For more than 100 years, USG has built an ever-growing portfolio of groundbreaking products backed by unparalleled service. In the last decade, we have demonstrated our resilience by continuing to invest in purposeful innovation, expanding into different markets and by working smarter and faster. All to help our customers achieve their visions. Our commitment to innovation and focus on you, our customer is driven by a desire to help architects, contractors and workers alike to not only build better structures, but to build a better world.
Our strategic priorities are focused in three areas:
Strengthening the core of our North American manufacturing and distribution
Diversifying earnings through select emerging markets and adjacent products and systems
Differentiating through innovation
We believe that by strengthening our current operations, expanding into areas in which our customers want to do business, and continuing to create innovation solutions, we’ll enable our customers to thrive.
Manufacturing and Distribution
USG is North America's leading producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator. Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.
USG, through its subsidiary L&W Supply Corporation, is also the nation's largest distributor of drywall and related building products. L&W serves the professional contractor through a network of more than 140 locations and strives to be their preferred source for all quality products and services they need to complete their projects − on time and on budget.
USG has a rich history of innovation, with more than 1100+ patents granted for our industry leading products. Most recently, our customers asked for lighter weight products and we responded by developing our award-winning ultra lightweight portfolio.
Our culture of innovation – along with our commitment to all of our core values – drives us to constantly strive for new and better ways of serving our customers.
USG has been committed to the safety of our employees, customers and the general public since 1902. We have developed and adhered to safety guidelines that exceed industry standards and regulations. In fact, 12 of our 34 U.S. manufacturing locations and three of our L&W Supply distribution facilities have applied and qualified for OSHA VPP Star status. To attain the Star designation, employees, management and OSHA work together to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond OSHA regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations. Fewer than 2,500 worksites of the more than eight million in the U.S. have received the VPP Star designation.
This "safety first" culture is what keeps our facilities more productive and it's why our employees are able to go home after every shift to see their families – many of whom work at USG for multiple generations.
From the product formulations we choose, to the processes we employ, USG is committed to products that are designed, manufactured, distributed and used in a sustainable way and minimize overall environmental impact. And we have consistently led the industry in offering customers innovative products and services used in the construction of high-performing sustainable spaces.
Our Core Values
Our steadfast loyalty to the company's core business beliefs - safety, innovation, integrity, service, efficiency and quality - have helped us become the highly-regarded company we are today. USG's nearly 9,000 employees working in more than 30 countries are dedicated to helping our customers and partners achieve success. We are dedicated to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do.