The History and the Future of the Wooden Nail

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 14, 2020 11:41:02 AM

Did you know that fasteners originally were made of wood? Archaeological excavations of early Germanic sites have shown traces of wooden nails used as far into the past as 7,000 years ago. It wasn't until the era of the ancient Egyptians that the first recorded use of bronze nails showed up at around 5,000 years ago. Despite that, wooden nails were still favored throughout antiquity and into the 1600s for wood construction.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 26, 2019 10:28:18 AM

Why would you use reclaimed wood for your next construction or building project? Many people choose reclaimed wood for its durability and strength. When remodeling some want to use a material that will keep its appearance for many years to come. For others it could be the conservation element and having less impact on the environment. When it’s harvested responsibly, reclaimed wood is a renewable resource that reduces the environmental hazards created to make new products as well as landfill waste. Or, it could be simply for an aesthetic reason, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to surroundings.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Latest and Greatest Fastener Trends

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 7, 2019 9:19:00 AM

In this technological age, it feels like upgrades and innovation are the norm, so staying up to date on the industry trends is important to give you the competitive edge. Construction innovations can increase quality, safety and speed of building projects, and the evolution of fasteners is a great example of this. They are a crucial component of any build. Let’s take a look at where the world of fasteners is headed.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc

A Beginner's Guide to Interior Timber Cladding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 27, 2019 10:05:40 AM

Let’s get this out of the way - we are NOT talking about Grandma’s paneling. Interior timber cladding, while not a new application, has taken on a very modern life of its own. It can be elegant and clean or rugged and rustic, both bringing natural elements from the outdoors in. If you’re not familiar with the new take on an old idea, we’ll fill you in.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Metal Roofs and Solar Panels: The Perfect Pairing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 20, 2019 9:52:15 AM

Peanut butter & jelly, Bert & Ernie, salt & pepper… These famous pairs go together so well that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. The same could be said for metal roofs and solar panels. It’s become a popular trend to bring these two together, so it’s important to understand why before talking to homeowners.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

10 Must-Have Cabinet Making Tools and 1 Great Fastener

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 10, 2019 11:57:50 AM

Making cabinets can be a tricky process without the proper tools and equipment. While cabinet making may seem like a simple undertaking when compared to larger projects like subfloor or roof installations, there is a lot of precision work involved in cabinet making. With the below tools, making a new set of cabinets will be more efficient, effortless and accurate.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Eco-Friendly Pallet Production

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 15, 2019 4:32:20 PM

The process of making pallets is fairly simple. It begins by choosing the right material: wood. While many might not be able to identify the type of wood used in a pallet, there are two species most commonly used.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

10 Marketing Tips to Grow Your Construction Business

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 16, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Many construction business owners are able to grow with little to no marketing, until operations reach a certain size. At that point, referrals and word of mouth aren’t the only tools your business will need to generate new customers. This is when marketing strategy comes into play. Through marketing efforts, construction companies are able to get in front of a lot more people than they would through the normal course of business. For construction businesses just starting to implement marketing, or those who want to ramp up their efforts, here are 10 marketing tips to help grow your business.

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Topics: lignoloc

PRESS RELEASE - With LignoLoc®, the BECK Fastener Group is heralding a new era in the field of fastening technology.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 12, 2018 1:54:21 PM

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

With LignoLoc®, the BECK Fastener Group is heralding a new era in the field of fastening technology.

quick – ecological – tool-sparing

March 12, 2018

The BECK Fastener Group® is striking a new path in wood-to-wood fastening with the invention of the first collated nail made of wood, LignoLoc®. This outstanding development work was awarded third place for special innovations in the industry at the LIGNA trade fair in Hannover, Germany in May of 2017. Even before its official market launch, the world's first collated wooden nail numbered among all the presented new products as one of the most significant innovations.

The cutting-edge and versatile LignoLoc® system is being introduced successfully into industrial production, ecological timber construction and many other applications. It is already being used worldwide in more than 20 countries and is capturing new markets quickly.

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Topics: lignoloc


10% Discount on Your First SCRAIL® Fastener Order

SCRAIL®, Fast like a Nail, Strong like a Screw, are incredibly versatile collated fasteners that can be driven with a pneumatic nailer at a rate twice as fast as collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. You can rely upon SCRAIL® fasteners to hold strong, without callbacks to fix a squeak or a nail pop.

Give SCRAIL® a try, and enjoy 10% off your first order.

  • Use SCRAIL® almost anywhere ordinary screws are used
  • Save time and labor costs 
  • Twice as fast as collated screws, eight times faster than bulk screws
  • Easily adjusted, quickly removed
  • Dramatically increased holding power vs. nails
  • Making projects easier since 1998

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