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download press release »12/13/2012

CertainTeed Ceilings To Form Grid Joint Venture with Leading Canadian Steel Company

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials, announced today its intention to form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products Limited (BMP) of Concord, Ont., to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States.  Bailey Metal Products Limited is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories.

With this joint venture, CertainTeed will have access to Bailey’s 60 years of steel processing, fabrication and technical expertise as well as the company’s extensive knowledge of the Canadian market.  With CertainTeed, Bailey will partner with an emerging leader in the manufacture of innovative, high quality suspended acoustical ceilings products. 

“Our customers want to work with a company that provides innovative, unique and comprehensive ceilings solutions to their construction challenges,” says Graham Thayer, vice president 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,” says Thayer. “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.” 

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

About Bailey Metal Products Limited

Bailey Metal Products Limited (BMP) is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories.  BMP is amongst the oldest and largest North American producers. Through a network of facilities housing state of the art manufacturing equipment, along with highly skilled and trained operators and technicians, Bailey is committed to providing customers with an extensive and innovative range of steel products.

Bailey 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.  Bailey products are contractor preferred.  Bailey is a family controlled business with operations beginning in 1950 and has eight facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. www.bmp-group.com

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