CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corporation, will construct a wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County, Alberta, Canada. The $210 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.
The investment reinforces CGC’s commitment to the Canadian market and will allow the company to better serve its valued customers in Alberta and the West, according to provincial officials. Construction on the facility is expected to begin in 2023.
“Our customers in Western Canada have said they want a more efficient way to access our CGC wallboard products, which they have been buying for over 100 years. Shipping our products from Eastern Canadian or American manufacturing plants no longer meets their growing demand,” said Chris Griffin, President and CEO of USG Corporation. “Which is why I am thrilled to announce our plans for a brand new CGC wallboard plant in Wheatland County, Alberta. A cutting-edge facility that will deliver industry-leading Sheetrock® brand wallboard to our customers across Western Canada, helping them build faster, smarter and more sustainably.”
The Government of Alberta and Invest Alberta will provide $3.74 million from the Investment and Growth Fund to support the expansion.
“Investments like this one from CGC are proof positive that Alberta is once again the economic engine of Canada,” said Doug Schweitzer, Minister Jobs, Economy and Innovation. “Since we launched Alberta’s Recovery Plan two years ago, we have been unwavering about diversifying the economy, attracting investment and creating good jobs for Albertans. Thanks to collaboration between the government, Invest Alberta, Wheatland County and CGC, we’ve achieved all three today.”
The new jobs will build on CGC’s existing 750-strong workforce at six manufacturing locations and customer service and distribution centres across Canada.
“Programs like the Investment and Growth Fund give Alberta a competitive advantage when attracting new and exciting investment to the province,” said Rick Christiaanse, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Alberta. “Today’s announcement with CGC is another example of a high-impact, high-value investment in Alberta that creates jobs and grows Alberta’s innovative edge in the manufacturing sector.”
CGC Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of gypsum wallboard products, interior finishing materials and suspended acoustical ceilings. The company is recognized as a key player in Canada’s dynamic building materials industry, supplying innovative wall and ceiling products to the new construction and repair and remodel markets of the residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors.