About the CONNECT-EZ Team
Recognizing the uncertainties and inefficiencies of many “industry standard” connection methods in the steel and concrete construction industries, CONNECT-EZ® co-founders, Bob Foley, PE and Terry Tincher, have combined their 70 years of experience in structural engineering, steel fabrication/erection and business ownership, to introduce innovative, engineered connection devices.
Bob Foley draws on a 34 year career as a structural engineer and senior partner of LJB, Inc; Engineers and Architects, Dayton, Ohio. As president of the firm’s subsidiary company, CON/STEEL Tilt-Up Systems, he led the development of an international licensed network of design/build contractors introducing tilt-up concrete technology in new markets. His professional experience as a structural engineer and close working relationship with general contractors and concrete subcontractors give him a unique insight to industry challenges and opportunities for innovation.
“Because the CONNECT-EZ® systems eliminate field welding, connections of the concrete panels to foundations and connections of structural steel framing to panels is safer, faster and ensures a better quality connection. Contractors and engineers have discovered that substituting mechanical connections for difficult to inspect field welds has resulted in reduced structural inspection fees and expensive rework charges.” – Bob Foley
Terry Tincher opened Tincher’s Welding, LLC, Harveysburg, Ohio in 1975. Shipping in excess of 800 tons of fabricated steel monthly to numerous clients in 38 states, the firm is recognized throughout the eastern two thirds of the United States for quality workmanship and superior service. Terry’s career in steel fabrication and erection brings a critical experience to the development of innovative CONNECT-EZ® products and insures cost saving efficiencies in fabrication and production. A modern fleet of trucks insures reliable, timely delivery for even the most demanding construction schedules.
“The CONNECT-EZ® growing series of innovative connection devices are designed with safety and labor savings in mind. Our goals are to help our customers be more competitive and provide a safer work environment.” - Terry Tincher
Tincher's Welding: 35,000 Sq. Ft. Fabrication Shop. Monthly production capacity 700 Tons.
A modern fleet of trucks insures reliable, timely delivery for even the most demanding construction schedules.