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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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Private equity firm buys Versatex, Pittsburgh-based cellular trim maker


September 3, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Versatex Building Products LLC, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of cellular PVC trim, has been acquired by mid-market private equity firm Highlander Partners LP.

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Fresh off its IPO, Advanced Drainage Systems looking to grow


September 3, 2014 4:10 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of thermoplastic corrugated pipe, posted a net sales increase of 12 percent and announced plans to continue growing by converting more pipe buyers to plastic and acquiring more...

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HDPE taking the place of concrete in some sewer structures


September 3, 2014 10:51 am ET

Extruded high density polyethylene pipe is increasingly used as a replacement for traditional materials in infrastructure projects. But now even sewer structures, which traditionally would be built from precast concrete, are being made from extruded ...

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Battenfeld-Cincinnati secures major Chinese extruder deal


September 2, 2014 10:58 am ET

An undisclosed major Chinese pipe manufacturer has ordered 25 extruders from German-Austrian company Battenfeld-Cincinnati's subsidiary, Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems in Foshan, China.

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Romania's biggest PVC processor adding capacity, product lines


August 26, 2014 10:07 am ET

Romanian plastics manufacturer Teraplast SA has unveiled plans to invest 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) this year to expand its output capacity and launch new products.

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Deceuninck buys PVC window maker Pimas, adds capacity in Turkey, Russia


August 25, 2014 2:26 pm ET

European building products manufacturer Deceuninck Group has acquired 81.2 percent of Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri AS, the leading PVC window profile producer in Turkey, for about 57.7 million Turkish lira ($26.5 million).

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Ply Gem continues acquisition streak, buying Simonton for $130 million


August 20, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Building materials manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings Inc. will acquire Simonton Windows from Fortune Brands Home & Security in a $130 million deal that lines up with its strategy to grow earnings through targeted acquisitions of complementary product...

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