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China's pipe makers adopt voluntary code in face of safety worries


April 3, 2014 2:32 pm ET

China's plastics pipe trade association wants the industry to clean up its act and stop using recycled materials and the neurotoxin lead to manufacture drinking water pipe.

Plastic pipe giant ADS plans to go public


April 2, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Plastics pipe giant Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. plans to make an initial public offering of stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made by the Hilliard, Ohio-based company.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

Fire at Wyoming pipe plant under investigation


March 28, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of a March 27 fire that swept through a storage yard at a WL Plastics Corp. facility in Mills, Wyo., destroying a large amount of high density polyethylene pipe and two utility poles.

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Composite bridges on a path to wider use


March 26, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Composite Advantage is one of a handful of major U.S. manufacturers of composite parts for bridge applications — from 20-foot trail bridges, which are a growing part of his business, to the largest fiberglass reinforced plastic deck on a...

U.S. proposes composite industry institute


March 26, 2014 2:13 pm ET

The federal government is offering up to $70 million in funding — it has to be matched — to create a new Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Spell Capital buys plastic drain tile maker


March 25, 2014 5:14 pm ET

GAF Manufacturing LLC, which does business as Midwest Plastics Products, has been acquired by Minneapolis-based Spell Capital Private Equity in a leveraged transaction with management.

Pipe maker Lesso benefits from urbanization in China


March 18, 2014 3:54 pm ET

China’s largest plastic pipe maker, Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., said the quickening pace of urbanization in the country kept demand for its building materials solid and pushed sales up 20 percent last year, to 13.07 billion Chinese yuan ($2.15 billion).

UK's Polypipe set for London stock market float


March 18, 2014 10:06 am ET

Polypipe Ltd., the privately-owned Doncaster, England-based manufacturer of plastic piping systems, announced March 18 that it plans to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

Ohio legislators look to ditch new green building standards


March 12, 2014 11:51 am ET

The Ohio state legislature could soon vote to ditch the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED v4 green building standards.

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