The MiTek Builder Products Division Encompasses USP® Structural Connectors, the Hardy Frame® Shear Wall System, Z4®Tie-Down System, and SAPPHIRE™ Supply Software for Building Materials Suppliers

CHESTERFIELD, MO – December 10, 2014 – MiTek Industries (MiTek®), a Berkshire Hathaway company (nyse: brk-a, nyse: brk-b) today announced the formation of its MiTek Builder Products division, which has been created to unify its growing list of products and services offered to the residential and commercial construction sectors.

MiTek is a leading developer of software tools for structural design product specification and manufacturing.  As part of its complete offering of structural connection solutions, the Company also manufactures or distributes automated equipment and code-evaluated structural connectors, including anchors, epoxy, tools, and safety equipment.

A division of MiTek USA, the MiTek Builder Products division integrates a number of businesses, building products and brands that MiTek has assembled after a remarkable series of acquisitions.  These product brands include USP Structural Connectors, the Z4 Tie-Down System, and the Hardy Frame Shear Wall System, as well as design software solutions for decks and structural connectors for its USP Structural Connectors brand.

Also offered through the MiTek Builder Products division is SAPPHIRE Supply, an estimating and design module within the MiTek SAPPHIRE software suite, designed for lumber and building material suppliers.  This module is also compatible with SAPPHIRE Viewer for collaboration with builders and others in the design and optimization of the wood structural frame.

With the launch of the MiTek Builder Products division, the company will continue to invest in the expansion of its software, manufacturing, customer services, product support, and education – all of which tightly integrates the division’s products to deliver a better building process and optimized structures for builders.

“We will continue to focus on our component manufacturing and building supply customers to equip them with the tools that consistently make them the suppliers of choice among builders,” said Tom Manenti, Chairman and CEO of MiTek. ”To that end, the new MiTek Builder Products division is a natural fit. It allows us to further our customers’ desire to build safe, optimized, code-compliant wood structures at the lowest possible cost.”

About MiTek Industries

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors.  MiTek Industries’ passion for our associates’ well-being and our customers’ success is the company’s hallmark.  A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: brk-a, NYSE: brk-b) since 2001, the Company has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. 

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