Canadian Gypsum Company (CGC Inc.), the Canadian division of USG Corporation, has broken ground on a $210 million manufacturing plant in Wheatland County. 

The 220,000-square-foot facility, situated on 214 acres of land northwest of Carseland, will create more than 200 jobs during the construction phase and more than 100 permanent, full-time manufacturing jobs once plant construction is completed.

CEO of USG Corporation, Christopher Griffin, explained why having skilled trade jobs in the area is vital.

"I think that that's how you build communities, and that's what CGC's core values are. Our purpose is to make tomorrow a home for all of us."

cgc Christopher Griffin, President and CEO, USG Corporation.

CGC Inc. believes this plant is designed to be the most eco-friendly CGC has ever constructed. It will feature state-of-the-art innovations that enable efficient wallboard production with minimal water usage, energy consumption, and physical waste.

"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.

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. 

CGCLeft to right - Rick Christiaanse (CEO, Invest Alberta), Chris Griffin (CEO, USG Corporation), Steve Youngblut (General Manager CGC) and Amber Link (Reeve, Wheatland County).

"It's the culmination of decades of wanting to build a facility for our great customers here in Western Canada. But I think for CGC, you know, plant a flag here where we can more sustainably service our great customers," explains Griffin. 

Griffin says they are excited to be a part of the community here in Wheatland County. 

The plant is set to open in early 2026. 

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