Place:Plaster City, Imperial, California, United States


NamePlaster City
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates32.783°N 115.85°W
Located inImperial, California, United States
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industry= Building products |products= Gypsum, Drywall, Joint compound, Ceiling tile, Ceiling grid |revenue= US$ 3.224 billion (2012) |operating_profit= US$ 73 million (2012) |net_income= US$ -126 million (2012) |assets= US$ 3.723 billion (2012) |equity= US$ 6 million (2012) |homepage= }}

USG Corporation, also known as United States Gypsum Corporation is an American company which manufactures construction materials, most notably drywall and joint compound. The company is the largest distributor of wallboard in the United States and the largest manufacturer of gypsum products in North America. It is also a major consumer of synthetic gypsum, a byproduct of flue-gas desulfurization.

Its corporate offices are located at 550 West Adams Street in Chicago, Illinois. To transport gypsum rock from various quarries, the company owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing cargo ships based in Bermuda.

Together with other construction products, USG's most significant brands are:

  • SHEETROCK Brand gypsum wallboard
  • FIBEROCK Brand Panels
  • SECUROCK Brand Roof Board
  • SHEETROCK® Brand TUFF-HIDE™ Primer-Surfacer

In December 2013, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway became the largest shareholder in the company when it converted USG convertible notes it had acquired in 2008 to common stock.

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