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Starborn Industries Launches DECKFAST® METAL Fasteners for the Fast Growing Market of Steel Joist Deck Framing Systems

A Unique Fastener Approved for use with TREX® Elevations™ Steel Deck Framing & Wahoo® Decks Aluminum Joists

Edison, NJ, May 09, 2012 --( Starborn Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and international distributor of premium fastening products, has introduced Deckfast® Metal for the fast growing market of steel joist deck framing systems. Increasingly more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures in order to create longer lasting, lower maintenance decks. Deckfast Metal is the first line of deck screws designed specifically for this application. This versatile fastener can be used to attach every type of decking - PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood - to steel and aluminum substructures.

Deckfast Metal is approved for use with Trex® Elevations™ steel deck framing and Wahoo® Decks DryJoist® and DryJoistEZ systems. It is a high-performance fastener that allows architects and builders to provide their clients with clean, uniform and long lasting metal joist decks - something that was previously not possible without considerable time and effort.

Deckfast Metal features triple strength corrosion resistance: grade 410 stainless steel + zinc plate + epoxy coating. 410 stainless steel is hard enough to easily penetrate steel and aluminum joists, while also providing a high level of corrosion resistance. The epoxy coating, in addition to protecting the fastener, is available in colors to match popular decking products, including Trex Transcend® decking. The fastener’s specially engineered head is designed to cleanly penetrate the hard outer layer of capstock decking products and also self-countersinks into Ipe and other hardwoods.

“Many of our customers are excited that we have developed a high-performance and cost-effective solution for fastening Trex Elevations and other steel and aluminum joist systems,” said Larry Crossley, vice-president of sales at Starborn. “From a market standpoint, we believe metal joist systems have arrived as the next step in the evolution of high-end deck design. With Deckfast Metal on the market, the first complete fastening solution for metal joists, we think this evolution will really begin to take off.”

Deckfast Metal fasteners are available loose as well as collated for use with the Muro Auto Feed Screw Driving system, the system preferred by professionals for both its speed and ease of use. Additionally, Starborn distributes Buildex Teks Select™ fasteners - selectively hardened, with a Climaseal ACR™ finish - that are approved for all steel-to-steel and bracket connections in Trex Elevations framing.

For more information on Deckfast® High Quality Deck Screws, please visit or call 1-800-596-7747. Users can also visit or to purchase this product and other high-quality Starborn Fasteners online.

About the Company
Starborn Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and related products for the building industry. Founded in 1961, the company holds a well-deserved, industry-wide reputation as a premium supplier of fasteners in the deck building, construction and woodworking fields. Starborn products include the Headcote®, Smart-Bit®, Pro Plug®, Cap-Tor® and Deckfast® brands. These products are distributed throughout the US, as well as internationally through distributors and dealers servicing Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

More information on Starborn’s complete line of deck fastening products is available online: Headcote® Stainless Steel Screws with Color Coated Heads (, Smart-Bit® Pre-drilling and Countersinking Tool (, Smart-Bit® Pro Plug® System for Wood (, and Cap-Tor® Screws for Capstock and Composite Decking ( For online purchases, users can also visit, or

Trex® and Elevations™ are trademarks of Trex Company, Inc. Teks®, Teks Select™ and Climaseal ACR™ are trademarks of ITW Buildex®; and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Teks Select is manufactured in the USA by ITW Buildex and packaged and distributed by Starborn Industries. Wahoo® and DryJoist® are registered trademarks of GDC Enterprises, Inc.
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