April 27th, 2014 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems announced today that it has become the exclusive worldwide manufacturer of TRAKLOC® products. ClarkDietrich has acquired the machinery, equipment and intellectual property necessary to produce the TRAKLOC Steel Framing System from TSF Systems, LLC., a Sacramento-based California company.
Production of the entire line of TRAKLOC products will be phased into ClarkDietrich’s manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif.
TRAKLOC Steel Framing is a cold-formed steel framing system for use in non-load bearing interior partition walls in commercial construction. The TRAKLOC system has an ICC-ES code approved stud-to-track connection where the telescoping stud twists and locks into the top and bottom track without the use of mechanical fasteners. This patented feature allows contractors to adjust the length accordingly for variances in the slab, thereby eliminating the time-consuming task of measuring and cutting studs on the jobsite.
“We are committed to delivering innovative products and services that help contractors and architects do their job more efficiently, and the acquisition of TRAKLOC is a perfect fit to help us achieve this objective,” said Bill Courtney, president and CEO of ClarkDietrich Building Systems. “We are excited to add this unique product, which offers one-of-its-kind performance features that meet or exceed building code requirements, while also providing the benefit of time and labor savings.”
TRAKLOC’s telescoping feature also allows for inter-floor live-load and seismic induced deflection movement in the stud without the need for a special deep leg or slotted deflection track. TRAKLOC is design-listed by INTERTEK and approved for use in one-hour and two-hour fire-rated walls. TRAKLOC steel framing members come in standard widths of 2 ½″, 3 5/8″ and 6″.
In addition to integrating the TRAKLOC product lines into its Sacramento manufacturing facility, ClarkDietrich also has future plans to expand its production capabilities in several other plants across the U.S. to meet increased customer demand.
“We are excited to increase our capacity in North America in terms of customer support, logistics, infrastructure and production capabilities; from coast to coast this increased footprint will be beneficial to all of our customers,” added Courtney.
With a 40-year reputation for quality manufacturing, ClarkDietrich Building Systems offers the world’s largest selection of steel framing and finishing products. The company offers a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. ClarkDietrich cold-formed steel products are available nationwide and are precision manufactured from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel.
For more information, visit www.clarkdietrich.com/Trakloc
About ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems
ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems is the leading manufacturer of a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. Quality manufacturing, a full-line offering, national distribution, engineering services and responsive customer service position ClarkDietrich Building Systems as the largest and fastest growing manufacturer of light gauge steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.