Profile: USG Corp (USG)
18 Dec 2013
USG Corporation (USG), through its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials. The Company produces a range of products for use in new residential, new nonresidential, and residential and nonresidential repair and remodel construction, as well as products used in certain industrial processes. The Company operates in three segments: North American Gypsum, Building Products Distribution and Worldwide Ceilings. The Company’s North American Gypsum manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Building Products Distribution segment consists of L&W Supply. The Worldwide Ceilings segment manufactures and markets interior systems products worldwide.
North American Gypsum
USG's North American Gypsum includes United States Gypsum Company (U.S. Gypsum) in the United States, the gypsum business of CGC Inc. (CGC) in Canada, and USG Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (USG Mexico) in Mexico. U.S. Gypsum is a manufacturer of gypsum wallboard in the United States. CGC is a manufacturer of gypsum wallboard in eastern Canada. USG Mexico is a manufacturer of gypsum wallboard in Mexico. North American Gypsum’s products are used in a range of building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings and floors in residential, commercial and institutional construction and in certain industrial applications. The majority of these products are sold under the SHEETROCK brand name. A line of joint compounds used for finishing wallboard joints is also sold under the SHEETROCK brand name.
The DUROCK line of cement board and accessories provides water-damage-resistant and fire-resistant assemblies for both interior and exterior construction. The FIBEROCK line of gypsum fiber panels includes abuse-resistant wall panels and floor underlayment, as well as sheathing panels usable as a substrate for most exterior systems. The SECUROCK line of products includes glass mat sheathing used for building exteriors and gypsum fiber and glass mat panels used as roof cover board. The LEVELROCK line of poured gypsum underlayments provides surface leveling for residential and commercial installations. The Company also produces a range of construction plaster products used to provide a custom finish for residential and commercial interiors. Construction plaster products are sold under the brand names RED TOP, IMPERIAL, DIAMOND and SUPREMO.
USG produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in a number of applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing and ceramics. During the year ended December 31, 2011, U.S. Gypsum introduced SHEETROCK Brand UltraLight Panels FIRECODE 30. During 2011, U.S. Gypsum also introduced SHEETROCK Brand UltraLight Panels FIRECODE X. North American Gypsum manufactures products at 39 plants located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company produces wallboard paper at four Company-owned production facilities located in the United States.
The Company competes with National Gypsum Company, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Koch Industries, Inc., Eagle Materials Inc., Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation, Lafarge North America Inc., PABCO Gypsum, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, Lafarge North America Inc., Panel Rey, S.A. and Comex-Lafarge.
Building Products Distribution
Building Products Distribution consists of L&W Supply, the distributor of gypsum wallboard and other building materials in the United States. During 2011, L&W Supply distributed approximately 8% of all gypsum board in the United States, including approximately 28% of U.S. Gypsum’s gypsum board production. During 2011, approximately 40% of L&W Supply’s net sales were from residential and nonresidential repair and remodel activity, 35% of its net sales were from new nonresidential construction and 25% of its net sales were from new residential construction. L&W Supply stocks a range of construction materials. L&W Supply specializes in the distribution of gypsum wallboard and joint compound manufactured by U.S. Gypsum and others. It also distributes products manufactured by USG Interiors, LLC, such as acoustical ceiling tile and grid, as well as products of other manufacturers, including drywall metal, insulation, roofing, fasteners and exterior insulation finishing systems. As of December 31, 2011, L&W Supply continued to serve its customers from 155 distribution branches in the United States.
The Company competes with ProBuild Holdings Inc., KCG, Inc. and Allied Building Products Corporation.
Worldwide Ceilings includes USG Interiors, LLC (USG Interiors), the international interior systems business managed as USG International, and the ceilings business of CGC. Worldwide Ceilings is a supplier of interior ceilings products used primarily in commercial applications. Worldwide Ceilings manufactures ceiling tile in the United States and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It markets ceiling tile and ceiling grid in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. USG Interiors’ brand names include the RADAR, ECLIPSE, MARS, and HALCYON brands of ceiling tile and the DONN, DX, FINELINE, CENTRICITEE, CURVATURA and COMPASSO brands of ceiling grid. Worldwide Ceilings manufactures products at 18 plants located in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Company competes with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Worthington Industries, Chicago Metallic Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., OWA Faserplattenwerk GmbH (Odenwald), CertainTeed Corporation and Gebr. Knauf Verwaltungsgellschaft KG.
DEPARTMENT 188, 550 WEST ADAMS S
CHICAGO IL 60661