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Residents ask court to close pipe maker


November 21, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Residents living by National Pipe & Plastics Inc.'s new factory in an industrial zone of Endicott, N.Y., say the facility has “devastated the neighborhood” with loud noise, foul odors, increased truck traffic, lowered property values and ...

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Interest in green building growing


November 14, 2014 1:14 pm ET

Interest in third-party certification for green buildings continues to climb, with 62 percent of respondents to a biennial survey by an international building firm saying they are extremely likely or very likely to seek LEED approval if they...

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BASF study shows rapid payback for EPS residential insulation


November 12, 2014 8:53 am ET

There have been positive long-term economic and environmental benefits from an energy modernization project in houses at BASF SE's home base in Ludwigshafen, Germany, according to a study.

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Buildings could reach new heights with help from plastic-coated rope


October 28, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Skyscrapers will be able to soar to greater heights with help from plastic in the latest lift technology developed by Kone Corp., an elevator and escalator maker based in Helsinki.

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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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