CGC Inc. will , the Canadian division of the USG Corporation, has built a wallboard manufacturing plant in Wetland 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 local officials. Construction of 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 wall panel products, which they have been purchasing for over 100 years. Shipping our products from Eastern Canadian or American factories says Chris Griffin, President and CEO of USG Corporation. It no longer meets their growing demand.” Which is why I am pleased to announce our plans to establish a new CGC wall panel factory in Wetland County, Alberta. A state-of-the-art facility that will provide industry-leading Sheetrock® brand mural to our customers across Western Canada, helping them build faster, smarter and more sustainable. ”
The Government of Alberta and Alberta Invest will provide $3.74 million from the Investment and Growth Fund to support the expansion.
“Investments like this from the CGC are positive evidence that Alberta is once again the economic driver of Canada,” said Doug Schweitzer, Minister, Jobs, Economy and Innovation. Since we launched the Alberta Recovery Plan two years ago, we have been keen to diversify the economy, attract investment, and create quality jobs for Albertans. Thanks to collaboration between the government, Invest Alberta, Wheatland County and the CGC, we’ve achieved all three today.”
The new jobs will build on CGC’s existing workforce of 750 people in six manufacturing, customer service and distribution sites across Canada.
“Programs like the Alberta Investment and Growth Fund give Alberta a competitive advantage when attracting exciting new investment to the province,” said Rick Christiani, CEO of Invest Alberta. “Today’s announcement with CGC is another example of a high-impact, high-value investment in Alberta that creates jobs and increases Alberta’s innovative advantage in the manufacturing sector.”
CGC is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of gypsum wall panels, interior finishing materials and acoustic suspended ceilings. The company is recognized as a major player in Canada’s dynamic building materials industry, providing innovative wall and roof products for the new construction, repair and remodeling markets of the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors.