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Carolina bracket from Federal Brace

The 500-pound carrying capacity can hold a variety of materials.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Federal Brace is distributing a new size and finish of the Carolina commercial support: a bracket providing industrial level strength for a variety of commercial and residential projects.

The Carolina is versatile and can be integrated into home office workstations, heavy-duty storage shelves, as well as larger commercial projects such as schools, hotels, and banks.

Installed directly to the side of the wooden stud in the wall, the Carolina support made from strong, 11 gauge material promises strength while providing the increasingly popular “invisible” look. The 500-pound carrying capacity can hold a variety of natural stones and other materials, and the new white finish offers even more options to match hidden bracket project designs.

The Commercial Carolina bracket is engineered for heavy-duty lifting in a variety of different applications. For example, this support would be ideal for service window/reception counters, workstations, locker rooms, bars, and more. In addition, the Carolina can be installed in compliance with ADA standards to create accessible public restrooms, dining areas, gyms, and more.

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REPORT: Toward wildfire relief

A CNBC report examines how California is looking to the timber industry for possible help.

BY HBSDealer Staff

As California’s largest wildfire on record continues to burn,  the state forestry association wants to change rules and regulations to make it easier for private industry to thin forested land.

This CNBC report examines the state’s desperation for a plan to fight forest fires, and the realization that the timber industry can play a meaningful role.

Some of the stats presented in the article include the California Forestry Association’s estimate that tree density is higher than its ever been. 150 years ago in the Sierras, there were roughly 40 trees per acre. Now there are hundreds.

Also, the U.S. Forest Service estimates the number of dead trees in California is about 129 million. Wildfires feed on these dead trees.

The Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest fire in the state’s history – continues to burn in Northern California. More than 280,000 acres have been burned.

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Last Chance: Send us your logo

Deadline for entering the first-ever HBSDealer All Industry Logo Contest is Aug. 10.

BY HBSDealer Staff

There’s still time to enter first-ever HBSDealer All Industry Logo Contest. And it’s still free to enter.

The contest was created to bring attention to the artistic creativity and marketing savvy of the hardware and building supply industry. Two logos will be crowned as winners – one representing dealers, and another representing the supplier and vendor community.  The professional design staff of HBSDealer and HBSDealer’s sister publications at EnsembleIQ will select the winners.

So far some 80 logos have been submitted. Including logos from Dutch Country Ace Hardware, Citizens Building Supply, Craftwood Lumber & Hardware, The Deck Demon; Riverhead Building Supply and TW Perry, to name just a few. The contest is open to all kinds of companies, and all kinds of logos — as long as the company is part of the hardware and building supply industry.

Here’s how to participate: All you have to do is send us your logo. It’s free.

Please send submissions to [email protected]. You can also post your logo in a comment on our Facebook page contest post. While you’re there, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, and also tell us about the ideas behind your company logo.

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