CGC to invest $210M for new Alberta manufacturing facility
by CM Staff
They believe these jobs will build on CGC's existing 750-member workforce at six manufacturing locations and customer service and distribution centres across Canada.
CALGARY — CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corporation, says it plans to build a new wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County, Alta.
The company says this $210 million is representative of CGC’s commitment to the Canadian market and will assist CGC in supporting its customer base in Alberta and the West. Construction on the plant is projected to begin in 2023.
“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. Shipping our products from Eastern Canadian or American manufacturing plants no longer meets their growing demand,” said Chris Griffin, president and CEO of USG Corporation in a statement.
“Which is why I am thrilled to announce our plans for a brand new CGC wallboard plant in Wheatland County, Alta.—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 company explained that this decision 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 long-term manufacturing jobs to the local economy at the plant as well as approximately 200 construction jobs during site build.
They believe these jobs will build on CGC’s existing 750-member workforce at six manufacturing locations and customer service and distribution centres across Canada.