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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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Ply Gem consolidates plants, adds roof product


August 8, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Building materials maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. has consolidated manufacturing operations of two facilities it acquired last year in western Canada.

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Forest products firm buys wood, vinyl windows makers


August 5, 2014 4:42 pm ET

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), a family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, Calif., completed its purchase of HWD Acquisitions Inc., which makes Hurd and Superseal windows and doors, from the private equity firm Longroad Asset...

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Impact-resistant window maker buys competitor for $111 million


July 31, 2014 3:07 pm ET

PGT Inc. is acquiring CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. for $111 million as part of a plan to grow strategically by buying businesses with complimentary specialty products.

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Vinyl siding's lead slips, but industry pushing back


July 29, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Vinyl siding continues to be the top cladding choice for home builders and remodelers but fiber cement is gaining ground — at an alarming rate to some PVC extruders — followed by stucco and brick.

A third generation is adding to the growth at American Vinyl Co.


July 28, 2014 4:32 pm ET

American Vinyl Co., a compounding and extrusion company that increased its workforce 20 percent this year, is looking to double its space for storing raw materials and producing door and window profiles, pool hoses, and straps for patio furniture.

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New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows


July 21, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Flexible ITO Solutions, which goes by FITOS, has an informal development agreement with a smart window manufacturer that could use the technology to make windows that can block light.

Window maker files Chapter 7 bankruptcy


July 17, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Waterville Window Co. Inc., in Winslow, Maine, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after 61 years in business, citing liabilities of $813,870 to about 30 creditors, including a couple of PVC extruders.

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