EB-TY Receives 2005 Most Valuable Product Award

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EB-TY Hidden Fastening Systems for all woods and composites used in the building of decks, docks and boardwalks wins national MVP (Most Valuable Building Product) 2005 Award.

EB-TY Hidden Fastening Systems for composite and wood decks, docks and boardwalks has received the prestigious 2005 Most Valuable Building Product (MVP) award from Building Products magazine. EB-TY is one of 28 unique products selected by the magazine in its annual MVP awards issue.

Editor Jean Dimeo said a six-judge panel consisting of builders, remodelers and architects called EB-TY hidden fastners "innovative alertnatives to traditional systems." Hidden fastners provide nail-free look and save nail popping.

"We created EB-TY hidden fasteners because builders and homeowners don't want to see rusty nails and screws on their decks, docks and boardwalks," said Harry W. Eberle III, estate home builder and company founder, who designed the EB-TY Hidden Fastening System. "With EB-TY, decks, docks, and boardwalks have a clean, nail-free look. The fasteners, used with either composite or wood, adjust to climatic conditions allowing a natural expansion and contraction. This is an improvement over traditional systems where decking, boardwalk, and dock materials are forced into a rigid position, causing a tendency to 'pop nails.' We refer it as a 'living building project' because the adjustment process is ongoing."

Six different EB-TY Fasteners

One size does not fit all when it comes to EB-TY Hidden Fasteners. The company has created six customized fasteners to meet the different needs of decks, docks, and boardwalks. Each fastener is designed for specific board widths, board thickness and spacing in use with composites, mahogany, Ipe' or other types of wood.

Lasting a lifetime

Because EB-TY fastenrs are made with strong and durable UV-resistant polypropylene, they offer lasting performance and a lifetime warranty. Independent testing has confirmed that EB-TY hidden fasteners can withstand high winds and keep decking, dock and boardwalk materials fastened.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through five operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Magazines (Washington, D.C.), publishes 22 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, indluding Builder, Remodeling, Custom Home, Concrete Construction and Residential Architect. In 2004, Builder was named to B-to-B magazine's Media Power 50. For comsumers, Hanley Wood Magazines publishes 14 shelter magazines and home plans titles and distributes more than 9 million copies to newsstands.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $225 million company owned by JPMorgan Partners, LLC, a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

About EB-TY

EB-TY Hidden Fastening Systems are manufactured by Blue Heron Enterprises, LLC. Founder and President Harry W. Eberle III created and developed the hidden fasteners to meet the needs of architects, builders, contractors, developers and homeowners. EB-TY is available in six different fastening systems for all types of wood, composites and Ipe' deck, dock and boardwalk building products. The company is headquarted in Califon, N.J. Visit EB-TY's website at http://www.EBTY.com

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