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New MEP Gusset Plate From ClarkDietrich Designed For Stud Repairs

mep-gusset-plateWest Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich, manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, offers a new product for quickly repairing steel framing members with oversized mechanical, electrical and plumbing cutouts.

MEP Gusset Plate is designed to restore strength and stiffness to 3-5/8” and 6” framing members with field-modified openings. Its two-piece overlapping design allows the plate to be attached after MEP components have been installed.

“Feedback from our framing contractor customers has been that a faster, more efficient solution was needed for adding strength and stiffness back to steel studs after MEP components have been installed,” said Janine Dallies, category manager, connections, ClarkDietrich. “Previously, they would have to cut and notch U-channel to create a patchwork repair in these situations. Not only does that add unnecessary time to the project schedule, but there’s no testing to support the effectiveness of that makeshift approach.”

ClarkDietrich MEP Gusset Plate has been tested to ensure the product provides structural integrity to compromised non-structural and structural framing members when installed correctly.

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