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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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Engineered Profiles investing $3.7 million for new equipment, staff


December 24, 2014 10:28 am ET

Columbus, Ohio's Engineered Profiles LLC has announced it will spend $3.7 million over the next three years to upgrade its machinery and hire new staff.

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Judge limits scope of jury verdict against JM Eagle


December 19, 2014 2:30 pm ET

A federal judge in Los Angeles said Dec. 18 that last year's jury verdict issued against J-M Manufacturing Co. — now JM Eagle — for falsely representing that its PVC pipes uniformly complied with industry standards only applies to the...

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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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