As a vital part of the construction supply chain, the structural building components industry was deemed essential in most states during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, it has played a valuable role in keeping the construction going strong, allowing projects to be built significantly faster than with traditional framing methods. More importantly, the 82,500 Americans… Read more »

Why are Concrete Anchors Becoming More Complicated?

The single most stressful aspect of tie-down hardware is the anchor design and placement. This has always been the case so why does it seem like it’s getting more complicated? In this short article, we’ll share some ideas on how you can simplify your anchors. Understanding why anchors are becoming more complicated will set you… Read more »

5 Trucking Trends that Could Affect Your Construction Material Price and Delivery

Have you considered how the freight industry will affect your construction material delivery in the current national conditions? In these unique times, it is inevitable that freight will incur delays and rate increases. In this article, we talk about the current trends in the trucking industry and what you should plan for when ordering construction… Read more »

OSHA announced a New Web Page Addressing the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 for the Construction Industry

On June 12, OSHA announced the roll out of a new web page addressing the control and prevention of COVID-19 for the construction industry. According to the site, “This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards.… Read more »

Made in America

CLP Systems is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to donate a percentage of every threaded rod purchased in the month of July to help serve warriors and their family members. That means every rod you purchase for the month of July will help empower, employee, and engage veterans for their next mission in life. As a… Read more »

OSHA Steps Up COVID-19 Workplace Inspections & Enforcement

On May 19, OSHA announced that, based on an improved understanding about the transmission and prevention of COVID-19, it has adopted revised policies for in-person inspections and recordkeeping requirements with respect to the virus as economies reopen throughout the country. The new guidance will go into effect on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Increased In-Person Inspections… Read more »

DOMESTIC: Does Domestic Really Matter?

Most want to “Buy American”. Especially these days, as we observe the global supply chain disorder and realize that we need more domestic manufacturing. But when it comes to quality control and supply, it feels like you can’t always trust imported material. There’s supply risk to buy import. A lack in quality control. Potential for… Read more »