Manufacturers of building materials include Chicago-based USG Corporation and New Jersey-based Homasote Company, which manufacture a variety of interior and exterior construction products and green building materials, respectively. Another manufacturer of building materials is the W.R. Grace & Company, which produces specialty construction chemicals.
USG Corporation manufactures a variety of ceiling panels, including acoustic panels and the specialty ceilings for general applications and complex design projects. It produces roofing products, sheathing panels and ceiling systems that fit the exterior requirements of different projects. The company also manufactures flooring accessories, finishing products and fire-resistant interior wall panels made from environmentally friendly materials.
Homasote produces moisture-resistant structural fiberboard products made from recycled cellulose fiber. The products provide protection against fungi, termites and rot. They include the 440 SoundBarrier boards for walls and floors and burlap panels that provide a natural look in commercial and residential buildings. The company’s EasyPly Roof Decks are appropriate for exposed beam construction and for projects that require daylighting.
Grace Construction Products include concrete admixtures and fibers, liquid colorants for concrete, and cement preparation additives. The company also manufactures fire protection products and waterproofing structures. Besides producing building materials, the company develops catalysts for petrochemical applications and manufactures silica-based engineering materials. It also manufactures packaging products and chemicals for cosmetic industries.