Canam Canada concludes an agreement to distribute architectural and structural metal deck



    ST. GEORGES, QC, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Canam Canada, a business unit of
Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), today announced that it has concluded an
agreement with Metal Dek Group(R), a unit of Consolidated Systems Inc.
(CSi(R)) of Columbia, South Carolina, to exclusively distribute its
architectural and structural metal deck, Versa-Dek(R) and Deep-Dek(R),
throughout Canada.
    These attractive new construction solutions will allow architects to
express their ideas and creativity through construction projects that can
incorporate special shapes and soaring spaces, while providing design
engineers with a broad range of composite floor and roof deck options.
    Joel Nadeau, vice president of Canam Canada, is very pleased with this
partnership agreement, which is the culmination of a market analysis that took
more than 12 months to complete. "We will benefit greatly from this business
relationship with Metal Dek Group(R)," said Mr. Nadeau. "Metal Dek Group(R)
has proven expertise in the field of architectural deck and relies on
state-of-the-art equipment. With the support of our sales and business
development teams, we will ensure the distribution of these products right
across the country."
    "These new solutions will provide further evidence of Canam's
architectural flexibility in executing customized projects. Canam wants to
push the boundaries of creativity by proposing tested and true solutions that
will broaden the horizon of architectural design," added Mr. Nadeau.
    Information on Versa-Dek(R) and Deep-Dek(R), a photo gallery and a 3-D
animation are available on Canam's web site at www.canam.ws/architects.

    About Canam Canada

    Canam Canada specializes in the fabrication of steel joists, joist
girders and steel deck used in the construction of commercial, industrial and
institutional buildings. Canam offers value-added engineering support,
architectural flexibility and customized solutions and service. Canam is one
of the largest steel joist fabricators in North America.

    About CSi(R)

    Metal Dek Group(R) is a unit of CSi(R), the only deck manufacturer with
full-service, coil-coating capability. Backed by 50+ years of experience,
Metal Dek Group(R) offers Engineered Solutions(TM) to the design community, in
addition to manufacturing and supporting a complete line of metal roof, floor
and form deck systems. All systems, including Versa-Dek(R) and Deep-Dek(R),
are offered with acoustical capability and coated finishes. Its facilities
meet ISO standards, and its products are ICC-certified.

    Canam Group is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized in
the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions. The company
employs more than 3,000 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and
India, and has partnerships with companies in Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia,
the United Arab Emirates, Russia and China.

    A high-resolution photograph is available upon request.




For further information:

For further information: Jasmin Gosselin, Vice-President,
Communications, (450) 641-4000, jasmin.gosselin@canamgroup.ws;
www.canamgroup.ws


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