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New Tigre, ADS JV aims to open more doors for Tigre in US


April 16, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A new joint venture between Tigre S.A. Brazil, a leading PVC pipe maker, and Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest high-density polyethylene pipe producer, seeks to open more doors into North American markets for the Latin American company.

Associated Materials Group withdraws plan for initial public offering


April 16, 2014 10:16 am ET

Associated Materials Group Inc. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products in the United States and Canada, has withdrawn its plan for an initial public offering.

Vi-Lux expands capacity, with room already laid out for future growth


April 15, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. just expanded its extrusion capacity by 15 percent — and while work crews were inside the Napanee, Ontario, factory, they set the stage for the business to grow again.

Polypipe shares rise on opening day of IPO


April 15, 2014 11:06 am ET

Polypipe Group plc saw its share prices rise during its first day of public trading on the London Stock Exchange, rising from 245 pence ($4.10) to 250 pence ($4.18.)

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain go green with new North American HQ


April 14, 2014 1:24 pm ET

Renovation work is ready to begin on a LEED-certified headquarters for building materials maker Saint-Gobain and its subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., which will be moving from their current base in Valley Forge, Pa., nearby to the former HQ for Aegon Group in Malvern, Pa.

Chinese plastic pipe production grows 10 percent


April 14, 2014 1:21 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — China’s plastic pipe production grew 10 percent last year, to 12.1 million metric tons, fueled by increasing urbanization, expansion of rural drinking water systems and government spending on infrastructure, according to statistics from a Chinese pipe industry group.

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Two Chinese plastic pipe makers eye IPOs, as industry expects consolidation


April 7, 2014 4:32 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — Two plastic pipe makers in China are planning initial public offerings to fund nationwide expansions, hoping to tap into growing demand from urbanization and better position themselves for an expected consolidation in the...

Report: European window and door market to grow by 225 million units


April 4, 2014 9:12 am ET

Ceresana, a Konstanz, Germany-based research company for the industrial sector, has released a study on the European market for windows and doors — both interior and exterior — used by the construction sector.

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China's pipe makers adopt voluntary code in face of safety worries


April 3, 2014 2:32 pm ET

China's plastics pipe trade association wants the industry to clean up its act and stop using recycled materials and the neurotoxin lead to manufacture drinking water pipe.

Auction set for equipment from profile extruder Profilex


April 3, 2014 1:54 pm ET

Profile extrusion equipment from a failed business in Newmarket, Ontario, will be auctioned off on April 16.

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