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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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Plastic products win Best of IBS awards


January 30, 2015 1:36 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — A year ago, inventor Jeremy Smith of Utah took his idea for an electrical outlet cover plate with LED lights on the bottom edge to the International Builders’ Show to drum up support for a Kickstarter project he was about to...

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LG Hausys pulls out of Russian PVC profile market


January 30, 2015 11:17 am ET

LG Hausys Ltd., the building and decorative materials offshoot of South Korean giant LG Chemical Ltd., is pulling out of PVC window profile manufacture in Russia.

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Kingspan adds more European production with Joris Ide acquisition


January 27, 2015 10:30 am ET

Kingspan Group plc has purchased insulated panels and building systems supplier Joris Ide Group for 315 million euros ($356 million).

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New Vinyl Building Council leader out to build on grassroots efforts


January 20, 2015 12:54 pm ET

As the new executive director of the Vinyl Building Council, Kevin Koonce will oversee advocacy for the most-used plastic in building and construction on national issues that range from green rating systems to port dredging to rail freight costs.

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