A leader in aluminum extruded roof mounted systems approached Hynes Industries with a new design for both a steel roof mount and steel ground mount system. Along with the steel structures, this company also needed to develop all-new steel clips, clamps, fasteners, tubes, and other assembly items that would now all be made from steel instead of aluminum. Although their engineers were experts in aluminum parts, they were not as well versed on the steel side.
Hynes Industries approached one of the leading producers of solar panels and mounting systems in the United States and around the world. For years, the company had been producing a mounting system that required three different-sized weld nuts or rivet nuts placed in the 20-foot-long parts. These are expensive and time consuming to put in -- especially on such long sections.