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It's Time To Review Your Architectural Specs

Be honest—when was the last time you reviewed and updated your steel framing architectural specification documents? It’s all too common for specifiers and architects to rely on old masters, which could be exposing their teams to potential trouble…

Five Reasons You Should Consider Paper-Faced Corner Bead For Your Next Drywall Job

For drywall finishers, finding innovative ways to maximize quality craftsmanship while staying efficient with your time is a daily struggle. With several advantages over traditional metal corner bead, ClarkDietrich Paper-Faced Corner Bead is a game-…

On Point With Lydia Crowder, AKA Drywall Shorty

With nearly 1 million followers across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube, Lydia Crowder—known to her followers as Drywall Shorty—is one of the leading voices in the world of drywall finishing. As part of our On Point series, which features…

Veterans Reflect On Their Experience At ClarkDietrich, A Longtime Military Friendly® Employer

ClarkDietrich has long viewed military service as experience to be celebrated. We’re proud of our record as a Military Friendly® Employer, but we’re even more proud of our employees who have served our nation. For everything they’ve done for us—…

Building Bright Futures: Celebrating Careers in Construction Month

October is Careers in Construction Month, an annual event that serves as a platform to highlight the diverse and dynamic world of construction and the professionals who shape our skylines. In a bid to inspire the next generation of construction…

Building Resilience: Why Cold-Formed Steel Framing Tops Lumber in Fire Safety

Resilient building design has become a paramount consideration in modern construction. As the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, including fires, continue to rise, it is crucial to employ materials that can withstand these challenges.…

How Lath Impacts Stucco Embedment

When designing an exterior plaster system, often the focus is on colors, textures, and finishes. While these aesthetic features can be created with hard-coat plaster, they don’t address the cladding system’s ability to prevent water intrusion and…

ClarkDietrich Offers Charitable Donations on Behalf of CEU Attendees

ClarkDietrich takes pride in supporting others in our local communities. It’s why we encourage employees to take time out of the office to volunteer for charities and organizations, and why we annually host or participate in philanthropic…

ClarkDietrich Racking Up Industry Awards

ClarkDietrich products and expertise have recently been recognized for their contributions to several award-winning projects.In June, the ClarkDietrich Engineering Services team received a Design Excellence Municipal Award from the Cold-Formed Steel…

Architectural Specialty Representative Autumn Sullivan Becomes 15th ClarkDietrich Employee to Receive CDT Certification

Demonstrating ClarkDietrich’s ongoing commitment to providing expert service to our customers, Architectural Specialty Representative Autumn Sullivan recently completed the process of earning the CDT certification. The milestone makes Autumn the…

Addressing the Labor Shortage: Why programs like SkillsUSA are critical to construction, manufacturing industries

Data from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has suggested that 41% of all construction and manufacturing professionals will retire by 2031, resulting in a large exodus in the industry and leaving significant gaps in…

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ClarkDietrich Names Brian Panuccio New Chief Commercial Officer

April 5th, 2023 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich has named Brian Panuccio the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, a new role that will lead the sales and marketing teams as both the company and industry continue to evolve. Panuccio started…

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ClarkDietrich Continues Sustainability Efforts with Launch of SustainabilityPRO and Publishing of First-Ever Corporate Sustainability Report

March 1, 2023 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, interior and exterior finishing products and accessories in North America, continues its commitment to sustainability with the launch…

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ClarkDietrich To Showcase Time- and Money-Saving Products at Build23

The team at ClarkDietrich is heading to Las Vegas for this year’s Build23 Convention and Expo (formerly known as INTEX), where they will give contractors a firsthand look at some of the company’s most innovative products. Managed by the Association…

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ClarkDietrich Names New VP of Marketing

February 23, 2023 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, interior and exterior finishing products and accessories in North America, has announced the promotion of Jennifer Edgar to vice…

Code Changes for WRBs and Rainscreens for Plaster

Recent changes to the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) are bringing new drainage requirements to a larger portion of the country, causing builders and contractors to rethink how they approach building…

What Material Is Used on the Outside of Houses?

Although residential projects are smaller scale when compared to most commercial builds, they are no less challenging, and still require high-quality materials and craftsmanship. This is especially true regarding exterior finishing. Because the…

What Is the Most Common Exterior Finish?

Modern exterior siding options for homes and commercial real estate buildings are designed to last, without compromising on looks. Some materials are made to replicate the look of natural materials, like wood and stone. But that doesn’t mean they…

What Is the Cheapest Exterior Finish on a House?

No home building project is finished until the exterior finishing process is completed. Exterior finishes on houses provide many benefits beyond the home’s aesthetic properties, including protecting the home—its materials and its occupants—against…

What Is the Cheapest Exterior Building Material?

It’s no secret that construction prices are much higher than they used to be. In fact, nonresidential construction input prices are 20.3% higher than they used to be. These soaring prices can tempt many contractors to look for cheap alternative…