Flood Success 1: USG

Thanks to flood protection improvements, a devastating flood event never happened

Working Together: USG and FM Global

Working Together: USG and FM Global

Watch how USG, a leading building-products manufacturer, successfully defended itself against a 500-year flood event and saved a core business unit in the process.

Going on 110 years now, Chicago, Ill., USA-based USG Corporation has been a leader in producing innovative products and systems to build the environments in which we live, work and play. As the inventor of wallboard and mineral wool ceiling tile, USG essentially created North America's building materials industry.

USG is North America's leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the commercial, residential and repair and remodeling industries. It is a global leader in the manufacturing of ceiling suspension systems and is recognized as a premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling innovator. Its flagship brands include SHEETROCK® gypsum panels, DUROCK® cement board, and MARS™ and RADAR™ ceiling panels. USG has more than 9,000 employees worldwide, and its 2011 sales topped US$3 billion.

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