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Building Our Future

Building Our Future

CGC in Wheatland County, Alberta - Growing to Better Serve Our Customers in Canada

CGC’s Largest Investment in Decades


CGC is building a state-of-the-art wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County, Alberta. The plant will allow us to better serve
our valued Canadian customers and provide access to USG’s industry-leading products, including Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart
wallboard panels for the first time, so they can build faster, smarter and more sustainably.

Latest News

Latest News

July 28, 2022

CGC announces $210 million investment to build state-of-the-art wallboard manufacturing plant in Alberta

Partnership with Wheatland County, Invest Alberta Corporation and the Government of Alberta to create 300+ local jobs and expand CGC presence in Western Canada.

CGC Wheatland: 4 Pillars of Sustainability

CGC Wheatland: 4 Pillars of Sustainability

CGC Wheatland: 4 Pillars of Sustainability

Product Design

Giving the Canadian market access to USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels for the first time—the lightest and most sustainable wallboard product in the world, by design.

  • Less water is required to produce USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels than standard wallboard
  • Product dries faster, saving energy
  • USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels wallboard use 100% recycled face and back papers

Equipment and Process Innovations

Implementing the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology to optimize operational sustainability, making our end-product even more eco-friendly. 

  • CGC’s first plant built using zero-waste approach—100% production waste recycled back into manufacturing process, nothing goes to landfill
  • High-efficiency gas-fired kiln uses low energy to dry product, recovers evaporated water
  • USG technology turns gypsum into stucco using lowest available embodied energy for calcining mill
  • High-efficiency lighting throughout plant

Alternate and Renewable Energy

Building green, renewable energy sources into the fabric of our newest wallboard plant to be self-sufficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly by design.

  • Onsite solar field to power 100% of the plant’s electricity needs—a first in the USG/CGC network
  • Solar field fully operational day-one

Going Local

Producing eco-friendly materials in closer proximity to CGC customers to improve sustainability and provide even better, more convenient service at the same time.

  • More wallboard product can be shipped to Western Canadian customers at once because of light-weight, slim-profile nature of Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels, reducing total transportation time and emissions to deliver more product
  • Natural gas supported by Alberta utilities
 
Learn more about USG Sustainability.