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ProSTUD™ Drywall Framing Receives Vital Building Code Certification


Certification Signifies Building Code Compliance

COLUMBUS, Ohio – ProSTUD™ Drywall Framing has received vital code certification from IAPMO Evaluation Services.  With this certification the ProSTUD Drywall Framing System is recognized to be in compliance with the 2006 International Building Code® (IBC) and the 2006 International Residential Code® (IRC)

Leading cold-formed steel framing manufacturers, Dietrich Metal Framing, a Worthington Industries company (NYSE:WOR), and ClarkWestern Building Systems have co-developed the high performance ProSTUD Drywall Framing System to meet the needs of the building contractors. The co-developed ProSTUD will continue to be independently sold through Dietrich and ClarkWestern.

The patent pending ProSTUD Drywall Framing System has set a new industry benchmark by combining high-strength steel with innovative design.   Requiring less steel to produce, this lightweight, easy to install system provides benefits for contractors, architects and building owners. 

“Anytime a revolutionary product is introduced into the building products industry, it is important for the contractors, architects and building owners to be confident that the product meets the code requirements,” said John Roberts, president of Dietrich Metal Framing.  “The IAPMO ES certification provides that confidence.”

“While we continue to raise the bar with innovative, efficient and cost-effective products to meet the demands of the contractors, “said Bill Courtney, president and CEO of ClarkWestern Building Systems, “It is important that we strive to meet or exceed the requirements of the building codes, as well.”

The IAPMO Group is a service organization that provides code development assistance.  IAPMO ES is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Products that have been certified by IAPMO ES have met rigorous standards and are recognized as  complying with applicable codes by building officials everywhere.

ClarkWestern Building Systems manufactures a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, and shaftwall studs and track.  Quality manufacturing, a full-line inventory offering engineering services, and responsive customer service all combine to make ClarkWestern Building Systems one of the largest and fastest growing manufacturers of light gauge framing in the United States.

Dietrich Metal Framing is the largest manufacturer of steel framing products in the United States. Dietrich’s employees use state-of-the-art equipment and in-house metallurgic labs to ensure superior product performance and competitive prices. Dietrich Metal Framing, founded in 1959, is a Worthington Industries Company.

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metal processing company with annual sales of approximately $3 billion. The Columbus, Ohio, based company is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured metal products such as metal

framing, metal ceiling grid systems, pressure cylinders, automotive past model service

Stampings and laser welded blanks. The company employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 62 facilities in 10 countries.

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