Iosco News: Participants brave a soggy Saturday to enjoy USG’s Free Fishing Weekend

    ALABASTER Twp. – Nearly 50 families fished through the rain on Saturday, June 26, when USG hosted its annual Free Fishing Weekend event at their retired quarry ponds in Alabaster Township. USG supplied loaner fishing tackle, hot dogs and snacks. Event partners, Northwoods Wholesale Outlet, also brought bait, free fishing tackle for everyone […]

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Marine Bin Demolition Completed (Video and Photos)

The removal of  USG’s historic rock bin located one mile offshore from Alabaster in Lake Huron has been completed, with work done by Ryba Marine Construction of Cheboygan. “While our marine bin has been a familiar waypoint on the Lake Huron shoreline for many decades, it has been out of use since 2002,” said Matt […]

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Marine Bin Removal Begins

In a time of event cancellation announcements around the state, nation and world, USG confirmed it will proceed with the removal of the company’s iconic rock bin located one mile offshore from Alabaster in Lake Huron. The project is approved by state and federal regulators, and the work is contracted through Ryba Marine Construction of […]

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USG free fishing weekend draws a crowd

Nearly 200 attended USG’s free fishing day this year August 17 marked the second annual free fishing day at the retired Alabaster quarry ponds, and anglers of all ages turned out to try their luck. Hosted this year in partnership with Northwoods Wholesale Outlet in Pinconning, guests were treated to food, snacks, drinks and games […]

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Slowdown in quarry operations for near term

Dear neighbors and supporters, As you may have heard, we are slowing production in our Alabaster quarry for the near term because our gypsum reserves are depleting faster than we expected. Plans to develop the additional 700 acres are still fully in place, but it’s a long process to permit the land and construct the […]

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POSTPONED: USG announces return of Free Fishing Weekend

EVENT POSTPONED – Due to unusually wet conditions around the USG Alabaster property, we regret that the the Free Fishing Weekend event planned for June 1 is postponed. We are committed to rescheduling the Free Fishing weekend, as well as an open quarry tour day, later this summer. We’ll make a formal announcement when the […]

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USG hosts Project F.I.S.H. training at Alabaster

USG is taking a new approach to its retired quarry ponds at Alabaster. On the heels of hosting the first-ever public fishing event at its quarry ponds last June, the company’s Michigan leaders said they were swamped with calls for a return of the event in 2019. They decided they could do even better. “Fishing […]

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Iosco News: USG donates $5,000 to Coats for Kids

ALABASTER Twp. – Iosco Coats for Kids received a $5,000 donation from the USG Foundation, with a check presentation taking place at the USG Alabaster Township plant on Nov. 27. According to those from the company, June Pursey’s holiday shopping involves some very large orders, with her Black Friday purchases totaling more than $7,000 this […]

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USG finalizes Alabaster land purchase

ALABASTER Twp. – United States Gypsum Company has completed its agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to purchase 580 acres of land adjacent to its current gypsum quarry for $3.45 million. The DNR has announced it intends to use the proceeds of the sale to purchase the Storey Lake property in the […]

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Iosco News: U.S. Gypsum history is shared on Alabaster Bike Path Arboretum signs

ALABASTER Twp. – The Alabaster Bike Path Arboretum, part of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, has three new interpretive signs along the pathway for people to read about the history of the U.S. Gypsum Marine Bin. The signs were donated and installed by U.S. Gypsum. They are located at either end of the bridge over Pilot […]

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