Popular US Steel Framing Products to Reach New Canadian Markets

ViperStud, Steel Framing Supplier

South Plainfield, NJ: Marino\WARE® and CEMCO® have announced a strategic manufacturing agreement allowing for the sublicensed manufacturing of the ViperStud® Drywall Framing System to Fusion BP and Imperial Manufacturing Group in Canada.

This venture, scheduled for launch in 2018, will bring to Canada one of the most remarkably innovative product brands within the steel framing industry. ViperStud is a renowned brand within the United States, already present in the North American market for over a decade. 

MarinoWARE is proud to extend the reach of the ViperStud brand into Canada. There are many clear benefits to the unique, patented ViperStud design. We are confident that construction industry customers will find this new brand highly beneficial, sturdy and efficient.”

 – Chip Gardner, President & CEO

“We are very excited in manufacturing the ViperStud brand in Canada.  Fusion Building Products is committed to produce only quality products for their customers and strongly believe this venture will do exactly that.

– Cesare Minchillo – President, Fusion Building Products

“These are exciting times for Imperial and our customers!  With this new venture, we will now be offering our customers this new line of top quality products fulfilling the drywall trade’s latest industry needs.”

– Normand Caissie – CEO, Imperial Manufacturing Group

About Marino\WARE

Marino\WARE®, a division of Ware Industries, Inc. is a long-standing manufacturer of steel-framing products, and is committed to leading the industry in innovation, quality materials, engineering services and customer service. Headquartered in South Plainfield, N.J., it has produced steel framing since 1993, and offers a wide choice of framing components and connectors that save their customers time, labor and cost. Marino\WARE® operates state-of-the-art 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.


California Expanded Metal Products Co. is the premier manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing and metal-lath products in the Western United States.  Founded in 1974, CEMCO® is a leader in quality, service, and product development, and offers one of the broadest product lines available in cold-formed steel framing used for both the commercial and residential construction markets. Visit www.cemcosteel.com for more information.

 About Fusion BP

Fusion Building Products are proudly made in Canada and designed to meet tomorrow’s needs, today.  The construction landscape is continuously evolving which places a premium on quality building products and companies, such as Fusion, to stay one step ahead.  The strength and integrity that is part of each Fusion building product is the result of our focus and dedication to making things better.  For more information, please visit www.fusionbp.com.

About Imperial Group

Imperial Manufacturing Group is a leading manufacturer of heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC), and building products since 1979, servicing the residential and light commercial market through wholesalers and retailers across Canada and the USA.   Imperial has manufacturing, distribution, and sales facilities located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Illinois, USA. For more information, visit us at www.imperialgroup.ca.

*Announcement copy courtesy of CEMCO, MarinoWARE, Fusion Building Products, Imperial Manufacturing Group