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USG Corporation Announces Leadership Transition - Jim Metcalf to Retire
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2016-- USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building products company, today announced that James S. Metcalf will retire as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective Oct. 31, 2016. Mr. Metcalf has served as president and chief executive officer since January 2011 and as chairman since December 2011.
Architecture Billings Index slips in August, overall outlook remains positive
Washington, DC – September 21, 2016 – On the heels of six out of seven months of increasing levels of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell just below the positive mark. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.
New CertainTeed Ceilings LIstening Lounge Helps to Predict Acoustic Needs of Commercial Buildings
(Malvern, Pa.) – Just as architects and designers rely on sketches and 3-D renderings to visualize an unbuilt project’s aesthetics, a new auralization experience from CertainTeed can help specifiers design on an auditory level. The CertainTeed Listening Lounge, a virtual demonstration sound modeling tool located at the company’s new headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, lets the specifier hear how ceiling design, materials and product specifications can affect the acoustics of a space.
The Drake Group to Celebrate 21st Anniversary
The Drake Group will celebrate its 21st anniversary with their annual fall meeting in San Diego from Sept 30th to October 2nd. Founded in the summer of 1995 by a group of visionary independently owned gypsum specialty dealers, The Drake Group is unique in that it is the only gypsum specialty dealer group fully owned and operated by the member companies for the sole benefit of the members.
Housing Production Hits a Mild Speed Bump in August
Nationwide housing starts fell 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units in August, according to newly released data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance edged 0.4 percent lower.
NAHB: Builder Confidence Surges in September
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in September jumped six points to 65 from a downwardly revised August reading of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the highest HMI level since October 2015.
Gypsum Association Releases Environmental Product Declaration for Glass Mat Gypsum Panels
HYATTSVILLE, Md., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gypsum Association (GA), which represents the North American manufacturers of gypsum wallboard, has released an industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for glass mat gypsum panels. The EPD provides vital environmental performance information addressing energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste, air emissions and other metrics related to production.
Dodge Momentum Index Continues Ascent in August
The Dodge Momentum Index grew 1.3% in August to 134.9 (2000=100), from its revised July reading of 133.2.
DMSI Software Named One of America's Fastest Growing Private Businesses
OMAHA, NE – September 6, 2016 – Software provider DMSi made the Inc. 5000 list for 2016. This list, published by Inc. magazine, recognizes the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.
ABC Supply to Purchase L&W Supply from USG Corporation for $670 Million
BELOIT, Wis. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2016-- ABC Supply Co., Inc. (“ABC Supply”) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which ABC Supply will acquire USG’s building product distribution business, L&W Supply Corporation (“L&W Supply”), for total cash consideration of $670 million (the "Transaction"). The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed before the end of 2016.