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Geist Plastics changes name to Lincoln Plastics


October 23, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Geist Plastics Inc. is changing its name to Lincoln Plastics, the company announced Oct. 23.

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Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics


October 20, 2014 6:06 pm ET

Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the telecommunications, cable TV, power and fiber optic infrastructure markets, for an undisclosed sum.

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Nonresidential construction spending will expand in 2015


October 15, 2014 12:36 pm ET

Economist Bill Wood says data and forecasts pertaining to the residential construction and real estate sectors (housing starts, existing home sales, etc.) garner a lot of attention in the business media. This is because the trends in these data are...

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Plastic pipe market predicted to hit double digit growth


October 10, 2014 2:24 pm ET

The plastic pipe industry will see double-digit growth over the next 10 years with global sales for manufacturers and the businesses supporting them estimated to reach $500 billion by 2024.

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Austrotherm expands to Germany


October 10, 2014 10:09 am ET

Austrian heat insulation specialist Austrotherm GmbH recently launched its first materials production plant in Germany at the northern city of Wittenberg.

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Germany's Norma Group buys National Diversified Sales Inc.


October 8, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Norma Group SE, a German manufacturer of joining products for vehicles, appliances and plumbing systems, is acquiring California-based National Diversified Sales Inc. (NDS) from the private equity firm Graham Partners for $285 million.

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ACH Foam Technologies building second Wisconsin plant


October 7, 2014 4:06 pm ET

ACH Foam Technologies LLC will add a second facility in Fond du Lac, Wis., to manufacture expanded polystyrene for construction and packaging applications.

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EEOC suing movable wall maker Hufcor


September 29, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Movable wall and partition maker Hufcor Inc. is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after violating federal law by allowing a female plastics worker to be sexually harassed for years and then retaliating...

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Georg Fischer closing SC pipe plant


September 17, 2014 2:58 pm ET

Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC (GFCP) closed its manufacturing operation for pipe components in Abbeville, S.C., on Sept. 15, putting 17 employees out of work and a 21-acre complex with a rail spur back on the rental market.

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Ukraine crisis prompts factory move to Russia


September 9, 2014 1:38 pm ET

The crisis in the Ukraine has prompted Polish PVC window maker Fakro Co. to consider shifting production from some of its plants in the country to neighboring Russia.

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