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Need help building a deck?

Master your deck with FastCap’s Jig-A-Deck which evenly spaces 4″ or 6″ wide decking with a 1/4″ gap and ensures that all your field and joint placement screws are perfectly aligned and in their exact position every time. Comes in a 2-piece set.

Need a Handle on Demand?

Stop straining your back trying to lift heavy stuff. Suck it up with our Handle on Demand (HOD). Comes in single or double. Just fasten the suction pads to any nonporous surface and move it, lift it, place it, & transport it with ease.

Want to keep your trowel or mag within easy reach?

FastCap’s Mag Holster keeps your trowel or mag always within easy reach. Made from durable ballistic nylon, it attaches to any tool belt and rinses clean.

Flexible Work Light | Wireless | Rechargeable

Lukas discusses FastCap’s Flex light, the most versatile lighting system you will ever own! It clamps, hangs, and magnetically sticks anywhere. The rechargeable and cordless technology allows you to work on any project that requires lighting with no struggle.

For more information on FastCap’s Flex Light, visit our website.

Screw Wax is a must in every shop!

Screw Wax is a must in every shop, household, toolbox, and tool pouch. Also works great on threading bolts, squeaky hinge pins, squeaky wheels, and drill bit lubricant. Makes screwing into wood quieter, easier, and faster. Turn screws with less torque. Great for cabinet installation.

Lean Apartment

The tiny transforming apartment that packs eight rooms into 350 square feet! So impressive!

FatBoy Pencil Lead Switcheroo

Martin Atkins, of Toolovation, sent up this video show a very creative way to switch leads on FastCap’s FatBoy Pencil. For more information on this product, visit our website.

Morning Meeting Visitor

Paul – GREAT meeting this morning, thank you for letting me be a part of your team for a bit. Most enjoyable items for me were:

  • Cleaning!
  • Openness in looking for problems, asking why 5 times and getting to the root problem, and how to improve.
  • Going through the 8 wastes using real life scenarios.
  • Being aware of your surroundings (zebras and crocs – what a brutal, but motivating video).

A fun saying that goes with survival:

“Each day, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion to survive. Each day the lion wakes up and knows he must outrun the slowest gazelle to survive. For us, that means every day, when the sun comes up, we better be running!”

You have an awesome culture there, open, honest, hardworking, not afraid, humble, and ready to work. Simply, put, you have an AWESOME team there!

The best is yet to come!

Fred Kennedy
General Manager
Pioneer Post Frame Inc

Viking Academy


Just letting you know that I appreciate the email updates and links to the American Innovator. Also, I have no problem helping out people in our region that may reach out to you looking for some words of encouragement or knowledge / experience sharing.

Things are going well here. We just graduated our 3rd class of Viking Academy. These folks received some more targeted training in 2 second lean and cultural change to augment what is shared at our drumbeats. It’s a rewarding process. Lots of hard work, but rewarding. The group that recently graduated includes operators, material handlers, mold setup, customer service, program management, and our operations manager. It was a diverse group and allowed us to break down barriers between departments and through levels within the organization.

Have a great weekend. Travel safely.
Viking Plastics

Timber Time Tips

NOTE: The ProCarpenter Timberframe Tape Measure has been discontinued. If you have any questions please call us at 888-443-3748.

Brab Baber, of Timber Time, provides some tips for using FastCaps ProCarpenter Timberframe Tape Measure. For more information on this product, visit our website.

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