MBA Building Supplies Inc, a Libertyville, Ill.-based steel framing manufacturer and Southeastern Stud & Components Inc. a Montgomery, Ala.-based steel framing manufacturer, have entered into agreements to manufacture and distribute ProSTUD Drywall Framing products.

The product was co-developed by ClarkWestern Building Systems and Dietrich Metal Framing and launched in 2009. The addition of MBA and Southeastern brings the ProSTUD production capability to four manufacturers and 27 manufacturing facilities servicing the entire United States.

All licensed manufacturers of the drywall framing system will produce products to exacting standards and submit to third party inspections administered by Architectural Testing, Inc. to assure the integrity of the product is maintained. Branding licenses are available through DMFCWBS, LLC the joint venture between ClarkWestern and Dietrich Metal Framing. Go to www.prostud.com for more information.

“Recent industry developments and a clear message from the contracting trade have created an opportunity for product standardization in drywall framing systems. We believe the ProSTUD Drywall Framing System is the answer and the addition of MBA and Southeastern moves us closer to that conclusion,” said John Roberts, president of Dietrich Metal Framing.

“ProSTUD was field tested extensively before the product launch to assure we included the voice of the customer in making a product that meets the needs of the customer. Licensing the brand to MBA and Southeastern provides that same customer with unequaled access to the best-selling brand in the industry,” said Bill Courtney, president and CEO of ClarkWestern Building Systems.