Profile: USG Corp (USG)
27 Jul 2016
USG Corporation, incorporated on October 22, 1984, 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's products are distributed through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, specialty wallboard distributors, and contractors. The Company's segments include Gypsum, Ceilings, Distribution, and USG Boral Building Products.
The Gypsum segment manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Gypsum's products are used in various building applications to construct walls, ceilings, roofs and floors of residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as in various industrial applications. It also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in a range of applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing and ceramics. The product lines within the Gypsum segment include Sheetrock brand gypsum wallboard, Securock brand glass mat sheathing portfolios, Securock brand glass mat sheathing portfolios, Durock brand cement board, Fiberock brand backerboard, Levelrock brand systems of poured gypsum flooring, Securock brand roof board and ExoAir. Its Construction plaster products are sold under the brand names, including Red Top, Imperial, Diamond and Supremo. The Company offers Ultralight Panels are lightweight gypsum wallboard panel used in interior wall and ceiling applications. The Company's lightweight portfolio includes USG Sheetrock, USG Sheetrock and USG Sheetrock. The Company's Synthetic gypsum is a byproduct of flue gas desulphurization carried out by electric generation or industrial plants that burn coal as a fuel. The Company manufactures products at approximately 40 plants located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.
The Ceilings segment manufactures and markets interior systems products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. It is a supplier of interior ceilings products, which are used primarily in commercial applications. Its products include ceiling tile and ceiling grid. The Company's line of ceilings products provides qualities, such as sound absorption, fire retardation, and convenient access to the space above the ceiling for electrical and mechanical systems, air distribution and maintenance. Its Ceilings products brands name includes Radar, Eclipse, Mars, Halcyon, Donn, DX, Fineline, Centricitee, Identitee, DXI, Curvatura and Compasso. The Company manufactures Ceilings products at approximately eight plants located in North America.
The Company's Distribution segment consists of L&W Supply Corporation and its subsidiaries (L&W Supply), a distributor of gypsum wallboard and other building materials in the United States. L&W Supply distributes products manufactured by USG Interiors, 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. L&W Supply leases nearly all of its facilities from third parties. Various leases have terms of over five years and include renewal options.
USG Boral Building Products
The USG Boral Building Products (UBBP) segment manufactures and distributes products for wall, ceiling, floor lining and exterior systems that utilize gypsum wallboard, referred to as plasterboard in the region, in which UBBP operates, mineral fiber ceiling tiles, steel grid and joint compound. The UBBP brand names include USG Boral Sheetrock, premium plasterboard, USG Boral NextGen, Elephant, Jayaboard and Sheetrock. The UBBP segment has approximately 25 plasterboard lines, over three gypsum mines and over 40 other non-board lines for metal products, metal ceiling grid, ceiling tile, joint compound, and cornice throughout 12 countries in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
The Company competes with National Gypsum Company, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Koch Industries, Inc., Eagle Materials Inc., Continental Building Products, Inc., PABCO Building Products, Cabot Gypsum Company, Grupo Promax Company, Comex, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Rockwool International A/S, Knauf AMF GmbH & Co. KG, Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH, Worthington Industries, Gypsum Management Supply, Foundation Building Materials, KCG, Inc. and Allied Building Products Corporation.
550 W Adams St
CHICAGO IL 60661-3665
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