California Expanded Metal Products Co. announces an alliance with Marino\WARE, creating one the largest ventures in manufacturing cold-formed steel framing and metal-lath systems in the country.

Named Expedius, the new alliance will capitalize on both company's multiple locations to create a national presence, as well as introduce a wide range of steel-framing products.

"Our combined plant locations provide the most efficient network for national distribution in the industry," said Ted Poliquin, CEO of CEMCO. "We share a fantastic reputation for customer care, making us a good match both philosophically and geographically."

CEMCO produces materials from full-service plants at its City of Industry, Calif., headquarters and its Denver and Pittsburg, Calif., locations. Marino\WARE has similar facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and South Plainfield, N.J., its headquarters.

"Our united focus on quality, innovation and service is what sets us apart from other manufacturers," said Chip Gardner, CEO of Marino\WARE. "Working together, we aim to provide the most trusted and contractor-preferred building systems available in steel construction."

More information about the Expedius alliance is at www.cemco-steel.com/expedius or www.marinoware.com/expedius.