United Metal Products purchased the rights to manufacture and sell “The System” slotted track by Metal-Lite - August 2009. The only UL-Listed Deflection/Seismic and Fire Resistant Head-of-Wall system to provide positive attachment and pass full scale cycling, furnace and hose stream tests required by Uniform Building Code 2001 and California Building Code 2001.
This “U” shaped track has 1 ½” vertical slots spaced 1” along both 2 ½” legs and a 1 ½” horizontal slot in the web every 12”. The steel used is prime mill certified hot-dipped galvanized with sizes ranging from 1 5/8” through 14” and gauges ranging from 30 mil through 97 mil.
Other Metal-Lite products manufactured by UMP include Fire-Tite blocking and Notch-Tite backing.
"THE SYSTEM"™ is a patented wall structure and that cycles and is fire resistant. This single-track system provides a fast and economical approach to head-of-wall installation providing a positive attachment (secure installation). No cut-ins, no caulking, no spray-on fireproofing, or no elastomeric coating needed.
"THE SYSTEM"™ is the first head-of-wall system and method to meet the cycle, fire resistance, and hose stream testing requirements of the BOCA Code Section 709, the Standard Code Section 705, the UBC Section 702 and 706, and the International Building Code, 2000.
"THE SYSTEM"™ was tested to comply with the following excerpts from the 1996 B.O.C.A. Code.
"THE SYSTEM"™ is the First Deflection/Seismic and Fire-Resistant Wall System and Method to pass the Cycling, Fire and Hose Stream Test required by The 1997 STANDARD MODEL BUILDING Code.
"THE SYSTEM"™ is the First Deflection/Seismic and Fire-Resistant Wall System and Method to pass the Cycling, Fire and Hose Stream Test Required by the 1997 UNIFORM BUILDING Code.
For more information about our products, please contact our California Location at 951.739.9535 or our Arizona Location at 602.272.6179