Durock Shower System

Introduction and Overview

An exceptionally engineered system for tile shower installations, the USG Durock Shower System is a fully bonded waterproofing system, designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower.

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About USG

History

For more than 110 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in exceeding customer expectations with innovative products and systems to build the environments in which people live, work and play.  As the inventor of wallboard and mineral wool ceiling tile, USG created North America's building materials industry.  Our products are used in everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to simple home improvements.  Our flagship brands include SHEETROCK® Brand gypsum panels and DUROCK® cement board, which are recognized around the world.

We consistently help our customers succeed, understanding their needs and providing world class solutions and customer service.

Our Strategy

Our strategic priorities are focused in three areas:

  • Strengthening the core of our North American manufacturing and distribution
  • Diversifying earnings through select emerging markets and adjacent products and systems
  • Differentiating through innovation

We believe that by strengthening our current operations, expanding into areas in which our customers want to do business, and continuing to create innovation solutions, we’ll enable our customers to thrive.

Manufacturing and Distribution

USG is North America's leading producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator.  Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.

USG, through its subsidiary L&W Supply Corporation, is also the nation's largest distributor of drywall and related building products.  L&W serves the professional contractor through a network of more than 140 locations and strives to be their preferred source for all quality products and services they need to complete their projects − on time and on budget.

Innovation

USG has a rich history of innovation, with more that 1100+ patents granted for our industry leading products. Most recently, our customers asked for lighter weight products and we responded by developing our award-winning ultra lightweight portfolio.  

Our culture of innovation – along with our commitment to all of our core values – drives us to constantly strive for new and better ways of serving our customers.

Safety

USG has been committed to the safety of our employees, customers and the general public since 1902. We have developed and adhered to safety guidelines that exceed industry standards and regulations. In fact, 12 of our 34 U.S. manufacturing locations and three of our L&W Supply distribution facilities have applied and qualified for OSHA VPP Star status. To attain the Star designation, employees, management and OSHA work together to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond OSHA regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations. Fewer than 2,500 worksites of the more than eight million in the U.S. have received the VPP Star designation.

This "safety first" culture is what keeps our facilities more productive and it's why our employees are able to go home after every shift to see their families – many of whom work at USG for multiple generations.

Sustainability

From the product formulations we choose, to the processes we employ, USG is committed to products that are designed, manufactured, distributed and used in a sustainable way and minimize overall environmental impact. And we have consistently led the industry in offering customers innovative products and services used in the construction of high-performing sustainable spaces.

Our Core Values

Our steadfast loyalty to the company's core business beliefs - safety, innovation, integrity, service, efficiency and quality - have helped us become the highly-regarded company we are today. USG's nearly 9,000 employees working in more than 30 countries are dedicated to helping our customers and partners achieve success.  We are dedicated to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do.

 

Facts & Figures

USG is North America's leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator.  Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.

USG, through its subsidiary L&W Supply, is also the nation's largest distributor of drywall and related building products.  L&W serves the professional contractor through a network of locations and strives to be their preferred source for all quality products and services they need to complete their projects on time and on budget.

Employees: More than 9,000 worldwide
2012 Sales: $3.2 billion
Stock Ticker: NYSE exchange, symbol USG.  
Trademarks: 300 view all [PDF]

USG Corporate Headquarters

550 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL
60661-3676
(312) 436-4000

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Subsidiaries

  • United States Gypsum Company
  • L&W Supply Corporation
  • CGC Inc.
  • USG Interiors, Inc.
  • USG Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Worldwide Locations

USG has numerous plants, mines, quarries, transport ships and other facilities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  For more information on our global locations visit our Worldwide Locations section.

Sustainability & Green Building

USG has a long history of manufacturing products with low-environmental impact materials and technologies. For more information on our commitment to green building visit the EcoBlueprint section.

For more information on our leadership team visit Investor Relations.