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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Friday’s winners

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Friday's market had a couple clear winners: SHOS, which rose 5.93%, and HBP, which rose 5.30%.

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Quikrete Industry Dashboard: October starts surge

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Housing starts spiked visibly in October and monthly sales beat last year’s numbers. Stocks were all over the map, however.

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A rafter hanger fixed on simplicity

BY HBSDealer Staff

Pleasanton, California-based Simpson Strong-Tie rolled out an innovative hanger described as an easy and intuitive way to connect rafters to hip/valley beams in roof framing. 

The LSSJ field-adjustable jack rafter hanger features a versatile, hinged seat that adjusts to typical rafter slopes.

“The LSSJ is the next generation of jack hangers for stick-frame roofing and will greatly simplify how framers connect jack rafters,” said Sam Hensen, vice president and general manager, Connectors and Lateral Systems. “This highly adjustable hanger gives increased strength to roofing, while offering installers simplicity and savings in the form of reduced labor costs.”

Key features of the LSSJ jack hanger include:
• All nail holes are easily accessible on one side with a hammer or connector pneumatic tool
• Gripper seat frees up a hand for the installer during installation
• Straightforward design makes installation quick and intuitive, saving time and labor
• Flange design allows for skew adjustment from 0º to 45º  (ships pre-bent at 45° skew)

The LSSJ is sold in two versions –skewed to the left or to the right – and is available in three sizes.

 

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