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Snow blamed for roof collapse at Pennsylvania pipe maker


March 3, 2015 4:51 pm ET

Heavy snow is likely to blame for bringing down part of the roof of a Charter Plastics Inc. facility in Titusville, Pa., about 3 p.m. March 3.

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German molder picks North Carolina for US manufacturing plant


February 26, 2015 4:21 pm ET

UPDATED — German medical goods company Raumedic AG has chosen Mills River, N.C., for its first U.S. manufacturing site and U.S. headquarters.

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Uponor invests $18 million for more PEX pipe capacity


February 23, 2015 5:09 pm ET

UPDATED — In late spring, Uponor North America will begin construction of an $18 million expansion of its manufacturing operation in Apple Valley, Minn., to meet demand for the forecasted growth of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.

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Window maker building 400,000-square-foot fabrication plant


February 19, 2015 4:28 pm ET

MI Windows and Doors LLC (MIWD) is moving production from its extrusion plant in Carrollton, Texas, to a new facility about 15 miles away in Flower Mound, where it received economic incentives for its plans to hire at least 500 employees in the next ...

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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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Invista moves production of Raptor nylon pipe to Kansas


February 6, 2015 4:00 pm ET

Five months after announcing it had entered the pipe market with a nylon 6/6 product for new shale gas and oil production, Invista is moving the manufacturing operation to a former plastics business in McPherson, Kan.

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American Home Products picks up plastic shutter makers in first acquisitions


February 5, 2015 10:14 am ET

Beachwood, Ohio-based private equity firm MCM Capital Partners has created American Home Products LLC, a Florida-based company created to buy niche manufacturers and distributors of functional and decorative architectural building and renovation...

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Advanced Drainage buys Canada’s Ideal Pipe


February 2, 2015 6:04 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. has hiked its stake in the Canadian plastic drainage pipe market by acquiring Ideal Pipe Inc., which makes high density polyethylene pipe and related accessories.

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LG Hausys pulls out of Russian PVC profile market


January 30, 2015 11:17 am ET

LG Hausys Ltd., the building and decorative materials offshoot of South Korean giant LG Chemical Ltd., is pulling out of PVC window profile manufacture in Russia.

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Public utilities appeal latest decision in JM Eagle case


January 20, 2015 1:08 pm ET

The law firm representing public utilities in a False Claims Act lawsuit against J-M Manufacturing Co. — now called JM Eagle — plans to appeal a trial court ruling that the verdict against the world's largest PVC pipe maker only applies...

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