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(Revised from original 2007 version)
Serves as a background note for purposes of class discussion around next-generation innovation at USG. Describes the company, its products, and competitors. Of relevance is the fact that it recently filed for Chapter 11 due to litigation over asbestos-related claims. Describes the main innovations until 2004.
Keywords: Insolvency and Bankruptcy;
Innovation and Invention;
Lawsuits and Litigation;
Ofek, Elie, and Kerry Herman. "USG." Harvard Business School Background Note 507-073, June 2008. (Revised from original April 2007 version.)