If you live in a house built or renovated since 1960, chances are that you're enjoying the benefits of MiTek's products and engineering.
That's because it was in the 60's that MiTek's connector plate revolutionised house construction by introducing prefabricated timber roof trusses using multi-tooth connectors. These connectors - small steel plates with integral 'teeth' on one side - made it possible to efficiently prefabricate timber roof trusses for the first time.
In the mid 1990's the PosiStrut parallel chord truss floor and roof system were added, as were a whole range of building products to connect timber in virtually any building application.
The development of this technology has made building in the housing, commercial, industrial and multi-residential sectors a lot quicker, saving labour costs and ensuring projects are completed on time, despite ever tighter construction schedules - critical in an industry where speed and reliability are paramount.
And it's made trusses and frames a lot more accurate because they're manufactured in the factory to precise design specifications using sophisticated computer technology.
MiTek Australia does not actually manufacture trusses - we leave that to our licensed fabricators who are experts in the field. Instead, we concentrate on making sure that our fabricators have the very best systems and technology. This enables them to manufacture wall frames and roof and floor trusses efficiently and accurately while maintaining high standards of quality and service.
As part of the international MiTek group, we are committed to quality assurance and customer service in the supply of connector plates, engineering software and relative services to the building industry.
The name MiTek and Gang-Nail building products are synonymous with quality building systems, software and prefabricated timber trusses; so much so that the company was the first connector plate company in Australia to receive certification under international quality standard ISO 9001.
The ISO 9001 certification covers the design, manufacture and supply of a range of structural connectors and other fasteners for prefabricated timber trusses and wall frames for the building industry:
- The design and supply of computer software for fabricator design, estimating and production planning.
- A design service for timber structures.
- The supply of truss plant machinery.
So when you deal with MiTek or a MiTek licensed fabricator, you can be sure you're getting the best in advice, resources, manufacturing facilities and product quality that you'll find anywhere in the industry.