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MiTek and HLK Win 2014 “Brand Builder Award” from Hanley Wood Publishers

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MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, developer of software tools for structural design and product selection, and distributor of anchors, epoxy, tools, and safety equipment, today announced that MiTek and its marketing agency, HLK, have won a Gold Award for Best Website Design for their work on MiTek’s website.

The Gold Award for Best Website Design was given by Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. The award was presented September 10, 2014 in Chicago during the Hanley Wood Foundations Conference.

According to Hanley Wood, “the Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries….More than 50 companies submitted entries in 22 categories, ranging from traditional advertising campaigns to social and mobile marketing strategies to lead generation programs.”

“We are thrilled to honor MiTek and HLK as a Gold winner in the Best Website Design of our Brand Builder Awards,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “Their adoption of distinctive, modern approaches to marketing, and the results of their work, offer great insight into the leadership and innovation within their company. I congratulate then both for this achievement.”

The judges for the 2014 Brand Builder Awards were:

  • Michael Bierut, Partner at Pentagram; Senior Critic of Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art;
  • Andrew Davis Co-Founder of Tippingpoint Labs; Speaker and Author of “Brandscaping;”
  • Marsha Lindsay, CEO of Lindsay, Stone & Briggs; and
  • Tom Miller, Founder, Miller Brooks, Inc. & Darwin Branded Environments.

About HLK Agency

HLK is an independent agency handling digital advertising, media, brand planning, content development, social and public relations. Active clients include Nestle Purina, Monsanto, Mobil On The Run, Ameren, the St. Louis Cardinals, Mapquest, Germ-X, and Webster University. For more information, visit

About MiTek Industries

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its customers’ success and its associates’ well being is the Company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: brk-a, NYSE: brk-b) since 2001, the Company has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: and

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