United States Gypsum Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
USG Company was formed in 1901 as a merger of 30 different independent gypsum companies that operated across the entire country. Around the 1930’s, the Great Depression made the US Gypsum Company expand its product line to finishing products and insulation materials like panels and boards. Between the years 1920 and 1978 some of the products manufactured by USG contained asbestos. These products were mostly used in the roofing business, construction and pipefitting industries.