Brett McCutcheon

General Manager, Fasco America
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Selecting the Right Power Tool for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 8, 2021 9:24:36 AM

The market for power tools is so large that it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the “right” power tool for your next project. Understanding the advantages and differences between pneumatic tools versus electrical tools can bring you a step closer to determining what will work best for your business and future builds.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




How to Properly Anchor Your Foundation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

We have all heard about the importance of building strong foundations. From education to relationships to buildings, it is common knowledge that a solid foundation is the first step to success. Although the word “foundation” has made its way into daily speech, perhaps nowhere is it more important than in construction. Let’s review how to properly anchor your foundation, so your building is properly supported and insulated from ground water.


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Topics: ET&F




5 Ways to Finish Those Basement Projects this Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Many of us have experienced the need for more space in our homes. Whether we need room for additional storage or would like to expand our living space, the prospect and cost of selling a home and moving into a larger space is daunting to say the least. If you have customers who would like to remodel their basement to add more living space to their home, you may be surprised to learn that this once time-consuming job can be done faster and cheaper than ever before. Let’s explore five ways to complete basement projects effectively and efficiently.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




Roofing Demand Expected to Increase in 2021

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

There is no question that the construction industry was one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and related social and economic restrictions in 2020. If we have learned anything over the course of 2020, it was the importance of planning and adapting to new challenges in the construction industry. Today, we’re taking a look at the state of the roofing industry in 2021 so you can plan for the year ahead.


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Topics: RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Roofing




Advantages of Using Steel Structures

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

Steel is one of the most often used materials in construction today. From skyscrapers to bridges to warehouses, steel provides nearly unparalleled structural integrity in a variety of building situations, while also maintaining a moderately low-cost price tag when compared to other structure materials.


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Topics: Steel Studs, ET&F




Think Spring! Expand Your Outdoor Living Space with Composite Decking

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2021 9:56:19 AM

As the weather starts to warm, and the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel begins to grow brighter, we’re all eager to reconnect with our friends and families to do the things we love. For many of us, that means barbeques, pool parties, and late nights outdoors enjoying warm weather and good company.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




How Mass Timber Construction Stands Up to Fire

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

From an image of a single house fire to memories of historic disasters like the Great Chicago Fire or the 2020 California Wildfires, the danger fire can pose to our homes and businesses is seared into our collective memories. Many people believe that modern construction materials like steel and concrete provide buildings with the utmost fire resistance. But what if we told you that modern construction solutions are beginning to incorporate more wood into new construction?


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Topics: lignoloc




A Comparison of Traditional Slate and Synthetic Slate Roofs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 8, 2021 3:29:15 PM

A new roof is a big investment and homeowners want to feel their roofing investment is worthwhile by seeing a beautiful and durable roof. Slate roofing can provide this. Slate roofs are among the most durable and long-lasting on the market and provide timeless beauty. Slate roofing has reemerged in popularity recently and is being considered by more homeowners as it complements any architectural style. Synthetic slate roofing has also been introduced as an alternative to real slate. Here we take a closer look at the advantages of both options that roofing contractors and their customers should know.


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Topics: Slate Roofing




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





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