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Difficult launch still holds promise of brighter sales future


December 5, 2014 12:46 pm ET

The Alside division of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Associated Materials LLC, has been making vinyl windows since 1980 but this year's launch of two new product lines has been wrought with challenges for the company with 35 years of experience.

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Kabra, Metzerplas team up on drip irrigation for developing regions


December 2, 2014 3:38 pm ET

India's Kabra Extrusion Technik Ltd. and Israel's Metzerplas have formed a technology partnership to jointly develop drip irrigation machinery, seeing opportunities in supplying the water-saving equipment to farmers in developing countries.

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Residents ask court to close pipe maker


November 21, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Residents living by National Pipe & Plastics Inc.'s new factory in an industrial zone of Endicott, N.Y., say the facility has “devastated the neighborhood” with loud noise, foul odors, increased truck traffic, lowered property values and ...

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Polyflow opens Texas plant to make plastic pipe for Permian Basin


November 12, 2014 8:05 am ET

Polyflow LLC announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing plant in a renovated building in Midland, Texas, this morning.

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Vinyl extruders settle patent lawsuit


November 11, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A trade coalition of vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached an out-of-court settlement in a patent lawsuit filed by J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC) over window frame technology.

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Plastic pipe maker to renovate vacant plant


November 5, 2014 4:37 pm ET

United Poly Systems LLC plans to renovate a vacant manufacturing plant in Mesa del Sol, N.M., to make plastic pipes.

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Geist Plastics changes name to Lincoln Plastics


October 23, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Geist Plastics Inc. is changing its name to Lincoln Plastics, the company announced Oct. 23.

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Omega buys Vinylex, adds capacity, locations


October 21, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Profile extruder Omega Plastics LLC has expanded its stake in the market by acquiring Vinylex Corp.

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Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics


October 20, 2014 6:06 pm ET

Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the telecommunications, cable TV, power and fiber optic infrastructure markets, for an undisclosed sum.

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Bavarian Polymers adds 3 extrusion lines in Tennessee


October 16, 2014 1:16 pm ET

Bavarian Polymers Inc. CEO Robert Weishaeupl credits the company's new vinyl windows systems and its strategic location near Nashville, Tenn., as a couple of the reasons behind a recent capacity expansion.

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