USG Partners with Community & Industry Experts to Help Children on Chicago’s South Side
Kicking off the American Institute of Architects annual conference, Chicago-based USG Corp. contributes building materials and volunteers to projectChicago building blitz
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building products company, joins community leaders and industry partners to kick off the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual conference to help children and families in Chicagos south side.
In a joint-effort between AEC Cares, USG, Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) of Chicago, Reed Construction Data and Hanley Wood, projectChicago will renovate a 30-year-old building on Chicagos south side (5338 S. Loomis Blvd.) that provides daycare and early learning for infants, toddlers and preschoolers from low-income families.
As the platinum sponsor of AEC Cares projectChicago building blitz, USG, through its philanthropic USG Foundation, has donated $10,000, as well as ceiling tiles and other building materials that will be used in the renovation. USG employees will also join more 150 volunteers who are participating in the buildings re-design and renovation process.
USG is proud to support AEC Cares projectChicago and do our part to help make a difference in the lives of children living in Chicago and their families, said Brian Cook, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Communications, USG Corporation (USG); and President, USG Foundation. The fact that this event will assist communities that are neighbors to USGs headquarters makes it that much more special for us.
As a design team, we have worked to create an environment that the children will embrace and enjoy, said Rik Master, former AIA Chicago President and Senior Manager for Sustainability at USG Corp. Its incredibly exciting to think about the positive impact this building will have on the lives of these children, and that our efforts played a role in creating such a positive and healthy atmosphere for early development.
We are excited about the volunteers coming to the Learning and Wellness Center and the work they'll be doing to update the building, said Reginald Frazier, a parent with a child who attends the Pre-K/Early-Learning Program at Metropolitan Family Services Learning and Wellness Center. We really appreciate their time.
About USG Corporation:
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
About AEC Cares:
AEC Cares building blitz, is a community service initiative, which brings together design and construction professionals for a special project within a new community every year on the day before the AIA annual conference. AEC Cares is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation actively supported by Reed Construction Data, with the American Institute of Architects and Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. To learn more about AEC Cares, visit www.aeccares.com.
Source: USG CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2014