Qualified Remodeler Magazine

DEC 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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so they will be there when needed to resist a hurricane or another extreme hazard." Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on the op- portunity in cross-laminated timber (CLT), which has become more popular as a method for designing and constructing large wood buildings; but the company will continue to develop new products to meet customer needs and make construction more economical, Shackelford says. "We intend to see what can be learned from the storms that occurred this year by sending our engineers to evaluate the damage firsthand, and also by reading reports from various industry and university groups to take in their insights," he adds. | FASTENMASTER's newest innovation, the FrameFAST System, is made of a screw and driver tool that gives a structure a continuous load path when all the connections are made. It can make connections between truss and top plate, stud to top plate, stud to bottom plate and plate to rim on down. Circle 6 on inquiry card We intend to see what can be learned from the storms that occurred this year by sending our engineers to evaluate the damage firsthand. Randy Shackelford, Simpson Strong-Tie Photo: ŠiStockphoto.com, Jodi Jacobson QualifiedRemodeler.com QR December 2018 37

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