking that increases weather and moisture access to the deck material– which can add to and increase degradation of the deck board. The deck surface is also safer for bare feet with no raised screw heads, which can also get hot in the sun. These are all important safety factors for homeowners. “

Chris Warren of Warren Builders, State College, PA, agrees and said, “With the new wave of composites and pvcs, no one screws deck boards the old-fashioned way anymore. The edge-fastened decks do not allow water seepage into exposed openings around face-screws or into cracks or splits.”

To learn more about deck safety, visit NADRA’s website at http://www.NADRA.org for their video and Check Your Deck® – 10-Point Safety Checklist. For more information about CAMO Edge Fastening visit http://www.camofasteners.com.

About CAMO Edge Fastening
CAMO Edge Fastening™ from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO® offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” CAMO® Fasteners on Facebook.

National Nail Expands Warranty

 


National Nail Expands Warranty for its CAMO® Edge Deck Screws to Cover Deck Board

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2017 — National Nail announces that it has expanded and updated its warranty on CAMO Edge Deck Screws, which are part of its CAMO Edge Fastening™ system.  Designed to meet today’s market demand for cedar, tropical woods, capped composites and capped PVCs (square or grooved, including brands such as Trex®, AZEK®, TimberTech®, Fiberon®, EverGrain®, Wolf® and other similar products), the new and expanded warranty will cover the replacement of deck board products when the replacement of the deck board is directly related to the non-performance of the CAMO Edge Fastening™ system. The CAMO system is not designed for hollow composite or PVC boards, or metal framing systems and the new coverage does not replace decking manufacturer’s responsibilities under their warranties.

“We have always stood behind the unequalled experience and performance of the CAMO Edge Fastening system.  By expanding our coverage to now include the deck board, we are simply stating what we are confident of.  CAMO Edge fasteners can be used without concern on any decking project it is designed for,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail.  “CAMO fasteners have been used in all types of composite, wood and PVC applications for years.  Our history with warranty claims – or more accurately lack of warranty claims – over the years has reinforced that confidence.”

He adds contractor feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with dozens reporting the CAMO system enhances their deck installation, making them more beautiful and “barefoot friendly” while providing a faster, easier and less expensive installation.

CAMO Deck Screws simply go into the edge of solid or grooved deckboards for fast installation and offer automatic 3/16″ spacing. CAMO edge fastening guides are part of a system designed to work specifically with CAMO Edge Deck Screws and CAMO Driver Bits.

To learn more about the new CAMO Edge Deck Screws new limited warranty, visit www.camofasteners.com or call 800-968-6245 and ask for the CAMO Product Manager.

AZEK® and TimberTech® are registered trademarks of CPG International LLC and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Trex® is a registered trademark of Trex Company and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Fiberon® is a registered trademark of Fiberon and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

EverGrain Composite Decking® is a registered trademark of Tamko Building Products and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Wolf® Decking is a registered trademark of Wolf Home Products and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

About CAMO Edge Fastening

CAMO Edge Fastening™ from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO® offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” CAMO® Fasteners on Facebook.

About National Nail

We are 100% employee-owned and our growth is directly related to the demand our customers have for our products.  We value transparency and participation, and have a strong bias toward innovation, accountability and growth that makes our customers better financially, relationally, and executionally – an experience our customers won’t find anywhere else.  We follow eight positive traits in everything we do: Servant Leadership, Integrity, Sound Judgement, Courage, Curiosity, Discipline, Energy-Giving and Mentoring Others. We strive to create unique experiences to ensure that your story is better and for us, it’s a privilege to be a part of it. We are always seeking people who share these traits.

SOURCE National Nail Corp.

 

CAMO Named Hot New Product by LBM Journal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Contact: Taylor Running

March 11, 2013                                                                                               616.261.2134                                                                                          taylor_running@nationalnail.com

 

 

National Nail Corp.’s CAMO® Marksman Pro®-X1 Named Hot New Product by LBM Journal®

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Following the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show, National Nail Corp.’s CAMO Marksman Pro-X1 was included in LBM Journal’s Editors’ Choice Hot Products section in the March 2013 issue.

 

This year, LBM Journal showcased over 30 products and services that were featured at the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show. They highlighted new products, as well as existing products that have been improved to better serve builder, remodeler and homeowner customers.

 

The CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System was also included in LBM Journal’s 2011 Editors’ Choice Hot Products, after launching at the International Builders’ Show.

 

For more information about CAMO, please visit http://www.camofasteners.com or call 1-800-968-6245 ext. 2134. Be sure to “Like” CAMO Fasteners on Facebook and keep up with CAMO news, stories, photos and events by signing up for the CAMO Connection on the CAMO website.

 

National Nail Corp., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., is an employee-owned manufacturer and distributor of high quality, innovative building products and service solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Other National Nail brands include Pro-Fit® Fasteners, STINGER® Cap Systems and Impressions Storm Doors and Windows.

 

###