CertainTeed inks deal with Canadian steel company

Building materials manufacturer CertainTeed has announced its intention to form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products of Concord, Ontario, to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States. Bailey Metal Products is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories.

“This joint venture will literally open the door for CertainTeed, giving us broad capacity for growth throughout Canada and the United States,” said Graham Thayer, VP and general manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. “CertainTeed and Bailey represent the perfect marriage of technical expertise and production capacity.”

In the short term, ceiling grid products in Canada will continue to be sold under both the Bailey and CertainTeed brands, with a gradual transition for all grid products to the CertainTeed brand.

Bailey currently offers a large product portfolio of building materials that includes steel framing, drywall trims and accessories, ceiling grid, Comslab composite floor system, and vinyl and paper-faced metal bead. A family-controlled business with operations beginning in 1950, the company has eight facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building products company. Founded in 1904, CertainTeed manufactures a wide range of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.