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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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Plastics help create net-zero energy home


January 20, 2015 3:31 pm ET

The New American Home — a working lab of best construction practices since 1984 — has reached its greenest goal yet with plastic pushing the envelope to achieve net-zero energy.

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Mohawk buying IVC Group for $1.2 billion to grow in luxury vinyl tile


January 14, 2015 5:29 pm ET

Mohawk Industries Inc., which bills itself as the world's largest flooring company, is acquiring IVC Group — a rapidly growing manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) in Europe — in a $1.2 billion deal that the two companies have talked...

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Fiberglass door maker investing $20 million in Indiana


January 14, 2015 12:45 pm ET

Therma-Tru Doors will invest $20 million in new equipment at its Butler, Ind., facility over the next three years to increase production capabilities of its fiberglass products for single and multi-family housing.

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