CHICAGO Bailey Metal Products Ltd. has formed a joint venture with building materials maker CertainTeed Corp. to make suspended ceiling grids in Canada and the United States.
Concord, Ontario-based Bailey makes lightweight steel framing, drywall trims and accessories.
CertainTeed will now have access to Baileys 60 years of steel processing, fabrication and technical expertise, as well as its extensive knowledge of the Canadian market, Graham Thayer, vice president and general manager of CertainTeed Ceilings, said in a statement.
In the short term, grid products in Canada will continue to be sold under both the Bailey and CertainTeed brands, with a gradual transition to the CertainTeed brand.
Bailey has eight manufacturing plants in Canada, including a coil processing center.