National Gypsum Company
Fact Sheet

  • Multi-billion dollar, privately-held company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with operations in the United States and Canada

  • Founded in 1925, National Gypsum is one of the nation’s leading building products manufacturers

  • Second largest gypsum drywall manufacturer in the United States

  • Three focused business units
    • Gypsum drywall – Gold Bond® brand
    • Interior finishing products – ProForm® brand
    • Cement backerboard – PermaBase® brand
  • Vertically integrated for quality and cost control
    • Three paper mills produce heavy liner paper for drywall production from recycled paper
    • Eight gypsum mines and quarries including the largest gypsum quarry in the world located near Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • Internal logistics transport rock by ocean-going vessels
  • National footprint with plants located near major metropolitan areas
    • 21 gypsum drywall plants
    • 7 interior finishing product plants producing drywall finishing products including ready mix, tape, and textures
    • 4 cement backerboard plants
  • Products
    • All National Gypsum products and assemblies meet all applicable ASTM and UL standards.
    • All National Gypsum wallboard and ready-mix products have achieved GREENGUARD Certification, the highest standard for indoor air quality.
  • Award-winning operations
    • IndustryWeek Magazine named the company’s Apollo Beach plant and its Wilmington, NC plant one of the 10 Best Manufacturing Plants in North America in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
    • The State of Pennsylvania awarded the company’s Shippingport, PA, plant the Governor’s Environmental Award.
    • The company has been named one of the safest in the United States.