Studs

What is the maximum available length of a metal stud or track?

Since the materials come off rollers being fed by large coils of steel, the limiting factor on stud/track lengths is the size of the rolling facility and the ability to ship it to the job site. Clark Dietrich’s plant in Bristol, CT can roll a stud/joist well over 100-ft long. Shipping is the limiting factor. For practicality sake, we recommend maximum stud lengths around 40-ft depending upon the size. Smaller and thinner studs are very difficult to work with as they get longer. It’s best to consult your specialty engineer to make the appropriate decision for your project.