AZEK® Building Products Announces Acquisition of WES, LLC

Leading manufacturer of premium residential decking acquires parent company of UltraLox Technologies and Harmony Railing

KOKIE, Ill.Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AZEK Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking and a leading manufacturer of high performance, low-maintenance outdoor building materials under the AZEK® and TimberTech® brands, announced today an agreement to acquire WES, LLC.  A leader in the aluminum railing industry, WES, LLC sells engineered railing systems and assembly machines under UltraLox, Harmony and other brands. The transaction is expected to close before Dec. 31, 2017.

 “We are very excited to make this announcement and about what this transaction represents for both AZEK Building Products and UltraLox,” said Jesse Singh, CEO of CPG International, AZEK Building Products’ parent company.  “While UltraLox will continue to operate as a separate company with its existing management team, we are bringing additional resources to support the growth of the company through enhanced service levels to its customers and ongoing product and market development.  In addition, we expect to leverage the expertise of the UltraLox team in aluminum railing design and engineering to further develop the AZEK and TimberTech railing products.”

The partnership will benefit consumers by offering a wider selection in railing products at various price points. Both companies will now also be able to leverage a combined knowledge of best practices in research, design and safety.”I know I speak for the entire UltraLox team when I say that we are proud to be joining forces with AZEK Building Products,” said Edward Peterson, SVP of Sales and Marketing for UltraLox. “For our customers, we will be in an even stronger position to help support their growth and business. And, for our employees, this opens up a range of potential future career growth opportunities.”

Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, AZEK Building Products develops and manufactures advanced building materials engineered to be superior alternatives to wood and other traditional materials.

WES, LLC headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota is a leader in the development of aluminum railing, porch and patio products for the residential and commercial markets.  In addition to finished rail systems sold under the Harmony and other brand names, the company developed and markets the UltraLox Interlocking™ machine that allows customers to assemble standard and custom aluminum railing for a wide array of applications.

About AZEK® Building Products:  

AZEK Building Products is a leader in the development of premium, low maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK Trim, Decking, Railing, Moulding, Porch, Pavers and Adhesives, as well as capped wood composite Decking and Railing under the TimberTech brand. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit For more information on TimberTech, visit

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Pan American Screw Acquires Western Builders Supply


August 5, 2015

 Pan American Screw Acquires Western Builders Supply

CONOVER, N.C. – Pan American Screw LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Builders Supply, Inc. (WBS) of Billings, Montana.

WBS distributes a full line of construction fasteners direct to lumberyards, home centers, and farm and ranch supply businesses in the North Central and Rocky Mountain states. WBS has been a family-owned business since 1945 and current CEO Rob Saunders will remain with WBS during a transition period.

Pan American Screw, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, currently supplies fasteners under three industry leading brands: Deerwood Fasteners, Sure Drive USA, and Co-Op Screw. “The WBS product line will add tremendous value to our product offering and strengthen our position in the marketplace,” said Gene Dagenhart, President of Pan American Screw.

WBS specializes in star drive construction screws and specialty structural fasteners widely recognized in the construction industry and sold under the Big Timber® brand. “The WBS best in-class packaging has great shelf appeal and will add value for both our new and current Pan American Screw customers,” said Phil Lail, Pan American Screw General Manager.

Dale Rife, a 12-year veteran of Pan American Screw and currently VP Finance, will relocate to Montana to lead WBS. “My goal is to continue the WBS tradition, begun by the Saunders family, of superior products and customer service while continuing to grow sales and expand the company,” Rife said.

Pan American Screw welcomes the employees and customers of WBS. For more information regarding Pan American Screw, visit and for more information on WBS, visit

FastenMaster® Acquires Tiger Claw®

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.
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Grabber Nails Down HS Fasteners Acquisition

Acquisition adds professional-quality nails and tools to Grabber line of product offerings

September 3, 2010 | Grabber Construction Products, recognized for its professional-grade fasteners and construction products, has made yet another connection. The company announced its acquisition of the Fasteners division of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (HS Fasteners). Products from HS Fasteners will now be sold through Grabber’s international distribution system expanding its services and products to customers in the Carolinas and surrounding areas.

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