Light Gauge Steel Framing


2200 Tempel Dr.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Toll Free: 888-248-8076
Fax: 847-680-7883


MBA Building Supplies has been providing the highest quality light gauge steel framing and unparalleled service since 1986.

All framing products are not created equal. At MBA, we are dedicated to manufacturing metal studs, joists, tracks, channels and accessories at or above industry standards. We understand that the structures you build can only be as good as the materials that go into them, which is why we will never compromise product quality.

While our quality is second to none, it is our service that makes us unique in the industry. MBA operates multiple manufacturing facilities, strategically located to serve your markets quickly and efficiently. MBA maintains the ability to ship orders next-day or even same-day. We've earned a reputation for being the quickest to ship in the industry. We are always available to work with you in meeting the demands of your business.

It is this dedication to product quality and customer service that has allowed MBA to emerge as a leader in the light gauge steel framing industry. Rest assured that our relentless pursuit to serve you better drives us to further improve our business every day.


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Drywall Framing - ProSTUD®, ProTRAK®

ProSTUD® and ProTRAK® are equivalent gauge drywall products that come in 15, 18, 22, 26, 30, and 33 mil thicknesses (25ga'-20ga). The stud web widths include 1-5/8'", 2-1/2'", 3-1/2'", 3-5/8'", 4'", 5-1/2'", and 6'" all with 1-1/4'" flange. The matching track can be ordered at 1'", 1-1/4'", 1-1/2'", 2'", 2-1/2'", and or 3'" leg. Custom length sizes are available.
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Drywall Studs & Track

We manufacture a full line of drywall studs in 18, 27, 30 and 33 mil thicknesses (25-20ga.). These studs are available in standard 1-5/8'", 2-1/2'", 3-1/2'", 3-5/8'", 4'", 5-1/2'" and 6'" member widths and have 1-1/4'" flanges. Corresponding track comes with 1-1/4'", 2'" or 3'" leg. We also manufacture custom studs and track on request.
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Structural Studs & Track

Our structural studs and track are made in standard widths from 2-1/2'" thru 16'". Flanges are available in 1-3/8'", 1-5/8'", 2'", 2-1/2'", 3'" and 3-1/2'". Custom width and flange/leg studs and track can be manufactured on request. Structural studs and track are available in 33, 43, 54, 68, 97 and 118 mil thicknesses (20-10ga.).

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Furring Channel

Furring Channel may be used for furring masonry walls and ceiling assemblies or in any other typical wall furring or cross-furring or framing application. Furring channel is available in 7/8'" and 1-1/2'" heights. Bearing surface is 1-1/4'". Furring channel is available in 18, 27, 30 and 43 mil thicknesses (25-18ga.). Custom furring channel is available on request.
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U-Channel is used in many common bridging and bracing applications. U-channel is available in 54 mil (16ga.) steel with 1/2'" legs. Standard widths are 3/4'", 1-1/2'", 2'" and 2-1/2'".
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Z-Furring is used to provide support for insulation while allowing for drywall attachment at masonry or concrete walls. Z-furring is available in 18, 27, 30 and 43 mil thicknesses (25-18ga.) and 1", 1-1/2", 2" and 2-1/2" depths.
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Angle can be used in a variety of applications. Angle is available in a full range of gauges, leg lengths, and bend angles.
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Flat Strapping

Flat strapping is used for lateral bracing, joist bridging and diagonal bracing to prevent racking. Flat strapping is available in multiple widths and in a full range of gauges.
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CRC Clip

CRC clips are used to secure cold rolled channel to individual framing members. Each clip is pre-punched ready for quick and easy installation. We offer a variety sizes to meet your needs.
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Jamb and Headers

Jamb and Header Systems can be used in a wide array of applications. These members are available in standard sizes of 3 5/8", 6", and 8". Jamb and Header flanges can be 2 1/2", 3" or 3 1/2" leg sizes. The system is offered in 43, 54, 68, and 97 mil thicknesses (18-12ga.).

Resilient Channel

Resilent Channel is used to reduce sound transmission between the gpysum board and the steel framing member. These members are available in standard sizes of 1-1/4" screw flanges. The product is offered in 18 & 30 mil thicknesses (25-20ga).

Web Stiffener

Web Stiffeners are used to improve the strength in joist and header applications. These members are available in standard sizes of 4" web width. The product is offered in 68 mil thickness (14ga).

Other Accessory Products

We offer a wide variety of other accessory items. Please contact your sales person for a more detailed list of the items we carry.

Last Update: 2018-08-14