Starborn Industries Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Hundreds of Customers, Friends & Family at Edison, NJ Headquarters

Edison, NJ, December 10, 2011 --( Starborn Industries, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a leading designer and supplier of deck screws, fasteners and related products for the building industry. The celebration, held on November 10th at its Edison, New Jersey headquarters, included an evening of wining, dining and gaming. The hundreds of guests who attended were treated to a full evening of food, beverages, music, casino games and multiple prize giveaways.

Paul Gertner, President of Starborn Industries, marked the occasion by briefly highlighting the company’s history, which began in the basement of his parents’ Brooklyn, New York home in 1961. With photos of the company’s history in the background, Gertner proudly reminisced about his company’s growth from a small, family-run wood products company to an international manufacturer of cutting-edge decking products recognized worldwide for the development and distribution of high-quality and innovative fasteners. “My parents,” Paul Gertner explained, “successfully laid the groundwork for what is today one of the most respected brands in the fastener marketplace.”

Throughout the 50th anniversary celebration, Starborn guests enjoyed fine food and beverages, while participating in casino-style gaming events that included poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. At the end of the night, guests were invited to exchange their free chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win prizes including a 42-inch flat screen television, golf clubs, autographed sports memorabilia and professional hockey tickets.

“It was an exciting, energy-filled night that could not have been more rewarding for everyone involved,” adds Larry Crossley, vice president of sales at Starborn Industries. “Everyone had a great time, including some of our oldest customers like Dykes Lumber, who was Starborn’s very first customer in 1961.”

“It was an honor to find out that Dykes was Starborn’s very first customer, and glad to be part of this very special event,” offers Hank Claussen of Dykes Lumber. “They have been a valuable and reliable business partner for 50 years. We would enjoy nothing more than to extend this relationship for another five decades.”

After relocating several times to accommodate ongoing growth opportunities, Starborn today makes its home in a modern packaging and distribution facility located in Edison, New Jersey, where the company currently serves thousands of stores and customers worldwide. Over the past half-century, Starborn has introduced important new fastening technologies and systems that have greatly improved deck construction.

The company is recognized internationally for introducing category leaders such as Headcote® Stainless Steel Screws with Color Coated Heads (, Smart-Bit® Pre-drilling and Countersinking Tool (, Deckfast® High-Quality Deck Fasteners (, Smart-Bit® Pro Plug® System for Wood (, and Cap-Tor® Screws for Capstock and Composite Decking ( The company will also expand its innovative product lines later this year with several new product launches.

For more information on Starborn Industries and the company’s entire line of fasteners and related products, please call 1-800-596-7747 or visit Earlier this year, Starborn also launched a new, informational website developed to provide contractors, home owners and do-it-yourselfers with detailed product and application information. The new site includes access to one of the industry’s most comprehensive fastening guides, the Deck Fastener Information Center (, which allows users to conveniently and quickly input project details such as deck manufacturer, color and size and then automatically retrieve fastener options including the recommended screw type, head color and even the number of screws needed to complete the project.

In addition, Starborn products and information can be obtained at many lumberyards and hardware stores nationally and internationally. For online purchases, users can also visit and

About the Company
Starborn Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative fasteners and related products for the building industry. Founded in 1961, the company holds a well-deserved, industry-wide reputation within the deck building, construction and woodworking businesses. Starborn products including its Headcote®, Smart-Bit®, Pro Plug®, Cap-Tor® and Deckfast® brands are also now available internationally through distributors and dealers servicing Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

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William Chelak