December 14th, 2017
For at least the last ten years, United Tool and Fastener, San Antonio, has participated in “Construct a Kid’s Christmas,” which is administered by Construction News. Various UTF employees in addition to customers come together to give all they can muster to buy bicycles for children under the care of the Bexar County Child Welfare Board.
November 29th, 2017
The DeWalt DCN890 Concrete Nailer comprises form and function. In the past, options for driving nails into concrete included nailing by hand or using a powder-actuated tool which required a specific certification to use gun powder rounds to drive nails into the concrete. A compressed-gas nailer was created; however, its drawback included continually having to buy the gas cartridges, thus increasing the cost of a job or project.
November 22nd, 2017
Many accidents, and even deaths, from falling in the United States are preventable with the right training. Even using a ladder necessitates training in the correct ways of use and ways to prevent falls. “Over 100,000 accidents from falls occur each year,” United Tool and Fastener Safety Training Specialist and OSHA Outreach Instructor, Charlie Gertson, said.
November 15th, 2017
Since OSHA set new respirable Silica dust regulations that went into effect in Sept. 2017, contractors must use equipment that meets those new rules. DeWalt has Silica dust equipment to meet those new OSHA regulations. They affect any jobsite that deals with grinding applications. There are specific engineering controls that can be put into effect to meet the new rules.
November 6th, 2017
Rain in the forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 1 couldn’t dampen the UTF spirit for its Houston One-Day Sale, where buyers could get some of the best deals of 2017. “The One-Day Sale was a huge success. Through all of our efforts, we have turned this into an event that our customers have really come to enjoy. And, the chance of rain ended up being a blessing,” UTF President, Bobby Williams, said.
October 30th, 2017
On any given day in the United States, two people on average die per day from falls (approximately 750 a year). Many of these deaths and accidents are preventable with the right training-especially for those who work in the construction industry. “Over 100,000 accidents from falls occur each year,” United Tool and Fastener Safety Training Specialist and OSHA Outreach Instructor, Charlie Gertson, said.
October 3rd, 2017
The L6200 series Fiberglass Leaning Ladder is ideal for the professional. With a duty rating of 300 pounds, it features the LEANSAFE™ ladder top that secures tools and accessories, and is uniquely designed to securely lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs and perform as a standard stepladder.
August 31st, 2017
When distributors talk about being a single-source supplier, they are typically talking about the strategy of providing everything their customers need, from power and hand tools to accessories, fasteners and other consumables. There are many such single sources or “one-stop shop” distributors across the nation.
August 8th, 2017
Breakthrough solutions often come as a result of careful market research and planning.  Sometimes, however, the best ideas occur on the spur of the moment.  For example, Bobby Williams and Steve Blackwell, co-owners of United Tool and Fastener in Houston, had been discussing ways to provide faster service to major customers...