Quick Flange is the latest duct connection product from Ward Industries. Company officials claim the product cuts flange installation time in half for commercial and industrial ductwork applications. This new version of the current flange designs manufactured by Ward includes pre-punched holes in the flange for easier insertion and securing of fasteners without the need for clamps or specialized tools. All that is needed to attach Quick Flange is a common driver-drill. The company said that its most popular J-class flange profile offers the ability to save money through the use of lighter-gauge sheet metal for the ductwork in many applications, a unique reinforcing rib to stiffen the flange profile, and a deeper butyl pocket for sealing cut ends of sheet metal against air leakage. This same J-class flange is now also available in Quick Flange style.

Ward Industries, Commercial Products Group, 484 N. Thomas Drive, Bensenville, IL 60106; (800) 624-8642; fax (866) 466-9335;www.wardind.com.