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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) (“USG”) today announced the early results of the previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer is being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated May 1, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”). The Tender Offer is scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 26, 2017, unless extended or earlier terminated as described in the Offer to Purchase (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the “Expiration Time”). As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 12, 2017 (the “Early Tender Time”), according to Global Bondholder Services Corporation (“GBS”), the Depositary and Information Agent in connection with the Tender Offer, tenders were received from holders of Notes and not validly withdrawn as outlined in the following table: Subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, holders of Notes who validly tendered and did not withdraw their Notes at or prior to the Early Tender Time will be entitled to receive $1,044.30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered, which includes the early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered (the “Early Tender Premium”). Holders of Notes who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time will be entitled to receive $1,014.30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered, subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, and will not be entitled to receive the Early Tender Premium. In addition, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be entitled to receive accrued interest up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date of the Notes, payable in cash. Payment for Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time is expected to be May 15, 2017 (such acceptance and payment, an “Early Settlement”). Payment for Notes validly tendered after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time and accepted for purchase will be made promptly after the Expiration Time. Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes tendered expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 12, 2017, and holders who validly tender Notes after the Early Tender Time do not have withdrawal rights. The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including the receipt by USG of proceeds from a proposed debt financing on terms reasonably satisfactory to USG, in its sole discretion, generating net proceeds in an amount that USG deems sufficient, together with cash on hand, to effect the repurchase of the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, including payment of any premiums, Accrued Interest (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) and costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith. If USG proceeds with an Early Settlement, all conditions to the Tender Offer will be deemed to be waived, and USG will thereafter accept for purchase and pay for any Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer To the extent that any Notes are not validly tendered in the Tender Offer, USG intends to redeem such remaining Notes pursuant to the redemption provisions of the indenture governing the Notes at the “make-whole” redemption price specified for the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the redemption date. USG intends to deliver an irrevocable notice of redemption to the trustee at the completion of the debt financing. However, no assurance can be given that such untendered Notes will be redeemed as contemplated or at all. USG has retained Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to serve as dealer manager for the Tender Offer. USG has appointed GBS to serve as the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offer. For additional information regarding the terms of the Tender Offer, please contact Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (866) 309-6316 (toll free) or (704) 410-4760 (collect). Requests for documents and questions regarding the Tender Offer should be directed to GBS at (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers) or (866) 470-4200 (all others). None of USG, its board of directors, the dealer manager, GBS or the trustee for the Notes, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender. Documents for the Tender Offer, including the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, are available at www.gbsc-usa.com/USG/, and may also be obtained by contacting GBS by telephone. This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The Tender Offer is being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. The Tender Offer is not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require any tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer will be deemed to be made on behalf of USG by the dealer manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction. USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 related to management’s expectations about future conditions, including but not limited to, the terms and timing of the Tender Offer and the redemption of any remaining Notes. Actual business, market or other conditions may differ materially from management’s expectations and, accordingly, may affect USG’s sales and profitability or other results and liquidity. Any forward-looking statements represent USG’s views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing USG’s views as of any subsequent date and USG undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ materially due to various other factors, including: economic conditions, such as employment, household formation, home ownership rate, existing home price trends, availability of mortgage financing, interest rates, consumer confidence, job growth and discretionary business investment; USG’s ability to maintain or achieve price increases; the loss of one or more major customers; the impact on USG’s performance and financial results due to the disposition of L&W Supply, one of USG’s largest customers; competitive conditions, such as price, quality and range of products; unexpected operational difficulties or catastrophic events at USG’s facilities; an increasing number of USG’s customers having significant buying power; increased costs, or decreased availability, of key raw materials or energy; USG’s ability to successfully operate the joint venture with Boral Limited, including risks that USG’s joint venture partner, Boral Limited, may not fulfill its obligations as an investor or may take actions that are inconsistent with USG’s objectives; exposure to risks of operating internationally; USG’s ability to innovate and protect USG’s intellectual property and other proprietary rights; USG’s ability to make capital expenditures and achieve the expected return on investment; a disruption in USG’s information technology systems; significant changes in factors and assumptions used to measure USG’s defined benefit plan obligations; changes in laws or regulations, including environmental and safety regulations; the outcome in legal and governmental proceedings; the ability of a small number of stockholders to influence USG’s business and stock price; USG’s ability to successfully pursue and complete acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions to complement or expand USG’s businesses; USG’s ability to return capital to stockholders; the occurrence of an “ownership change” within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code; ability to incur substantial additional indebtedness; the effects of acts of terrorism or war upon domestic and international economies and financial markets; and acts of God. USG assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other factors may be found in USG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” in USG’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jennifer F. Scanlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, will speak on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the J.P. Morgan Homebuilding & Building Products Conference at J.P. Morgan in New York City. The presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the presentation may be accessed from the Investor Relations web page of the USG Corporation web site at investor.usg.com. To listen to the live webcast, participants must have a multimedia computer and Windows Media Player software. To download the software prior to the webcast, participants should visit investor.usg.com, click on the webcast link, complete the registration form and then click Help. Participants should access the webcast event page at least 15 minutes before the live event. The webcast will be archived and available on the Investor Relations web page until Wednesday, May 31, 2017. USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.


News Article | May 22, 2017
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NEW DELHI, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- USG Boral, a global leader in building products technology, announced plans to build a new plasterboard plant in South India. The new plant will be operated by its India business unit, USG Boral Building Products India Pte Ltd, whose CEO & Managing Director is Koushik Sarkar. The plant will support USG Boral's commitment in the region as the company looks for ways to better serve its customers in India. This location will allow for 30 million m2 of plasterboard capacity in a standalone facility located in South India. The new facility will add to USG Boral's India presence, where it currently operates two other facilities, a 9 million m2 plasterboard & metal plant in Khushkhera, near New Delhi, and a joint compound & putty plant, in the Chennai area. Plans are underway to break ground in the September quarter of 2017. The plant is expected to be fully operational in 24 months. More than 100 people are expected to be employed at full capacity. Frederic de Rougemont, CEO of USG Boral, said that its customers in India will benefit from the world-leading technology available to USG Boral, which will be used in the products built at the facility in South India. "This facility offers us the ability to significantly increase our operations in India and provide our customers in the region with the best plasterboard products. "We are committed to delivering the highest quality and most technologically advanced building solutions for walls and ceilings across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. "Our India business has experienced strong growth and this investment strongly positions the company to continue to supplying our customers in the South as demand for high quality, high strength plasterboard products grows in the medium and longer-term," said Mr. de Rougemont. The South India plant is an investment by USG Boral, the joint venture of USG Corporation and Boral Limited. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum board-based wall and ceiling lining systems, mineral fiber acoustical ceiling systems, metal framing, joint compounds, high-performance panels and accessories throughout Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. USG Boral India is a leading plasterboard, metal, joint compound, putty and mineral fiber ceiling products company, which has supplied the Indian market since 2008. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USG Boral Building Products was founded in 2014 as a joint venture between USG Corporation and Boral Limited. A leading manufacturer and supplier of plasterboards, USG Boral produces plasterboard, ceiling tile and suspension systems, metal framing, jointing compounds, and industrial plasters across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. USG Boral has approximately 3,500 employees, 23 manufacturing plants and 3 gypsum mines across Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The company main brand names include USG Boral, Sheetrock®, Elephant, Jayaboard®, Durock® and Donn DX® -- the world's most widely specified and installed ceiling suspension system. www.usgboral.com


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) today announced the pricing of a private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% senior notes due 2027 (the “New Notes”). The New Notes will be the unsecured obligations of USG, and USG’s obligations under the New Notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of its domestic subsidiaries. The offering of the New Notes is expected to close on May 15, 2017. USG intends to use all or a portion of the net proceeds from the offering of New Notes to repurchase its outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “2018 Notes”) that are tendered pursuant to the cash tender offer that USG commenced today and to pay related costs and expenses. USG also intends to use any remaining net proceeds from the offering of New Notes and cash on hand to redeem any 2018 Notes that remain outstanding after completion of the tender offer. The New Notes will be offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. When issued, the New Notes will not have been registered under the Securities Act or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offers of the New Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular. USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 related to management’s expectations about future conditions, including but not limited to, the offering of the New Notes and the use of proceeds, and the repurchase and redemption of the 2018 Notes. Actual business, market or other conditions may differ materially from management’s expectations and, accordingly, may affect USG’s sales and profitability or other results and liquidity. Any forward-looking statements represent USG’s views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing USG’s views as of any subsequent date and USG undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ materially due to various other factors, including: economic conditions, such as employment, household formation, home ownership rate, existing home price trends, availability of mortgage financing, interest rates, consumer confidence, job growth and discretionary business investment; USG’s ability to maintain or achieve price increases; the loss of one or more major customers; the impact on USG’s performance and financial results due to the disposition of L&W Supply, one of USG’s largest customers; competitive conditions, such as price, quality and range of products; unexpected operational difficulties or catastrophic events at USG’s facilities; an increasing number of USG’s customers having significant buying power; increased costs, or decreased availability, of key raw materials or energy; USG’s ability to successfully operate the joint venture with Boral Limited, including risks that USG’s joint venture partner, Boral Limited, may not fulfill its obligations as an investor or may take actions that are inconsistent with USG’s objectives; exposure to risks of operating internationally; USG’s ability to innovate and protect USG’s intellectual property and other proprietary rights; USG’s ability to make capital expenditures and achieve the expected return on investment; a disruption in USG’s information technology systems; significant changes in factors and assumptions used to measure USG’s defined benefit plan obligations; changes in laws or regulations, including environmental and safety regulations; the outcome in legal and governmental proceedings; the ability of a small number of stockholders to influence USG’s business and stock price; USG’s ability to successfully pursue and complete acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions to complement or expand USG’s businesses; USG’s ability to return capital to stockholders; the occurrence of an “ownership change” within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code; ability to incur substantial additional indebtedness; the effects of acts of terrorism or war upon domestic and international economies and financial markets; and acts of God. USG assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other factors may be found in USG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” in USG’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global cement additives market report. This research report also lists 10 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. The global cement additives market is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate in terms of revenue during the forecast period. The growth of the cement industry can be attributed to the increase in the demand for cement for construction purpose globally. Markets in APAC and ROW will have a higher growth rate because of the high demand in residential and non-residential end-user segments. The growth can be attributed to the increase in population and the increasing use of cement in these regions. According to the report, the global cement additives market is one of the growing markets consisting of major vendors that are present globally. These products are used for producing a concrete mixture. Vendors focus on manufacturing products that comply with the fluctuating prices of raw materials in the fiber market. “The major players have a vast geographic presence with large production facilities located globally. They have manufacturing facilities located across the world and operate capacities through strategic partnerships,” says Ajay Adhikari, a lead metals and minerals research analyst from Technavio. However, there are a sizeable number of large regional vendors that hold significant shares in the market. Major vendors in the market seek to expand their geographic presence through M&As or joint ventures as it gives them easy access to growth markets and dilutes the regional business risks. Looking for more information on this market? Request a free sample report Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more. BASF offers chemicals such as MasterCem, which increases the efficiency and sustainability while yielding higher performance. The chemical compounds are segregated into cement grinding aids, performance enhancers, and specialty products. MasterCem cement additives develop grinding efficiency, lower the clinker factor, and increase the mill throughput with an overall reduction in CO₂ emissions. Sika is one of the largest chemical additives providers in the global construction chemicals market. The company operates through construction and industry segments. The company targets various end-users with a variety of products such as concrete chemicals, elastic sealing and bonding chemicals, waterproofing chemicals, roofing systems, and flooring systems. The company offers cement additives such as WALOCEL MKW for cement render, and DOW latex powders (DLP) and redispersible polymer powders (RDP) for cement-based tile adhesives. USG Corporation produces chemicals used in fillers for cement and plastics segment, oil and gas cementing, and additives. The product fillers offered for cement and plastics segment are USG Snow White Calcium Sulfate Filler, USG CAS-20-4 Calcium Sulfate Filler, USG Terra Alba No.1, USG Industrial Filler No.1, and USG Industrial Ground Gypsum. W. R. Grace is a specialty chemicals and specialty materials company. The company has a global presence with 110 manufacturing units all over the world. It offers products and solutions to many industries, including, tires and rubber, refractory, precision investment casting, insulating glass windows, adsorbents, coatings and print media applications, pharmaceutical, life science and related applications. Become a Technavio Insights member and access all three of these reports for a fraction of their original cost. As a Technavio Insights member, you will have immediate access to new reports as they’re published in addition to all 6,000+ existing reports covering segments like agrochemicals and fertilizers, paints, coatings, and pigments, and textile, fiber, and composites. This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio’s constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies. Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users. If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at media@technavio.com.


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, has won two prestigious manufacturing awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council. USG Corporation earned an award in the ‘Improving Operational Excellence’ category for its Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program achievements, and USG Mexico earned an award in the category of ‘Supply Chain Leadership’ for the optimization of its import logistics and distribution programs. The Manufacturing Leadership Awards recognize manufacturing organizations and individual leaders shaping the future of global manufacturing. “USG is committed to manufacturing excellence, and it is an honor to receive these prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards,” said Dom Dannessa, USG Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations and Innovation Officer. “Investments in Lean Six Sigma and our Supply Chain have allowed us to better anticipate our customers’ needs so that we can continue to provide them with superior solutions.” "Winners of the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards have proven vision and innovation are alive and well in the manufacturing industry," said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director and co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. "By embracing the technology-driven transformation that we call Manufacturing 4.0, innovating new business models, and leveraging engaged workforces, these leaders are laying the groundwork for a new era of greater productivity in manufacturing." The LSS programs have enabled USG to improve profitability, develop stronger workforce capabilities and cultivate increased awareness around continuous improvement practices. To date, USG has implemented more than 1,000 LSS programs, bringing high-quality products and solutions to market with greater efficiency. Implementing LSS infrastructure has allowed USG to optimize production and pricing, cut transportation costs and reduce excess inventory, leading to more than $250 million in operational savings and significantly improving team productivity. Training USG’s best and brightest people to be deployed as LSS leaders, or “Belts,” was critical to the success of LSS initiatives, which were first launched in 2010 and expanded across USG’s manufacturing, corporate and former distribution divisions in subsequent years. USG Mexico received an award for its supply chain optimization programs. USG Mexico invested in local distribution centers to improve its ability to serve customers and to meet growing interests in USG’s full product portfolio in the region. The new distribution locations allow USG to deliver ceilings products to customers in Mexico nearly six times faster, in addition to reducing working capital across the network, improving waste recovery and providing greater flexibility in the type and quantities that customers can order. By using LSS methodology to create an optimized transportation and import strategy, USG Mexico established the distribution centers without any incremental cost, creating the potential for significant growth in Mexico. The Manufacturing Leadership Award winners will be honored on June 14, 2017 at a gala celebration that will take place in conjunction with the annual Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Huntington Beach, California. USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services, including the Manufacturing Leadership Community website, an online global business network with over 6,700 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 260 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit www.MLCouncil.com. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, the company has been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Learn more about Frost & Sullivan at www.frost.com.


Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer of Digi-Me, a company that transforms traditional text job postings into 60-second compelling and engaging digital job videos, was named in the 2017 LEAD Awards. For more than 35 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top leadership programs in organizations and their strategies and solutions. HR.com and Leadership Excellence was proud to announce the top leadership programs that were recognized at the 2017 LEAD Awards Gala, on February 8th, 2017. The Winners Circle in each category were revealed in advance of the LEAD2017 event that took place at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on February 7th & 8th. The prestigious LEAD Awards salute top leadership practitioners and highlight their roles in the industry. Lindsay Stanton was named as a Top Corporate Leader (Over 35). Lindsay Stanton is Chief Client Officer for Digi-Me, a video technology company for talent acquisition that helps organizations add new dimension to their job and employment brand messaging. In her time with the company, Lindsay has facilitated relationships with 19 partners, including the largest recruitment advertising agencies, global recruitment process outsourcers, and staffing firms. These partnerships magnify the organization's reach into the Global Fortune 1000, providing an effective and innovative solution to the largest global employers, including USG Corporation, Prudential, Ameriprise, and Oerlikon. A subject matter expert on the use of video technology as a recruitment tool, Lindsay works closely with industry leaders, creating new and better ways to connect jobs and job-seekers. She has been a featured speaker at SHRM on the topic of "The Convergence of Video, Mobile, and Social for Talent Acquisition and Branding," as well as a featured leader in the recruitment space through ERE, HRO Today, and major media outlets, including Forbes.com, ABCNews.com, and CCTV. On February 8th, the 2017 LEAD Awards Gala took place and revealed the full details of rankings and the remainder of the award winners were announced. All award winners and rankings are now featured in the February 2017 edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials which features the top award recipients in each category showcasing the unique qualities that made them a LEAD Award Winner. "Effective leadership is essential to creating thriving teams and to building successful organizations. Regardless of the size or industry of your business, valued leaders make a considerable contribution to accomplishing your goals. The annual LEAD awards recognize these individuals that are making a difference in their world," said Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com. Award recipients are selected based on both a nomination process as well as rating. The rating was completed by individuals who've experienced the leadership skills of Lindsay Stanton and have at one time been directly impacted by them. "It is such an honor to be a part of the 2017 LEAD awards. Exceptional leaders are the backbone of corporations and certainly drives company culture. I aspire to exceptional leadership every day and it was wonderful to be recognized with such a prestigious group of like-minded professionals," says Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer of Digi-Me. Digi-Me turns traditional text job postings into short, trackable, engaging digital job videos with a compelling call to action. These job opportunity videos can be viewed globally on computers, tablets and mobile devices and the candidates' responses can be tracked via the "share," "view" and "apply" functionalities. Candidates are four times as likely to share video-based content, making critical job messaging go viral instantly on social media. Digital job videos provided by Digi-Me can then be dropped directly into an organization's Applicant Tracking System (ATS). The presence of video on a webpage makes it 53 times more likely to appear on the first page of Google, easily and effectively boosting the SEO of an organization's available job opportunities. Digi-Me has worked with hundreds of organizations to enhance their digital recruitment strategies, including USG, Oerlikon, Amerprise and Ricoh USA. Click here to view more about Digi-Me's video solutions and how Digi-Me is saving organizations, on average, 56% on their cost per hire. About LEAD The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum (LEAD) is an annual 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundreds of remote host sites internationally. The event brings top thought leaders and the world's best leadership practices into any organization. Speakers are broadcasted to hundreds of host sites across the continent. The world-renowned event provides attendees with the tools and resources they need to create top leaders throughout their entire organization. LEAD Forums target all levels of leadership and personal corporation goals by helping attendees create a company-wide leadership program. http://www.LEAD2017.com About HR.com HR.com, the largest global social networking and resource site for almost 300,000 HR Professionals, is committed to educating and developing the best HR people with the best possible content and tools: a global Leadership annual event, Leadership Excellence Awards, HR Certification exam prep courses, real-time matching for job seekers and employers, certification/recertification programs, virtual event platform customization, executive mentorship program, monthly themed interactive HR epublications, 5,400+ webcasts, 360+ virtual events, blogs, community networks, industry news, and advisory boards. The HR.com Cert Prep course boasts a 93% pass rate compared to the industry average of 58%. Smart HR people are getting smarter! http://www.HR.com


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is pleased to announce that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has inducted USG’s Richard (Rik) C. Master, Senior Manager of Sustainability, FAIA, CSI and LEED AP, to its esteemed College of Fellows. The fellowship recognizes architects who have achieved a level of excellence in the profession through making significant contributions to the communities they serve. “Rik Master has guided his peers for decades, providing leadership and expertise that has advanced the built environment and many green building initiatives,” said Al Zucco, Vice President of Sustainable Supply Chain for United States Gypsum Company, a subsidiary of USG Corporation. “In everything he does, Rik works to address our customers’ concerns while ensuring the architecture community is building sustainable and high-performance spaces that improve people’s lives.” Master is known in the construction industry as the “plaster expert” and is often consulted by architects and contractors around the world. In the more than 40 years that Master has dedicated to the science of buildings, he has made a profound difference in championing the use of green materials in specifications. He has been a trusted resource to the architectural community and has created tools and materials that have become industry standards. Since 1990, over 50,000 design professionals have been trained in USG’s Continuing Education program which Master created and USG became one of the first AIA Registered Providers. “I am deeply honored that my peers have acknowledged my contribution to the construction profession through my elevation into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects,” said Master. “The real value of knowledge is sharing it with peers. I take pride in working with architects to build better, more efficient buildings with less of an environmental impact on the community.” Master was one of 178 AIA members around the country elevated to the College of Fellows this year. He is an active member of AIA, holding the roles of strategic councilor for the national organization and president of the 2016 AIA Illinois chapter. In 2008, AIA Chicago appointed him President of the Board of Directors—the first representative of a manufacturing company to hold the title. In addition to AIA, he is involved in a number of industry organizations, including the Construction Specifications Institute, U.S. Green Building Council, Building Envelope Council, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, the Health Product Declaration Collaborative and Chicago’s Sustainability Leadership Forum. Approximately three percent of AIA’s 90,000 members are recognized as fellows. Fellowship in the AIA is an honor bestowed on those who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through design excellence, contributions in the field of architectural education, or to the advancement of the profession. The 2017 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando on April 28, 2017. USG Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com. About The American Institute of Architects Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.


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Urjanet announced today that Urjanet Utility Data Service received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Energy Manager Today Awards. Urjanet Utility Data Service is considered by judges as an exemplary product for its innovative technology to solve the fundamental challenges associated with utility data acquisition and standardization, essential to managing energy consumption, business efficiency, and sustainability. One judge stated, “This appears to be an extremely useful product for large organizations to manage their energy use. Connecting to 4,000 utilities is very impressive. I see a lot of value for this product and appears to be an industry leader. I would give this product the highest possible rating.” Another judge asserted, “I know a good bit about this tool and have used it and it is a great service that can be utilized by many companies to scale the total positive impact across industry as a whole.” The Energy Manager Today Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges from the following companies: CapitalOne, COX Enterprises Inc., Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, IBM, MUFG Union Bank, IBM, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, USG Corporation, University of Colorado, Vincit Group, and Wellborn Cabinet Inc. With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy savings and improve energy performance. The Energy Manager Today Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how successful initiatives in energy management are helping companies improve. “The winners here show increasingly impressive innovations in field of energy management. Winning products have proven to bring significant improvements in energy savings to their customers. The winning projects show that smart companies are capitalizing on energy management opportunities to make vast strides in energy savings and reductions,” says Paul Nastu, publisher of Energy Manager Today’s parent company, Business Sector Media. “Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve their own operations in a similar manner.” Urjanet Utility Data Service is an automated, cloud-based data subscription service that provides bill data from over 3,000 utilities. The service provides firms with a single source of billing data that scales across thousands of accounts over many geographic territories globally. Urjanet Utility Data Service integrates seamlessly with many third-party energy management applications. ABOUT ENERGY MANAGER TODAY Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives - those responsible for procuring and managing energy - fully informed. The publication includes daily news stories written by in-house staff writers and editors, a daily email newsletter sent to an extensive opt-in email list, webinars, research reports, videos, podcasts, a white paper library, an awards program, and other content geared toward energy directors and managers. It is published by Business Sector Media. ABOUT THE ENERGY MANAGEMENT TODAY AWARDS In its second year, the Energy Manager Today Awards recognize excellence in products/services and projects that provide companies with energy benefits and increase the bottom line. Scores were determined by a panel of independent experts actively working in the field of energy management. ABOUT URJANET Urjanet’s mission is to provide the world with easy access to automated utility data. Our cloud-based platform connects directly to utilities to seamlessly acquire and normalize disparate utility bill and interval data. The process data is delivered directly to industry-leading business applications. Public and private organizations across the world use Urjanet data to achieve sustainability goals and reduce energy consumption and cost. Urjanet is rapidly becoming the global standard for utility data and powers applications from the leading energy and sustainability providers. Urjanet is a privately-held company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.urjanet.com


BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwired - March 02, 2017) - Tractor Supply Company ( : TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that its LED Lighting Retrofit Project received a Top Project of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today. The Energy Manager Today Awards program recognizes excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. "As part of our Stewardship Program, we are always looking for new ways to increase efficiencies in our stores, while reducing energy consumption and ultimately our impact on the environment," said James Masters, Energy Manager for Tractor Supply. "We have been very pleased with the results of the LED Lighting Retrofit Project thus far, which is currently on track for completion in 2017 and ahead of estimates for energy savings." Tractor Supply developed the LED Lighting Retrofit Project to reduce utility expenses and energy consumption across its chain of more than 1,600 stores. The project included a survey to catalog interior and exterior lighting, as well as removal and replacement of existing lamps and ballasts with LED lamps. The surveys for interior and exterior lighting configurations resulted in a standardized lighting package for interior lighting. "The LED Lighting Retrofit Project is the largest environmental sustainability project in the Company's history in terms of both scope and investment," said Ben Parrish, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Tractor Supply, who leads the Company's Stewardship Program. "We are excited about this important initiative at Tractor Supply and are honored to be receiving the Energy Manager Today project award." Tractor Supply launched its Stewardship Program in 2008 and has since completed a number of initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment. The Company has invested in energy management systems and more efficient heating and air conditioning systems in its stores, implemented companywide recycling programs and installed solar arrays at its Store Support Center and a nearby store. Tractor Supply's considerable environmental investments have also resulted in two LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified facilities. With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy savings and improve energy performance. The Energy Manager Today Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of projects to illustrate how successful initiatives in energy management are helping companies improve. "The winners here show increasingly impressive innovations in the field of energy management. Winning products have proven to bring significant improvements in energy savings to their customers. The winning projects show that smart companies are capitalizing on energy management opportunities to make vast strides in energy savings and reductions," says Paul Nastu, publisher of Energy Manager Today's parent company, Business Sector Media. "Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve their own operations in a similar manner." Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges from the following companies: CapitalOne, COX Enterprises Inc., Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, IBM, MUFG Union Bank, IBM, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, USG Corporation, University of Colorado, Vincit Group, and Wellborn Cabinet Inc. About Tractor Supply Company Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 1,595 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 143 Petsense stores in 26 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com. About Energy Manager Today Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives - those responsible for procuring and managing energy - fully informed. The publication includes daily news stories written by in-house staff writers and editors, a daily email newsletter sent to an extensive opt-in email list, webinars, research reports, videos, podcasts, a white paper library, an awards program, and other content geared toward energy directors and managers. It is published by Business Sector Media. About the Energy Manager Today Awards In its second year, the Energy Manager Today Awards recognize excellence in products, services and projects that provide companies with energy benefits and increase the bottom line. Scores were determined by a panel of independent experts actively working in the field of energy management.

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