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Kohler's new toilet seat will clear the air with odor-eating technology


March 9, 2015 1:58 pm ET

Kohler Co. has come out with a polypropylene toilet seat that's equipped with a deodorizer to be used in "loo" of candles and sprays.

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New Vinyl Building Council leader out to build on grassroots efforts


January 20, 2015 12:54 pm ET

As the new executive director of the Vinyl Building Council, Kevin Koonce will oversee advocacy for the most-used plastic in building and construction on national issues that range from green rating systems to port dredging to rail freight costs.

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Nibco expanding in Indiana


December 22, 2014 11:57 am ET

Plastic valves, fittings and pipes maker Nibco Inc. plans to expand its operation in Charlestown, Ind., where it will create up to 40 new jobs by 2017.

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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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Germany's Norma Group buys National Diversified Sales Inc.


October 8, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Norma Group SE, a German manufacturer of joining products for vehicles, appliances and plumbing systems, is acquiring California-based National Diversified Sales Inc. (NDS) from the private equity firm Graham Partners for $285 million.

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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).

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Genova Plastics to spend $4.9 million on new Kentucky plant


October 1, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Vinyl plumbing and building materials maker Genova Plastics of Davison, Mich., will invest $4.9 million to renovate a factory in Paducah, Ky., as part of its strategic plan to expand production and distribution capacity with a central U.S. location.

Report: US pipe demand to exceed $63 billion


August 8, 2014 11:02 am ET

The U.S. demand for pipes to carry everything from crude oil and natural gas to potable water and storm water is expected to go up 7.3 percent annually and become a $63.5 billion industry in 2018, according to a new report.

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New Georg Fischer piping site gets 'Tanked'


August 1, 2014 1:21 pm ET

A huge aquarium under construction at a new California facility for Georg Fischer will help educate, and will be on an episode of Animal Planet's show 'Tanked.'

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Australian trade group battles non-compliant PVC pipe fittings


July 28, 2014 2:19 pm ET

An Australian plastics industry association is battling against imported, non-conforming PVC pipe fittings, but is stymied by a convoluted web of regulatory bodies.

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