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
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
Bailey has eight manufacturing plants in Canada, including a
coil processing center.