100 Uses For Sheet Metal Screws (Self-Tapping Screws)

Sheet metal screws, also known as self-tapping screws, are versatile fasteners used in a wide range of applications. They are designed to tap their own threads into the material in which they are being driven, making them ideal for use in metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. Here are 100 uses for sheet metal screws:

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The Many Uses and Benefits of Stainless Steel Fasteners

In the world of construction, manufacturing, and DIY projects, fasteners play a pivotal role. They are the unsung heroes that hold everything together, quite literally. Among the various materials used for fasteners, stainless steel stands out for its unique properties and benefits. In this post, we'll delve into the world of stainless steel fasteners, covering bolts, screws, nuts, washers, threaded rods, studs, and anchors, and explore why they are preferred in many applications.

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Construction News: Construction starts rebound on manufacturing, housing strength

Total construction starts rebounded in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, a 6% rise, due to bustling building activity for manufacturing plants and homes, according to Dodge Construction Network. But after a massive dropoff in January, starts for the first two months of the year were still 17% below their 2022 levels and weakness in the commercial and institutional sectors pose cause for concern.

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Boston Construction News: Construction begins on the East Boston electrical substation

Eight years after Eversource first proposed building an electrical substation in the Eagle Hill neighborhood of East Boston, the utility is finally breaking ground on the $103 million project.

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How to Attract and Retain a Traveling Construction Team During a Labor Shortage

As these slim teams are needed for extended, out-of-town trips to worksites in other areas, it’s critical that their accommodations ensure their comfort and rest between shifts. Doing so ultimately keeps the entire team employed, safe, and productive.

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Boston Construction News: Delayed Tower Takes Shape Over Boston’s South Station The 680-ft-tall structure will be one of the city’s tallest buildings

After decades of planning and false starts, a 51-story tower is finally taking shape over Boston’s South Station, set to be one of the city's tallest buildings.

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Boston Construction News: Consigli breaks ground on Lendlease’s $500M Boston life science project

Australian developer Lendlease and Montreal, Canada-based real estate management firm Ivanhoé Cambridge have broken ground on a $500 million life science project in Boston.

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