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Fortress Releases New Steel Framing and Pergola Components

Fortress Building Products has added new Evolution steel framing and pergola components to its lineup of outdoor living solutions. 

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Fortress Building Products has added new Evolution steel framing and pergola components to its lineup of outdoor living solutions.  

Fortress now offers 5.5″ x 5.5″ posts that are 20 ft. in length (with new corresponding brackets) to accommodate longer spans. The new posts, brackets, bolts, blocking and straps will make it possible to construct a strong and dependable two-story deck structure that can support ever-expanding deck functions and heavier loads. Additionally, the new railing attachment bolts are designed to support a quicker, easier deck building process.

Evolution Steel Pergolas can be incorporated into almost any layout and across any type of outdoor surface to define usable space. Highly versatile, builders can use new rafter tails, brackets and posts from Fortress to configure the steel pergola in nearly infinite ways. Delivering endless design options, the expanded pergola offerings can accommodate a customer’s unique design vision or intended function for the outdoor space. 

 “Fortress Building Products is at the front line of possibilities and innovation, and we believe there are always ways we can improve our products,” said A.J. Jesiolowski, director, Framing and Pergola Category, Fortress Building Products. “That’s why we listen to our customers and their challenges, and work hard to deliver smarter solutions so that they can work more efficiently and effectively. The new steel framing and pergola parts put this commitment to innovation into action.” 

 Delivering a sought-after combination of function and form, Fortress’ steel framing and pergola systems pair a sought-after contemporary aesthetic with premium weatherability and low maintenance qualities. The sleek steel components are dual layer protected against fire, corrosion, twisting, insects and rot. Further preserving the structural integrity of the systems and their overall appearance, a powder-coated finish provides enhanced corrosion resistance and UV protection. Both assemblies and their expanded offerings are backed by 25-year limited manufacturer warranties. 

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Under the leadership of CEO Marc Minne and Senior VP of Sales, Bill Ross, Eva-Last has appointed Eric Atkins, director of commercial sales; Greg Reed, director of sales for the West, Shawn Feero, director of sales Canada and AJ Jesiolowski, director of product for the company.

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