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Universal Fastener Outsourcing Celebrates 10 Years making UFO Ballistic NailScrews®

March 19, 2015
By Business Wire News


Universal Fastener Outsourcing, LLC (UFO), celebrates NailScrew’s® 10th Anniversary with the launch of a new online digital catalog. WC Litzinger, UFO Managing Partner / Owner said, “We have reached many milestones while designing and manufacturing UFO Ballistic NailScrews® (BNS). The first couple of years everyone wanted to know if NailScrews® would really work in the tools they already owned; the second couple of years folks wanted to know if we could make NailScrews® that fit their particular application. Now, our customers just want to make sure we don’t run them out of NailScrews® because they will have to go back to manufacturing and assembling projects the old slow way.” BNS are available through the STAFDA distributors throughout North America.

Wire Coil Collated UFO Ballistic NailScrews® (Photo: Business Wire)

Wire Coil Collated UFO Ballistic NailScrews® (Photo: Business Wire)

Litzinger concludes, “After 10 years, UFO Ballistic NailScrews® remain the fastest way to assemble all projects with screws. Many customers requested the ability to purchase products online, and now BNS are available at for 24/7 convenience.”

In 2009, UFO received its first IAPMO ES Report #0133 for Subfloors and Shear Wall applications, recognized internationally by IBC and IRC. Approval Reports 2009 – 2016.

In 2014, UFO Ballistic NailScrews® completed testing at Virginia Tech University and the reports ranked BNS at the highest level, Multi-Use for pallets. NWPCA members recognize Virginia Tech testing as the best for pallets and crating worldwide. Full Reports are available.

UFO™ pneumatic and gas tools and many other applications and specs are covered in the digital 90-page catalog. Visit for installation videos, project photos, testing reports and technical information for designers, architects and engineers.

  • Trailer Master™ BNS for Wooden trailer flooring to metal frames (12-16 gauge).
  • Crating Master™ is a new BNS flexible screw that can bend from 45-80 degrees before breaking.
  • In-plant manufacturing for house flooring, roofing and PTL decking.
  • Outdoor projects like PTL decks and wooden fencing requires special BNS coatings made by PPG® and PT2000® ZI/NI alloy for superior corrosion protection.

Jim Boyd, UFO Sales and Marketing VP / Owner said, “Everyone from professional manufacturing to weekend DIY’ers can select a UFO Ballistic NailScrew® that will fit their tools and finish the projects in no time. BNS Time studies consistently show up to 75 percent installation savings over bulk screws and 50 percent savings over collated screws, regardless of the application.”

Boyd concluded, “Future NailScrew® designs will continue to help Green manufacturing in North America. We hear many stories about crates and pallets being unscrewed and the wood being repurposed worldwide into houses, sheds and picture frames. Resource repurposing is the future of our species and we are proud to be on the cutting edge of fastener designs that make it possible.”

About UFO:

Universal Fastener Outsourcing, LLC is the worldwide leader in pneumatically driven screws with more than 80 years of fastener and tool experience within its workforce. Designing fasteners and tools for special applications for industrial and construction fields continues to be a cornerstone of UFO’s business.

Drive them In; Screw them Out™

Universal Fastener Outsourcing
UFO™ Office, 800-352-0028 or 479-443-9292
WC Litzinger, 479-283-0525
Jim Boyd, 479-283-0526