Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 74

H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc.
www.hbfuller-cp.com / HQ: Aurora, Ill. / Specialty: Flooring and tile installation products / Traci
Jensen, senior VP: "I'm proud of the collaboration and teamwork that we now have here."

Midwest

H.B. Fuller Construction Products'
sales team can commonly be found on
job sites and meeting with contractors individually, as well as offering
training sessions through its work
with trade organizations. The company can also be found talking to customers in the aisles of the retail stores
such as Menards and Lowe's® that
carry its products.

Product Development

h.b. fuller construction products
works closely with contractors
and end-users to understand what
products are valuable to them.

Building Strong

knowing the needs of its customer base allows
h.b. fuller to innovate. by jim harris
H.B. Fuller Construction Products
Inc. is a large company by almost every standard. The Aurora, Ill.-based
manufacturer operates plants across
the United States that make adhesives
and other products that are top sellers
in their product segments.
The company's parent organization, H.B. Fuller, is a leading global
manufacturer of industrial adhesives
and sealants as well as coatings and
specialty products. With annual revenue exceeding $2 billion, the company employs roughly 3,700 people in
31 countries and serves customers in
more than 100 geographic markets.
However, when it comes to knowing the needs of the people who ulti74

manufacturing-today.com NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

mately use its products, H.B. Fuller
Construction Products is as accessible and knowledgeable as companies
a fraction of its size.
"We may sell directly to distributors, wholesalers and retail channels,
but we know that the people actually
using our products include large and
small contractors, builders, handymen or do-it-yourselfers," Senior
Vice President of Global Construction Products Traci Jensen says. "We
make sure we spend a lot of time with
contractors and end-users of products, so we understand what innovations would be valuable to them and
bring that knowledge to the channels
we actually sell into."

Communicating on a personal level
with its customers not only gives H.B.
Fuller Construction Products feedback and ideas for new products, it
also puts the company at the forefront
of its end-users' minds. "Because we
understand our end-users' needs, we
are able to develop products based on
those needs," Jensen says.
The company's newest products
include TEC® WoodPerfect™, an
adhesive for wood flooring the company says is easier to apply and clean
up than premium competitive products; and TEC® LiquiDam EZ®, a
water-based moisture mitigation
product used beneath flooring that is
easier to apply and more cost-effective than similar products.
Other recent products, such as a
"sparkly" tile grout called TEC® Design FX® that matches the finish of
metallic tiles, have gained a following
with designers. "Our research and development team works very closely
with our manufacturing team," Jensen says. "This has really allowed us to
optimize our formulations and make
the best and most innovative products for our end-users."
H.B. Fuller Construction Products
in recent years also introduced Grout
Boost®, an additive that can take the
place of water when mixing grout to
make grout stain proof; and TEC®
Power Grout®, a high-performance


http://manufacturing-today.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016

Table Of Contents
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - Cover1
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - Cover2
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 1
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - Table Of Contents
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 3
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 4
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 5
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 6
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 7
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 8
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 9
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 10
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 11
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 12
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 13
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 14
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 15
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 16
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 17
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 18
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 19
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 20
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 21
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 22
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 23
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 24
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 25
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 26
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 27
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 28
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 29
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 30
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 31
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 32
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 33
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 34
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 35
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 36
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 37
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 38
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 39
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 40
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 41
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 42
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 43
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 44
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 45
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 46
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 47
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 48
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 49
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 50
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 51
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 52
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 53
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 54
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 55
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 56
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 57
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 58
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 59
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 60
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 61
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 62
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 63
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 64
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 65
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 66
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 67
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 68
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 69
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 70
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 71
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 72
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 73
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 74
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 75
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 76
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 77
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 78
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 79
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 80
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 81
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 82
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 83
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 84
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 85
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 86
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 87
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 88
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 89
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 90
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 91
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 92
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 93
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 94
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 95
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 96
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 97
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 98
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 99
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 100
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 101
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 102
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 103
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 104
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 105
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 106
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 107
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 108
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 109
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 110
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 111
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 112
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 113
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 114
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 115
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 116
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 117
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 118
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 119
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 120
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 121
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 122
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 123
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 124
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 125
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 126
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 127
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 128
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 129
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 130
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 131
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 132
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 133
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 134
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 135
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 136
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 137
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 138
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 139
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 140
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 141
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 142
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 143
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 144
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 145
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 146
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 147
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 148
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 149
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 150
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 151
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 152
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 153
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 154
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 155
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 156
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 157
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 158
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 159
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 160
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 161
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 162
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 163
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 164
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 165
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 166
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 167
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 168
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 169
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 170
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 171
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 172
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 173
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 174
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 175
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - 176
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - Cover3
Manufacturing Today - November/December 2016 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_5
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_5b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_5a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_4a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_3a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_2A
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol19_1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_6
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_5
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20171112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201709_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201707
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20161112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160910v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20151112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20141112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013summer_vol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013summer_vol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2011winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011springsummer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/schofield/mt_2010winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/schofield/mt_2009fall
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com