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. Our goal is move critical welding from the Field to the Controlled Environment of the Fabrication Shop!
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
Kimberly Corwin has spent 30+ years developing and growing businesses. She began her career in Iowa at Composite Technologies Corporation, introducing a revolutionary insulated concrete sandwich wall panel system. She joined Hughes Supply in Florida in 2002 to help with the growth of the Miami market.
Corwin joined AH Harris in September of 2003; initially serving as a Business Development Manager. In 2009, after 6 successful years of growth across all business segments, she was promoted to the role of Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Kimberly went on to serve as the President & Chief Executive Officer of AH Harris & Sons, Inc.
Additionally, Corwin is has been active with the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) and Past President on the TCA Board of Directors, and was recently inducted into the TCA College of Fellows, as well as being the CRSI Pilgrim Chapter Past President. She has served on the National CRSI Government Affairs Committee promoting the use of reinforced concrete and was a member of the CRSI Board of Directors.
Corwin now serves as President and CEO of her own Company, New Chapter, LLC, purchasing distressed properties, renovating and re-selling. Her motto “It’s what you do next that matters most” drives her ambition.
Kimberly joined the Connect-EZ team in the spring of 2018.
Our goal is move critical welding from the Field to the Controlled Environment of the Fabrication Shop.
Welding of critical connections at the job site can be of inconsistent quality and difficult to inspect. Shop welding, in a controlled environment with diligent supervision, quality control procedures and inspections, insures welded components meet the strictest specifications. The Construction Industry can enjoy the utmost confidence in Connect-EZ Products.
Tincher's Welding: 35,000 Sq. Ft. Fabrication Shop. Monthly production capacity 800 Tons.
A modern fleet of trucks insures reliable, timely delivery for even the most demanding construction schedules.