New Millennium Building Systems

** Steel Dynamics Merger Announcement **


John W. Hancock, Jr. is pleased to announce that we are now the Salem location for New Millennium Building Systems. cialis online


For information about New Millennium Building Systems please visit www.newmill.com


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Table of Contents

  • Corporate Mission Statement
  • Purpose
  • Introduction and History
  • Hancock Company Structure
  • Sales Department
  • Standard Types and Configurations Manufactured
  • Standard Cut-List Form for Joists & Joist Girders
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Glossary of Joist and Structural Steel Terms
  • Downloads
    Joist Material Safety Data Sheets (download now in .pdf file format)
  • Additional Links to Important Sites
  • Steel Joist Institute Publications
  • E-mail Addresses

    Corporate Mission Statement

    John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is a manufacturer of steel joists and was established in 1946. We are a member of the Steel Joist Institute and manufacture our products in accordance with S.J.I. Standard Specifications and Load Tables.

    The Mission of the John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is to:

    1. Be the #1 manufacturer of steel joists by providing for our customers, a quality product, with dependable service at a competitive price.
    2. Provide for our employees, a strong and challenging work environment.
    3. Provide a safe, productive and ethical workplace.
    4. Be, as a corporation, a strong positive member of our community and to encourage our employees to do likewise.
    5. Provide a satisfactory return on investment for the stockholders of Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation.
    6. To do what we say we will do, all day, everyday.
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    Purpose

    The purpose of this Web Site is two fold. First, it is to inform the public about John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC, what the company manufactures, and what the company can do for your Steel Joist, Joist Girder, Steel Deck, and storage Rack System needs. Second, it is to provide some technical information on our Joist, Joist Girder, and Rack products.

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    Introduction and History

    MR. HANCOCK

    John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is a steel joist manufacturing plant located in Salem, Virginia, U.S.A. It manufactures Open Web K-Series, Longspan LH-Series, Deep Longspan DLH-Series and Joist Girders. It was founded by Mr. John William Hancock, Jr. (1904-1994). The growth and success of John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is a direct result of the creative thinking and tenacity of our founder.

    While Mr. John W. Hancock, Jr. was overseas during World War II, he was intrigued by the many acres of Quonset huts (semicylindrical metal buildings serving as a shed or barrack). After returning to Roanoke, Virginia in 1945, he established a dealership for selling these Quonset huts. He realized that they could be sold and erected quickly and cheaply. In March 1946, John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC was organized and Quonset hut buildings were the first of various products to be sold by the new company.

    By 1949, the building boom was going strong in America and Mr. Hancock saw the need for open-web steel joists as a method for supporting roof and floor systems. Already his company was brokering joist and having a terrible time getting delivery and service. At some point he said enough is enough, we can become a manufacturer. On January 1, 1950, his idea became a reality and manufacturing of steel joists began.

    As the joist business progressed and prospered, Mr. Hancock was increasingly frustrated by the erratic shipments of steel he ordered from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and for a time relied on foreign steel which was also not satisfactory. After much study and research, he decided that what he needed was his own steel mill. He learned that by firing furnaces with electricity instead of the traditional coke ovens, a mini-mill could be built in a much smaller area, with fewer employees, and for less money. In 1955, Mr. Hancock started building Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation (RESCO), the first mini-mill in the Southeast. Financing of the Mill was done through sale of one share of stock packaged with two second mortgage bonds. The stock was valued at one hundred dollars and each bond was valued at one hundred dollars, a three hundred dollar package. Original investors have been rewarded handsomely.

    In 1956, Roanoke Electric Steel operations began with less than 100 company employees. Original equipment consisted of a 4-ton-per-hour electric furnace. In only five years, RESCO was operating at peak production. In 1962, it became the first commercial continuous steel casting plant in the United States.

    Today, the main plant of Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation is a state-of-the-art steel mini-mill located in Roanoke, Virginia. This facility melts scrap steel in electric furnaces and continuously casts the molten steel into billets. These billets are later rolled into steel products consisting of plain rounds, flats, angles, and channels of various lengths and sizes. Billet steel is also sold to various mills which do not have melting facilities.

    In 1975, John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC, a major customer of RESCO because of their purchase of rounds and angles from the plant to fabricate steel joists, was merged into Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation as a subsidiary.

    Today, the primary products manufactured by John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC are Open Web K-Series, Longspan LH-Series, Deep Longspan DLH-Series and Joist Girders. These joists are used to support floors and roofs in buildings such as schools, churches, hospitals, office buildings, banks, commercial and industrial buildings of all types. John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is a member of the Steel Joist Institute and all joists and joist girders are designed and manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the Steel Joist Institute Standard Specifications and Load Tables.

    The John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC company is committed to quality, service, and to provide for our customers. We set out to produce and to guarantee the highest quality products and the lowest possible cost. We work hard to maintain that excellence and guarantee that the products you receive from John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC will meet or exceed your specifications. Our customers will always receive the first class service and personal attention we have become known for. So, for your joist and joist girder needs, give us a call. We can answer any of your questions and provide you with a prompt quote.

    Our plant is located in Salem, Virginia. Directions to the plant are as follows: From either North or South on Interstate 81 take Exit 137, then turn right onto Route 112 (Wildwood Road), go to the stop light, turn right onto Route West 460 (W. Main Street), go to the third light, turn left onto Diuguids Lane, go across the railroad tracks, the office and plant is to the right. Take the last entrance before the bridge and river to the right, then go straight down the drive parallel to the river until you see a light brown building which is the Office of Hancock Joist.

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    Sales Department

    The Hancock Sales Department can provide you the best sales service available. We have established many sales offices in different geographical locations for your convenience:

    SALES OFFICES

    National Sales Office
    Salem, Virginia
    fax: 540-389-0378
    Tidewater, Virginia
    phone: 540-389-6468
    fax: 540-389-6505

    Maryland
    phone: 410-549-2970
    fax: 410-549-2973
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    phone: 215-674-2115
    fax: 215-674-1153
    Hanover, Pa.
    phone: 717-633-7185
    fax: 717-633-6309
    Allentown, Pa.
    phone: 570-643-4028
    fax: 570-643-4028
    New Jersey, New York
    City, Long Island
    phone: 732-863-9180
    fax: 732-863-9176

    Connecticut
    phone: 860-658-4343
    fax: 860-658-2841

    All of these sales offices can help you with any of your steel joist and steel deck needs. Please call any office where a salesperson can answer your questions, take a quote over the phone, or tell you how to send in a quote. Our sales staff is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of personal service.

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    Standard Types and Configurations Manufactured

    The types and configurations of joist and joist girders manufactured by the numerous joist companies can vary somewhat. Listed below are the major types that are manufactured by John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC: K-Series--Rod Web System, K-Series--Crimp Angle Web System, LH-and DLH-Series, Joist Girders, and Non-Standard Members.

    K-Series--Rod Web System

    1. Parallel Chords, Underslung
    2. Parallel Chords, Square Ends
    3. Parallel Chords, Sloped
    4. Cantilever, Square End
    [View K-Series--Rod Configurations]

    Hancock Standard K-Series--Rod Web System Details:

    1. Furnished with parallel chords only.
    2. Minimum standard end bearing depth is 2 1/2 inches.
    3. Seat Holes: 5/8 x 1 1/4 slots with 3 1/2 in. gage across joist seat.
    4. Camber is optional with the manufacturer but, when provided, meets the standardized camber listed in the SJI Specifications.
    5. Standard primer: Gray.
    6. Note KCS Joists are also furnished by Hancock and are designed in accordance with the Standard Specifications for K-Series Joists and have the same Hancock standard details.

    K-Series--Crimp Angle Web System

    1. Parallel Chords, Underslung
    2. Parallel Chords, Square Ends
    3. Parallel Chords, Sloped
    4. Cantilever, Square End
    [View K-Series--Crimp Angle Configurations]

    Hancock Standard K-Series--Crimp Angle Web System Details:

    1. Furnished with parallel chords only.
    2. Minimum standard end bearing depth is 2 1/2 inches.
    3. Seat Holes: 5/8 x 1 1/4 slots with 3 1/2 in. gage across joist seat.
    4. Camber is optional with the manufacturer but, when provided, meets the standardized camber listed in the SJI Specifications.
    5. Standard primer: Gray.
    6. Note KCS Joists are also furnished by Hancock and are designed in accordance with the Standard Specifications for K-Series Joists and have the same Hancock standard details.

    LH-and DLH-Series

    1. Parallel Chords, Underslung
    2. Parallel Chords, Square Ends
    3. Top Chord Pitched One Way, Underslung
    4. Top Chord Pitched One Way, Square Ends
    5. Top Chord Pitched Two Ways, Underslung
    6. Top Chord Pitched Two Ways, Square Ends
    [View LH-DLH-Series Configurations]

    Other Longspan Configurations not shown:
  • Top Chord Pitched Two Ways-Offset Ridge, Underslung
  • Top Chord Pitched Two Ways-Offset Ridge, Square Ends
  • Cantilever, Square End
  • Sloped

    Hancock Standard LH-DLH- Details:

    1. Can be parallel chords or pitched top chords.
    2. For LH-Series, the standard end bearing depth is 5 inches.
    3. For DLH-Series, the standard end bearing depth is 5 inches for section numbers thru 17 and 7 1/2 inches for section numbers 18 and 19.
    4. The standard pitch is 1/8 inch per foot. If pitch exceeds this standard, the load table does not apply. The nominal depth of a pitched Longspan joist is taken at the center of the span.
    5. Seat Holes: 13/16 x 1 1/2 slots with 3 1/2 in. gage across joist seat.
    6. LH-and DLH-Series joists are fabricated with the standardized camber listed in the SJI Specifications.
    7. Standard primer: Gray.

    Joist Girders

      Configurations:
    1. Loads on Diagonals, Parallel Chords
    2. Loads on Verticals, Parallel Chords
    3. Loads on Diagonals and Verticals, Parallel Chords
    [View Joist Girder Configurations]

    Other Girder Types not shown (can be any of the Configurations above):
  • Top Chord Pitched Two Ways, Underslung
  • Top Chord Pitched One Way, Underslung
  • Top Chord Pitched Two Ways-Offset Ridge, Underslung
  • Sloped

    Hancock Standard Joist Girder Details:

    1. Can be parallel chords or pitched top chords. Configuration 1 is usually standard but the girder depth and joist spacing determine whether configuration 1 or 3 will be used. Configuration 2 is used when passage of ducts thru the web system is required and will cost more than the other two configurations. Only the verticals are loaded in this case.
    2. For Joist Girders, the standard end bearing depth is 6 inches for girders weighing less than 60 pounds per lineal foot and 7 1/2 inches for girders weighing 60 pounds per lineal foot or more.
    3. The standard pitch is 1/8 inch per foot. If pitch exceeds this standard, the load table does not apply. The nominal depth of a pitched Longspan joist is taken at the center of the span.
    4. Seat Holes: 13/16 x 1 1/2 slots with 4 in. gage across joist seat.
    5. Joist Girders are fabricated with the standardized camber listed in the SJI Specifications.
    6. Standard primer: Gray.

    Non-Standard Members

    1. Bow
    2. Scissor
    3. Gable
    4. Arched
    [View Non-Standard Configurations]

    Hancock Details:

    1. Consult John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC for seat depths, holes, gages, etc., since non-standard members have specific requirements and details.
    2. Standard primer: Gray.

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    Standard Cut-List Form for Joists & Joist Girders

    The standard Hancock Cut-List was developed many years ago as a uniform method of communicating joist and joist girder dimensions and details to build the actual joist correctly. A large percentage of our business is done by customers who use our Cut-List and it is widely accepted in the industry. Our customer actually draws the job, sends it out for approval, and makes corrections. When these steps are complete, the final Cut-List is sent to us for fabrication. This method can save much time and the joists can be delivered to the jobsite much faster. faster.

    For a thumbnail view of the Hancock Cut-List with explanations of symbols and terminology, click [View Thumbnail Cut-List].

    For any questions on how to fill out this Cut-List, call any of our Engineers or our Drafting Manager.

    For a full size Cut-List, click [View Full Size Cut-List]. This page just shows the Cut-List with no other text. Just click the 'Print' button on your browser when you are viewing the Cut-List page, and a hard copy will be printed for your use. If the full size Cut-List prints on two pages, you may need to adjust the margins in Page Setup to 1/4" for top, bottom, left and right. To return to the Hancock Home Page at this exact location, click the 'Back' button on your browser.

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    Environmental Concerns

    Steel Recycling Institute

    This Institute was established in the later part of 1988 as the Steel Can Recycling Institute with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was a not-for-profit trade association with the mission of promoting and sustaining steel can recycling. The Institute was established and was supported by six domestic and two Canadian steel companies, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and other associate members.

    The main focus of the Institute was to promote steel can recycling in communities across the nation. To facilitate this activity, seven regional offices were established and each is served by a SRI representative. Their function is to work directly with communities, public and private recyclers, haulers, scrap dealers, and others involved in steel recycling, to build the infrastructure that carries steel from the community to the end market.

    The headquarters office oversees the development of recycling operations, marketing, public relations, educational relations, and government affairs. In 1992, an office in Washington, DC was established to monitor federal legislation. In 1993 the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) was established. The organization expanded its focus, not only to promote steel can recycling, but also to encompass the recycling of all steel products, including automobiles, appliances, construction materials, and any other steel product. Recycled steel is an essential ingredient for making new steel, and the supply must continue to meet the demand.

    For more information on the Steel Recycling Institute, call or write:

    Steel Recycling Institute
    680 Andersen Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA. 15220-2700
    Phone: 800-876-7274

    John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC Participation

    Recycled steel is very important in the making of our joist products. Shredded Products Corporation, having been purchased in 1974, is a subsidiary of Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation with operations in Rocky Mount and Montvale, Virginia. This facility extracts ferrous scrap steel and other metals from junked automobiles and other waste materials and supplies Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation with a large amount of its raw scrap steel. Non-ferrous metals generated by the company are sold to various customers.

    John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is committed to producing an environmentally friendly product. The paint that we use on our Joists, Joist Girders, and Racks is made with Low Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.) thus reducing the effects of ozone on our atmosphere. Together with our recycled steel, John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC is doing its part to see that the environment stays clean and safe for future generations to come.

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    Glossary of Joist and Structural Steel Terms

    For the best joist and structural steel glossary on the Net, click [View Joist Glossary].

    When you are using the glossary, just click the 'Print' button on your browser, and a hard copy will be printed for your future reference.

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    Hancock Downloads

    Joist Material Safety Data Sheets are now available in the .pdf format for downloading and printing. To view the Downloads page, click [View Hancock Downloads].

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    Additional Links to Important Sites

    No Web Page would be complete without important links to other Web Sites. The links given are related to engineering organizations, structural steel, software, AutoCAD, search engines, internet resources, area colleges, and many others. To view these links, click [View Internet Links].

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    Steel Joist Institute Publications

    The Steel Joist Institute Publications are available for ordering at their website [SJI Publications].

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    E-mail

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    The information in this document is presented on an "as is" basis and John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding it. John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC disclaims all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this document and the information contained in it.

    Copyright � 1996-2001 by John W. Hancock, Jr., LLC All Rights Reserved.

    HANCOCK JOIST


    First Release Date: October 1, 1996