TimberTech® Offers Industry’s First Complete Hidden Fastening System
Industry Leaders Combine Expertise to Create TimberTech®Cortex®
Wilmington, OH – September 11, 2012 - TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking materials has partnered with FastenMaster, the industry’s most trusted brand of contractor-quality fasteners, to create TimberTech Cortex, a hidden deck fastener for perimeter and replacement boards, and stairs. When combined with TimberTech’s CONCEALoc system, the result is the most comprehensive composite deck hidden fastening system on the market.
“We’ve worked with FastenMaster for years on the design and functionality of industry-leading fastening systems like CONCEALoc,” said Toby Bostwick, Director of Product Management at TimberTech. “The complement of solutions that TimberTech and FastenMaster can bring to the market makes ours an ideal partnership. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a respected brand who shares our passion for advancing innovation in our category.”
TimberTech Cortex is installed using a drill and the Cortex setting tool. Using the setting tool, installers simply drive the Cortex screw to a preset level below the decking surface. The Cortex plug is then placed into the hole and then gently tapped flush with the surface.
Hidden fastening offers a clean, attractive decking surface for the homeowner and a fast and easy installation process for the contractor. TimberTech Cortex and CONCEALoc are designed exclusively for use with TimberTech deck planks.
“We are excited to be working with a trusted and well-known brand like TimberTech,” stated Tim Gillis, V.P. of Marketing for FastenMaster. “CONCEALoc combined with Cortex allows TimberTech installers the ability to offer their customers the TimberTech Complete Hidden Fastening System. That’s a very powerful option.”
Channel partners can now purchase TimberTech Cortex direct from TimberTech. The new TimberTech Cortex system will be on display at the upcoming DeckExpo trade show in Baltimore, MD, October 10-12 at TimberTech booth #2708 and FastenMaster booth #1712.
TimberTech is one of the world’s top producers of high-performance decking, railing, fencing and lighting solutions. With a passion for outdoor living and a global reputation for quality and innovation, TimberTech delivers a wide range of low-maintenance, wood-alternative products in an unmatched selection of colors and styles – all available through a network of more than 8,500 contractors and dealers worldwide. For more information, visit TimberTech.com or view product installation videos on the TimberTech YouTube channel. Stay up-to-date on TimberTech by following the company on Twitter (@timbertech_deck) or Facebook (/TimberTech).
FastenMaster, a division of OMG INC. founded in 1981, is a brand of task specific, contractor-quality fasteners that are engineered to enable a professional or serious do-it-yourselfer to complete a project faster, easier and stronger. For additional information please call us at 800.518.3569 or visit our website www.FastenMaster.com.