Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring a complete line of cold-formed steel (CFS) connector innovations and framing solutions to the INTEX Construction Expo April 25–26 in National Harbor, Md. INTEX Expo is the largest tradeshow focused specifically on the wall and ceiling industry, showcasing the latest products, services, and solutions for drywall, ceilings and acoustics, metal framing, and insulation.

In addition to demos of new CFS connector and fastener solutions designed to improve performance and reduce jobsite costs, the Simpson Strong-Tie booth (#910) will feature a three-sided, 4' display of more than 25 CFS connectors that will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions about the products’ various applications, performance characteristics, and features and benefits.

The focal point of the booth will be the new Ready Products hand-bendable framing members and tools. The line includes the Ready-Hat, Ready-Track, Ready-Arch, and Ready-Angle flexible framing sections that collectively provide a CFS framing system ideal for even the most challenging curved drywall designs.

Acquired by Simpson Strong-Tie from Radius Track Corporation in October 2018, Ready Products solutions offer a fast, efficient, cost-saving alternative to labor-intensive jobsite methods of trimming and shaping CFS framing. Ready Products hand-bendable framing members, along with Ready Bender portable bending tools, enable an installer to create curved cold-formed steel wall and ceiling framing right on the jobsite with superior results in less time than traditional methods.

“The addition of Ready Products to the Simpson Strong-Tie suite of CFS framing solutions will help bring higher performance and greater efficiencies to wall and ceiling architects, Designers, and contractors,” said Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager Clifton Melcher, P.E. “INTEX Expo is the perfect venue to introduce this expanded offering, and we’re excited to connect with attendees and discover new ways to partner on enhancing productivity while driving down costs.” 

Simpson Strong-Tie Ready Products feature one-piece steel construction designed to hold its shape with fewer fasteners, making it easy for skilled and unskilled workers to hand-form framing into uniform, smooth curves quickly and efficiently. Additional features and benefits of Ready Products include:

  • 20-gauge steel fabrication allows framing to hold its shape without any fasteners
  • Versatility enables problem-solving on the jobsite
  • Enhanced design ensures easy installation with  either cold-formed steel or wood framing
  • Screw holes let contractors easily lock down the radius where necessary

For more information, please visit our 2019 INTEX Expo booth 910 or visit our website at