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Three Reasons To Stop Ordering Stock Length Channel

May 18th, 2017

Folks who routinely work with Unistrut channel know that our strut comes in 10′ and 20′ lengths.  Most of the channel RFQ’s that come our way each day specify 10 or 20 foot sections, but are stock lengths really the way to go?  Depending on your project, it may make sense to order your Unistrut channel in traditional, stock lengths, but here are three reasons why cut-to-length may be the smarter play….. Read more »


Download Telespar Load Tables and Technical Data

May 18th, 2017

Although most folks associate our company with strut, we also offer another metal framing product called Telespar that is just as versatile when it comes to time to construct racks, shelving, conveyor systems, adjustable platforms, and more.  Telespar may not carry the same brand name recognition as Unistrut, but we offer a complete system of square metal tubing, fittings, and connecting hardware to make short work of your next project.

We just finished up a new 4 page brochure that is loaded with all kinds of valuable information on Telespar.   Here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll learn if you download our new Telespar literature…. Read more »


Unistrut Post Bases

May 17th, 2017

When a customer asks about the best Unistrut fitting for a particular application, sometimes there is an obvious choice, but more often than not, there are multiple options.  Unistrut post bases are a good example.  Read more »


Unistrut Partition Support Systems

May 15th, 2017

During a recent site visit, one of our engineers spotted a structural steel support structure hanging from the ceiling in an unfinished room.  We do a large number of support structures each year, so our engineer was curious why we weren’t invited to bid this job too.  Before our guy could ask, his escort chimed in, saying “I know what you are thinking—this should have been made from Unistrut.”  The origins of the support structure and its limitations are instructive, so we decided to share the story with our readers.  Read more »


What’s Wrong With Using Off-Brand Channel?

April 27th, 2017

Last month, we did a post on imitation Unistrut trolleys and how to spot fake parts that are billed as genuine product.  This month we are circling back to our “buyer beware” theme and exploring the potential downside to using off-brand channel. Read more »


Unistrut Grids – Download Standard Detail Drawings

April 11th, 2017

The tables below contain downloadable standard design detail drawings for typical Unistrut grid applications.

Please Note:  Drawings below are generic details to show design intent only. The drawings will help you gain a better understanding of engineered ceiling grid design, but these drawings are not intended for construction purposes because each system is application specific.

Your room will more than likely contain suspended MEP and we may need to make modifications to an existing design to accommodate mechanical systems such as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. Contact Unistrut Service Company for pricing on site specific engineered system drawings. Read more »


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