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Greenstone Structural Solutions manufactures lightweight building panels composed of light-gauge steel frames that are pre-insulated with modified expanded polystyrene resin. James Kennedy was the first to bring the technology to Canada when his plant opened last year.
Greenstone plant producing building panelsThroughout his years in the construction industry, James Kennedy has seen his share of building materials. But it wasn’t until he attended a trade show in 2012 that he discovered a new system that measured up to his high expectations.“I was actively pursuing a better way to build,” Kennedy said. “I saw the new codes coming and realized that we’ve just got to do something, especially to stay ahead of the curve.”His find was a lightweight building panel composed of light-gauge steel frames that a...


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