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LATEST SAFETY TALK

The City of Houston's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges residents to prepare for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
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As the 2019 Safety Stand-Down comes to a close, many construction companies throughout the greater Houston and San Antonio areas have gotten to know why United Tool and Fastener’s Safety Specialist, Charlie Gertson, is at the top of the list for safety training and demonstrations.
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Businesses throughout Houston and the country are promoting safety awareness during National Safety Stand-Down during May 6-10. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) extends their Safety Stand-Down by a week to May 17.
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UTF Experts

Specialty: Product Demos

As a Safety Specialist, product demos with the latest technology are key to providing efficient resolutions to job-specific needs. I am happy to help each customer stay up to date on new products as well as new industry standards and OSHA regulations.

Name: Amy Sexton
Mobile: 281.865.0058
Office: 1.800.460.9735
Email: amy@unitedtoolandfastener.com

Specialty: Safety Training

As a Safety Specialist for United Tool and Fastener and an outreach instructor for OSHA, I offer a variety of hands-on training and serve as a safety resource to our customers. 

Name: Charlie Gertson
Mobile: 713.823.9016
Office: 1.800.460.9735
Email: charlie@unitedtoolandfastener.com

What Makes UTF Safety Demonstrations Different and Better

Safety Specialist
As the 2019 Safety Stand-Down comes to a close, many construction companies throughout the greater Houston and San Antonio areas have gotten to know why United Tool and Fastener’s Safety Specialist, Charlie Gertson, is at the top of the list for safety training and demonstrations.

UTF Touts High Percentage of Women Employees During Women In Construction Week

Women In Construction Week
March 3-9, 2019 marks “Women in Construction Week” by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). United Tool and Fastener (UTF) is proud of its long-standing tradition of employing a significant number of women in its Houston office.

Houston Warehouse Clerk

Houston Warehouse Clerk

Warehouse Clerk: Houston

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting in a variety of warehouse duties, including shipping and receiving, unloading and loading trucks, fulfilling purchase orders, and keeping warehouse stocked with essential equipment.

Elite Components at UTF: Quality Products Without the Premium Price

Elite Components
Contractors in the Houston area should get to know the local, Sugar Land-based company, Elite Components, that offers high-quality hanger, strut and strut-related products to the plumbing, electrical, fire protection, HVAC and construction industries through United Tool and Fastener.

UTF Partners with C3 for C3's 1st Annual Career Fair

UTF Sponsors C3 Career Fair
United Tool and Fastener is proud to be a part of the upcoming 1st annual C3 career fair on Thursday, April 4, 2019, as a sponsor and safety representative. The event, which will be held from 7am to 3pm at the Fort Bend ISD Wheeler Fieldhouse in Sugar Land, is part of a greater C3 initiative to educate students about careers in construction.

Victor Jarcki

Brian (Yezierski) at United Tool and Fastener does a very good job for SWECS. His pricing is competitive and his product knowledge is excellent. He updates us on new products and helps us find solutions to our problems. We rely on Brian at United Tool and Fastener for help in our fast-paced industry.

Safety Stand-Down, Week Present Safety Solutions

Safety Week 2018
The 2018 National Safety Stand-Down and Safety Week benefit the construction industry by showcasing safety and solutions. United Tool and Fastener (UTF) assists in solving the industry’s safety pitfalls by presenting safety and fall prevention demonstrations in the greater Houston, San Antonio and College Station areas.

Fluke T6 Electrical Testers with Fieldsense Technology

Fluke T6
United Tool and Fastener carries the innovative Fluke T6 Electrical Testers with FieldSense technology that measure voltage up to 1,000 V ac through the open fork, without test lead contact to live voltage. Working in electrical boxes jammed full of wires is challenging when trying to find a safe metallic contact point.

Southwire Maintenance Pro Color Screen Multimeter 15190T Delivers Convenience, Control

Southwire 15190T
United Tool and Fastener (UTF) carries the Southwire Maintenance Pro Color Screen Multimeter 15190T. The Bluetooth®- enabled 15190 MaintenancePRO™ multi-meter and MApp™ mobile app make testing and measuring easier.

DeWalt Spring Fling

Visit the Houston showroom from 9am-2pm to take advantage of fantastic prices on DeWalt tools for one day only and watch demonstrations of some of the newest DeWalt products.

Milwaukee Launches SDS-Plus DUST TRAP™ Drilling Shroud

Milwaukee launched its SDS-Plus DUST TRAP™ Drilling Shroud, which, according to Milwaukee, is the industry’s first universal, OSHA® compliance solution that does not require a vacuum. The DUST TRAP™ is an objective data compliance solution when used without a vacuum, and is Table 1 compliant when used with a dust extractor.

Southwire XTS-02 Mini Stripper Demonstration

Southwire XTS02 Mini Stripper
United Tool and Fastener carries the Southwire XTC-02 Mini Stripper, which is made in the USA. This single tool cleanly and safely strips wire sizes 6AWG to 1AWG and wire types THHN and XHHW. To use the Southwire XTC-02 Mini Stripper, pull back the spring trigger, insert the wire to the proper depth, and begin to rotate the unit. When you get to the desired strip length, thump the back and the stripper will make a clean cut.

Even Residential Construction Workers Need Training

safety training OSHA
It is common knowledge in the commercial construction industry that there are particular OSHA standards which must be followed; however, many workers in the residential construction industry may not know that OSHA has standards for that industry as well. Therefore, it is difficult for workers to adhere to standards if they don’t even know they exist.

Rick Reynolds

AMST has done business with United Tool and Fastener for mainly unistruts and spring nuts. I recently met sales rep Laurie Chin; she has helped us purchase quality tools and supplies for our shop at lower prices with great turnaround and very good customer service. We are really pleased to know there are still companies to do business with that still care. I look forward to doing much more business this year with Laurie and UTF.

UTF San Antonio Continues Legacy of Giving

UTF San Antonio
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.

Form and Function Combined into DeWalt DCN890 Concrete Nailer

DCN890 Concrete Nailer
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.

Ladder Use Necessitates Safety Training

Ladder Training
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.

Warehouse Associate Job Description

Warehouse Associate Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Processing, packaging and shipping orders accurately
  • Organizing stocks and maintaining inventory
  • Inspecting products for defects and damages

Description:

We are looking for a capable Warehouse Associate to support our company’s warehouse operations. You will receive, input, sort, load and unload products and perform various warehouse activities. 

Responsibilities:

OSHA Respirable Silica Dust Regulation Overview

Silica Dust Filter Demo
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.

Bryan H. Miles

Do yourself and your company a favor, and contact Brian Yezierski or Amy Sexton at United Tool & Fastener. Awesome service and very knowledgeable in all aspects of employee safety and tools to get the job done-big or small. The only regret we have is not joining the United Tool & Fastener team sooner!

UTF One-Day Sale Spectacular Despite Forecast for Rain

UTF One Day Sale

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.

Safety Training Key to Accident Prevention

UTF training
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.

L6200 Series Type IA Fiberglass Leaning Ladder Overview

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.