CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corp., announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County, Alberta. This CAD $210 million investment reinforces CGC’s commitment to the Canadian market and will allow CGC to better serve its valued customers in Alberta and the West. Construction on the plant is projected to begin this year.

“Our customers in Western Canada have said they want a more efficient way to access our CGC wallboard products they’ve been buying for over 100 years,” said Chris Griffin, President and CEO of USG Corporation. “Shipping our products from Eastern Canadian or American manufacturing plants no longer meets their growing demand, 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 our industry-leading Sheetrock brand wallboard to our customers across Western Canada, helping them build faster, smarter and more sustainably.”

The announcement is the result of close collaboration between CGC, Wheatland County, the Government of Alberta and Invest Alberta Corporation to fuel regional economic development by adding more than 100 high-value manufacturing jobs to the local economy at the plant long-term, as well as approximately 200 construction jobs during site build. These new jobs will build on CGC’s existing 750-strong workforce at six manufacturing locations and customer service and distribution centres across Canada.

“As a Canadian myself, expanding our presence in Western Canada and better serving our customers in the region has been a passion of mine since joining CGC over 20 years ago,” Griffin said. “More so, tapping into Albertans’ culture of innovation, entrepreneurism and talent attraction is incredibly valuable for our company, employees and customers. It is an opportunity we couldn’t miss. I sincerely thank the Wheatland County Reeve and every representative from the Government of Alberta and Invest Alberta Corporation who helped us seize this opportunity. We look forward to having a significant presence in Wheatland County, where we can better serve our customers and support the local communities.”