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National Gypsum: New Baylor Stadium covered in PURPLE


Waco, Texas, has Baylor Bears’ fever, and the fever has brought National Gypsum a big PURPLE® order. Baylor Stadium which will open next season is bathed in PURPLE eXP® Sheathing at the moment.

The 45,000-seat facility sits on the Baylor campus and beside I-35, the busiest highway in Texas. When the stadium opens, it will replace the 63-year-old Floyd Casey Stadium which is located away from the Baylor campus.

The new stadium includes 215,000 square feet of 5/8-inch eXP Sheathing; 490,000 square feet of Gold Bond® Type X gypsum board, 90,000 square feet of eXP Interior Extreme®, and 4,000 square feet of eXP Shaftliner.

The Baylor football program gained prominence with the success of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III (RG3), now the quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He said in a recent news conference, “Baylor being at the top of the Big 12 and high in the rankings is no joke. Baylor has never gotten the respect that I feel it has earned over the past couple of years.” Fifth-ranked Baylor has the No.1 offense in the country.

About National Gypsum

Our formula for success is based on customer service and National Gypsum's quest to provide products meeting its customers' highest standards. To do this, the company has created the most advanced customer service organization in the industry, updated plants and built modern manufacturing facilities, applied advanced technology to improve product quality, and put increased emphasis on innovation. National Gypsum's 2,700 associates have years of experience in the production of gypsum and related products, cement backerboard underlayment, wall and ceiling system designs, and in servicing design professionals and the construction industry.

The company is a fully integrated building products manufacturer and one of the world's leading gypsum wallboard producers. Placed end to end, the company's annual wallboard production would travel around the earth 14 times. National Gypsum also offers a full line of interior finishing products, including joint compounds, tape, and plasters. Its growing cement board product line has a strong customer base in the United States and several other countries.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company has 31 manufacturing locations serving major metropolitan centers, as well as eight mines and quarries and research and testing facilities in Charlotte and Buffalo, NY. The Buffalo facility provides full-scale fire, structural and acoustical testing for dozens of companies around the world.

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