ClarkDietrich is giving contractors and dealers more options for partial wall framing, expanding its line of popular Pony Wall products to include a new, lighter gauge option. ClarkDietrich’s newest addition to the Clip Express lineup, Pony Wall Lite rounds out the portfolio with an installer-friendly, cost-effective option, while offering accredited lab-tested data that eliminates load-size guesswork.

Intended to support out-of-plane loading of cantilevered partial wall systems that are unsupported at the top track, all of ClarkDietrich’s Pony Wall products help eliminate on-site fabrication. Out-of-plane loads are transferred to the floor system through the base-plate, which is welded to the Pony Wall Lite stud member.

Specially designed for interior applications, the 16-gauge Pony Wall Lite features a thinner plate that is compatible with the 2.5-inch stud wall. In addition, Pony Wall Lite is available in 24”, 36”, 48” and 60” sizes to accommodate various project dimensions. As an added benefit, the smaller steel plate makes Pony Wall Lite a more cost-effective offering for jobs large and small.

“At ClarkDietrich, our goal is to exceed expectations for every application--whether that be the 12-gauge Pony Wall for high load rated walls, ribbon windows and parapets, or the new 16-gauge Pony Wall Lite for simpler applications. We are proud to provide a full spectrum of clips and connectors,” said Brett Hironimus, sales director, Clip Express.

ClarkDietrich Pony Wall Lite has been extensively tested and meets all applicable ASTM standards for cold-formed steel framing members, providing quality assurances that are unavailable with locally-welded clips and connectors. In addition, both products in the Pony Wall family were tested by an accredited lab.

With a reputation of quality manufacturing for more than 40 years, ClarkDietrich offers the world’s largest selection of steel framing and finishing products. The company offers a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior and exterior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. ClarkDietrich cold-formed steel products are available nationwide and are precision manufactured from steel coils with a variety of corrosion-resistant options.