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L&W Supply Corporation and USG Corporation Help Build Seven Homes in Joplin, Mo., for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Monday, November 21, 2011

L&W Supply Corporation and USG Corporation Help Build Seven Homes in Joplin, Mo., for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition10:00 EST Monday, November 21, 2011 CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, and its distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corporation, worked with producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build seven homes for families in Joplin, Mo. The families lost their homes in the devastating tornado that struck Joplin on May 22 of this year. Chicago-based USG donated materials to construct the homes, including SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Gypsum Panels, SHEETROCK® Brand MOLD TOUGH® Gypsum Panels, SHEETROCK® Brand joint treatments and tape, and DUROCK® cement board. L&W Supply provided specialty trucks and employee volunteers to deliver these to the job sites. The Joplin branch worked with L&W Supply branches in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Olathe, Kan., to obtain volunteer wallboard installers. Customers Green Country Interiors and Ketron Suspended Ceilings provided wallboard hangers to work on the homes. “The courage and perseverance of the people of Joplin inspired us to get involved,” said Brendan Deely, president and chief executive officer, L&W Supply, and senior vice president, USG. “We are pleased to be able to help them rebuild during this difficult time.” Angie Martin, branch supervisor at the Joplin location, and Steve Russell, branch manager, coordinated the company's participation in the project. “This is a perfect time to come together to help rebuild our city,” Martin said. “It is wonderful to work on this project and to have so much support from customers and our company. This has been an awesome experience.” The Joplin families and their new homes were the subject of the 200th episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The broadcast date for the episode has not been set. USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc., L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. 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, visit the USG Web site at About ABC-TV's “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” - The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. Episodes air Friday nights from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time on ABC. USG CorporationMedia Inquiries: 312/436-4356