The brainchild of engineer Henry Lindsay, Lindapter has been innovating the design and manufacture of solid steel connectors since 1934. These revolutionary products don’t require welding or drilling, but instead, clamp beams together to form solid yet adjustable connections using only hand tools. But that’s just the beginning of Lindapter’s offerings. The company has recently released a new product guide detailing the features and capabilities of its proven Lifting Points.
Jul 28, 2017 6:03:58 AM
In 1934, engineer Henry Lindsay revolutionized the construction industry with the Lindsay Bolt Adapter -- making it possible to clamp steel beams together to form a safe and sturdy connection without welding or drilling. Over 80 years later, the company Henry founded, Lindapter, still stands as a pioneer in the design and manufacture of steel clamping systems. Now Lindapter is blazing trails again with a new guide detailing its reliable rail connection offerings.
Jul 7, 2017 8:26:52 AM
Lindapter has been pioneering the design and manufacture of steel clamping systems for over 80 years. What started out as a modest family business in 1934 has grown into a world-renowned company that has transformed the industry with products that don’t require welding or drilling -- like the Girder Clamp. Now, Lindapter has published an all-new product catalogue outlining the specifications, components, and real-life applications of this revolutionary connector, with detailed information on each type of configuration and model.
May 23, 2017 11:41:11 AM
For over 80 years, Lindapter has innovated steel-to-steel connections that do not require traditional drilling or welding. Its internationally accredited steelwork clamping systems greatly cut down on installation time, cost, and physical risk -- transforming the way industrial projects are realized, from oil and gas to renewable energy to civil engineering. Now, Lindapter is applying this revolutionary approach to the arts and entertainment industry, which comprises live events and performances; cultural, historical and educational exhibitions; and facilities that allow for recreational and leisure activities.
Apr 28, 2017 6:20:00 AM
Since 1934, Lindapter has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the design and manufacture of fast, effective, and safe steel connections. The brainchild of engineer Henry Lindsay, Lindapter products don’t require welding or drilling -- saving clients precious time and money on projects, and building a legacy of value that’s endured for over 80 years.
Mar 21, 2017 5:51:41 AM
As a distributor and manufacturer of industrial fastening solutions, we have a lot of crossover with different types of manufacturing and construction businesses in a host of different industries. With 50 years in fastening, we’ve seen a wide array of jobs and projects across these various industries. Despite this diversity, one thing that we’ve seen in every field is this: emergencies. Call it Murphy’s Law, or just another day on the job - something always goes wrong; someone orders the wrong part, someone misplaces the parts, someone else forgot to order the parts at all, and on, ad infinitum. Maybe the part you need from your typical contracted supplier is on backorder, or the turn-around needs to be faster than they can provide, or they don’t carry it at all – there are a number of things that can make putting together all the pieces of the job a difficult task.
Mar 14, 2017 4:37:40 PM
Lindapter has trail blazed fast, effective steel connections with products like the revolutionary Girder Clamp and Hollo-Bolt. Carrying on this legacy of quality and innovation is Grate-Fast, a simple solution for installing maintenance walkways.
Mar 6, 2017 10:14:55 AM
Questions that arise are: What factors are present that affect steel producers ability to meet this projected increase in demand? How do legislations such as NAFTA and the Buy American Act contribute?
What is NAFTA and How Does it Affect the Steel Industry?The North American Free Trade Agreement is a pact that has stood firmly in place between the US, Canada, and Mexico since 1994 and effectively creates a trade bloc between these countries. The end game of NAFTA was to help eliminate trade boundaries between these countries and enable investment to allow businesses better ability to flourish.
For the steel industry, NAFTA has served as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it helped facilitate the exports into Canada and Mexico; a large part of steel giants capacities such as AK Steel and U.S. Steel were used for exportation. Alternatively, NAFTA also opened up the door for Mexican and Canadian imports which often reduced the need for the supply of steel from those same American businesses. President Donald Trump has highly criticized NAFTA, and its future is currently uncertain – How would a withdrawal from the pact affect the American steel industry and its ability to export its produce?
Buy American vs. Buy AmericaHow do these two government acts affect the North American steel industry? The “Buy American Act” established by President Hoover in 1933 dictates that the US government must prefer U.S made products when undertaking funded projects. In essence, this has meant that US steel suppliers have been the preferred choice for federal construction programs.
The Buy America provision is a similar piece of legislation that was included in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act created in 1992. This Act applies to federally funded transit programs with a value of over $100,000 and states that projects must have 100% American content for both steel/iron and other manufactured products.
These two acts will support the American steel industry and ensure that U.S steel businesses are prioritized for major future projects.
How Are Chinese Imports Affecting the US industry?Imports will play a fundamental role in the future of the US steel industry. Throughout the world, Chinese steel imports have flooded the market and vastly altered the landscape of many nations steel industries. Where a nation would traditionally rely on home-grown steel producers, a shift towards using cheaper Chinese imports instead is increasingly apparent. Chinse steel imports have made their way to the US, and have significantly affected our industrial markets. How will the Trump government address the issue of cheap imports? Only time will tell; but this administration could have a bearing on the output of U.S steel suppliers if the level of imports increases.
Can United States Steel Giants Meet the Projected Increase in Demand?While promises have been made to improve the steel industry and to invest in American products and American businesses, are the U.S. leaders in structural steel equipped to cope with an increase in demand? Statistics from the first months of 2017 show that the steel industry is running at only 73%; can this figure be improved? Will steel plants have the capability to improve their numbers?
Glaser & Associates argue that we can definitively help US steel production stay aloft and meet demands. We’ve supplied contractors and government projects with steel stock, custom anchors and bolting, and structural steel connections from Lindapter. Glaser has been producing steel products for the better half of a century “striving for absolute and specific solutions” for their clients.
2017 is certainly set to be a turning point for the U.S economy and its manufacturing industries. How will current trade agreements and legislation change and affect productivity? Are manufacturers equipped to cope with a surge in demand? Will imports eventually become commonplace? Some uncertainty still lies ahead for the steel industry, but changes do appear to be emerging for its betterment.
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Mar 1, 2017 4:36:14 AM
Founded in 1934 by Henry Lindsay, Lindapter has been a revolutionary force in the construction industry for more than 75 years. The company’s enterprising engineers have pioneered a line of innovative steel connections that have contributed to the success of countless projects in terms of cost, safety, stability.
Feb 2, 2017 8:34:06 AM
Over the years, we have sought to embrace the innovation and diversification that is made possible by constantly advancing technology. It is in that spirit that we were happy to partner with Lindapter, becoming one of Lindapter's full line distributors in the United States.