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L&W Supply Corporation Branch in Indianapolis, Ind. Honored as OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Workplace

  L&W Supply Corporation Branch in Indianapolis, Ind. Honored as OSHA
  Voluntary Protection Program Star Workplace

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- March 14, 2013

USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, and its
distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corporation celebrated achieving the
prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star designation from the U.S.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the L&W Supply,
Indianapolis Drywall Supply branch.

Indianapolis is the third L&W Supply branch to achieve the Star designation,
the highest recognition within OSHA’s VPP program. OSHA officials presented
the award to the branch’s 15 employees today, with L&W Supply senior
management and customers also in attendance.

To attain the Star designation, employees, management and OSHA work together
to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond OSHA
regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations. Fewer
than 2,500 worksites of the more than eight million in the U.S. have received
the VPP Star designation.

L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall,
ceilings, steel framing and other building materials, with more than 140
locations. Indianapolis Drywall Supply opened in 1970 as the first L&W Supply
branch location. It supplies construction materials to builders, contractors
and other customers in central Indiana. Like all L&W Supply branches, it
specializes in delivering the materials and then stocking them throughout the
job site. Despite the potential hazards posed by this process, the L&W Supply
employees have established an exceptional safety record. The Indianapolis
branch has not experienced a lost workday incident since December of 2004.

“The L&W Supply team in Indianapolis achieved these results not just at the
branch but while operating on job sites, where conditions change constantly
and are often beyond employees’ control,” said Brendan Deely, president and
chief executive officer, L&W Supply, and executive vice president, USG
Corporation. “It takes exceptional ability and focus to meet these exceptional
challenges, and it’s why we are recognized as industry leaders in safety.”

Indianapolis Drywall Supply completed a rigorous application process to
qualify for the Star designation, which included implementing new procedures
and documentation.

“We began this process more than two years ago, and everyone on this team has
demonstrated exceptional dedication toward our company’s core value of
safety,” said Joe Jansen, branch manager, Indianapolis Drywall Supply. “This
experience has not only pushed us even harder to maintain safe operations, but
reinforced its importance in all aspects of our lives.”

L&W Supply and USG are industry leaders in safety. Eleven USG manufacturing
locations and three L&W Supply branches, including Indianapolis, are OSHA VPP
Star worksites. Nearly 90 percent of L&W Supply’s branches have worked 1,000
consecutive days or more without a lost-time injury.

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building
systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W
Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG’s
worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel
construction markets. USG’s wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products
provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply branch
locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For
additional information on USG, visit

L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall,
ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and
residential specialty contractors. L&W Supply currently operates nearly 140+
locations across 37 states in the United States. L&W Supply operates under the
names Building Specialties, L&W Supply, CK Supply, CALPLY and others. For
additional information on L&W Supply, visit


USG Corporation
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Bob Williams, 312/436-4356
Investor Relations:
Ken Banas, 312/436-6098
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