Ceramic Industry News

PPG Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales

January 22, 2014
PPG Industries recently reported record fourth quarter 2013 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 14%.
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Lifetime Brands Acquires Kitchen Craft

January 21, 2014
Lifetime Brands Inc. recently announced it has acquired Thomas Plant (Birmingham) Ltd.
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Momentive Completes Proppants Plant Acquisition

January 21, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. recently announced it has completed the acquisition of a resin-coated proppants manufacturing facility.
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Tamura Named AGC President, Glass

January 20, 2014
Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced that Yoshiaki Tamura has been appointed to the position of president of the Glass company.
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DOE Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance

January 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool.
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Brampton Brick Completes Acquisition of Atlas Block

January 17, 2014
Brampton Brick Ltd. recently announced it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Atlas Block.
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PPG Appoints McDonald VP, Fiber Glass; Kerr to Retire

January 16, 2014
PPG Industries recently announced the appointment of Kevin E. McDonald to the position of vice president, Fiber Glass.
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Schmidt Named Plibrico Materials Sales Manager

January 16, 2014
Plibrico Company LLC has hired Paul Schmidt as its new Refractory Materials Division Area Sales manager for the Western U.S. and Canada.
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Cyclonaire Announces Recapitalization

January 15, 2014
Prospect Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in smaller lower-middle-market companies, and Schilling Ventures LLC, an operations-focused investment firm, recently announced the recapitalization of Cyclonaire Corp.
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Delo Named ANH Refractories Chairman and CEO

January 14, 2014
ANH Refractories Co. recently announced it has named Stephen M. Delo its chairman and CEO.
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