Universal Forest Products, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded supplier of manufactured wood products, has specified HexiTherm Adhesives for its Open Joist series of products.

The announcement was made by Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. Universal Forest Products has a network of more than 100 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico serving approximately 7,000 customers at more than 15,000 locations.

HexiTherm is the brand name for adhesive technologies designed to offer the ultimate in heat performance for engineered wood applications. Open Joist is an open-web floor truss assembled through a unique process that utilizes finger joinery and water-resistant structural adhesives instead of metal plates.