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Study: 100-year life for PVC pipe conservative


May 15, 2014 3:05 pm ET

Excavations and tests of PVC pipe in service around the world indicate the pipe material can be expected to provide reliable service in excess of 100 years, a new study says.

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Vinyl Building Council appoints its first executive director


May 15, 2014 12:36 pm ET

She may be new to the Vinyl Building Council (VBC), but Kate Offringa knows building products. And she knows Washington even better.

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Case study: Green Globes certification faster, cheaper than LEED


May 14, 2014 2:52 pm ET

A five-story science building constructed on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia earned stamps of approval in sustainability from both LEED and Green Globes, but Green Globes came with a far smaller price tag.

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Minnkota more than doubling production space for its PVC windows and doors


May 13, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Minnkota Windows is building a 78,000-square foot facility that will more than double its space for making PVC products in North Dakota — the fastest growing state in the nation.

Associated Materials Group names CEO


May 6, 2014 10:07 am ET

Associated Materials Group Inc. named Brian C. Strauss as president and CEO on May 5, as well as a member of its board of directors.

GSE enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to complete sale


May 5, 2014 11:50 am ET

GSE Environmental Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on May 4, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.

James Hardie launching fiberglass window business


April 29, 2014 4:39 pm ET

James Hardie Industries SE has started a new Chicago-based division called Beechworth Windows to manufacture high-end fiberglass windows and patio doors at a former Weather Shield Manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, Wis.

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Plastic products win architecture, design awards


April 29, 2014 2:02 pm ET

From flooring to ceilings to laminated doors and outdoor decks, plastics plays a prominent part in many of the products selected for 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

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China's Shide Group, BASF unveil 'revolutionary' all-plastic window profile


April 23, 2014 9:10 pm ET

SHANGHAI — The PVC window profile market in Asia is expected to increase four-fold by 2025, and Chinese building products maker Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. hopes to take a bigger slice of that as a result of a new partnership with German...

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines


April 18, 2014 1:02 pm ET

JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown.

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