Building materials manufacturer CertainTeed has announced its intention to form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products of Concord, Ontario, to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States. Bailey Metal Products is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories.
“This joint venture will literally open the door for CertainTeed, giving us broad capacity for growth throughout Canada and the United States,” said Graham Thayer, VP and general manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. “CertainTeed and Bailey represent the perfect marriage of technical expertise and production capacity.”
In the short term, ceiling 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.