US rod import spread vs. domestic flips

NEW YORK — US steel wire rod import prices are now selling at a roughly $60-per-ton premium to domestic rod, inverting longtime trends, market participants said. Still, cfr prices remain mostly flat as this premium is calculated with respect to loaded truck or import selling prices, according to traders, buyers and mills. By the time… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT: OSHA Begins Enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA estimates that… Read more »

We Wish You a Relaxing Labor Day!

In honor of all our employees and customers, we want to say thank you for the labor and opportunities you create. At CLP, we recognize the success we experience has been built over countless hours working with our customers to engineer and continuously innovate the strongest and easiest to install continuous load path system in… Read more »

NEW CLP EMPLOYEES to Help you Defeat Hardware Complexity

New employees at CLP Systems got a chance to tour our threaded rod facility today! CLP Systems is unique because our rods are made right outside our back door. Take a virtual tour of the Vulcan Steel plant today by watching this VIDEO. We are proud to be a division of this world class operation… Read more »

2017 Safety Contest Winner – Agility Construction

Thanks to John Horan, General Superintendent and Safety Director, for promoting FrameSafe with the Agility Construction team. They used the CLP Systems safety contest as an opportunity to: Have fun with the photo contest. Get all their field guys together. Give their office staff an opportunity to tour one of the sites. We love to… Read more »

Vulcan Steel buys All America Threaded rod ops

NEW YORK — Vulcan Threaded Products has bought the “commodity threaded rod business” of All America Threaded Products, according to a customer notice. The sale was effective Aug. 1, All America Threaded Products president Casey Broderick said in the letter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. All America is based in Denver. All America’s… Read more »

CLP and NFC Announce the 2017 Framer Safety Contest

Do you believe safety is a top priority on your job sites? Support safety and the National Framers Council by participating in the 2017 Framer Safety Contest and receive a FREE T-shirt, FrameSAFE information and be entered for a chance to win a RTIC SoftPak 30 Cooler! CLP Systems has partnered together with the National Framers Council and… Read more »

Truck Freight Rates in ‘Perfect Storm’: Exec

NEW YORK — Montgomery Transport LLC, an operator of 53-foot flatbed trailers, warned customers that truck freight rates are headed sharply higher within the next month or so. Growing demand, soaring fixed costs and the tight availability of chassis and drivers nationwide has created a “perfect storm” that will drive prices upward by April or… Read more »