CHESTERFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, anchors, and epoxy, and a developer of software tools for design and workflow, today announced the national availability of a new FWH Fire Wall Hanger connector: FWHBP, for Fire Wall Hanger for Beams and Purlins. (Link to product description.)
The FWHBP can transfer loads of more than 5,700 pounds into supporting walls by bearing on the wall’s top plates and directly attaching to the stud pack or post below. As with MiTek’s original FWH hanger, the advanced design allows users to install the new hangers before the drywall is attached, eliminating an extra framing step, shortening the process, and allowing a project to be completely framed-up and weather-tight before the drywall shows up on site.
“With this new, high-load-capacity fire wall hanger, and our original FWH connector, MiTek has solved a persistent problem in the framing of wood-framed structures,” said MiTek’s Steve Brekke. “As with the original FWH, the FWHBP can be installed during the framing stage and before the drywall arrives on site, eliminating a framing step, and lowering exposure of the drywall to weather or damage.”
About MiTek Builder Products
A division of MiTek USA, Inc., the Builder Products division integrates a number of businesses, building products, and brands, which MiTek has assembled after a remarkable series of developments and acquisitions. The product brands include the ProSeries line of fasteners; USP Structural Connectors; the Z4 Tie-Down System; Hardy Frame, as well as Deck Designer™ design software solution for decks. Also featured through the MiTek Builder Products division is SAPPHIRE™ Supply, an estimating and design module built exclusively for building material suppliers within the MiTek SAPPHIRE software suite. Learn more: MitekBuilderProducts.com
MiTek is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being and its customers’ success is the company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: www.MiTek-us.com and www.MII.com.