Agawam, MA – March 25, 2011 | OMG, Inc., a subsidiary of Handy & Harman Ltd, has acquired the business and assets of Tiger Claw, Inc. of Bristol, CT. OMG is a leading manufacturer and supplier of fasteners and building products. The announcement was made by Hubert McGovern, OMG’s President.

Tiger Claw will become a part of OMG’s FastenMaster division.

Founded in 2001, Tiger Claw has grown to become the market leading brand of concealed deck fastening clip systems. The Tiger Claw product line includes the TC3 clip for wood and non-grooved deck boards and the TCG clip for grooved deck boards. Many of these products are available under both the Tiger Claw and private label brand names. In addition, in 2008, Tiger Claw introduced the TC Gun, a pneumatic installation tool. The TC Gun has allowed deck builders to dramatically reduce deck fastener installation time.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Ashe, FastenMaster’s Vice President and General Manager stated: “We have great respect for Tiger Claw’s product quality, brand strength and position in the concealed deck fastening marketplace. We look forward to combining the unique strengths of the Tiger Claw brand with those of the FastenMaster brand to bring increased value to our market partners and our professional contractors.”

With the acquisition of Tiger Claw’s business and assets, FastenMaster, manufacturer of market-leading innovative products including the Cortex Concealed Fastening System, the TrapEase Composite Deck Screw and the LedgerLok ledger board fastener, will offer the most comprehensive deck fastening product line available in the marketplace.

FastenMaster®, a division of OMG Inc., is a brand of task specific, contractor quality fasteners that are engineered to enable a professional contractor to complete a project faster, easier and stronger. For additional information, please contact us.