July 2023 Newsletter
A tie rod assembly is used to brace steel columns and heavy timber beams or used to support canopies and awnings. Tie rods are often used with clevises and/or turnbuckles. Our Tie Rod Calculator will quickly determine rod lengths when given the overall pin-to-pin dimensions of a tie rod assembly.
Portland Bolt’s 94,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and galvanizing line are set up to thread any tie rod length. Clevises and turnbuckles are assembled to the tie rods before shipping to ensure a proper fit. Attachment plates can also be included with your order when a detailed drawing is submitted.
Steven Wallenstein, our resident tie rod expert, created and manages our Tie Rod Assemblies microsite. This specialty website contains everything you need to know about tie rods, their applications, and their various components. Contact Steven for assistance.
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Great Wolf Resorts is a chain of 22 indoor waterparks located throughout the United States.
In November of 2022, Portland Bolt manufactured a total of 142 individual tie rod assemblies in 35 different lengths for the renovation of the Great Wolf Lodge in the Pocono Mountains. Portland Bolt’s Tie Rod Calculator was used to determine each rod length.
A clevis was assembled to each end to ensure proper fit and each bundle was clearly marked with the length so the contractor knew the exact location of each assembly when they arrived at the job site.
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The length of a tie rod assembly is typically measured from pin to pin, which is the centerline of the pin of one clevis to the centerline of the pin of the opposing clevis. However, there is more to it than meets the eye.
Construction plans are often drawn with this pin-to-pin dimension, and determining the actual rod lengths is the detailer’s responsibility. We have made this easy with our Tie Rod Length Calculator.
Our latest FAQ will take you on a deep dive into the measuring of tie rod assemblies.
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Anika Nicoll joined the Portland Bolt sales team at the start of 2023, shortly after graduating from The University of Idaho where she majored in Public Relations with a minor in Media Communications. While attending college she also volunteered abroad in Split, Croatia in their creative technology program which sparked her interest in traveling and photography. Growing up in a very sports-centered family, Anika played indoor and beach volleyball for over 10 years and spends her free time watching volleyball and attending as many Blazer games as possible. In addition, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and is a very avid traveler and hiker who has visited five countries so far. The rest of her free time is spent with family and friends, exploring new spots in Portland or hanging out with her German Shepard named Bear.
Education: University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho
Bachelor of Science in Public Relations
Minor: Media Communications
Hometown: Ridgefield, WA
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, watercolor painting, weight training, reading, photography, Timbers and Blazer games
Food: Tacos, Thai, Hot wings, Italian