USG has earned the Green Cross certificate from Scientific Certification Systems. The company received the Green Cross for its Fiberock sheathing and underlayment systems and the Aqua-Tough line. The SCS is the leading national testing company evaluation manufacturers making environmental claims.

In other company news, employees at the plant in Medina, Ohio, have now worked more than 12 years without a lost workday due to injury. As of Sept. 30, the plant's 44 employees had also reached 1,131,117 "safe hours," a new record for the plant and one of the longest such streaks among all USG plants.

Employees at the Medina plant, which manufactures a variety of specialty wall and ceiling products, celebrated their accomplishment with a catered luncheon and received a special commemorative shirt marking the occasion. USG has operated the Medina plant since 1986, when it was purchased from Donn Inc.