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West Chester, OH – At ClarkDietrich, we’ve always celebrated – better yet championed – workplace diversity and inclusion among our more than 1400+ employees. It’s a perspective that’s engrained at every level of our company, and a corporate commitment that was recognized by one of the nation’s...
2017 Fall BIMFORUM / Buildcon EXPO Held in Dallas, TX November 7th & 8th. ClarkDietrich Engineering Services will be showcasing their Architectural and Contractor BIM Services and Tools along with how our BIM Team is taking BIM to the field.  Find out more about our BIM Services and Tools...
34-year Career Recognized by Industry’s Leading Building Product Dealer West Chester, OH - At the annual Drake Group Fall Meeting held in Chicago last month, Bill Courtney, CEO of ClarkDietrich Building Systems, was awarded the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The accolade honors...
The Foundation Award celebrates the team member that best represents the heart and soul of ClarkDietrich   ClarkDietrich is proud to honor this year’s recipient of the Foundation Award, Production Supervisor Hector Perez, for his endless dedication to ClarkDietrich and its employees. The award is...
Ralph Ruggero has been named 2016 Salesperson of the Year for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Ruggero, whose sales area includes parts of New York and New Jersey, has a reputation for being a strong advocate for his customers. His expertise in cold-formed steel framing has helped place the...
Company is first steel framing manufacturer to have EPDs and HPDs listed in cloud-based catalog designed for AEC professionals  June 21, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, has partnered...
June 13, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio - ClarkDietrich is excited to continue its support and sponsorship of the annual SkillsUSA Championships, this year held June 21-22, in Louisville, Kentucky. ClarkDietrich is proud to provide ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System and structural framing systems for this...
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. So is the case with the recent AWCI Annual Meeting and Intex Tradeshow where ClarkDietrich received three awards for construction quality and innovation.   AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Innovation Award recognizes products, services,...
May 15th, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems today announced the addition of the new Drift FastClip Slide Clip to its industry-leading lineup of clip and connection products. Available in both 14 and 12 gauge, Drift FastClip™ attaches exterior curtain-wall studs to the...
  ClarkDietrich’s technical product and marketing manager provides timely intel on digital tools, BIM and beyond. Q. HOW IS THE GROWING USE OF TECHNOLOGY SHAPING HOW THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM INTERACTS? AND, HOW IS CLARKDIETRICH MEETING THESE NEEDS? A. We're finding that trying to keep up with...
  By: Bill Courtney, CEO, ClarkDietrich Building Systems The process of stepping down as CEO after 30 plus years has just begun for me, but I am already seeing the industry through a new lens these days. In attending a variety of industry functions lately, I see a lot less grey hair, and more...
  FIND OUT WHAT YOU MISSED.   2017 AWCI INTEX Expo Held in Las Vegas, NV March 29th - 30th ClarkDietrich showcased Trakloc® Steel Framing System, Clip ExpressSM, ClarkDietrich iTools and all their labor saving products. We also introduced the HASSLES.  What are the Hassles?  We’ve chosen to...
Bringing the hidden to light. Setbacks, delays and hurdles. Small obstacles, little screw-ups and minor annoyances. Every project has them, right? No big deal. You just roll with it, maybe let a few choice phrases fly through your suddenly clinched teeth and soldier on. As a building...
March 1st, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, today announced the impending retirement of its president and CEO Bill Courtney. Courtney, who has been at the helm of ClarkDietrich, since...
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Announces Acquisition of Strait-Flex, Creating an Industry Leader in Interior Finishing Solutions With Acquisition, ClarkDietrich Becomes Manufacturer of the Widest Array of Interior Finishing ProductsFeb. 1st, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building...
Let's Fix Construction Contributed by Cherise Lakeside •    “I have always done it this way” •    “I didn’t ask” •    “I didn’t know” •    “Nobody told me” •    “When did that change?” •    “That will never work” •     “This is what I learned” Frankly, when the phrases above are uttered in...
Balancing a New Career with an Old Passion: Grace Dill blends life as account representative and MDA counselor The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has a friend in Grace Dill. Grace, an account representative for the Baltimore region for ClarkDietrich, has volunteered as an MDA camp...
TRAKLOC® Adjustable Steel Framing System Helps Revive Historic Jung Hotel The Jung Hotel opened in 1907 as one of the grandest hotels in the South. It operated as such for 75 years before serving guests under other hotel names. Then, when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the...
A ClarkDietrich team member shares his story of adopting two remarkable Haitian brothers. Soccer Beyond Borders, a spiritual outreach organization, was founded 18 months after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The organization came to be after John Keefer and others...
BIM – BIM technology now makes it possible to intelligently incorporate detailed information on wall elements and design properties, such as UL assemblies based on fire-rating requirements, STC sound ratings and limiting height design.  EQ Coatings – These specialized, high-performance coatings...