EAGLE, ID - SILPRO, a new company serving the building trade, announced that Pasquier Panel Products of Sumner, WA, is the company's first licensee to fabricate/market its patented I CHOICE product line.
Pasquier, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in business, specialized in custom fabrication of plywood, particleboard, hardboard, MDF, OSB and LVL.
Comer Brown, president of SILPRO, said he is actively seeking additional licensees. Brown, an industry veteran who headed up marketing for Boise Cascade, said I CHOICE "will revolutionize the methodology of wood I-joist installation and floor assembly connections in the building industry." He said the pre-assembled wood components are designed around "builder-friendly" concepts to simplify installation. Each of the five I CHOICE products uses "visual logic" to reduce the potential of error in their placement and positioning, Brown added.
q Rim Board, a pre-machined modular receptacles spaced at 16 inches, 19.2 inches or 24 inches OC. They are OC shaped to conform to the end cross-section of a specific I-joist to facilitate proper positioning and vertical alignment;
q Insulation Panel, a modular pre-assembled combination of OSB and poly-foam insulation shaped to fit between two I-joists installed in tandem with I-joists. The simultaneous installation with I-joist reduces the need for crawl space entry;
q Blocking Insulation Panel, a pre-fabricated, multi-functional panel designed to provide extra vertical load capacity, ease of installation of 19.2-inch I-joist spacing and is designed primarily for exterior basement insulation in the floor assembly;
q Support Block, a multi-purpose component designed to support high vertical loads and a connecting devise for sub-fascia and Rim Board on cantilevered I-joists and rafters; and
q Blocking Panel,a pre-designed structural panel for use to bridge and connect horizontal I-joists, Rim boards, baffles and extra load carrying supports on multi-story structures.
For more information, visit ICHOICEUSA.com