WAUKESHA, Wis. — Metal-Era LLC has acquired the entire metal roof edge product line, manufacturing operation, and assets from OMG Roofing Products. The acquisition includes the plant, equipment and team located in Asheville, N.C., as well as the rights to the venerable Hickman brand name. 

The deal is effective immediately and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“OMG has been a good steward of the business since 2013,” said Tony Mallinger, president and CEO of Metal-Era. “We are excited to bring back the Hickman Edge Systems brand, the first pre-manufactured roof edge in the U.S. and a pioneer in the fascia and coping industry.”

Combined, the two organizations and two brands will have the largest selection of tested roof edge products in North America, offering a variety of options for customers to protect their commercial roofing systems at the perimeter.

“We believe additional investment in Hickman Edge Systems and their workforce in Asheville will serve both of our customer bases extremely well,” said Mallinger. “We look forward to integrating best practices from both businesses.”

OMG acquired the Asheville, N.C.-based edge metal business from the W.P. Hickman Company 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,” said 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.

No significant changes are expected in personnel at Metal-Era in Waukesha or the existing Hickman location in Asheville.