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CGC to build a $210M manufacturing plant in Alta.’s Wheatland County

by CM Staff   

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The construction of the plant will create over 200 jobs and once completed, it will create over 100 permanent, full-time manufacturing jobs.

From left to right: Rick Christiaanse, CEO, Invest Alberta, Chris Griffin, CEO, USG, Steve Youngblut, General Manager, CGC, Amber Link, Reeve, Wheatland County

WHEATLAND COUNTY — USG Corporation’s Canadian division, CGC Inc., has announced the construction of its new $210 million manufacturing plant in Wheatland County, Alberta to deliver wallboard to residential and commercial customers across Western Canada.

The 220,000-square-foot facility, situated on 214 acres of land northwest of Carseland, Alta., will create more than 200 jobs during the construction phase and more than 100 permanent, full-time manufacturing jobs once plant construction is completed. The plant, designed to be eco-friendly, will enable wallboard production with minimal water usage, energy consumption, and physical waste. CGC is also building a solar field onsite to generate clean electricity for the plant.

“Today’s groundbreaking marks a significant win for CGC operations in Western Canada and for our ambitious growth plans in Canada more broadly,” said Chris Griffin, CEO of USG Corporation. “This project underscores our commitment to being the best wallboard manufacturer to do business with, particularly as builders, governments and communities across Alberta and the West work to expand housing starts, accessibility and affordability.”

CGC first announced its Wheatland County plant investment in July 2022 alongside partners from Wheatland County, the Alberta Government, Siksika First Nation and Invest Alberta.

“This was a true team effort and we would not be here without the support of Reeve Amber Link, the Alberta Government and Invest Alberta, the Siksika First Nation, and many others,” Griffin said.

“CGC Inc.’s investment in Wheatland County is helping to diversify rural Alberta and create good jobs for hardworking Albertans,” said Matt Jones, Alberta Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade. “This state-of-the-art wallboard manufacturing facility has helped to expand the manufacturing sector in our province and will ensure residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors can get the wall products they need to get their projects built in Alberta and across the country. I want to thank CGC for choosing Alberta for this important investment and for contributing to the vibrancy and resiliency of our economy.”

The contract for the construction of CGC’s Wheatland County plant was awarded to Ledcor earlier this year. CGC’s target is that the construction phase will conclude in 2026 and is preparing for plant recruitment and hiring starting in mid-2025.


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