National Gypsum Co.

12 Oct
National Gypsum Company

National Gypsum Company

National Gypsum Company was founded in 1925 by Melvin H. Baker, Joseph F. Haggerty, and Clarence E. Williams, and has grown to be one of the seven largest gypsum board producers in the world which hold approximately 81% of the worldwide wallboard market (Georgia Pacific, Knauf, Lafarge, National Gypsum, Saint-Gobain, U.S. Gypsum and Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd). Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, National Gypsum company is a full-line supplier, recognized in the industry for customer service and product quality.

Gypsum board is the company’s primary product, and National Gypsum is the second largest producer in the United States. The company has 17 operating gypsum board plant locations strategically located near metropolitan areas. National Gypsum’s gypsum board is marketed under the Gold Bond® BRAND.

Subsidiary National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd. operates the largest open-pit gypsum mine in the world in Milford Station Nova Scotia. This mine is currently producing approximately 8000 tons of gypsum, which is a very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, daily (during full production it is capable of producing over 15,000 tons per day), most of which is moved by railroad approximately 30 miles to a ship loading facility at Wright’s Cove, on the Dartmouth side of Halifax Harbour.

National Gypsum has six plants producing interior finishing products under the ProForm® BRAND. The primary product is joint compound which you may hear called “ready mix” or “drywall mud”.

Cement board, marketed under the PermaBase® BRAND, is the company’s third business line. Cement board is produced in four plants, and is used primarily as an underlayment for tile walls, floors and countertops.

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