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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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Plastic pipe market predicted to hit double digit growth


October 10, 2014 2:24 pm ET

The plastic pipe industry will see double-digit growth over the next 10 years with global sales for manufacturers and the businesses supporting them estimated to reach $500 billion by 2024.

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Judge might retry issues in JM Eagle whistle blower lawsuit


October 3, 2014 2:24 pm ET

The hotly contested whistle blower lawsuit over the quality of some of JM Eagle's PVC pipe may still be a long way from being decided, with the judge now saying that he may retry some issues.

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Silver-Line and Lasco Fittings earn sustainable manufacturing certification


October 2, 2014 11:42 am ET

The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) certified the first two businesses — a pipe extruder and a fittings producer — to meet requirements of its new Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program (SM-CAP).

Worker fatally injured at Kansas plant


September 25, 2014 1:25 pm ET

A 51-year-old man died from injuries sustained in an industrial accident at Vinylplex Inc., a Pittsburg, Kan.-based PVC pipe extruder for potable water and sewer applications.

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Delta Plastics gives farmers new tool to conserve water


September 24, 2014 2:24 pm ET

Delta Plastics, which manufactures polyethylene irrigation tubes, or polytubes, is offering farmers in the Mississippi Delta free access to a web-based program that plots out the most efficient way to water furrowed fields.

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ADS opens California distribution yard


September 23, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Pipe maker Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. opened its third facility in northern California, this time a stocking and distribution yard in Alviso to increase the supply of its products for managing storm water and sanitary sewers in the Silicon...

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Georg Fischer closing SC pipe plant


September 17, 2014 2:58 pm ET

Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC (GFCP) closed its manufacturing operation for pipe components in Abbeville, S.C., on Sept. 15, putting 17 employees out of work and a 21-acre complex with a rail spur back on the rental market.

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Ukraine crisis prompts factory move to Russia


September 9, 2014 1:38 pm ET

The crisis in the Ukraine has prompted Polish PVC window maker Fakro Co. to consider shifting production from some of its plants in the country to neighboring Russia.

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Cooper Standard boosts stake in largest Chinese auto sealing manufacturer


September 4, 2014 5:39 pm ET

NOVI, MICH. — Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy an additional 47.5 percent of Huayu-Cooper Standard Sealing Systems Co. Ltd., its joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., and become the 95 percent equity owner of the...

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