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Recently unveiled, the training center and packaging facility for Altenloh, Brinck & Co., which manufactures and distributes an array of construction fasteners, help bolster the supply chain and job opportunities in manufacturing and distribution for the deck industry.


June 6, 2022

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Bryan Plant in Ohio for Altenloh, Brinck & Co

Altenloh, Brinck & Co. unveiled a state-of-the-art, 12,000-square-foot training center at its Bryan, Ohio, headquarters, made possible by the manufacturer and distributor of engineered fasterners' expansion to its new packaging facility in Pioneer, Ohio.

“We are proud to open this newly built training center for not only training specific to plant operators but also overall workforce development education,” said Allyn Luce, VP of manufacturing, Altenloh, Brinck & Co. “Building our new Pioneer packaging facility, and shifting team members and equipment to that location, enabled us to dedicate space at our home office for these important training needs.”


The company manufactures and distributes engineered fasteners under the SPAX brand name for the construction market. SPAX products include PowerLags, multi-purpose engineered fasteners and specialty engineered fasteners, which can be used in a variety of decking and outdoor projects, according to the company.

The new training center has one large training classroom with the capacity to fit 114 people or convert to four separate spaces for individual training rooms. Each room will feature new technology, including Clevertouch interactive smart boards for training, presentations and collaboration.

The center will also feature an open space to accommodate full production equipment for hands-on operator training. Other training elements include hands-on training carts and individual modules for maintenance, controls, and robotic training. This training will be completed by full-time, dedicated training staff with experience in continuous education and cold forming technology.

“The centerpiece of our core values is to build opportunities through growth,” Luce continued.  “The new Pioneer plant and home office training center are examples of the company’s commitment to not only physical growth, but more importantly to our associates’ growth both personally and professionally.”

The Pioneer plant, which has been operational since December, required 30 new hires and significantly increased production efficiency with the use of fully integrated robotic equipment. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April to officially unveil the new facility to the local community.

About Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US

Altenloh, Brinck & Co.  is proud to manufacture and distribute engineered fasteners under the SPAX® brand name for the construction market, the TRUFAST® brand for the commercial roofing industry and the TRUFAST Walls brand for exterior building envelopes and facades.

The company is headquartered in Bryan, Ohio, and operates a 200,000-square-foot complex consisting of engineering, manufacturing, administration, and central warehousing. Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US is part of the Altenloh, Brinck & Co. Group headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany.

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Media Contact: Lara Kretler, [email protected], 937-271-9151 

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North American Deck and Railing Association

NADRA encourages safe building practices to the industry and promotes deck safety to the consumer. They are the voice of the industry, which is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, and retailers, along with a wide spectrum of related service providers of the deck and railing industry.

NADRA’s unwavering mission is to provide a qualified and unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing industry so that members can continually exceed the expectations of their customers.

At NADRA, we generate and connect great ideas with great people to inspire quality, knowledgeable leadership, and achievement within the deck and railing industry.  For more information, visit NADRA.org.

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