GEM Targets Specialty Gypsum Markets

Good Earth Minerals, LLC (GEM) of Denver, CO is ramping up production of value-added products for the agricultural market from its gypsum operation in St George, UT. The company broke ground in October 2015 and made its first sale at the beginning of this year. GEM says that it can now produce 10,000 tons/month and...

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CPB Wallboard Sales Reflect Strong Demand

Continental Building Products Inc (CBP) of Reston, VA has reported first quarter net sales of US$111.54 million, a 21% increase over the same period of 2015. Net income increased from US$2.0 million to US$12.5 million. The increase in sales revenue reflects higher sales volumes of gypsum wallboard, partially offset by lower average selling price. Gross...

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USG Corp Reports Best Quarter in a Decade

USG Corp of Chicago, IL has reported a first quarter net income of US$67 million on net sales of US$970 million versus net income of US$24 million on sales of US$909 million in the same period of 2014. The company’s gypsum business generated a first quarter operating profit of US$111 million on net sales of...

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