USG Corp. (NYSE: USG), Chicago, IL, reported sales for the third quarter of $972 million, flat compared to the same period a year ago. The company recorded a profit of $76 million, up from a net loss of $12 million a year ago.
L&W Supply, USG's distribution business, reported sales of $378 million for the quarter, a year-over-year increase of 5.3 percent.
For the first nine months, sales for USG were $2.9 million, a year-over-year increase of 2.9 percent. Profit grew almost doubled to $179 million.
L&W Supply sales for the first nine months grew 7.3 percent to $1.1 billion.