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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Powernail Company, Inc.
About Company   Lake Zurich, IL

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Founded in 1946, the Powernail Co. changed the way hardwood flooring would be installed from that point onward.


We invented the "45" Hardwood flooring nailer and the "L" type cleats that changed the industry.Today we are innovating and still manufacturing the best and latest in hardwood floor installation tools. In a world where hardwood flooring is constantly changing Powernail has made the commitment to be the leader in this industry. We proudly manufacture the best quality hardwood installation tools and cleats here in our Lake Zurich facility.


Our top products include the Model 50PFlex, the best tool for exotic and engineered flooring Our new PowerPalm allows the installer to use the porper cleat and blind nail from start to finish. Model 445LS has been the work horse of the industry in home and sport flooring. Model 20FS trigger pull stapler is the ideal answer for laminate and thinner flooring installation. PowerJack500 is thr latest in hardwood flooring holding power while nailing. Install the tightest floors in the business with this tool.


Our tools and cleats are made here in Illinois.We test for flooring manufacturers using our specific tools. We have a teaching capability at our facility so that installers can learn the latest in technique and proper hardwood flooring installation. We have a full line of tech support available during working hours and website help at all other times.


Powernail Product


Pneumatic nailers and flooring cleats.

Contact Information:

John Delware



From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people. 

IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.