SHEETROCK® Wins Innovation Award

USG Boral Bags Three Prestigious Awards at the 2016 Global Gypsum Awards

Awarded “Global Gypsum Company of the Year”, “Global Gypsum Plant of the Year” and “Global Gypsum Product of the Year”, USG Boral swept three out of six awards

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 October, 2016 – Leading building materials supplier USG Boral was awarded three prominent industry awards at the 16th Annual Global Gypsum Conference and Exhibition, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 25-26 October. 

The Global Gypsum Conference is the largest and most established event in the gypsum industry. Since 2006, the Global Gypsum association presents several awards annually to recognize outstanding companies and products within the gypsum industry. 

This year, USG Boral was nominated in three different categories, including two nominations within the ‘Global Gypsum Plant of the Year’ category. Winners in each category are awarded by a judging panel as well as public votes.

1.       Global Gypsum Company of the Year, USG Boral

Open to plaster and wallboard companies worldwide, USG Boral emerged victorious under the stringent judging criteria including management strategy, employee relations, customer and supplier relations, environmental performance, safety record, manufacturing excellence, productivity, use of technology and market results.

  2.       Global Gypsum Plant of the Year, USG Boral - Saraburi, Thailand

Judged based on plant safety, productivity, innovation, quality consistency and environmental performance, the USG Boral Saraburi plant in Thailand topped the cohort among the hundreds of gypsum-wallboard plants across the globe.

3.       Global Gypsum Product of the Year, USG Boral SHEETROCK® Plasterboard

With an enhanced lightweight core structure that allows for light and easy installation, the USG Boral SHEETROCK® Plasterboard is recognized as the leading product in innovation, quality and effectiveness of product, as well as the fit to market need.

Frederic De Rougemont, Chief Executive Officer of USG Boral, said, “We are tremendously delighted to be recognized for our work across Asia, Australia and the Middle East through the prestigious Global Gypsum Awards. This is an accomplishment that is ought to be shared with our stakeholders, employees and partners who unwaveringly stood by our core values of safety, integrity, innovation, excellence and collaboration. It is our commitment to continue developing solutions for walls and ceilings that contribute to safe and healthy buildings.”

“The awards are a great recognition of our efforts over the years to create an elite plasterboard operation. We are proud to have such a professional and dedicated team at Saraburi,” said Joe Holmes, Chief Operation Officer of USG Boral

Photo Caption: The USG Boral team receiving the Global Gypsum Awards in Bangkok

From L-R: Christophe Blanc (Product and Systems Development Director), Regis Humbert (Regional Manufacturing Director), Patrick Desmond (Vice President, Intellectual Property), Cesar Chan (Technology Program Director, R&D), Ivan Kovarik (General Manager, Thailand), Nimitr Damkham (Saraburi Plant Manager), David Song (Vice President, Plasterboard Category)

About USG Boral

USG Boral was formed in 2014 through a joint venture between USG Corporation and Boral Limited. With approximately 3,500 employees, USG Boral is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum-based wall and ceiling lining systems, mineral fibre acoustical ceiling systems, metal framing, joint compounds, high-performance panels and accessories throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East. USG Boral is a leading multi-country plasterboard producer with 24 manufacturing plants and 3 gypsum mines across Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman and Saudi Arabia.