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Dear Valued Telling Customer,
As an essential business, Telling remains open for business during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Telling is proud to manufacture metal framing and other products for the construction of hospitals, police stations, public safety buildings, and other facilities that are essential during this difficult time. To help ensure that these critical construction projects continue, we will remain open and do our best to fulfill customer orders for those essential jobs and projects as indicated by various government officials.

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and vendors are our top priority. Telling will continue to follow and strengthen the stringent procedures we have put in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment in our plants and offices.

We are continuing to monitor this situation and will update our policies as necessary to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy workplace and remain compliant with Federal, state, and local laws.

We hope that each of you is doing well and being as safe as possible during this challenging time.

Thank you for your continued support!

Telling Industries is proud to announce the immediate availability of it’s newly patented True-Bridge, Bridge Clips (US # 10,508,446).

Two types of True-Bridge clips are currently available. 16 gauge joining clips and terminating clips. True-Bridge clips are compatible with Telling’s Standard CRC Bracing and True-Brace mechanical bridging system.
Above: True-Bridge Terminating clip (left) and True-Bridge Joining clip (right).



Telling Industries is Now on ARCAT!
Telling’s CAD drawings and BIM files are available now on the ARCAT website.
The ARCAT site offers an extensive, consistent, and up to date CAD, BIM, and specification libraries. All specs are available in multiple formats for both MF ’95 and 2018 and CSC making the site very user friendly.
Click here to view Telling in ARCAT

Telling is pleased to announce the promotion of John Greminger and new hires of Brian Lanigan (Operations Manager) and Rick Rabe (Supply Chain Director)! Welcome to the team!

John Greminger, has been promoted to National Sales Manager at Telling Industries. Over his ten years at Telling, John has continued to demonstrate his expertise in the metal framing industry to the benefit of our customers. John will work with his sales force to bring Telling to the next level of sales, customer enhancement and innovation.


Brian Lanigan, has recently joined Telling Industries as its Operations Manager. Brian brings valuable skill sets gleaned from his prior leadership roles in the manufacturing industry both domestically and abroad. In his new role, Brian will lead the operations of the Telling plants for optimal safety, service and quality through the development of his team. Brian holds a Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification and is APICS CPIM Certified.


Rick Rabe, is named Supply Chain Director. Rick comes to Telling with 25+ years’ experience in purchasing, materials management and manufacturing management. In his role, Rick will oversee all supply chain activities for Telling. He holds both a C.P.M. and CPIM certification and is actively involved in the supply chain field.


Telling’s Innovative True-Brace mechanical bridging product received US Patent 10,309,107! The patent was approved on June 4, 2019. True-Brace will be available late summer of 2019.

Telling Industries is the proud recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Construction Quality Ceilings Award for the Museum of the Bible Project

Telling Industries was included as part of the project team as the metal framing product supplier of the Museum of the Bible project with distribution and contractor partners  in Washington, DC.

AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards recognize excellence in construction quality in the face of complicated and challenging projects, and is awarded to a team of AWCI members, led by the primary subcontractor in each of 7 award categories. Overall, there were 45 project entries across all 7 categories this year.

As a member of the project team, Telling received an award plaque for the high quality of their products and services.

Below: The Museum of the Bible, Washington DC

Above: The Telling trade show team (left to right) Chuck Haba, Tom Ogle,
AJ Dinunzio, Bryant Loomis, John Greminger & Nikki Mezic


Congratulations goes out to the Telling Windsor Plant for winning the “Excellence in Service Award” for the forth quarter of 2018!

The three Telling plants (Cambridge, OH, Osceola, AR and Windsor, CT) are competing for the honor of hosting the “Excellence in Service Award” with their name engraved for the quarter.

This award is in recognition for successful same day shipments, and high levels of on-time customer deliveries. For each same day shipment, the facility will receive a point for the quarter and for any given truck that delivers late, a point will be subtracted. The facility netting the most points for the quarter receives the “Telling Excellence in Service Award”. In addition, the winning plant receives $1000 in bonus dollars to be used on lunches, gift cards or however they see fit as a reward for the hard-working employees at the plant. The plaque will remain in the break room of the winning facility for the quarter and then will be passed onto the next winning facility.

We appreciate all the hard work that went into this achievement! Good job Windsor!

The entire Telling Windsor, CT team.  It took every employee working together to achieve this honor. Thanks Team Windsor! Keep it up!

December, 2018

Introducing PakChan Packaging Channel, a new safety innovation from Telling Industries!

PakChan replaces the traditional wooden packaging channel typically used for shipping metal framing. It features roll formed and hemmed edges with swedged ends to prevent cuts and abrasions while loading.

The benefits include improved shipping stability and tighter banding which reduces shifting during transit. PakChan has improved strength and durability and won’t split or crack like wooden packaging channel can.

PakChan is patent pending and is currently being used in Telling’s Cambridge, OH plant. It will soon be rolled out in the Osceola, AR and the Windsor, CT plants as well.


August, 2017

Telling Industries State of the Union – New President, Fresh Vision, Strong Future

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Chuck Haba, Telling Industries’ new president, is poised to lead the metal framing company with a fresh vision gleaned from a 20+ year background in manufacturing, engineering and business.

Chuck’s leadership background is with several multi-billion $ companies, most recently, with Overhead Door/Wayne Dalton, the market leading $1 billion supplier of garage doors and building access systems.

I am excited to join the Telling team to build upon the excellent quality & service reputation with world class manufacturing, new products, and a focus on exceeding current & future customer needs!” says Chuck Haba.

Chuck has a wealth of industry knowledge and product development experience to draw from to benefit Telling Industries.

TELLING Industries is American owned and operated. The TELLING Industries family is approximately 160 individuals strong; all dedicated to providing the highest quality metal framing solutions and products with outstanding service to our customers.

TELLING ® Industries began manufacturing metal framing with a deep passion and understanding of construction and the steel industry. We started manufacturing and shipping metal framing in October 2004 with the opening of our first location in Cambridge, OH.  The Cambridge, OH facility is 205,000 square feet and currently has capacity to manufacture 35,000 tons of steel framing annually and employs a talented staff of 80.  Telling’s metal framing products and quality of service, quickly gained market acceptance, resulting in plans for further expansion in 2006 to meet customer demands in the southern regions of the U.S.

Only two years from shipping our first pound of metal from the Cambridge, OH facility, Telling announced the opening of the Osceola, Arkansas location.  The Osceola location is 86,000 square feet, has capacity to manufacture 30,000 tons of steel framing annually and employs a talented staff of 65.

In November 2008 Telling added a newly constructed third manufacturing facility, in Kingman, Arizona.  This manufacturing plant served the west coast for 6 years but due to changes in the market the decision was made to reallocate equipment to a new location in Windsor, Connecticut, an 84,000-square foot facility.

Then, early morning, December 26th, 2015 disaster struck. The Telling Osceola, Arkansas plant suffered substantial damage from a tornado. In the wake of this disaster, all operations at the Arkansas plant were forced to stop, leaving only the Cambridge production facility able to fulfill the orders for both plants for over 3 months.

17 Osceola employees were tasked with traveling to Cambridge, Ohio to help shoulder the load that had been placed on the single facility. Despite the challenges, the Telling production team continued to meet all the demands placed on them with minimal disruption.

Today, all 3 plants in Cambridge, OH, Osceola, AR and Windsor, CT are up and running under the leadership of Chuck Haba. Telling is reinvesting in our management team, equipment and is working to expand our product lines to better serve our customers.

The capable Telling sales team includes high caliber people all with distributor relationship experience. We have revamped our inside and outside sales team by expanding our staff and elevating our best sales people to higher management roles. Collectively, the Telling sales team has a vast amount of experience within distribution networks which helps us better serve our distribution partners.

We have hired capable people to help launch new product lines and have streamlined our manufacturing processes to be strong and lean.

Our talented and dedicated plant managers all were promoted internally from assistant plant manager roles. By doing this Telling retains industry and manufacturing knowledge and keeps our manufacturing processes strong while eliminating the transitional training period of a new hire.

Telling Industries is looking to take our service and quality standards to the next level by increasing quality checks at each customer delivery. Our priority is on-time delivery with a quality product that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Telling has an experienced team of professional delivery drivers that are willing to go above and beyond to meet our customers’ needs. We will continue to strive for Delivered Quality perfection to raise the bar on the industry standards.

Telling Industries will be expanding its product line extensively to meet daily customer demands, to become a one-stop-shop and to continue to be a pioneer in the metal framing industry.  We’re excited to provide effective solutions and value-added services to our customers.  We are investing now significant dollars in new capital equipment to launch some exciting new R & D products in 2018. In addition, we are investing in current equipment to improve quality and production efficiency.

Our mission is to build strong customer relationships, through reliability, manufacturing the finest quality metal framing available, providing excellent customer service and maintaining a solid foundation for our customers and our employees to grow on.

2016 was a challenging year for Telling as many obstacles including a tornado, delayed opening of our Windsor factory and the stepping down of our long-time president. We are coming back with vigor under new president, Chuck Haba, a strong sales team, new products and better service. Telling’s small size makes us nimble enough to be super responsive to our customer and the market needs. We are ready to move forward and continue to BUILDSTRONG!


Congratulations goes out to the Telling Osceola Plant for winning the “Excellence in Service Award” for the second quarter of 2017!

The three Telling plants (Cambridge, OH, Osceola, AR and Windsor, CT) are competing for the honor of hosting the “Excellence in Service Award” with their name engraved for the quarter.

This award is in recognition for successful same day shipments, and high levels of on-time customer deliveries. For each same day shipment, the facility will receive a point for the quarter and for any given truck that delivers late, a point will be subtracted. The facility netting the most points for the quarter receives the “Telling Excellence in Service Award”. In addition, the winning plant receives $1000 in bonus dollars to be used on lunches, gift cards or however they see fit as a reward for the hard-working employees at the plant. The plaque will remain in the break room of the winning facility for the quarter and then will be passed onto the next winning facility.

We appreciate all the hard work that went into this achievement! Good job Osceola!

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Pictured from left to right:

Kyle Blake, Shaun Nutt, Allison Fincher, & AJ Person (Plant Manager).


April, 2017

Congratulations goes out to the Telling Cambridge Plant for winning the “Excellence in Service Award” for the first quarter of 2017!

The three Telling plants (Cambridge, OH, Osceola, AR and Windsor, CT) are competing for the honor of hosting the “Excellence in Service Award” with their name engraved for the quarter.

This award is in recognition for successful same day shipments, and high levels of on-time customer deliveries. For each same day shipment, the facility will receive a point for the quarter and for any given truck that delivers late, a point will be subtracted. The facility netting the most points for the quarter receives the “Telling Excellence in Service Award”. In addition, the winning plant receives $1000 in bonus dollars to be used on lunches, gift cards or however they see fit as a reward for the hard-working employees at the plant. The plaque will remain in the break room of the winning facility for the quarter and then will be passed onto the next winning facility.

We appreciate all the hard work that went into this achievement! Good job Cambridge!

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Pictured from left to right:
Don Ross, Casey Whittle, Jason Hall, Mike Stoner (Plant Manager)


March 2017

Check out the first video in a series of Telling installation videos: