We are looking to develop approximately 600 acres we purchased from the state of Michigan in 2018. We are committed to ensuring the proposal meets the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ key priorities for conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources.

The plan’s benefits to Michigan include:

  • Extending the life span of a key driver of Michigan’s economy and allowing it to continue supplying Michigan companies that depend on gypsum. The quarry in Alabaster has operated for more than 150 years and is one of our state’s oldest and most successful businesses.
  • Continuing the critically needed supply of Michigan gypsum, a mineral that is key to our everyday lives and serves as a building block of the state’s economy.
  • Enhancing our outdoor recreation and natural resources with a payment that supports the Michigan DNR’s conservation goals
  • Preserving the environment by extending current quarry operations instead of opening a new quarry, which is time-intensive and invasive.

  • To view our proposal, please visit the DNR Website.

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Thank you for your interest in USG’s future in Alabaster.

What is happening?
USG is seeking a permit to develop a gypsum quarry in Alabaster Township, Michigan.

Where is this expansion planned?
The new quarry will be located on 600 acres purchased from the state in 2018, immediately adjacent to the western boundary of USG’s existing Alabaster quarry, south of Tawas.

Why do you need a permit?
USG is committed to being a good steward of our natural resources. We have applied to the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy for a wetlands permit. This permit is required any time human activity impacts wetlands.

Additional Resources

  • Download a single-page information sheet.
  • Watch a video about our proposal.
  • Read more Frequently Asked Questions.
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