Must-Have Power Tools for Your Construction Business

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 27, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you’re the owner or manager of a construction business, then you already know how important it is to have the best power tools for your team. In fact, having the right power tools is one of the keys to the success of any construction business because it enables you to finish jobs efficiently and effectively – and without jeopardizing the safety of your employees.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Protect What’s Inside – and the Bottom Line -- with Shipping Crates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2021 10:54:23 AM

It has long been said that beauty is what’s on the inside. That couldn’t be truer than when shipping large, fragile, and valuable items in shipping crates. With our globalized economy, people and businesses are using shipping crates to protect and move products being shipped around the world. From retail merchandise to machines and equipment of any size, shape and weight, wooden shipping crates provide light, yet strong, enclosures to protect contents during shipping and storage.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners




Creaks and Squeaks: How to Silence Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 13, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Wooden floors can increase the charm and beauty of any house. However, that charm is quickly ruined when the floors start to squeak and creak. Time and wear can do a number on wooden floors, and squeaking is the floor’s way of letting you know. While many people think creaky wooden floors are inevitable after many years, squeaky floors and subfloors can be fixed with the right team and equipment.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors




Construction Tips: Maximizing Efficiency on the Job Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 6, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The year 2020 was devastating to the world economy and all types of businesses have struggled to stay afloat. Many organizations have had to change how they conduct business, while others have had to scale down to cut costs. No matter how a business adjusts to the shifting world economy, maximizing efficiency is important for all businesses to cut waste and boost their bottom line. Construction is no different.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




5 Reasons to Install a Fence in the Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 30, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Most people see the icy winter season as a time to stay indoors and watch television, organize their closets or garage, and delay any outdoor projects until the arrival of more welcoming weather in the spring. However, the winter is actually the perfect time to install a fence. In fact, installing or repairing a fence during the winter months can have numerous benefits for both you and your customers. Here are five reasons you should convince your customers to install a fence before the ice thaws:


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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler




Metal Roofing Easy as 1-2-3!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Not too long ago, metal roofing was synonymous with corrugated panels. But times have changed, and metal can now be made to look like stone, wood, or clay. The main benefit of using metal over other materials is longevity — manufacturers frequently offer 50-year warranties, or even lifetime warranties. They estimate that metal roofs will last 2-4 times longer than their less durable counterparts.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofs, Metal Roofs




7 Safety Tips for Working with Pneumatic Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 16, 2021 9:37:00 AM

Unlike equipment that uses gas or electricity, pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Many types of pneumatic hand tools — such as nailing and stapling guns, buffers, grinders, drills, riveters, and jack hammers — can cause serious injury if used carelessly or irresponsibly.

Here are seven important safety tips you should always follow when using pneumatic tools:


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Staycations Aren’t Going Anywhere: New Decking Trends for 2021

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 9, 2021 9:37:00 AM

With tax season and refunds just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can leverage the decking trends of 2021. While decking has always been a part of the American way of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has made having a quality outdoor space an essential for emotional survival.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




What’s Old is New Again: Sustainable Building with Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The idea of using wood as a construction material is not new. Indeed, wood has been used for building purposes for thousands of years. But from the late 1800s, there was a transition toward the use of steel, concrete, and bricks as these materials were considered to be safer and more stable. However, in recent years, the use of wood has reemerged on the scene in the construction industry.


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Topics: lignoloc




Tips for Hiring and Retaining Gen Z for Your Construction Business

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 26, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected labor markets across different industrial sectors, and the building and construction industry is no exception. The increasing demand for housing and business structures mean that the need for skilled labor keeps increasing.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools





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