Providing Continuous Innovation
Earning industry recognition for game-changing innovation
In 2016, our Director of Technology Development & Analytical received the Global Gypsum Award, selected by his peers in honor of his scientific contributions to the industry. He has previously earned awards recognizing his research, and he is well known for his ability to collaborate to find cost-effective and technologically innovative uses of raw materials.
In 2017, Global Gypsum named our plants in Shoals, Indiana; and Mount Holly, North Carolina; “Plant of the Year” and honored them with an award at a ceremony in Poland.
In April 2018, The R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College used our products to earn Living Building Challenge certification. Generating its own electricity and collecting its own water, the R.W. Kern Center was built with materials primarily from local and regional sources and free of “red list” chemicals. The R.W. Kern Center was built using Gold Bond® BRAND XP® Gypsum Board, XP® Fire-Shield Gypsum Board, Fire-Shield Gypsum Board, ProForm® BRAND All Purpose Joint Compound and ProForm® BRAND Paper Joint Tape.
Additionally, we earned Vendor of the Year 12 out of the past 13 years from The Drake Group and are a two-time recipient of the Vendor of the Year award from LBM Advantage. We also won Affiliated Distributors' Supplier Award of Excellence in 2018.
We measure our safety performance—and are proud of our record
In 2017, our Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) was the lowest in company history. Our safety managers work with other high-performance manufacturers attending and hosting plant tours to benchmark best practices.
Clearing the Air
We reduced the release of Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) compounds from almost 550,000 pounds per year in 2013 to just 800 pounds per year in 2017 through material substitution efforts.
Reducing waste throughout the product life cycle
Efficiency begins with product chemistry and extends through to design, installation and recovery. One of our gypsum sources is by-product gypsum recovered from the pollution control systems of coal-fired power plants. Our Gold Bond® BRAND GridMarX® products have printed guide marks on the surface to improve fastener installation accuracy and job site efficiency. In manufacturing, we employ a comprehensive set of energy recovery and conservation measures.
We are measuring our consumption through comprehensive metrics that tell us where to invest in energy, water and resource efficiency. We benchmark our resource consumption across all company facilities and process steps.Read More
Responsible Products that Perform
In our commitment to transparency, we provide verification for sustainable product attributes including Health Product Declarations (HPDs), GREENGUARD Certification and Declare labels.Declare Documents