SOURCE: Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Co., Inc.

May 31, 2012 11:37 ET

Portland Bolt Launches Shear Plates Website

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Though shear plates have been used extensively for over 80 years to increase the strength of wooden structures, there is little readily accessible information about them. ShearPlates.com is a new technical resource developed by Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company that clearly outlines the different shear plate sizes and applications of the product. The site draws on the company's 100 years of large and nonstandard construction fastener manufacturing experience to create an all-inclusive place for engineers, architects, contractors, erectors, laminators, fabricators, and fastener distributors with in-depth, technical information pertaining to shear plate timber connectors.

Created as a central source of information for this relatively undocumented item, the site goes beyond what is currently available online to provide information that is quickly accessible.

"We're excited to release this new micro site," said Greg Lindsay, Portland Bolt's General Manager. "We see a need in the industry to provide more education regarding shear plates and felt a stand-alone site would accomplish this more effectively than burying the information on our main website, portlandbolt.com."

Portland Bolt receives many questions related to shear plate usage and installation. This new site provides a central location for all of these questions to be addressed in the clearest way possible. A shear plate installation video covers a whole range of common installation questions, while the rest of the site provides information about the tools required for shear plate installation, as well as other common timber connectors including split rings and spike grids. ShearPlates.com is a one-stop shop for large timber connector answers.

About Portland Bolt

Based in Oregon, Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company is a worldwide supplier of construction and industrial fasteners. A modern 85,000-square-foot facility allows each manufacturing process to be scheduled based on customer requirements. Portland Bolt maintains an industry leading in-house hot-dip galvanizing line designed specifically for the demanding needs of threaded fasteners. The company sells products directly to over 2,500 organizations in a variety of industries including: steel buildings, infrastructure, and industrial projects. The company is known for providing in-depth technical fastener information in a timely manner. Over the last 100 years, Portland Bolt has provided quality product, delivered on our customers' schedule.

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