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Fire at Wyoming pipe plant under investigation


March 28, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of a March 27 fire that swept through a storage yard at a WL Plastics Corp. facility in Mills, Wyo., destroying a large amount of high density polyethylene pipe and two utility poles.

Deceuninck expanding in Turkey


March 25, 2014 10:41 am ET

Deceuninck Group, the European vinyl profile extruder, plans to invest around 20 million euros ($27.6 million) to expand its manufacturing operations in Turkey over the next two years.

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Finding the right employees a key for Reschcor


March 19, 2014 2:31 pm ET

Reschcor Inc., No. 4 on Plastics News' Best Places to Work ranking, uses a variety of screening tools when hiring employees: background checks, personal and professional references, competency tests, drug tests, even behavioral assessments. But the...

Pipe maker Lesso benefits from urbanization in China


March 18, 2014 3:54 pm ET

China’s largest plastic pipe maker, Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., said the quickening pace of urbanization in the country kept demand for its building materials solid and pushed sales up 20 percent last year, to 13.07 billion Chinese yuan ($2.15 billion).

UK's Polypipe set for London stock market float


March 18, 2014 10:06 am ET

Polypipe Ltd., the privately-owned Doncaster, England-based manufacturer of plastic piping systems, announced March 18 that it plans to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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Granulator maker Avian opening US factory in Chicago


March 14, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Granulating equipment manufacturer Avian Group will open a factory in Chicago this year, and plans to move its headquarters there in the near future.

Surging profit leads to stock split for Westlake Chemical


March 14, 2014 12:48 pm ET

Robust financial results have led Westlake Chemical Corp. to initiate a 2-for-1 stock split.

Deck lawsuits against Azek consolidated in New Jersey


February 28, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Three lawsuits alleging PVC decks made by Azek Building Products and its parent company, CPG International, Inc., contain design and manufacturing defects and were deceptively marketed are being consolidated in New Jersey.

KP Building Products buying window and door maker


February 25, 2014 2:39 pm ET

KP Building Products Ltd. is close to acquiring substantially all of the assets of Farley Group Inc., a manufacturer of PVC and aluminum–hybrid windows and patio doors.

JM Eagle slaps law firm with libel complaint


February 25, 2014 1:32 pm ET

JM Eagle is very litigious these days. The same day it filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against a whistle blower and the law firm representing him for allegedly stealing documents, the largest PVC pipe extruder in North America accused the same law firm of libel in California for a news release it issued last year.

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