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Belgian floor covering company building $200 million US plant


July 15, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Belgium-based flooring company Beaulieu International Group will build a manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Ga., giving the business its first U.S. headquarters in a state where vinyl tile, rugs and carpeting are part of a rebounding economy.

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ADS moving closer to IPO, expects share price of $17 to $19


July 14, 2014 12:22 pm ET

Plastics water pipe maker Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) announced terms today for its initial public offering, which will put 14.5 million shares expected to be between priced between $17 and $19 a each on the New York Stock Exchange.

Court dismisses JM Eagle's lawsuit against whistle blower


July 2, 2014 4:30 pm ET

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has dismissed a case in which pipe major JM Eagle alleged a whistle blower and the law firm representing him illegally obtained documents relating to the fraud case they brought against JM Eagle.

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Bayer closes polycarbonate sheet plants in Germany and China


June 30, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has announced a consolidation of its polycarbonate sheet business, involving plant closures and divestment in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

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The sad sequel of Republic Windows


June 30, 2014 12:18 pm ET

History repeated itself, ruefully, for workers at Sound Solutions Windows & Doors Inc. when the Chicago window maker shut down this month, shorting them of vacation pay.

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Vinyl Siding Institute president retiring


June 27, 2014 10:57 am ET

Jery Huntley will retire from the helm of the Vinyl Siding Institute in December after 20 years of overseeing initiatives to keep the building material the most popular in the country, certify products and installers, and support non-profit groups...

FTC warns American Plastic Lumber on its post-consumer content claim


June 20, 2014 1:44 pm ET

A California-based plastic lumber company is settling charges that it allegedly made deceptive claims about the amount of post-consumer material in its products, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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India’s Encraft expanding PVC door and window capacity


June 13, 2014 10:50 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — PVC door and window profile maker Encraft India Pvt. Ltd. is expanding its Dehradun, India, plant. The Delhi-headquartered company added a new extrusion line and two mixing lines in January.

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Pipe maker Finolex to expand in eastern India


June 13, 2014 10:28 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — Finolex Industries Ltd. has increased capacity of its PVC pipe plant in Maser, India. The plant became operational in March 2013 with annual capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes.

Floking starting production of oriented PVC pipe in India


June 13, 2014 10:23 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA —Floking Pipes Pvt. Ltd. is set to start production of oriented PVC pipe in Chennai, India, in August.

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