Lockdowel in the News!
Lockdowel receives global patents for Channel Lock Fastening System
July 29, 2019 | 11:35 am EDT
FREMONT, Calif. – Lockdowel Inc. announced it has received global patents for its Channel Lock Fastening System. The company said it has incorporated a security taggant within the Channel Lock Fasteners, enabling customers worldwide to ensure the purchase of authentic, Lockdowel products. Using a non-invasive handheld laser gun, Lockdowel said customers can authenticate their fastener quickly and easily; the United States patent number is 10,197,081. (more)
Dreamworks Cabinetry Uses Lockdowel Fastening to Save 75% in Transportation Costs
Fairbanks, Alaska – Dreamworks Cabinetry LLC is providing cabinets to two remote Alaskan schools by flat-packing the products with Lockdowel fastening, saving 75% on transportation costs. Once the cabinets arrive at the schools they can be assembled quickly and easily without screws or tools—just slide-to-lock!
Cabinets for the Shishmaref School, about 535 miles from Dreamworks Cabinetry in Fairbanks, will be transported via truck and ocean barge nearly 3000 miles before they arrive. Cabinets for Meade River School, 466 miles away, will be trucked up the “haul road” and flown in via C-130 Hercules Charter flights from Deadhorse, Alaska.
“To transport cabinets to Meade River, the freight bill on its own is a 75% savings,” Christopher Larrick, Dreamworks Cabinetry LLC, managing member says. “Fully assembled it would have cost $152,000, and with the cabinetry built in knock-down form it is only $38,000.”
The Lockdowel cabinetry for the Shishmaref school may outlast the island itself. “According scientists, the island of Shishmaref is eroding at an ever increasing rate and will be under water in the next 12-20 years,” Larrick explains. “All the infrastructure on the island will probably be gone in about a quarter of the the lifespan of the school building.”
See Dreamworks Cabinetry products, and learn more about their substantial savings in transportation by using slide-to-lock fastening, in Lockdowel booth #9074 at AWFS Fair 2019, July 17-20, Las Vegas.
Lockdowel Nominates the New Mini Barbed Channel Lock Fastener for AWFS Visionary Award
Las Vegas – Lockdowel is nominating the comapny’s new Mini Barbed Channel Lock for the 2019 AWFS Visionary Award. This slide-to-lock, tool-less fastener is a simple solution to fastening thinner boards – those that are ½ inch or less in thickness. This small fastener yields an amazingly strong bond resisting at least 70 pounds of pull force with a sheer force of 50+ pounds. Ideal for drawer boxes and cabinets, the new Mini Barbed Channel Lock makes assembly simple with Lockdowel slide-to-lock technology.
In addition, assembly is 60% faster compared to fastening with glue, dowels and screws. Once assembled, the Lockdowel Mini Barbed Channel Lock is completely invisible. These fasteners allow drawers and fixtures to quickly assemble and disassemble for easy storage and transport (then reassemble again)!
The AWFS Fair 2019 is in Las Vegas July 17-20. Lockdowel will be exhibiting in booth #9074.
Four years ago Lockdowel engineers invented the EClips slide-to-lock fastener design that cuts assembly time for cabinets, furniture and fixtures by 60%.
Lockdowel Fasteners Test Their Mettle with New AWI Standards
Manufacturing Greener and Leaner
Lockdowel Expands in Asia, Australia The Australian company HSA Heritage has announced that it will be incorporating Lockdowel‘s glue-less, tool-less, slide-to-lock fasteners in their high-quality, ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture designs. In addition, HSA Heritage will be the Lockdowel fastening distributor for Australia, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan. (-click link for more-)
PanelsFurnitureAsia.com Australia’s HSA Heritage Chooses Lockdowel for RTA Furniture
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