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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.

Report: Vinyl remains top siding material


March 25, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Demand for siding will increase 7.1 percent a year to 2018, when 103.5 million squares valued at $12.1 billion will be sold, according to a report from Freedonia Group Inc.

Survey looks to shed light on door and window industry


March 14, 2014 11:31 am ET

Door and window manufacturers can see how they measure up against the competition by participating in a Building Industry Advisors, LLC, survey about how they did during the 2013 calendar year.

Styron sales drop 3 percent in 2013


March 13, 2014 10:19 am ET

Styron LLC, a global plastics and rubber materials company, has released its annual financial results for 2013 showing a 3 percent drop in sales revenue from $5.5 billion in 2012 to $5.3 billion.

Veka Group buying profile competitor Gealan


March 12, 2014 12:12 pm ET

The Sendenhorst, Germany-based Veka Group will take over one of its competitors, Gealan Holding GmbH, in a deal that will move all Gealan subsidiaries and activities in Europe to one of the leading extruders of PVC-U profile systems for doors and windows.

Ohio legislators look to ditch new green building standards


March 12, 2014 11:51 am ET

The Ohio state legislature could soon vote to ditch the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED v4 green building standards.

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Companies revamp efforts to mimic indoor living outdoors


February 28, 2014 1:16 pm ET

The latest trends in decks go well beyond the look of interior flooring reaching out to exterior decks. Patio doors are becoming so wide they form glass walls that slide or fold open to ever-swankier outdoor spaces. Deck stairs are giving way to...

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