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Sweetwater Plant Hosts USG Board of Directors Meeting

For Immediate Release



Kaitlyn Henderson

(312) 436-5316




Sweetwater Plant Hosts USG Board of Directors Meeting


Sweetwater, Tx. (April 6, 2018) – The USG plant in Sweetwater welcomed the USG Corporation Board of Directors for a tour and meeting on Thursday, March 22.  Nine members of the Board, including CEO Jennifer Scanlon, spent a full day observing the plant’s operations and meeting with employees.


The USG gypsum plant opened in Sweetwater in 1923 and currently employs more than 250 people, producing well-known building products like USG Sheetrock® brand drywall. The plant also produces many of USG’s newest products like Sheetrock® EcoSmart Panels, which are manufactured with a revolutionary process that uses 25 percent less water and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent.


“USG is an industry-leading manufacturer with deep roots in places like Sweetwater,” says plant manager Jeff Grimland.  “We are a sophisticated manufacturing operation, a safe employer and a proud member of the community. It’s an honor to welcome our Board of Directors and demonstrate the expertise and capabilities of our plant.”


On the tour, the group viewed a controlled blast in the quarry and the process that prepares the gypsum to be made into building supplies like drywall. Sweetwater employees demonstrated the plant’s shipping capabilities for both trucks and rail cars, and led discussions about the plant’s training, development and efficiency programs.


The USG plant has been named "Employer of the Year" by Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas and “Business of the Year” by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The plant is also a frequent host of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development and a sponsor of the WASP Museum.  Since 2014, the plant’s employees have donated more than 100,000 pounds of food and hygiene supplies to local pantries.



About USG Corporation

USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its Gypsum, Performance Materials, Ceilings, and USG Boral divisions. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.