Triangle Fastener Launches Stainless Steel Painted Rivet Catalog

Triangle Fastener Corporation has released the company’s new GET-A-GRIP Painted Rivet Catalog. The catalog highlights the available colors and includes technical information. With 50 colors in stock, color can be matched to a specific metal panel manufacturer for easy selection. According to the manufacturer, the high-quality paint process provides UV protection and a chip-resistant surface. Rivets are manufactured in the U.S.A. and traceable. They are bagged in quantities of 250 pieces for easy handling and to help satisfy low-volume needs. 

Contact TFC for a free copy of the catalog or download it from the company’s website. For more information, call (800) 486-1832 or visit www.trianglefastener.com

SFS Group Acquires Triangle Fastener Corporation

SFS Group announced it has acquired Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC). TFC, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of fasteners and other products for the commercial construction industry. TFC produced sales of more than $ 70 million in 2018 and has approximately 200 employees. Thanks to this acquisition, SFS will be able to expand access to the market and its customers in the American building sector. 

TFC was founded in 1977 and supplies end users in the commercial construction industry with a comprehensive assortment of customer-specific fasteners, as well as other application solutions. TFC sells its products to roughly 6,000 active customers through 23 separate branch locations in 15 states, and is one of the leading suppliers in the Eastern United States. 

According to SFS Group, TFC will operate as a part of the Construction division within the Fastening Systems segment. The company will be led by the existing management, thus ensuring its continuity.

SFS is a worldwide supplier of mechanical fastening systems and precision-molded parts. SFS Group AG comprises the three segments, Engineered Components, Fastening Systems and Distribution & Logistics, which represent the respective business models. In the Engineered Componentssegment, SFS acts as a development and manufacturing partner for customer-specific precision-molded parts, fastening solutions and assemblies. Engineered Components appears on the market with the four divisions of Automotive, Electronics, Industrial and Medical. TheFastening Systemssegment, made up of two divisions, Construction and Riveting, develops, produces and sells application-optimized, mechanical fastening systems. In the Distribution & Logisticssegment, SFS is a leading partner for fasteners, tools, fittings and innovative logistics solutions in Switzerland. With its more than 80 distribution and production facilities, the SFS Group is represented worldwide in 26 countries. 

For more information please visit www.sfs.biz

Triangle Fastener Corporation Launches Video Featuring Concealor Pancake Head Screws

Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) released a new video about the company’s Concealor Pancake Head Screw line. The new video provides product details including sizes, applications and installation tips. According to the company, the Concealor product line is the largest collection of pancake screws in the industry. They can attach a variety of materials to metal, wood or concrete, including metal panels, clips and trim.

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Pancake Head Screw Approved by FM for Wall Fastening

Triangle Fastener Corporation Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) announces that the company’s ¼-14 DP3 Concealor Pancake Head Screw is now FM approved for wall fastening per FM Approval Standard 4881 — Class 1 Exterior Wall Systems.

TFC developed the ¼-14 DP3 Concealor Pancake Head Screw specifically to attach Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs). According to the company, the screw’s unthreaded section eliminates jacking of the insulated panel during face fastening. The screw has a #3 square recess drive that provides stability during installation, and its large diameter pancake head is designed to increase pullover strength compared to smaller diameter heads. The screws are TRI-SEAL coated for superior corrosion protection.

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Fasteners Designed to Attach Sheeting over Rigid Insulation

Triangle Fastener Corporation expands their line of BLAZER Drill Screws with new sizes designed to attach metal panels over rigid insulation. These unique screws have two different threads with a gap in between that eliminates jacking of the panel during installation.

Features and benefits:

  • A special ¼-14 “high thread” under the screw’s head secures the metal panel tightly against the head for optimal seal
  • Unique unthreaded section eliminates the “jacking” of the panel during installation, improving the drilling and tapping performance
  • BLAZER 3 drill point for fast penetration with less effort
  • Lengths: 1-7/8-inch, 2-3/8-inch, 3-1/4-inch and 4-inch
  • TRI-SEAL 1,000-hours salt spray coating provides over 20-times more corrosion protection than screws with commercial zinc plated
  • Available with a zinc alloy cap or stainless steel cap providing corrosion resistance in harsh environments

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Bi-Metal Drill Screws Feature Corrosion Resistance and Ductility

Triangle Fastener Corporation introduces a full line of 304 stainless steel bi-metal self-drilling screws.

Bi-metal screws have heads and threads made of 304 stainless steel providing corrosion resistance and ductility. A hardened carbon steel drill point welded to a stainless steel body, which allows the screw to drill and tap steel up to ½ inch thick.

The screws are used to attach aluminum, stainless steel, insulated metal panel (IMP) and when ductility is needed in the connection.

  • Available in #12 and ¼ inch diameters
  • Drill and tap up to ½ inch thick steel
  • Lengths up to 12 inches long
  • Head styles include: hex washer head, pancake head and button head
  • With and without EPDM Bond-Seal sealing washers
  • Can be painted to desired color

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

MCA Announces Metal Roofing Championship Game Winners

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has sponsored its 3rd annual Metal Roofing Championship Games at the Metalcon International tradeshow in Baltimore, Md. The event was sponsored by Triangle Fastener Corp., Roof Hugger LLC, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, Drexel Metals Inc. and New Tech Machinery. Award sponsors were Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., ATAS International Inc., Atlas Bolt & Screw Co., The Bradbury Group, Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc., Designandbuildwithmetal.com, Englert Inc., Modern Trade Communications Inc., Novagard Solutions, PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp., SFS intec and Valspar.

Each day had five battles, inspired by this year’s theme ‘Battle Stars Over Baltimore’ in honor of the birthplace of our star-spangled banner. The battles were appropriately named the Triangle Fastener “Screwgun Challenge”, Roof Hugger’s “Hug-A-Roof”, New Tech Machinery/Drexel Metals’ “Install-A-SSR Roof”, D.I. Roof Seamers’ “Seam-it-Up” and the S-5! “Let-It-Snow”.

Ten teams of two contestants each pre-registered to compete during the two-day event. The contestants represented construction companies; Thomas Phoenix International of Easthampton, N.J.; DYMI Construction Inc. of Morrisville, Pa.; Hardin Construction LLC of Union Bridge, Md.; Intermountain Roof Advisors of Salt Lake City, Utah; Rosselli Roofing and Siding of Wantage, N.J.; William Molnar Roofing Inc. of Riverview, Mich.; ARCON of Vanceboro, N.C.; Mad Metal LLC of Arden, N.C.

A total of $5,800 was awarded to the battle winners this year. The top awards for each day were a grand prize and a best quality. The first winner for both the grand prize and best quality awards was Joe Allen and Paul Kulb of Thomas Phoenix International and on the second day the same was awarded to Dennis Duce and Gonzolo Tellez of Intermountain Roof Advisors. Dennis Duce states “It was an honor to be part of this event and we are looking forward to competing next year again”.

Next year, the event will be held in Las Vegas on Oct. 18-20. The MCA Roofing Games Committee plans to make this event a hallmark to the Metalcon International Tradeshow by awarding a National Metal Roofing Championship. To present this award, the overall winner of each of the two days will return on the third day of the show for a competition to compete for the title of National Metal Roofing Champion. Next year’s teams will be able to pre-register for the event beginning in February 2017.

Triangle Fastener Corp.’s VRT Receives European Patent

Triangle Fastener Corp. is pleased to announce that the VRT (Vibration Resistant Thread) technology has received patent protection by the European Patent Office. The patent (Europe Patent No. 2286097) will be recognized in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Luxembourg.

This is in addition to their VRT patents in the USA, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.

The patented VRT Technology increases a screw’s back-out resistance in lap applications, reducing the chance of leaks caused by the screw loosening from vibration and expansion and contraction of the panel. They are available on BLAZER self-drilling screws made of carbon steel and stainless steel with a variety of head styles, including stainless cap, zinc cap and nylon molded.

TFC has 23 locations and provides products worldwide. Contact TFC for more information at (800)486-1832 or by email sales@trianglefastener.com.

METALCON Announces Plans for MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

METALCON announces plans for the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) metal roofing championship games to take place during its show on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baltimore Convention Center. 
            
The international event for the metal construction industry will capture construction professionals from metal roofing contractors nationwide to compete for cash prizes in a number of challenges known as Battle Stars over Baltimore, in recognition of our star-spangled banner birthplace. 
            
In this two-day competition, five teams with two contestants each compete to split a $400 cash award in each of the challenges, or $2,500 in total each day.  In addition, a grand prize of $500 will be awarded daily to the team who has accumulated the most points collectively from the five challenges. This represents a total of $5,000 to be awarded over the course of the competition. 
            
The Battles with each of their sponsoring MCA Members are:
 
1:00 p.m., Game 1:  Screw Gun Battle, sponsored by Triangle Fastener Corp.
Contestants install 24 self-drilling screws spaced four inches apart into eight-foot long steel purlins mounted on an eight-by-eight foot steel framework platform. 
 
2:00 p.m., Game 2: Hug a Roof Battle, sponsored by Roof Hugger Inc. 
Contestants install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched, zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up existing ribbed metal roof paneled frame.  These games are designed to demonstrate that with the right techniques, tools and products, metal roofing can be accurately installed.   
 
3:00 p.m., Game 3: Standing Seam Battle, sponsored by New Tech Machinery and Drexel Metals
Contestant teams install six each, 16-inch wide metal roof panels over factory-notched sub-purlins.  
 
4:00 p.m., Game 4: Seam It Up Battle, sponsored by D.I. Roof Seamers
Contestants operate a standing seam roof seamer over 16-inch wide metal roof panel seams.  
                                                                                                    
5:00 p.m., Game 5: Let It Snow Battle, sponsored by S-5!
Contestants must install a mechanically attached snow retention system onto 16-inch metal roof panels.  
 
Each battle takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.  Fastest time and accuracy are the two winning factors.  Judging the competition are members of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association
 
“The MCA Games Task Force has worked hard to make this a challenging event,” said games organizer, Mark James of the MCA and Roof Hugger Inc. 
 
METALCON attendees interested in forming a team for Battle Stars over Baltimore, can pre-register by contacting the games organizer at mjames@roofhugger.com

Zinc Head Screws Resist Corrosion

Triangle Fastener Corp.</a> has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has launched a complete line of corrosion-resistant zinc head screws. Available on the high-performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are preferred for use in many warranted roof systems. The ZAMAC-5 Zinc Alloy Head provides superior strength and will not red rust. The carbon steel shank is TRI-SEAL 1,000-hours salt-spray- coated, which increases the corrosion resistance by more than 20 times compared to zinc-plated screws. An EPDM washer seals and weathers. Sizes include #12 and 1/4-inch diameters in BLAZER-3 and BLAZER-5 drill points in lengths up to 4 inches.