OMG Sells Edge Metal Business to Metal-Era

OMG Inc. has sold substantially all the assets of its edge metal business, including the facility, intellectual property and inventory to Metal-Era Inc. of Waukesha, Wis. The deal is effective immediately and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

OMG acquired the Asheville, N.C.-based edge metal business from the W.P. Hickman Co. in 2013. The edge metal product line includes a variety of engineered fascia, coping, water control systems and related accessories for commercial roofing applications.

“We are pleased to be selling the edge business to Metal-Era. Their singular focus on engineered metal solutions makes them the clear market leader. This is good for OMG, Metal-Era and professional roofing contractors,” says Hubert McGovern, president and CEO of OMG. “This divestiture enables us to increase our focus on our core strengths in induction fastening, mechanical fastening, and adhesive, drain and solar technologies. I would like to thank our colleagues from the EdgeSystems Business Unit for their contribution to OMG during the past several years. We wish them all well in the future.”

OMG EdgeSystems operated as a business unit under the company’s OMG Roofing Products Division. OMG EdgeSystems is based in Asheville, N.C., and includes approximately 80,000 square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space, as well as 52 people involved in manufacturing, engineering, sales and customer service.

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Inc. is a manufacturer and global supplier of fasteners, products and technology for the commercial roofing and residential construction markets. The company’s focus is delivering innovative solutions that improve safety, quality and productivity in construction applications. 

Founded in 1981 as Olympic Fasteners, OMG today has more than 575 employees globally and more than 400 in western Massachusetts, 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, two operating divisions—OMG Roofing Products and FastenMaster—and produces more than 1 billion fasteners per year.

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