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IoT Success Demands the Right Network Infrastructure

December 03, 2019 / Wylie Wong

Although USG is not a household name, its signature product is inside nearly every American home. The maker of building products invented drywall more than a century ago.Staying true to its history of innovation, USG has positioned itself at the forefront of advanced manufacturing in recent years by investing in Internet of Things technology, including robots, throughout its manufacturing plants. Networked sensors embedded in manufacturing equipment provide real-time insights on plant operations, allowing the company to better manage quality control, increase profits and improve safety and efficiency. But to take advantage of IoT, the company first needed to upgrade each plant’s network infrastructure, says Anson Johnson III, USG’s senior director of IT operations.