LITTLE NARROWS, N.S. — CGC Inc., the Canadian division of USG Corporation, is making a $104 million investment to revitalize and relaunch a gypsum quarry in Little Narrows, N.S.
The Little Narrows quarry will produce up to two million tonnes of raw gypsum material per year once operational. It will be shipped via boat to CGC and USG manufacturing locations along North America’s eastern seaboard, including Montreal.
Revitalization of the existing quarry site in Little Narrows is expected to take up to three years to complete and will generate significant economic benefits and spinoffs through supply and service contracts with local vendors, states a release.
Once fully operational, the quarry will support more than 100 mining jobs such as heavy equipment operators, lab technicians, engineers and more.
The project will include a new dock and shiploader, new crusher and conveyor systems and new mining equipment, such as drills, loaders, excavators and haul trucks.
CGC is committed to building relations with the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia as rights holders, in particular, the Mi’kmaq Communities on Unama’kik (Cape Breton Island).