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FastenMaster Celebrates 25 Years of PRO Driven Innovation

FastenMaster is celebrating 25 years of providing professional building contractors with innovative products and fastening solutions that make work faster, easier, and more efficient

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Fas­ten­Mas­ter, a divi­sion of OMG, Inc., is cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of pro­vid­ing pro­fes­sion­al build­ing con­trac­tors with inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and fas­ten­ing solu­tions that make work faster, eas­i­er, and more efficient. 

Estab­lished in 1998, Fas­ten­Mas­ter cre­at­ed the cat­e­go­ry of struc­tur­al wood-to-wood screws with the intro­duc­tion of Tim­ber­LOK, a heavy-duty wood screw designed to elim­i­nate the need to predrill when attach­ing two pieces of wood togeth­er. It was the first of what has become the very pop­u­lar LOK Line’ of struc­tur­al wood-to-wood fas­ten­ers for res­i­den­tial appli­ca­tions, and solid­i­fied FastenMaster’s focus on pro­vid­ing PRO-Dri­ven solutions.

Since that begin­ning, Fas­ten­Mas­ter has con­tin­ued to dif­fer­en­ti­ate itself by con­tin­u­al­ly solic­it­ing con­trac­tor feed­back, and then devel­op­ing high­ly engi­neered solu­tions that help improve instal­la­tion pro­duc­tiv­i­ty while deliv­er­ing a pre­mi­um fin­ish. Through this process, they have rev­o­lu­tion­ized the indus­try with sev­er­al break­through prod­ucts, including: 

  • Tra­pEase, the industry’s first non-mush­room­ing fas­ten­er designed specif­i­cal­ly for com­pos­ite decking; 
  • The hid­den deck cat­e­go­ry with the Cor­tex Plug Sys­tem, that leaves no evi­dence of fas­ten­ers on the deck; 
  • Head­LOK, the industry’s first flat head­ed struc­tur­al fastener;
  • Thru­LOK, the first fas­ten­er to elim­i­nate through-bolts by using a unique self-tight­en­ing nut to make con­nec­tions in a frac­tion of the time;
  • Trus­s­LOK (lat­er replaced by Flat­LOK), the first fas­ten­er to con­nect mul­ti­ple beams of LVL sin­gle sided, up to 4‑ply;
  • Tiger Claw TC‑G Hid­den Deck Clip, the industry’s first stain­less steel hid­den deck­ing clip for grooved boards;
  • Truss­Brace, the first truss brac­ing solu­tion that includes both lat­er­al and diag­o­nal sup­port in one connection;

By active­ly lis­ten­ing to our PROs, Fas­ten­Mas­ter has helped con­trac­tors achieve great suc­cess by offer­ing them the very best solu­tions on the mar­ket,” said Web Shaf­fer, senior vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er. Devel­op­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty solu­tions through inno­va­tion has been our north star dur­ing the past 25 years and we expect to deliv­er even more new and inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to the mar­ket in the next 25 years.”

Fas­ten­Mas­ter is a divi­sion of OMG, Inc., which has over 600 employ­ees glob­al­ly, and more than 400 in West­ern Mass., mak­ing it one of the area’s largest employ­ers. In addi­tion, OMG oper­ates man­u­fac­tur­ing plants in Agawam, Addi­son, Ill, and in Rock­ford, Minn., and has a glob­al sales force of over 100 in North Amer­i­ca, Europe, and Asia, includ­ing near­ly 50 for Fas­ten­Mas­ter. In total, OMG pro­duces over 1 bil­lion fas­ten­ers each year.