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

What Makes a Good Fastener?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM

The topic of construction fasteners isn’t always fascinating. They are simply tiny pieces of metal we use to join two pieces of material together.  If it’s a quality fastener and installed properly, you never have a second thought about that one piece of metal. But, if it’s poorly made or poorly installed, that little piece can give you big problems. Here are the characteristics of a good fastener.

A good fastener needs to be usable in multiple applications and environments. A few examples include decking (both composite and traditional wood), fencing, crating, subflooring, framework and hobby building. Some jobs are better suited to a nail, some to a screw. A combination fastener can give you the best qualities of both traditional options.

Finish options

Once you find a fastener that fits your project, you need to select from multiple finishes that vary in both cost and style. Exposed fastener work may require stainless steel. If you don’t have the budget for it, another option is the SCRAIL® which can be electro-galvanized or FasCoat® plated.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners

2 Common Misconceptions About Slate Roofs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2016 10:03:00 AM

If you are working with a homeowner that is considering a slate roof then you know the financial commitment involved. There’s no getting around the fact that slate roofs are more expensive than most traditional roofing options. But don’t let them quickly disregard slate on cost alone.

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Topics: fasteners

Top Reasons 2016 Will Be the Year of the Fastener

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 30, 2015 11:59:00 AM
Advances in modern fasteners have facilitated a leap forward in the construction world, giving contractors the ability to produce higher quality end products while saving time and reducing labor costs. Since the late 90's when nail and screw combinations hit the market, their use has been on the rise as more contractors and homeowners become aware of their benefits when compared to traditional nails and screws. The upcoming year 2016 shows promise of being their most successful year ever, as popularity of crossover screws/nails continues to increase and large industries realize the potential cost savings and product improvements that switching over to these can bring to their business. 

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners


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