CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corp., plans to relaunch mining at the gypsum quarry in Little Narrows, N.S. The company will spend $104 million to create a state-of-the-art operation that will produce up to 2.0 million tonnes of raw gypsum per year.
First known as Canadian Gypsum Co., CGC began mining at Little Narrows in 1907, and most recently it operated the mine from 1954 to 2016. Revitalizing the existing quarry site is expected to take up to three years. The project will include a new dock and shiploader, new crusher and conveyor systems, and new open pit mining equipment. Once fully operations, the quarry will support over 100 long-term jobs such as hevy equpment opertors, lab technicals, engineers, and more.
The output will be shipped by sea to CGC and USG manufacturing locations along North America’s eastern seaboard, including Montreal.
CGC operates three mines, five plants plus distribution and customer service centres across Canada. It is responsible for Sheetrock, Durock, Fiberock, Securock brands and other construction materials.
Learn more about CGC on its website.