Marino\WARE announces NYC Buildings MEA Acceptance for ViperStud
Marino\WARE announces NYC Buildings MEA Acceptance
for the ViperStud Drywall Framing System
South Plainfield, NJ -- April 16, 2008 --Marino\WARE announces today it's new drywall-framing
product ViperStud has been accepted by the New York City Department of Buildings and they have
issued a report of Materials and Equipment Acceptance (MEA), MEA # 56-08-M.
The NYC Department of Buildings accepts ViperStud wall assembly designs as meeting the required
fire resistance ratings and certifies ViperStud is rated for 1 and 2-hour fire walls per ASTM E-119. The
ViperStud Drywall Framing System is listed with the nationally recognized Intertek/Warnock-Hersey
mark. Intertek/Warnock Hersey is accepted worldwide as a leading provider of safety and testing
solutions under OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program.
Marino\WARE CEO Chip Gardner said, the ViperStud System offers a better product to end-users
while out-performing conventional products in limiting heights. This product installs the same as
conventional products, so the trades can enjoy the benefits without a learning curve. ViperStud is
becoming the preferred drywall framing stud for contractors.
The ViperStud System is composed of non-load bearing wall studs available in three design thicknesses,
0.0155", 0.0200" and 0.0245", and a single track, also called ViperTrack with a design thickness of 0.0155 that
is compatible with all three studs. ViperStud products are also compatible with conventional steel drywall
framing products and are 100% flat steel. The unique features of the ViperStud System include a ribbed
flange and web, 100% hemmed ViperTrack, improved screw retention, and the single thickness
The New York City Department of Buildings MEA Division awards MEA acceptance to materials and
equipment that meet nationally recognized standards of performance. The NYC Buildings Materials and
Equipment Acceptance (MEA) Division was established in 1969, to implement Code requirement and to
ensure that certain permanent building materials and equipment meet the minimum national standards
required by Code. For a complete index of recent MEA numbers, visit online at http://www.nyc.gov.
Marino\WARE, a division of Ware Industries, is a long-standing manufacturer of steel-framing products, and is
committed to leading the industry in innovation, quality materials and customer service. Headquartered in South
Plainfield, N.J., it has produced steel framing solutions for more than 70 years, and offers a wide choice of framing
components and connectors that save their customers time, labor and cost. Marino\WARE operates state-of-theart
production facilities in New Jersey, Georgia, Indiana and Texas, as well as a sales office in New York. More
information can be found at www.marinoware.com.
For additional information, contact:
Brandie M. Barton