ClarkDietrich Introduces Strait-Flex® Gold Composite Corner Bead

West Chester, Ohio - November 4, 2019 - ClarkDietrich is proud to announce the launch of Strait-Flex® Gold, a new paper-faced composite corner bead featuring a memory-free hinge that adjusts to any angle to create perfect inside and outside 90° as well as off-angle corners. Strait-Flex Gold replaces the previous Mid-Flex 250 corner bead in the product line.

"Strait-Flex Gold is a result of our work with contractors across the country and having an understanding of what their pain points are for both the installation process and ongoing maintenance," said Jim Wielinga, Director, Sales and Marketing, ClarkDietrich Finishing Systems. "Strait-Flex Gold combines the high-performance users have come to know from the Strait-Flex brand with the versatility that makes it ideal for a wide range of drywall finishing applications."

The product’s composite structural backing provides strength for durability and impact resistance, while the heavy-weight, diamond punched paper provides maximum adhesion for an even lay-down of the paper edge and reduced edge cracking. In addition, the paper surface is pretreated to accept paint, and finishing compound is not required over the laminated area which results in 50% less compound versus standard corner bead. Strait-Flex Gold is packaged in 100 ft. rolls that can be cut to the desired length in the field to minimize scrap loss.

In conjunction with the launch of Strait-Flex Gold, Mid-Flex 300 and Wide-Flex 400 will be rebranded as Strait-Flex Mid-Flex and Strait-Flex Wide-Flex, respectively, and will receive new packaging to coordinate with Strait-Flex Gold.

Long recognized as a leader in cold-formed steel framing, ClarkDietrich’s growing portfolio of interior and exterior framing products has elevated the brand to a leader in finishing products. That expansion began with the acquisition of Vinyl Corp., one of the largest full-line vinyl bead and trim manufacturers in the U.S. and continued with the acquisition of Strait-Flex International, a leading provider of finishing products for interior drywall applications. For more information on Strait-Flex Gold, visit

About ClarkDietrich®
ClarkDietrich 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 and exterior 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 as the largest manufacturer of cold formed 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.  For more information, visit