Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools




The Wide World of Fasteners: A Simple Guide to Types and Applications

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 19, 2017 11:11:29 AM

We find fasteners fascinating. There are several categories and then a huge depth and breadth of options available within them. There is an ideal fastener for every job. Are you using the right one for your materials and tasks? Check out this simple guide to the wide world of fasteners.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners




Make a List and Check It Twice. The Pros & Cons of Slate Roofing.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 15, 2016 10:04:29 AM

The roof is arguably one of the most important components of a home. A badly installed roof or poor material selection can cause a literal trickle-down effect on everything below it. Roofs are important! Are you considering a job that is requesting slate roofing as your next project? Looking to suggest slate to future clients? Here are the pros and cons of this classic roof material.


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Topics: fasteners, Tools, Roofing




Addicted to Quality? Us Too! 3 Reasons We Just Can't Stop

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 8, 2016 8:53:00 AM

There are a lot of tool and fastener options out there, at every price range. So what makes us different? At FASCO America®, we never sacrifice quality. It’s a defining characteristic of our brand. It drives everything we do. Here are 3 ways we provide better quality than our competitors.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools




4 Home Improvement Projects to Cure the Winter Blues

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 1, 2016 9:11:00 AM

Winter can be punishing to people that spend the rest of their year building outside. Those few months can make you feel restless… trapped. But just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you love. Put those idle hands to work on one of these excellent indoor home improvement projects.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, fasteners, Tools




How to Deal with Squeaky Subfloors Once and for All

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every time you walk down the hall, you’ll hear it. On the worst days, when you’re really in tune to it, you’ll stand right on top of it bouncing up and down wondering just what to do.  At night, when the house is asleep, you find ways to walk around it. But every day, you hear the tell-tale squeak of your subfloor; reminding you that there is a problem and you need to fix it. But how?


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Topics: Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, fasteners




FASCO America® Now Master Distributor of MEZGER Stapling Products in US and Mexico

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 11, 2016 4:14:10 PM

FASCO America®, the North American distributor of BECK Fastener Group®products, is proud to announce its new partnership with MEZGER Heftsysteme GmbH , a Signode® Industrial Group subsidiary. FASCO America® will now be the master distributor of the extensive MEZGER line of modular stapling heads for machine mounting, automated fastening systems for industrial applications, as well as their hand held stapling tools for carton closing in the United States and Mexico.


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Topics: fasteners, Tools




How to Win Big in the Crating Industry

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 27, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Where to start, where to start?  So many business books, lecture series, and online seminars exist offering secrets and takeaways to surviving in competitive markets.  This could easily turn into a bullet list of suggestions, but we would rather offer a secret that your competitors may not even know about just yet!


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners, fasteners




Why We Love Fast Construction Tools (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 20, 2016 11:25:53 AM

As a distributor of construction tools, fasteners and parts, we have great respect for well-done construction. We believe every job you take on should be completed with skill, care and attention to detail. A well executed job should last. But just because it’s built to last, doesn’t mean it needs to be built slowly. Here are some top reasons why we love pneumatic tools, combination fasteners and the speed they provide.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners




10 Benefits of Steel Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 13, 2016 9:45:00 AM

The Steel Framing Alliance indicates that more than 40 percent of commercial structures are now built with metal studs and nearly 500,000 homes have been built with steel framing over the past decade.  Times have certainly changed as steel studs have gained popularity. Even though they are more costly than the traditional wood stud, they offer superior quality and strength to the structure once installed. 


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs, fasteners, metal studs





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