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|USG Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on October 22, 1984. United States Gypsum Company was incorporated in 1901. On December 19, 1984, U.S. Gypsum became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, producing 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 operations are organized into three operating segments: North American Gypsum, Building Products Distribution and Worldwide Ceilings. North American Gypsum, which manufactures and markets gypsum and related products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, includes U.S. Gypsum in the United States, the gypsum business of CGC Inc. in Canada, and USG Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. North American Gypsum's products are used in a variety of building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings and floors in residential, commercial and institutional construction and in certain industrial applications. These products provide aesthetic as well as sound-dampening, fire-retarding, abuse-resistance and moisture-control value. North American Gypsum's products are manufactured at 41 plants located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Distribution is carried out through L&W Supply Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, other specialty wallboard distributors, building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, and contractors. The competitors are National Gypsum Company, CertainTeed Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, American Gypsum, Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation, Lafarge North America Inc. and PABCO Gypsum. Building Products Distribution consists of L&W Supply, the specialty building products distribution business in the United States. L&W Supply is a service-oriented organization that stocks a range of construction materials and delivers less-than-truckload quantities of construction materials to job sites and places them in areas where work is being done, thereby reducing the need for handling by contractors. It also 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 products and accessories. The competitors are ProBuild Holdings Inc., Gypsum Management Supply, KCG, Inc. and Building Products Corporation. Worldwide Ceilings, which manufactures and markets interior systems products worldwide, includes USG Interiors, Inc., the international interior systems business managed as USG International, and the ceilings business of CGC. 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. Worldwide Ceilings' products are manufactured at 17 plants located in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The raw materials used in the production of Worldwide Ceilings' products include mineral fiber, steel, perlite, starch and high-pressure laminates. Worldwide Ceilings' products are sold mainly in markets related to the construction and renovation of commercial buildings. Marketing and distribution are conducted through a network of distributors, installation contractors, L&W Supply locations and home improvement centers. The competitors are WAVE, Chicago Metallic Corporation. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., OWA Faserplattenwerk GmbH, CertainTeed Corporation and AMF Mineralplatten GmbH Betriebs KG. The Company is subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment and occupational health and safety.|
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