News from Bailey Metal Products

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Platinum™ Plus drywall framing studs have been produced and shipped to job sites across Canada since early 2015. These Contractor preferred studs meet or exceed Canadian building codes and ASTM standards for manufacturing and performance. These studs are now 3rd party certified to do just that. This rigorous in-plant certification by CWB Group provides assurance for users and specifiers.

Platinum™ Plus is the first drywall framing system in Canada to be certified to CSSBI 61-2017. CSSBI (Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute) is Canada’s foremost authority on sheet steel, its products, and its many applications. All reputable stud producers belong to CSSBI.

This Canadian certification program affirms that all Platinum™ Plus steel stud and track products meet defined ASTM, AISI and CSA code requirements. This assurance, combined with extensive sound and fire testing, provides confidence to specifiers and builders.

This new certification program will elevate the expectations and quality standards from all manufacturers. All CSSBI members are required to produce code compliant product and be certified by July 2018. Customer satisfaction and quality is Bailey’s top priority.

It is with truly mixed emotions that Bailey Metal Products Ltd would like to announce that Kenneth Meinert, our Executive Vice President is retiring effective March 31st, 2018. Ken is well known in the industry having served at USG/CGC companies for 20 years including time as CEO of the Canadian Gypsum Company. In 2000, Ken pursued entrepreneurial and community service work, immersing himself deeply for 10 years in unprecedented work and accomplishments.

Ken brought all that experience to Bailey and has played an important role as a member of the Executive Management team since 2010. Under his leadership, our business has continued to grow and his legacy will be the lasting impact he has had on his peers and the strategic path he has set us on. While we are sorry to see Ken leave, we appreciate his passion for his philanthropic pursuits and his family life. We wish him the very best in his retirement.

With this change, we are also excited to announce the appointments of Malcolm Nobbs to Vice President of Strategic Development, Mark Griffioen to Vice President of Operations and Derick Vinthers to Vice President of Sales. These three will join our Executive Team and they represent a very bright future for our business; and our continued commitment to be the very best steel framing supplier in the industry.

Please join us in welcoming Malcolm, Mark and Derick to their new positions; and in wishing Ken well as he moves on to his next adventure.