UPDATE: USG Corporation commemorated its 80th anniversary as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange by ringing The Closing Bell® on Feb. 3, 2011. A photo of the ceremony and the original announcement are below.
CHICAGO, Feb 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, will commemorate its 80th anniversary as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange by ringing The Closing Bell® at 4:00 pm ET on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.
"It is a great honor to participate in The Closing Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange," said Jim Metcalf, president and chief executive officer, USG Corporation. "On behalf of our Board of Directors and employees, we are proud to celebrate this important 80-year milestone. USG has earned its reputation for quality, innovation, safety and service by consistently adhering to our core values for more than 100 years. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the New York Stock Exchange."
A live webcast of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 pm ET) will be available on the NYSE website at http://www.nyse.com. USG will also be highlighted on the NYSE website on Feb. 3, 2011.
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc. and L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply center locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG Web site at http://www.usg.com.
SOURCE: USG Corporation
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