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Metal Framing

Metal framing is almost universally accepted in the construction of commercial construction now, and as wood becomes scarcer and more expensive, we believe that metal will eventually become the material of preference for residential building use also.

California Expanded Metal Company (CEMCO) was founded in 1974 and has become a premier manufacturer of cold-formed steel-framing  and metal lath products. 

CEMCO is committed to quality control and uses only mill-certified prime steel.


Swanson Building Materials offers CEMCO’s new VIPER Metal.   Viper steel only became available in June of 2009 and represents one of the newest innovations in cold-form steel-framing products. 

The VIPER stud was developed by CEMCO in conjunction with Marino/Ware and represents a lighter, stronger, and much better product than the”dimpled” steel that we previously sold.  Viper studs are made from high-strength steel and formed with ViperRib technology which provides higher gage strength using lighter gage steel and, therefore, offering equivalent “code” building material at a significant saving to you, our customer.

If you would like to learn more about CEMCO, Viper studs, or just need an ES or MSDS report, please visit CEMCO’s web site “HERE“.  We stock many of the more commonly used lengths, widths and gauges for our market.   While the lengths we carry varies with the width and gauge being used, we have sizes in width from 1 5/8″, 2 1/2″, 3 5/8″, and 6”.  All from 25 gauge, for furring out a residential basement, to a 16 gauge for framing with steel strong enough to handle more robust commercial applications. Please call us at:  801-973-2736, or e-mail our customer service desk:  Office@SwanUt.Com and let our informative customer service personnel help you with cost and availability.