Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed will form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products (BMP) of Concord, Ont., to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States.
“Our customers want to work with a company that provides innovative, unique and comprehensive ceilings solutions to their construction challenges,” said Graham Thayer, VP and general manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. “That means the total package of high quality ceiling tiles, grid systems and the technical expertise to support their needs.”
In the short term, 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.
“This joint venture will literally open the door for CertainTeed, giving us broad capacity for growth throughout Canada and the United States,” Thayer said. “CertainTeed and Bailey represent the perfect marriage of technical expertise and production capacity to allow CertainTeed to provide an unrivaled combination of ceilings products to the industry.”
Bailey Metal Products is a lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a provider of drywall trims and accessories. The company currently offers Canada's largest product portfolio, which includes steel framing, drywall trims and accessories, ceiling grid, Comslab composite floor system and vinyl and paper-faced metal bead.