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USG Corporation

Winner in: 2010

USG Corporation unveils a milestone achievement in wallboard history with the introduction of SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels. The new lightweight gypsum panels are up to 30 percent lighter (15 to 24 pounds per panel lighter depending on length), stronger pound for pound than competitive wallboard products, and make installation faster and easier for contractors, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers. This is an engineered panel not like any other composite panel in the marketplace today.

SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels translate into a variety of sustainability improvements all verified by UL Environment™. This product contains 95% recycled content; offers up to a 20 percent reduction in transportation energy, saving millions of gallons of diesel fuel through reduced shipping weight (fewer trucks on the road); conserves raw materials by up to 15 percent, reducing that need for natural gypsum and extending the life of gypsum mines; and qualifies as a low VOC product.

The benefits of SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels are driving fundamental changes in the industry. People are lifting more wallboard in a shorter amount of time and competitors are trying to match USG’s methods.