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Patrick Industries buys RV supplier Charleston Corp.


November 10, 2014 5:03 pm ET

Building products producer and distributor Patrick Industries Inc. has expanded its plastic components business by acquiring Charleston Corp.

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Continental Structural Plastics sets up China JV for auto, trucks, agriculture


November 6, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) of Auburn Hills, Mich. is setting up a foothold in China by establishing a 50:50 joint venture, aiming to provide light-weighting solutions to automotive, heavy truck and agriculture OEMs in that country.

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Composite helicopter takes flight


October 9, 2014 9:26 am ET

An all-new helicopter, built almost entirely with composites and featuring materials provided by Switzerland's Gurit Holding AG, took its maiden flight early this month.

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Soaring business leads to growth for Composites Horizons


August 19, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Composites Horizons LLC is investing $12 million in new equipment and processes, in part for ceramic matrix composite production in its fourth building in Covina, Calif.

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OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations


August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, for four repeat and nine serious violations.

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Mitsubishi buys German automotive composite-part supplier


August 15, 2014 12:55 pm ET

Japanese materials firm Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (MRC) has acquired a majority stake in Wethje Holding GmbH, a German producer of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) for the auto market.

French composites company Nidaplast expands to US


April 28, 2014 1:33 pm ET

Nidaplast LLC has opened offices, warehouses and a workshop in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to speed delivery of composite and environmental products made at its headquarters in Thiant, France, to U.S. customers.

Acquisition boosts Luxfer’s stake in composite fuel tanks


March 26, 2014 3:14 pm ET

Luxfer Group is speeding up its entry into a growing composite fuel tank market through an acquisition.

N.Y. center to help aerospace firms transition to composites


February 20, 2014 2:36 pm ET

A new technology center is opening its doors to help Long Island aerospace and defense suppliers replace metal parts with plastic composites.

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel expanding in Virginia


January 17, 2014 10:22 am ET

Hanwha Azdel Inc. is investing $21.3 million to add another production line at its Lynchburg, Va., plant. The company will also add 33 jobs.

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