Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received two Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) — the first in the Attachments Drills/Drivers category for its Quik Drive PROHSD75 Wood-to-Steel solution and the second in the Metal Screws category for its Strong-Drive TF Wood-to-Steel screws. The awards are judged by a diverse panel of professional tradespeople as well as media sponsor judges (all of whom make up a team with decades of experience handling, operating and/or testing hundreds of tools, accessories and fasteners each year).
The Quik Drive PROHSD75 Wood-to-Steel solution is a fast, reliable, and ergonomic fastening system for wood-to-steel applications. It is designed to boost efficiency and performance while providing the perfect combination of speed and ease for many jobs that require attaching wood to steel — from truck and trailer beds to high-paced manufacturing environments and beyond.
The judging panel noted, “The Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive system meets a need for fastening wood to metal that other screwdrivers and screwdriving attachments don’t. Designed with the durability to drive into ¼” to just under ½” steel using an auto-feed system, two accessories make your life much easier. First, the extension gets you off your knees and standing up straight. Then a footstep offers better leverage to help the screws cut into the steel and set more easily.”
The Strong-Drive TF Wood-to-Steel screws are designed for performance and productivity in high-paced environments and eliminate the need to predrill, installing 26% faster than traditional predrill and hand-drive methods. Applications include wood-to-steel attachments such as on trailer floors, trailer walls, truck beds, mezzanines, nailers, and trimmers for steel buildings.
To learn more about these Simpson Strong-Tie products, go to strongtie.com/products/fastening-systems/productivity-solutions.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Director, Marketing Communications at Simpson Strong-Tie