CSI welcomes National Gypsum Company as the official sponsor of the CSI Career Center. Here, National Marketing Manager Architectural Services and Sustainability Amy Hockett, AIA, CDT, LEED Green Associate, shares why supporting the AECO professional community is so important to National Gypsum Company, their commitment to your success, and the brand’s goals for the year.
- Please share some information about the history of National Gypsum and your role in the Architect/Engineer/Construction/Owner community.
National Gypsum Company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and is the exclusive service provider of reliable, high-performance building products manufactured by our affiliate companies and marketed under the Gold Bond®, ProForm® and PermaBASE® brands. The National Gypsum® name – through our Gold Bond, ProForm and PermaBASE product lines – has been synonymous with high-quality, innovative products and exceptional customer service since 1925.
The strategic network of Gold Bond, ProForm and PermaBASE manufacturing facilities located throughout major metropolitan hubs in North America allows us to provide the best in customer service to keep fast-moving projects moving forward.
At National Gypsum Company, I lead our technical marketing team. We collaborate daily with architects and specifiers across the country. Our goal is to partner with project influencers and provide the resources they need to confidently select and specify our high-performance products.
Most importantly, we want to partner with our customers for success – whether by assisting with product specification and selection or by providing resources, solutions, product availability or technical assistance.
- What are your goals in sponsoring the Career Center?
We want to support professionals through educational resources that help them expand their knowledge and allow them to advance in a fulfilling career.
At National Gypsum Company, we often say that our associates “come for a job and stay for a career.” We hope we can provide the resources and support for the architect and specifier community to help them find that type of rewarding career opportunity.
- What kind of positive impact do you think the Career Center can have for professionals in our field, especially in the New Year?
The Career Center can support professionals who are looking to find a work “home,” a place where their contributions are needed, acknowledged and rewarded. It can also serve as a central hub for those looking to expand their knowledgebase to continue to grow in their current position.
- How does this align with your company’s current initiatives and brand values?
At National Gypsum Company, we strive to be the “trusted partner” for our customers by focusing on superior customer service and developing strong and lasting relationships with those we serve. This extends to our partnerships with the architect and specifier community. Offering our industry expertise through the Career Center allows the opportunity to provide support throughout a career and truly build knowledge together.
- What are National Gypsum’s big goals for the New Year?
We want to be recognized as the industry leader for extraordinary service and products that consistently meet and exceed our customers’ toughest standards.
- We know an organization’s sustainability practices are important to anyone seeking a new role. What is National Gypsum doing in this area?
Building Futures® is our corporate sustainability platform. It’s a holistic approach to sustainability for the Gold Bond®, ProForm® and PermaBASE® brands. It is our commitment to integrity, resource stewardship and corporate citizenship.
Our brands create products that contribute to sustainable design by providing healthy indoor air quality; moisture, mold and mildew management; durability; optimal acoustics; life safety and increased space functionality. We measure and reduce our impact by pursuing operational excellence at all stages of the product life cycle.
- How does National Gypsum give back to the community?
The National Gypsum® name is known as a brand leader in the building products industry with a solid reputation for extraordinary products and services that consistently meet customers’ toughest standards. That is not the kind of reputation that is built overnight. The same spirit of innovation that launched 95 years ago still drives us today. We continue to innovate. We remain focused on making our plants safer, improving the quality of our products, delivering industry-best customer service, building better futures through sustainable business practices, and providing career opportunities for our associates, our greatest asset.
While we are proud of our brand leadership, we take our role serving the community just as seriously. National Gypsum Company teammates are active in their communities, helping veterans’ organizations, Habitat for Humanity®, United Way of Central Carolinas, schools, hospitals, and a myriad of other worthy causes. Supporting healthy indoor environments is also a commitment shared by teammates. Our products are GREENGUARD certified, and we have developed Health Product Declarations covering all brands. Our teammates have been members of the Gypsum Association since its founding over 90 years ago.