New Tough-Tie™ Connector Series from USP Offers

New Tough-Tie™ Connector Series from USP Offers Solutions for
Intersecting 90 Degree Angles, Corners, and More
Pro-Grade, Steel Connectors for DIYers and Professional Contractors
BURNSVILLE, MN (December 5, 2012) – USP Structural Connectors, a
MiTek Industries company, announced today the release of the Tough-Tie
product series. This new connector series is comprised of eight heavy-duty,
triple-zinc galvanized connectors that have been developed to provide
simplicity to the building of true and easy 90 degree connections.
The Tough-Tie series is engineered and manufactured to strengthen and
increase the load bearing capacity of wood to wood connections commonly
nailed together. Tough-Tie connectors are an easy and economical solution
for building workbenches, tables and shelving for the garage, basement,
office or exterior applications. They easily install with USP LumberLok LL915
wood screws. The Tough-Tie series will be available throughout USP’s
extensive distribution network.
“With the new Tough-Tie line, quality framing connectors specifically
designed to solve a wide range of potential connector challenges are now
readily available to the contractor and DIY markets,” said Marty Ruch, Vice
President of Retail Sales. “Tough-Tie connectors allow the creative DIYer and
professional to quickly and easily construct their own unique storage and
work spaces, thus saving time and money over pre-fabricated options.”
About USP Structural Connectors
Since 1954, USP Structural Connectors (a division of MiTek) has become the
world’s leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors,
anchors, epoxy and innovative software solutions for the residential,
commercial building and DIY markets. With safety and quality foremost in
mind, USP delivers over 4,000 products, backed by professional engineering,
technical support and international sales teams. In USP’s quest to build
stronger, safer structures, the Company is dedicated to providing its
customers with a competitive advantage. USP is headquartered in Burnsville,
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About MiTek
MiTek, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is the world’s leading
supplier of software, products and services to the building components
industry. Through technological leadership and wide range of products and
services, MiTek delivers progressive new solutions to the residential,
commercial, industrial and institutional construction markets on six
continents. Visit for more information on MiTek or to learn about Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:
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