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Ukrainian crises eats into plans for building materials firm Masterplast


March 2, 2015 10:03 am ET

Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast Nyrt. saw its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new expanded polystyrene insulation plant in the country.

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Serbia puts Krušik-Plastika up for sale


February 26, 2015 11:39 am ET

The Serbian Privatization Agency has launched the privatization process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36 percent stake in the manufacturer.

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Uponor invests $18 million for more PEX pipe capacity


February 23, 2015 5:09 pm ET

UPDATED — In late spring, Uponor North America will begin construction of an $18 million expansion of its manufacturing operation in Apple Valley, Minn., to meet demand for the forecasted growth of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.

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Armstrong World splitting into two companies


February 23, 2015 2:17 pm ET

Armstrong World Industries Inc. is splitting into two publicly traded companies with one concentrated on flooring and the other on ceilings and building products.

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Window maker building 400,000-square-foot fabrication plant


February 19, 2015 4:28 pm ET

MI Windows and Doors LLC (MIWD) is moving production from its extrusion plant in Carrollton, Texas, to a new facility about 15 miles away in Flower Mound, where it received economic incentives for its plans to hire at least 500 employees in the next ...

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Siding makers greet recovering housing market with new products


February 11, 2015 11:49 am ET

An increasing number of home builders and remodelers are turning to shakes, shingles, boards, battens and trim to dress up dwellings and they are going to have more choices in 2015 from a couple major manufacturers.

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Plastics covers more territory in roofing


February 6, 2015 2:23 pm ET

Ply Gem Industries — a leader in sales of vinyl siding, windows, fences, rails and trim — topped off its product offerings last year with third-quarter shipments of “engineered slate” roofs developed by a separate legal...

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American Home Products picks up plastic shutter makers in first acquisitions


February 5, 2015 10:14 am ET

Beachwood, Ohio-based private equity firm MCM Capital Partners has created American Home Products LLC, a Florida-based company created to buy niche manufacturers and distributors of functional and decorative architectural building and renovation...

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Advanced Drainage buys Canada’s Ideal Pipe


February 2, 2015 6:04 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. has hiked its stake in the Canadian plastic drainage pipe market by acquiring Ideal Pipe Inc., which makes high density polyethylene pipe and related accessories.

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Teknor Apex and Arkema work together on house wrap films


February 2, 2015 4:10 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Custom compounder Teknor Apex Co. is joining forces with chemical producer Arkema Inc. to broaden the range of breathable films used as house wraps.

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