Boral Co., Ltd. is a multinational manufacturer and supply ing of building materials. Founded in Australia, it also has extensive operations in the United States and Asia. With total operating income of US$5.86 billion (2019), Boral employs 17,000 people in 17 countries in 672 operating locations and 154 distribution sites. Its headquarters are in Sydney, Australia. Boral Australia has quarry, concrete, asphalt and concrete placement, cement, roofing, hardwood and softwood processes. The department is the main supplier of products and materials to residential and commercial construction, roads and engineering markets. USG Boral manufactures and supplies existing wall plasterboard, roof lining systems and accessories in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The Division came into being in 2014 when Boral Gypsies and USG formed a 50/50 joint venture. In August 2019, plans were announced for USG Boral to acquire the Knauf Asia Tablet, which includes China and Southeast Asia and the sale of Middle East businesses to Knauf. Furthermore, Boral plans to acquire Knauf's 50% stake in USG Boral Australia and New Zealand to return 100% royalty to Boral.