USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, and its distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corporation, received the David Weekley Homes “Partners of Choice” Award for the sixth year in a row. The 2012 award represents the fifth straight year L&W’s Seacoast Supply achieved an “A,A” ranking, which is the highest ranking a supplier can receive, as part of the home builder’s world-class interactive supplier evaluation system. David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately-held home builder, implemented its unique, interactive supplier evaluation system and symbol for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice” Award, in 2004. The evaluation platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize outstanding partners. Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the industry leading, innovative evaluation system in order to reduce channel costs, improve service and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction. “Our evaluation process provides suppliers with information on a 7/24 basis, and we dedicate resources to work with all of our trading partners that are serious about pursuing excellence,” said Justus, the brains behind the highly acclaimed evaluation system. “What this means is that you cannot talk your way to a good score. Our friends at Seacoast Supply have invested in the process and consequently have earned the trust and respect of our team members. Through their actions they have proven to be a world class partner.” “We have a long standing relationship with David Weekley Homes, and so it is a great honor to once again be recognized as a partner,” said Tim Mahaffey, vice president, South Division, L&W Supply. “The Partner of Choice evaluation system is rigorous, involving a series of discussions, meetings and coaching calls between David Weekley employees and Seacoast Supply employees. We work closely together to formulate plans to achieve excellence and strengthen our partnership. David Weekley Homes clearly takes partnership with its suppliers to world-class levels.”
David Weekley Homes presented L&W Supply with the 2012 Partner of Choice Award at their national account meeting on July 26 th in Houston.About USG and L&W Supply USG is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its subsidiaries, which include United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, and L&W Supply. L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall, ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by homebuilders and specialty contractors. L&W Supply currently operates more than 150 locations in the United States, and operates under the names Building Specialties, Seacoast Supply, CK Supply, CALPLY and others. For additional information on USG, visit www.usg.com. For additional information on L&W Supply, visit www.lwsupply.com. About David Weekley Homes David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE ® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.