Is it possible that SureBuilt is the only remaining all-USA maker of handset forms?!

As more companies source panels in Asia and other companies shut down US production altogether, SureBuilt is still standing!

Maybe because it’s the only form with the following features:

  • High-carbon 55,000 PSI structural USA steel
  • Rugged frame with 45% more contact weld
  • Full 2”x2” crossmember support angle every foot
  • Added dado slots to make step footings easy
  • Integral handle for carrying and setting
  • Baked-on powder paint in 12 optional colors
  • Long-lasting 1/2” Birch plywood with 220/220 overlay
  • Safety reminder label on every panel
  • Panels in heights from 3’ to 10’, width 24”
  • Fillers in heights from 3’ to 10’, widths 1” to 22”

Or maybe because it’s an American form, made by American metalworkers, for American contractors and their crews.

Or maybe because it’s compatible with other handset systems, including Ellis Pro-Form, EMI Elite and Symons Steel-Ply.

Click here for the SurePly information, then call your SureBuilt representative right now for USA pricing and USA availability.

Just Let Us Know How We Can Help!

As we all adapt to the new, and hopefully temporary, conditions created by the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to let you know we’re open for business.

Construction has been identified as an essential industry by most government entities so we’re making the necessary arrangements to answer your calls and ship what you need.

At the same time, we’re practicing all the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health agencies. Please do the same.

And as always, contact your local SureBuilt location, or Customer Service in Bellwood, at 708-493-9569, for more information.

Be a Handset Panel Expert!SurePly Handset Forming System. The most economical, most versatile, and most efficient way to form concrete!

A handset panel is the most economical, the most versatile, and the most efficient way of forming large or small concrete projects. Here are just a few of the more noteworthy features you should be sharing with your customers:

1000 PSF Rating

With nearly 20% more weld contact, SurePly side rails, end rails and crossmembers hold up better and need far less repair, than other brands.

Full Crossmember

Larger crossmembers provides 45% more plywood contact area compared to the 1-3/8” crossmember of other brands. More support reduces “pillowing” for a better finish.

Dado Slots

Four more dado slots along each side rail provides alternate tie and hardware locations – particularly valuable when stacking or “stepping” forms.

Paint Options

Forms are available in 12 standard baked-on colors, which is ideal for company branding and/or identifying rental fleets. Custom colors on request.

Baked-On Powder Coat

The smooth, extra tough baked-on SurePly form finish provides easier cleaning and more long-term protection than dip-tank painting, common with other brands.

Long-Lasting Birch Plywood

All SurePly panels and fillers include 1/2″ birch plywood. This hardwood species, 9-ply design and 220/220 overlay provides a sturdier and longer-lasting form face.

More Productivity

Two 2×8 panels are the equivalent contact area of a 4×8 sheet of plywood, yet they can be moved, placed, tied, poured and stripped 75% faster than job-built forms.

Form Renovation Service

Renovation options include plywood removal, shot-blasting and painting. These “like-new” frames are then refaced to customer specification.

Go For The Win!

We’ve been making all kinds of ties, for all kinds of concrete forming systems, for a very long time. We have all the different styles, sizes, capacities and options you need for your customers and their project requirements.SureBuilt Concrete Form Ties

And don’t forget the hardware!

We have Jahn-style Clamps, Plate Washers, Coil Nuts, Wedge Bolts, Inner Units and Euro Wing Nuts… all the things that hold the ties and forming system together.

Check the Price List for styles, sizes, capacities and options, then contact your SureBuilt representative for pricing and availability.

With Snap Tie Forming!

Job-built forming with snap ties and plywood

Job-built forming with plywood, 2×4 lumber, Snap Ties and Jahn-style brackets, is popular on many construction sites around the country. Though only a few components are required, sufficient time and labor are necessary to plan, mark, cut and drill the plywood.

Jahn-style Waler Brackets are the preferred choice of many concrete contractors. This bracket centers and captures the tie, while supporting a 2×4 waler across the top. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.

Snap ties are used for job-built forming with plywood

Short-end (SE) Snap Ties are used for single 2×4 waler setups. Long-end (LE) Snap Ties are used for waler/strongback combinations. Odd-end (OE) Snap Ties are used when forming with a single waler on one side and a waler/strongback combination on the other side. All Snap Ties are made to break back below the concrete wall surface.

When long-end ties are used, the Jahn-style Strongback Bracket is needed. This bracket captures the tie, horizontal 2×4 waler and vertical 2×4 strongbacks. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.


If you’re not following SureBuilt on LinkedIn, then you’re missing some great stories!

Just read what Chad Czerwinski, Project Superintendent at Concrete Structures of the Midwest, had to say:High-rise cores quickly take shape with the SureBuilt Self-Riser Core climbing formwork system

“Formwork coming down means we are all but finished up here in Evanston. I appreciate all the help from SureBuilt Concrete Forms & Accessories. They never disappoint with their self-risers.”

High-rise cores quickly take shape with the Self-Riser, a “crane-free and pain-free” approach to core forming.

There’s really nothing left to add… just contact us when you have a self-riser forming project to discuss.

You can follow SureBuilt on LinkedIn, download the Self-Riser brochure or get a set of plans and contact your SureBuilt representative!


Just ask Bernardo and the Crew!

We’re making handset panels at SureBuilt every day, but samples of the red, white and blue panels seemed especially appropriate for Labor Day.

The 320,000 square feet of US-based production is proof of the contributions that our employees have made to the growth, capability, strength, productivity, and well-being of the country.

Be sure to honor American workers, past and present, this Labor Day!

No Gift Wrapping, Just Banding!

SurePly forms and walers powder-coated Christmas red and green, the colors of the season. It looks like contractors are ordering their presents early this year… brand new SurePly forms and Walers… in the colors of the season!

If red and green aren’t your first choice, then choose one of the other ten color options.

And no matter the color, you always benefit from the labor-saving features built into every SureBuilt forming product.

Put together your own shopping list. What are you waiting for… Christmas?!

Contact your SureBuilt representative for colors, pricing and availability.


Don’t Mesh Around… Get Metal Rib!Metal Rib - Stay in place Form

It’s time to give your customers a sample of Metal Rib and see how creative they can be. Here are just a few ideas to get them thinking:

– Easy to cut, lap, splice, bend and pierce; adapts to all kinds of forming, like footings, bulkheads, grade beams and pier caps.

– Saves time because the sheet remains in place, only the bracing is removed, eliminating form stripping.

Concrete Construction - Metal Rib Stay Form

– Simplifies forming joints so rebar operations can continue, or be revised, with minimal obstructions.

– Can be tied to existing rebar in structures, like grade beams and pier caps, to eliminate temporary supports.

– Provides a quick-to-install joint option in the event of ready-mix interruption or other unanticipated problems.

Make sure you always have Metal Rib leave-in-place mesh on hand. Add a skid to your next shipment.


Just About Any Color!

Contractors often have their trucks and other vehicles marked with a logo and painted in the company color.

So why wouldn’t they want their forming and shoring equipment to match?!

The powder-coated equipment  becomes part of the contractor’s “fleet” and visible on every project in town.

SureBuilt is powder-coating products in different colors all the time. We have the bare frames for your next order in stock right now.

Download the Color Options data sheet and show your customers how to set themselves apart!