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ERICO® Expands the CADDY® ROD LOCK Threaded Rod Mounting System

Sep 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 30 September 2014 

ERICO® Expands the CADDY® ROD LOCK Threaded Rod Mounting System

Innovative technology offers contractors the ability to install trapeze and other threaded rod applications by pushing them into place. 

SOLON, OH, 30 September 2014  – ERICO has recently expanded the CADDY® ROD LOCK family of products to include Concrete Preset Anchors for new construction and pre-cut lengths of strut with captive hardware.  CADDY ROD LOCK solutions allow contractors to prefabricate complex assemblies at ground level or offsite, and then easily lift and lock them into place. 

“Prefabricating trapeze and other complex assemblies has become a crucial time-saving strategy for many contractors,” said Ray Olle, Director, CADDY Product Development at ERICO.  “Our new CADDY ROD LOCK solutions offer even more flexibility to adapt to specific jobsite or means and methods requirements.”

CADDY ROD LOCK solutions leverage a technology that pushes on to threaded rods in one direction, without the need to rotate the rods or nuts.  Once in position the load is held in place without the need for additional hardware.  It makes the installation of overhead support applications as simple as pushing the assemblies into place.

“We’ve seen this technology revolutionize the way contractors are installing everything from conduit racks and cable tray to breaker panels on the wall.  It’s amazing all the different ways crews are using CADDY ROD LOCK to save time on jobs,” added Olle.

The CADDY ROD LOCK family includes solutions for the structure side of the threaded rods – including beam clamps, concrete anchor screws, and preset anchors for cast-in-place applications.  The range also offers answers for the load side of the threaded rods.  These include channel nuts for strut applications, as well as both telescoping and pre-cut lengths of strut with the CADDY ROD LOCK technology riveted in place.  

For additional information regarding CADDY ROD LOCK or any CADDY solution, visit


ERICO is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of superior engineered electrical and fastening products for niche electrical, mechanical and concrete applications.  The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA, with operations in more than 30 countries and sales and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO products are sold under market-leading brands: CADDY® fixing, fastening and support products; ERICO® electrical grounding, bonding and connectivity products; and LENTON® engineered systems for concrete reinforcement. 

Contact Information:

Kathleen Lawson
34600 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44139, USA
+1 (440) 528-3717


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