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Letters Metal Connectors and ACQ We must point out an error in the news item "ACQ Takes Its Toll" in your Winter 2005 issue (Breakline, Currents section). The article indicates that Simpson no longer recommends ZMAX galvanized framing hardware for use with ACQ lumber in Florida. Unfortunately, this is an inaccurate statement, and it is causing much concern among our customers. Our position on triple-zinc-coated hardware remains unchanged, as is evident on our Web site (www.strongtie.com/corrosion) and in our technical bulletin on this subject (T-PTWOOD05). The recommendations for galvanized, hot-dip, or stainless steel are based upon exposure to the elements