May 22, 2018

Columbus, OH May 22nd 2018 – The Grypmat team had high hopes for its debut at this year’s National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. After having successful launches in the aviation and automotive categories, this was the first time DIY/Hardware retailers experienced the Grypmat. The response by thousands of retail buyers from all over the world was incredibly positive. Buyers immediately recognized the uses and value of a product like the Grypmat as something to add to their product line. “This is exactly what we had hoped by launching into the DIY category at the National Hardware Show,” said Grypmat Inventor and President, Tom Burden. “The reaction to the Grypmat was overwhelmingly positive, and we had interest from buyers from all over the world. The icing on the cake was winning a New Product World Award. To be singled out among thousands of new products is such an honor, and we see the Home and Hardware category to be a huge part of our continued company growth.”

Another amazing opportunity came on Day Two of the show, when television producers from the DIY Network singled out the Grypmat to be featured on an upcoming TV show called “I Want That.” The show featured Tom on camera explaining the unique features of the Grypmat. The program, which will air later this year on the DIY Network, takes an up-close look at the hottest home improvement products. Showing the latest in smart appliances and must-have tools and gadgets, each episode of DIY Network's “I Want That” is packed with indepth information on the coolest new products to hit the market.

ABOUT Grypmat

Grypmat was founded in 2013 by Tom Burden, an F-16 mechanic in the Air National Guard. Having spent over three years prototyping and testing, the original Grypmat has received exceptionally positive feedback from mechanics and tool users in Aviation and Automotive. With the recent appearance on Shark Tank and investment by Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner, Grypmat is poised for record growth. The Grypmat will next be part of this year’s Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge on May 25th in Indianapolis, IN. See the latest three new sizes of Grypmat and purchase online today. For additional information about the Grypmat, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, please go to or email

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