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USG plant receives $300K state grant

Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced more than $7.8 million in funding for seven business expansion projects statewide, including $300,000 for the USG Interiors plant in Cloquet.

The Cloquet plant is USG’s largest production facility for ceiling tiles in North America, manufacturing products for customers — hotels, hospitals, offices, etc. — across the U.S. and internationally. The proposed project will replace an existing dryer with a state-of-the-art dryer that will include a heat recovery system and other design efficiencies that wi...