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New surfaces aimed at designers


March 20, 2015 11:07 am ET

Rehau Inc. is taking high-gloss laminates and glass-like surfaces directly to designers in the high-end kitchen and bath market, pointing to the possibilities for them to tap into the latest trends at lower costs.

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Ukrainian crises eats into plans for building materials firm Masterplast


March 2, 2015 10:03 am ET

Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast Nyrt. saw its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new expanded polystyrene insulation plant in the country.

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Foam insulation business is evolving


February 12, 2015 11:47 am ET

Lapolla Industries Inc., a Houston-based manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam (SPF), is ahead of schedule on its pledge to lower use of harmful hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) in its entire product line by the end of the year.

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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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Housing forecast predicts strong growth, demand for decks, doors, windows


January 20, 2015 4:59 pm ET

Demand for new single-family homes is projected to increase by as much as 26 percent in 2015, and if it does, building material makers will be supplying siding, windows and decks for 804,000 dwellings.

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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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Engineered Profiles investing $3.7 million for new equipment, staff


December 24, 2014 10:28 am ET

Columbus, Ohio's Engineered Profiles LLC has announced it will spend $3.7 million over the next three years to upgrade its machinery and hire new staff.

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Private equity firm buys Versatex, Pittsburgh-based cellular trim maker


September 3, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Versatex Building Products LLC, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of cellular PVC trim, has been acquired by mid-market private equity firm Highlander Partners LP.

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