Grip-Rite® Introduces PrimeGuard MAX™ Stainless Steel Fasteners

PG MAX Product - Fasteners

New Product Line Offers Lifetime Guarantee Against Rust

Irving, TX — Grip-Rite®, the top-selling brand of fasteners in America, has introduced PrimeGuard MAX™, a stainless steel fastener line with a lifetime guarantee against rust. The product line includes stainless steel nails, screws and collated nails, available in a vast array of styles and sizes.

PrimeGuard MAX stainless steel fasteners are designed specifically for use on decks, fences, roofing, siding and trim, and other outdoor projects. All PrimeGuard MAX premium fasteners have gone through rigorous testing and monitoring, and offer a lifetime guarantee against rust for the life of the project.

“Our customers have been asking us for a stainless steel fastener they can count on to withstand the outside elements,” says Product Manager, Michael Mcfarland. “It makes sense that a homeowner who pays for higher-end siding, decking, roofing and trim products designed to last longer uses a fastener that offers equal performance.”

Innovative Packaging
In addition to its high-end performance, PrimeGuard MAX is now available in new, innovative, see-through plastic packaging to make fastener selection even easier.

Other benefits include:

    • Product descriptions with full color product photos are featured on easy to read bi-lingual labels.
  • All tubs and buckets feature re-closable, snap-shut lids to protect fasteners from the elements.
  • Available in convenient 1 lb. and 5 lb. tubs for smaller projects, or economical buckets and bulk boxes for larger projects.

 

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. With 42 distribution centers throughout the USA and more than 1,100 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the nationally known Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

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Jen Tullo
Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
847-418-8094
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PrimeSource® Begins Partnership Susan G Komen®

Susan G Komen Foundation

Grip-Rite(r) Grip-Cap(r) Plastic Cap Nails to Turn Pink for October- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PrimeSource Begins Partnership with Susan G. Komen

With a $50,000 Minimum Donation

Grip-Rite®Grip-Cap® Plastic Cap Nails to Turn Pink for

October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Irving, TX (July 1, 2014) — PrimeSource® Building Products announced the company will partner with Susan G. Komen® in support of their efforts in the fight against breast cancer*. In honor of this partnership, Grip-Rite’s Grip-Cap® Plastic Cap Nails are turning pink – the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

Founded in 1982, Susan G. Komen is a leading non-profit organization working to eliminate breast cancer through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and social support programs.

“PrimeSource is honored to provide a donation to Susan G. Komen to help support a cause that touches so many lives in so many ways,” said Ken Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., exclusive distributor of Grip-Rite products. “It’s a partnership that’s especially personal for us as my wife, Debbie, is a three-time cancer survivor.”

“I think it’s important to raise awareness in unlikely places and share our story to provide inspiration for other families who are currently being affected,” said Debbie Fishbein. “I would never have beat cancer three times unless I had my support system of friends and family. I wasn’t battling it alone.”

PrimeSource is taking orders now for Grip-Cap Pink Caps for September delivery in time for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information call 800-676-7777.

About Grip-Cap® Plastic Cap Nail

Ideal for nailing and anchoring felt paper, building wrap and insulation board

Large flat head and ringed shank for greater holding power

*In connection with its 2014-2015 program, PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. has donated to Komen $0.50 in connection with this product, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $50,000. Consumer action will not result in an additional donation to Komen.

 

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

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Riva Budowsky

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide

847-418-8091

Rbudowsky@bluechipww.com

Grip-Rite® partners with Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

Grip-Rite and Rebuilding Together Help Homeowner Rebuild after Sandy with Support from the American Red Cross

Bergen County, NJ – Grip-Rite® and Rebuilding Together worked together to repair a hurricane-damaged home on October 29, the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, with additional support from the American Red Cross.

Homeowner Maurice had recently lost his wife when Sandy severely damaged his home in Little Ferry, NJ on October 29, 2012. Over two feet of water filled the first floor of his house, destroying his and his late wife’s belongings. Lacking flood insurance and unable to rebuild on his own, he had been living with his daughter ever since.

Exactly one year after this devastating storm displaced him, volunteers from Grip-Rite and Rebuilding Together’s Bergen County affiliate teamed up to transform Maurice’s uninhabitable house back into a home. Grip-Rite’s contribution of resources, tools and materials helped complete repairs such as gutting and rebuilding the entire first floor, and all new electrical, plumbing and floors.

“Collaboration is crucial to rebuilding communities damaged by storms like Sandy,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We are glad to be working with both the Red Cross and Grip-Rite to help restore this storm-ravaged house to a safe and healthy home. We’re thankful for the opportunity to give Maurice back some of what he has lost.”

“PrimeSource and its Grip-Rite products have a long history of being there to get the job done, to help build and rebuild America’s homes and communities,” said Ken Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., exclusive distributor of Grip-Rite products. “As part of that commitment, we are proud to contribute the tools, resources and products needed so that Mr. Mallet can finally begin this new chapter in his life and return to a safe home.”

“Recovery from a storm of this size takes time and help from many different organizations, not just the Red Cross, and we are pleased to support the programs of Rebuilding Together and other partners, and to continue to work with them to help people with their recovery,” said Jerry DeFrancisco, president of Humanitarian Services at the Red Cross. “We can help people and communities in a more comprehensive way when we pool our resources and services together in a coordinated approach. This not only speeds recovery, but helps us engage the entire community in building the resilience we need as we face disasters of this type in the future.”

Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and volunteers in Bergen County, Jersey City, New York City and Long Island have been providing free critical home repairs in many of the areas affected by Sandy. Those eligible for services include low-income families, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and veterans. As of October 2013, hard-working Rebuilding Together affiliates in New Jersey and New York had already completed more than 250 projects, assisting more than 435 individuals, thanks to the help of over 3,100 volunteers.

About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.: With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Media Contact:
Janice Daue Walker
JWalker@rebuildingtogether.org
202.518.3504

Jen Tullo
Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
jtullo@bluechipww.com
847.418.8094

Grip-Rite® Revolutionizes Concrete Construction Industry with PROLOK®

PROLOK

New Rebar + Mesh Chairs Feature Unparalleled Product Attributes

Irving, TX — Grip-Rite® has introduced PROLOK™ a new line of rebar and mesh chairs – the only products with patented locking heads. No tie wire or bar ties are required since it locks automatically, saving money and time. Three new products are available: High Chair, Tilt-Up Chair and Sandplate Base.

With millions of tons of rebar and reinforcing wire mesh sold annually, PROLOK™ provides a revolutionary solution to concrete construction. The lightweight products are stackable for multi-layer grids, reflective for low-light projects and contribute to earning LEED points. PROLOK™ Rebar + Mesh Chairs are D.O.T. approved and are suitable for a variety of construction applications including commercial and residential, parking lots and parking garages, driveways, and patios.

“There is a huge market for raising accessories, but no raising product currently comes close to PROLOK’s features and benefits” says National Sales Manager Blake Baldwin. “It was developed by asking real pros on job sites what they did and didn’t like about current high chairs and what they would like changed. As a result it secures rebar and mesh faster, easier and better.”

High Chair With its patented locking head design, the PROLOK™ High Chair saves contractors time. It raises rebar or wire mesh, tightly secures a rebar intersection without the use of tie wire or bar ties, and is stackable.

 

 

Tilt-Up Chair With over 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet being constructed, tilt-up construction is one of the fastest growing construction industries in the U.S. Since all tilt up construction requires rebar or wire mesh, the PROLOK™ Tilt-Up Chair is a vital component to any project. The patented locking head design and other efficient components reduce ties and prep time by approximately 50 percent. The EZ Flow base allows concrete to flow smoothly through the panel’s reinforcing grid, while the 4-point base leaves an invisible footprint.

 

 

Sandplate Base The PROLOK™ Sandplate Base provides an additional support base for stability with all PROLOK™ High Chairs in soft and sandy applications and gives chairs a 4 in. diameter. The base will not puncture vapor barriers and ensures settling will not occur before the pour.

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and more than 1,100 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the nationally known Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

Media Contact
Jen Tullo
Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
847-418-8094
jtullo@bluechipww.com