September 2015 Toolbox
Drywall Mud Accessory
Improve the strength and adhesive performance of drywall compounds, textures and plaster products with Trim-Tex Powdered Mud-Max. This new product bonds paper, metal or vinyl beads to drywall. The product also adheres plaster products onto metal or vinyl beads. It is made from a dry formula to prevent freezing and separating. For more information, visit trim-tex.com.
Drop-down Ladder Racks
The company announced the release of the next generation EZGlide2 Drop-Down Ladder Racks for contractors and remodelers who need to secure and transport their ladders and electrical conduit on top of a van. This product is designed to be the easiest, lightest and most versatile model on the market. The EZGlide2 drop-down ladder racks improve user safety when handling heavy ladder loads, especially with many of the new high-roof van models. The heavy-duty design is built with long-lasting powder coated aluminum for continual use and because it is the lightest weight drop-down ladder rack, it maximizes the roof weight capacity of the van and improves vehicle gas mileage. Visit weatherguard.com for more information.
The Spider Plus blow-in insulation is a re-engineered blow-in system and the latest addition to the industry’s most complete line of insulation products. This product replaces JM Spider spray-in fiberglass insulation and is ideal for residential, commercial and manufactured buildings. The insulation is designed for installation by professionals using a blowing wool machine and features “Interlocking Fiber Technology,” the company’s latest building science innovation, which allows the insulation fibers to spring and lock into cavities with no adhesive or netting. The product achieves an R-value of 15 in a 2x4 cavity and an R-23 in 2x6 walls. Visit jm.com for more information.
Pre-formed Curved Panels
Translucents Canopies Panels are pre-formed curved panels ideal for use in gaming, hospitality, healthcare, retail and general office spaces. These panels are available in 20 décors and 24 colors, as well as in three styles: wave, vault and valley. The panels are easy to install; they have four connection and suspension points and can be installed individually or as part of a group. The panels are a whimsical and elegant addition to any space. For more information, visit usg.com.
Software for Construction Material Producers
The company announced an updated version of Trimble TrimFleet Suite for construction material producers. TrimFleet 6.5 integrates with Zello, a push-to-talk application, for TrimFleet Communicator—a feature of TrimView office software and TrimFleet Mobile for the in-cab display, which offers improved communication, collaboration and productivity. Leveraging integration with Zello for Work, TrimFleet Communicator is a Voice over IP radio replacement that enables quick and reliable communication across the organization. For more information, visit trimble.com.