Brett McCutcheon

General Manager, Fasco America
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Build a Barn that Lasts with these 4 Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 18, 2018 2:22:37 PM

The investment of time and money required for farming is no small matter.  Even a hobby farm is more like an investment than a hobby. Regardless of farm type, outbuildings are just as important as main buildings when it comes to sound construction. And it’s no simpler to deal with the fall-out of poor workmanship. It could even be argued that a barn needs to be built with greater attention to detail than a main building since there are fewer materials and higher potential risks for damage (a bucking horse, for example). Here are four tips that can ensure your barn withstands the test of time.


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Topics: Metal Roofs




Best Projects (and tools) for Wooden Nails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 11, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Nails are incredibly durable in many applications, but there are some projects that require a unique fastener. LignoLoc® wooden nails provide remarkable holding power and tensile strength similar to aluminum nails without the complications like rust and streaking. Here are the best applications and uses for wooden nails. 


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




How Do I Know if I Need a Pneumatic Stapling System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

There are many tools you can use for any given job. But, often times, there is a specific tool that will be best suited for the task. When it comes to staplers, you can choose from manual, electric, and pneumatic. Pneumatics function in a unique way and have both pros and cons.


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Topics: Staples




Pros and Cons of Slate Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 21, 2018 10:42:00 AM

When it comes to roofing, there are plenty of options, and very few materials hit everyone’s must-haves. A buyer needs to evaluate the pros and cons of the materials they’re comparing and determine the one that best meets their needs. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, the longest lasting, or the easiest to install, there’s a roofing material for you. If you’re considering slate as one of your options, here are some of the pros and cons to consider.


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Topics: Roofing




Which Fence Stapler is Right for the Job?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 14, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Although some contractors say the best way to install fence staples is with a hammer, pneumatic fencing staplers provide a consistent drive and can help you work faster. Gone are the days of smashing fingers with a hammer while constructing a fence. If you’re looking for a new fence stapler to help you speed through projects with greater safety and produce a high quality result, here are some factors to consider.


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Topics: Fencing




Ever heard of a wooden nail?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2018 8:49:00 AM

It may sound crazy, but wooden nails are a new solution in the fastener industry! LignoLoc® from the Beck Fastener Group® is the first fireable wooden nail. This new, environmentally friendly solution is perfect for woodworking, but what’s the real advantage? Steel nails are affordable and have been a proven success for years, but despite their popularity, they’re actually not ideal for most woodworking projects.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




5 Keys to a Mother Nature-Proof Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM

Decks are known as a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. However, they also have a reputation for being difficult to maintain. Without proper TLC, decks can begin to look worse due to wear after a few years. To keep your deck looking as good as new, here are five tips that will protect it from the uncertainties Mother Nature delivers.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners




Press Release - FASCO America Announces Advancement in Collated Fence Staple System Diamond Coat Extreme

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 27, 2018 1:43:03 PM

For people who work with fence stapling in rural conditions the choice of a fence stapling system is a very important one.  FASCO America and BECK Fastener Group have made the choice much easier with their innovative new Diamond Coat Extreme Collated Fence Stapling System.


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Topics: Fence Stapler




6 Trends in Kitchen Flooring That Really Cook!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 23, 2018 11:55:52 AM

Countless TV shows - even entire TV Stations - are dedicated to finding the perfect house, flipping a run down house, or renovating tired and outdated layouts and interior decor. Without fail, the kitchen receives the highest adoration or scrutiny for its design and functionality. Here are 6 trending materials and looks available in kitchen flooring, each bringing its own unique design element to the central hub of family living:


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




10 Tips for Building the Ideal Work Shed

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 16, 2018 8:11:00 AM

A work shed is the jack of all trades when it comes to outbuildings. It is a storage area for your off season equipment, your spare gas cans, and your seasonal decorations. It’s a work space for your construction projects and home repairs. It’s a place where saw dust is acceptable and loud noises are expected. It’s an excuse to get away from the house. No matter what your work shed is to you, here are ten tips that will make it great.


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Topics: Metal Siding





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