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For Immediate Release
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GoPro™ Offers New Header Promoting Deck Stair-Building Use
Cleveland, Ohio – Deck-building season is fast approaching, and the
Universal Stair Bracket is making it easier for retailers to get their share
with a new header.
The new header, which tops the 2-foot wide end aisle display, has a highly
visible yellow circle that trumpets "Great for Deck Stairs, too."
"We've been selling brackets to people building deck stairs all over the
country," explains Steve Peplin, CEO of GoPro Construction Solutions LLC. "The
header simply makes it easier for the retailer to communicate this application.
Each display also holds simple instruction brochures in English, Spanish and
The display holds 250 individual brackets. "The potential return per square
foot is tremendous… better than almost anything else in a hardware or home
center store," adds Peplin. Pre-packaged deck stair kits for 3- and 4-step
applications are also available.
New System Offers Many Advantages
The conventional way to build a set of stairs is to start with two 2 x 12's,
and then hope that you don't make a mistake cutting the notches. (A mistake, of
course, means you'll be buying yet another 2 x 12.)
With the Universal Stair Bracket system, you start with 2 x 6's, and you
screw in the brackets using the imprinted scale markings. If you make a mistake,
you unscrew and reposition the bracket. No waste. And it's stronger.
And greener? Yes. And it also saves time, money. It promises to revolutionize
the building of staircases.
The product has been featured at the IBS Show in January the past two
years and both times was named a "Hot New Product. " (See
The new GoPro ™ universal stair bracket system is the only system with
brackets that have imprinted scale markings indicating the staircase rise and
run. Thus, properly attaching the brackets according to the pre-determined rise
and run of each stair is a snap. You simply match the meeting of the brackets at
the indicated markings, which can accommodate all pitches, rises and runs.
The benefits are many:
- It easily adjusts to any staircase pitch.
- Big time savings -- minimal marking and cutting, and less waste
- Less wood-to-wood contact, means less squeaking than with conventional
- It virtually eliminates mistakes, which cost time and money.
- You need to make only one mark and cut on the stringer - for the first
- It enables carpenters and DIYers of all skills to build stringers.
- You can use a 2x6 or 2x8 instead of a 2x12 without sacrificing strength or
- The system can be used for interior or exterior stairs.
- Adding a middle stringer is easy
The patented Universal Stair Bracket has already received accolades from the
industry. Lumber and Building Materials Journal tapped the USB as one of
the top new products at the 2007 IBS Show in Orlando. Extreme How-To
editor Hal Jones claims that the USB "saves time and lumber. It's fast. It's
easy and it works."
The system includes left-side, right side, and bottom brackets made from
sturdy 16-gauge hot-dipped triple-zinc galvanized steel. When middle stringers
are required, left- or right-side brackets can be used.
The brackets are being made in the USA—in Cleveland, Ohio by GoPro
Construction Solutions, LLC.
GoPro is an affiliate of Talan Products, an award-winning manufacturer with a
24-year track record
of growth and customer satisfaction and longevity. GoPro is a member of the
Stairway Manufacturers Association.
Go to the GoPro website,
www.GoProConstruction.com, for availability or to
purchase online. Or contact Paul Siegel, Vice President of Sales, Toll-free at
877-577-4142, ext. 35 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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