Building Materials Manufacturer Pledges Money and Hundreds of
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2018--
USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building
products and innovative solutions, today announced a national
partnership with leading global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity
(Habitat). USG will work with Habitat affiliates across the United
States to build homes for families in 15 cities where USG plants are
located. This initiative is part of The USG Foundation’s ongoing effort
to improve lives in the communities where USG does business.
USG and its plants across the United States will donate funding,
hundreds of volunteer hours and in-kind building materials to Habitat
for Humanity. These resources will help create life-changing
opportunities for those in need of decent housing.
“It is exciting to announce our partnership with Habitat for Humanity,
which focuses on investing in our communities,” said Jennifer Scanlon,
president and chief executive officer of USG Corporation. “We are
experts in manufacturing building products – but this partnership
provides us an even more rewarding opportunity. We are able to create a
more meaningful connection by working on jobsites in the neighborhoods
where our employees live.”
USG’s first home construction project is underway in Tempe, Ariz. More
than 100 members of USG’s leadership team and representatives from
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona gathered at the jobsite location
today for a special ceremony to commemorate the launch of the
partnership. The ceremony was followed by a five-hour “Build” event with
all participants rolling up their sleeves to construct a home for a
local family in need.
Throughout 2018, USG employees will volunteer at Habitat Build days near
15 USG manufacturing locations, including:
Galena Park, Texas
Plaster City, Calif.
Port Reading, N.J.
The USG Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, provides support to
non-profit organizations that enhance human service, education, civic,
arts and cultural development. USG’s wholly-owned subsidiary CGC Inc.
and joint venture USG Boral Building Products, have worked with Habitat
for Humanity for the past several years. Since 2017, USG and CGC have
collectively donated more than $300,000, in addition to in-kind
materials to Habitat projects throughout North America.
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.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat
for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in
southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to
become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities
throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and
individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to
build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help
build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable
mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to
support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the
strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives
for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat.org.
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Kathleen Prause, 312-436-6607