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By Chris | February 2, 2009 - 9:07 am - Posted in Events

BRISTOL, CT–(Marketwire – December 18, 2008) – Tiger Claw Inc. today announced that it reached its $10 million mark in sales, exceeding its record sales growth of 2007. In August, Tiger Claw was ranked #604 on the prestigious 2008 Inc. 5,000 list. It was also ranked #31 on Inc.’s annual ranking of the top 100 fastest-growing consumer products companies in the United States. Company officials expect the sales growth to continue into the New Year.

“Despite the continued decline in nationwide housing starts and the stagnant remodeling industry, Tiger Claw has continued to show record-setting company sales growth,” said David Hartmann, president and co-founder of Tiger Claw. “We attribute this ongoing success to our ability to provide exclusive custom hidden deck fasteners to the world’s premier decking manufacturers, such as Trex, TimberTech, Azek, and Fiber Composites. We are constantly in the development mode, anticipating the needs of the building industry. We are actively working on some very exciting new products that will complement our current products under the Tiger Claw brand and our partner companies.”

Earlier this year, Tiger Claw and Trex announced a multi-year contract to manufacture Trex’s proprietary Hideaway™ hidden deck fastener system. Trex Hideaway is now being used for one of Trex’s most popular collections of decking and railing, Trex Brasilia®, providing cleaner deck surfaces, free of nails and screws.

Tiger Claw reported $9.7 million in sales in 2007.

About Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Fasteners
Tiger Claw offers a complete line of innovative and versatile hidden deck fasteners. The TC-1 is a coated steel hidden deck fastener and the TC-2 deck fastener is made of stainless steel. Both are ideal for soft woods and pressure treated lumber. The TC-3 is used with composite decking materials and medium density hardwoods, such as Meranti and Cambera mahogany. It may also be used with cellular PVC decking materials. The TC-4 is perfect for exotic hardwood decking lumber like Ipe and Teak. The TC-G offers the fastest installation available today with pre-grooved decking or square edge boards using a router or biscuit joiner. All Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners are manufactured in the United States.

About Tiger Claw Inc.
Tiger Claw Inc. was founded in 1999 and currently offers seven hidden deck fasteners, including the Proclip Cellular PVC Fastener and the Trex Hideaway. Its products are designed to greatly increase the value of construction projects without significantly increasing overall project costs. Tiger Claw is headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut. For more information, visit or call (800) 928-4437.

By Chris | October 7, 2008 - 8:48 am - Posted in Events

A lumber yard fire broke out at a lumber yard in South Los Angeles (Lynwood) on the morning of October 7, 2008. As of this writing, on one knows the cause of the fire.

Update: Fire’s out. Just smoke now. There were no evacuations and no one was hurt.

Wood pallets are the main source of the fire in the lumber yard right now. Wood pallets often have plenty of time to dry out since they are used, reused, and then used again. Pallets intended for overseas shipments are often “heat-treated” which means they are heated and dried thoroughly enough to kill any bugs and/or parasites that might be residing on or in them.

And they get hot.

I don’t know if there is any treated wood around but if so you can probably expect some evacuations. You know how the tag on treated lumber says “do not burn”? Treated wood usually has heavy metals which are not good to inhale.

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