OMG Subsidiary Acquires W.P. Hickman Assets

OMG Inc. has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG has acquired substantially all the assets of the W.P. Hickman Co., Asheville, N.C. OMG is a manufacturer of fasteners and building products for commercial and residential construction applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

W.P. Hickman manufactures a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing code-compliant edge metal systems, fascia, coping and gravel stops for low-slope roofing applications, as well as custom metal products. Its products are designed to provide protection against wind and water infiltration and are used in diverse applications by end-users, including Hilton Hotels, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, the Pepsi Center arena in Denver, and Red Robin and Applebee’s restaurants, among others. The new entity will conduct business as Hickman Engineered Systems, an OMG Roofing Products company.

“This acquisition is significant for OMG in several ways,” says Hubert McGovern, president and CEO of OMG. “In addition to adding a premier product line to our commercial roofing portfolio, it strengthens our brand and enables us to bring increased value to our customers. Furthermore, the impressive new facility in Asheville will accommodate the long-term growth opportunities that we envision.

“We have a broad range of innovative and market-leading products including OlyFlow Drains, OlyBond Insulation Adhesives, the AccuTrac Fastening System and the RhinoBond Induction Welding system,” McGovern adds. “Hickman gives us a complementary product line and another opportunity to deliver products that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.”

W.P. Hickman currently employs approximately 50 people in manufacturing, engineering and customer service. OMG will continue to operate the business from the existing facility in Asheville.

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