CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corporation, has announced three huge milestones for the construction of their new manufacturing plant in Wheatland County. 

In July 2022, CGC declared Wheatland County as their home for their new Western Canadian wallboard manufacturing plant and received a $210 million investment. 

CGC said in a press release on February 20 that three steps have been taken so far on their investment journey. 

1.The building site has been finalized. 

As of January 2024, CGC acquired 214 acres of land located north-west of Carseland. 

Once construction is fully completed, the site will include a 220,000-square-foot facility, an access ring road and rail line, and a 15 MW solar field to provide the plant with clean power. 

2.Ledcor has received the contract for construction. 

It is anticipated that this project's development phase will create about 200 local jobs in construction and skilled trades. 

3. Duane Van Duuren has been hired as Wheatland’s first plant manager. 

Van Duuren, an Ontario native, is a CGC veteran, civil engineer, and graduate of Lakehead University. 

With almost 25 years of experience working with CGC and USG, he is excited about moving to Alberta for the new role. 

“I could not be more excited to take the reins as CGC’s Wheatland Plant Manager,” Van Duuren said. “We have high aspirations for what this new facility will accomplish once it is built. We will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the community, create new jobs, and give Western Canadian builders and residents much easier access to the products they have come to know and trust.” 

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