New Tough-Tie™ Connector Series from USP Offers Solutions for Intersecting 90 Degree Angles, Corners, and More

  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

Business Wire

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- December 05, 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, MN. Learn more:

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: BRK-A,


For USP Structural Connectors
John D. Wagner, 919-796-9984
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