VELLIQUETTE NAMED PRESIDENT OF Lakeside Construction Fasteners

Lakeside Construction Fasteners, Inc. has promoted Eric J. Velliquette to President. Eric has been with Lakeside Construction Fasteners for 10 years, during which time he held the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing, proving himself expanding the LCF family brand of products throughout the USA and internationally.

Before joining Lakeside Construction Fasteners, Eric had previously worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlas Bolt & Screw Company, a Marmon Holdings Inc. company, one of largest fastener manufacturing-distributors in the USA servicing the metal building industry. During his tenure with Atlas, Eric earned an MBA and selected as an Adjunct Professor at Ashland University’s College of Business, located in Ashland, Ohio. 

Kyle Lane, CEO of the Lakeside Group of Companies and co-owner along with John Lane, welcomed Eric into his new position, saying he is “confident LCF will continue with a strong future, poised to reach even greater heights under Eric’s leadership.”

Malco Products Names Rebecca Talbot as VP of Marketing

Malco Products, a leading solution developer and manufacturer of a variety of high-quality tools for the HVAC and building construction trades, has announced that Rebecca Talbot has joined the company as its new vice president of marketing.

As leader of Malco’s marketing team, Talbot will oversee, develop, and implement Malco’s marketing strategy and efforts to increase brand and market position in order to achieve short-and long-term organizational goals. Talbot comes to Malco with a broad base of marketing accomplishments and professional experience, including positions at DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, Resideo (Honeywell) and Lakeland Companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Metro State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southwestern State University.

Talbot will succeed Nancy Gunnerson, Malco’s director of marketing, who recently retired after a 34-year career with Malco. During Gunnerson’s time at Malco, she oversaw several innovative programs, including a new e-commerce tool, customer loyalty program and influencer relations campaigns, that contributed to the company’s current record-breaking growth. She was also recognized by Twin Cities Business Magazine as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing in 2021.

“We are very excited to welcome Rebecca to our team, and also wish Nancy a wonderful retirement after an incredible 30+ year career at Malco,” said Rich Benninghoff, president and CEO of Malco Products. “With Rebecca’s strong leadership and B2B marketing expertise, Malco will continue to expand its marketing strategies and capabilities to evolve with the changing wants and needs of the marketplace while staying true to our values and history.” 

FastenMaster Celebrates 25th anniversary 

FastenMaster, a division of OMG, Inc., is celebrating 25 years of providing professional building contractors with innovative products and fastening solutions that make work faster, easier and more efficient. Established in 1998, FastenMaster created the category of structural wood-to-wood screws with the introduction of TimberLOK, a heavy-duty wood screw designed to eliminate the need to predrill when attaching two pieces of wood together. It was the first of what has become the very popular ‘LOK Line’ of structural wood-to-wood fasteners for residential applications, and solidified FastenMaster’s focus on providing PRO-Driven solutions.

Since that beginning, FastenMaster has continued to differentiate itself by continually soliciting contractor feedback, and then developing highly engineered solutions that help improve installation productivity while delivering a premium finish. Through this process, they have revolutionized the industry with several breakthrough products. 

“By actively listening to our PROs, FastenMaster has helped contractors achieve great success by offering them the very best solutions on the market,” said Web Shaffer, senior vice president and general manager. “Developing productivity solutions through innovation has been our north star during the past 25 years and we expect to deliver even more new and innovative solutions to the market in the next 25 years.” 

Triangle Fastener Acquires Fastener Business Segment of CSS

Triangle Fastener Corporation announced that as of July 1 it had acquired a segment of the Connective Systems & Supply, Inc. business that focused on fasteners for roofing, metal building, and mechanical contractors in and around Denver. CSS has been a leading provider of fasteners and products to construction industry professionals since its founding in 1985. This segment of their business is supported by approximately 20 employees in two locations who achieved $15 million in sales in 2022.

“The acquisition of CSS aligns with TFC’s plans for long-term business growth by developing branch locations in the western United States and expanding our catalog of proprietary TFC-branded products,” TFC said in a statement. “In addition to the pending opening of a location in San Antonio, Texas, the integration of CSS assets will bring us to a total of 27 U.S. locations, and a marked increase in our presence in the central and western United States.”

Triangle Fastener Corporation was founded as a single location in 1977 in Pittsburgh and has established more than two dozen locations and three distribution centers across the U.S. 

Celebrating the Rural Builder Gold Key Winners 

The 10th Gold Key Award for S-5! prompted this team photo.

The July issue of Rural Builder unveiled this year’s winners of Gold Key awards, the annual program in which Rural Builder readers select their favorite companies to honor their products and customer support. Several companies sent in photos with their Gold Key plaques.

Randy Gifford and Andrea Layng of Quality Structures / Express Barns.

Celebrating the Rural Builder Gold Key Winners 

The July issue of Rural Builder unveiled this year’s winners of Gold Key awards, the annual program in which Rural Builder readers select their favorite companies to honor their products and customer support. Several companies sent in photos with their Gold Key plaques. Congratulations and thank you!

Levi’s Building Components team members with their Levi’s Building Components 2023 Gold Key Award.