New Michigan Gypsum Plant Opens

USG Alabaster leaders, on June 13, announced that gypsum production has gotten underway at its new quarry in losco County, Mich.

According to the Iosco County News Herald, the Avery Quarry, named for Michigan native and longtime USG president Sewell Avery, marks a new era of native gypsum production for the 122-year-old company with roots in Alabaster Township.

“What our team draws from the ground in losco eventually becomes material and products that power the economy, in Michigan and beyond,” said USG Alabaster Plant Manager Jon Blazic. “Gypsum plays a crucial role in products from toothpaste to shampoo, and in the Portland cement used to construct roads and highways. This often overlooked mineral makes so many aspects of daily life possible.”

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