By Gary Lenhoff, Senior Vice President, Encore Hartco

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 31, 2023 — Encore Hartco of Northbrook, Illinois is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting its complete line of products for the construction industry at The Precast Show at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center on February 23, 24 and 25, 2023. You can find the company at Booth #1752.

With more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and 4,000 individuals in attendance, The Precast Show is the largest Precast/Prestressed Concrete trade show in North America and the one place to find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof.

Encore Hartco is a global provider of fasteners, clips, rings, and the tools to apply them that are used in the bedding, furniture, construction, commercial fishing and aquaculture markets. The company will be showcasing its clips, tools and accessories used in precast concrete fastening applications, including fabricating wire mesh shapes used to reinforce precast concrete pipe and other forms. Encore Hartco fastening clips and tools are superior to welding in certain applications, as they are safer, less expensive, and result in substantial labor savings when compared to most welding processes.

One of the products on view at the show will be Encore Hartco’s powerful Eclipser 2000 GS Series of clinching tools, designed to fasten large size clips and improve safety for workers. Eclipser 2000 Series tools feature hardened alloy steel clipping components, a lightweight composite body and magazine, and a Quick Release front plate for fast and easy driver blade access. Built with user protection top of mind, the new “GS” models also come with the award-winning Encore Hartco Steel Safety Guard (#30094)† so operators can fasten wires as efficiently as ever while keeping fingers and hands out of harm’s way.

Another tool that will be on hand at the show is Encore Hartco’s heavy duty RAC-1008, a 1.5″ C-Ring closure tool that delivers professional grade power to larger diameter wire fastening applications. The RAC-1008, like the Bostitch SC50T, is used for fastening jobs requiring 11 gauge wire C-rings made from galvanized steel (#RC1010), high tensile galvanized steel (#RC1012) or high tensile stainless steel (#RC1011). Typical applications include concrete form fabrication, welded wire reinforcement, wire cages, and wattles. In keeping with safety, Encore Hartco also offers an optional Lexan Safety Guard (#30095) for the RAC-1008.

Encore Hartco senior tech will be on site to answer questions and provide a hands-on experience for anyone interested in learning more about its fastening solutions.


 The PreCast Show® is a registered trademark of the National Precast Concrete Association, which has not endorsed or approved these products.
† Winner of the 2019 Chairman Safety Award at the American Concrete Pipe Association Pipe School/Pipe Show in Arlington, Texas.