Supreme Framing System (SFS)

SFS is new design utilizing superior yield strength steel to produce a premium product providing a significant cost savings over traditional 30 mil and 33 mil material.  Supreme stud and track is manufactured from 24 mil 57 ksi high strength prime mill certified hot-dipped galvanized steel in both 30 and 33 mil equivalencies.  The studs are manufactured with a wider flange (1 7/16”) and a larger stiffening lip (3/8”) over the typical drywall stud.

About Supreme Framing Systems

There are several proprietary studs on the market today that brought deep concern to independent steel stud fabricators across the U.S.

After 3 years of continuous development, a superior in strength 57 ksi, 24 mil steel stud (30 Equal) with a larger flange width was developed called Supreme Framing System.

An Independent Stud Manufacturer approached Neal Peterson, P.E. of DEVCO Engineering with the idea of using high yield 57,000 psi steel in a light gauge stud, an application never promulgated before. Neal played a huge role in the development of Supreme, from the exact profile size to the engineering and calculations of wall heights and structural properties of the steel. He also worked very closely with the composite wall testing that was under the supervision of Principal Investigator Thomas Miller, PhD. of Oregon State University’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Thomas Miller is highly respected in the industry for providing all of the testing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Stud Panels for the MSMA (Metal Stud Manufacturer’s Association) and has also provided all of the Composite Wall Testing for the SSMA (Steel Stud Manufacturer’s Association). All of the testing conforms to the new 2006 IBC Codes that will be required for all future projects.

Supreme is currently listed under seven different UL (Underwriters Laboratories) designs for 1 hour through 4 hour fire walls. The sound testing was conducted under the highest standards of approval by Riverbanks Acoustical Laboratories.

United Metal Products is committed to manufacture Supreme Framing System throughout the United States.

Benefits of Supreme Framing Systems

  • Engineered and Tested per 2006 IBC

  • Third Party Tested and Certified

  • Wider Flanges for Quick Clamping & Screw Placement

  • 57 KSI Steel - Reduces Screw Stripping

  • Multiple UL Approved Fire Rated Assemblies

  • Excellent Acoustical Performance

  • Easier Gypsum Installation = Lower Labor Costs

  • Fast Framing for Lower Costs

  • Easier to Tin Snip or Shear

For more information about our products, please contact our California Location at 951.739.9535 or our Arizona Location at 602.272.6179