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Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. Donates New Roof To Beacon House

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. recently donated over 4,500 square feet of roofing membrane to Beacon House in Marquette, Michigan. Beacon House is an independent organization that provides lodging and other support services in a “home-like” environment for patients, their caregivers, and family members traveling to Marquette County for medical treatment.

Beacon HouseBeacon House was contacted by Trevor Wagester, Associate Sales Representative for Duro-Last, when he heard about what the Beacon House is calling their “Extreme Makeover” campaign, and their need for a new roof. “Beacon House is sustained solely by the generosity of businesses, foundations, and guest donations,” he said. “We hope that others will follow in helping Beacon House with the many improvements that they need.”

Four roofing contractors in Michigan came together to help with the cause. Local Roofing of L’Anse, Lake State Roofing, Inc. of Iron Mountain, and Great Lakes Roofing of Sault Sainte Marie all donated their time to help install the roof. Pellow Roofing and Sales of Marquette coordinated the ordering of the roof, removed the rock ballast, and provided the crane and labor for the installation. All of the roof installers worked together as a team with the single goal of getting the roof installed.

“Our prayers have literally been answered,” said Marcy Griffen, Executive Director for Beacon House. “We will no longer need to worry about our roof leaking when the big storms of the Upper Peninsula roll in. We are so grateful to Duro-Last and all the roofing companies coming together to help us.”

The highly-reflective white membrane will deliver energy cost savings to the Beacon House as well as provide the facility with a virtually maintenance-free, leak-proof roofing system. Backed by a 15-year full warranty, the Beacon House doesn’t have to worry about anything but caring for patients and their family members.

With corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Michigan as well as other manufacturing facilities in Grants Pass, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; and Sigourney, Iowa, the Duro-Last roofing system has become known as the “World’s Best Roof”®. Since 1978, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. has manufactured a custom-fabricated, reinforced, thermoplastic membrane roofingsystem that is ideal for any flat or low-sloped commercial or industrial building. Energy-efficient and extremely durable, the Duro-Last roofing system is also leak-proof, virtually maintenance-free and resistant to chemicals, fire, and high winds. For more information, contact Fred Sitter at 800-248-0280 or visit www.duro-last.com.

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New Hurricane-Rated Door Solutions from Horton Automatics

Withstanding wind pressures up to ± 80 PSF, Horton Automatics new HD-Storm™ hurricane-rated door system offers a wide range of configurations for commercial building installations in coastal and inland areas affected by tropical storms and hurricanes.

Hurricane-Rated Horton AutomaticsThe new HD-Storm™ door series carries the industry’s highest rating for an automatic sliding door system with a narrow stile design for optimal architectural appeal. It features a heavy duty 6" x 8" header with steel reinforced tubes in the lead rails for severe weather conditions and a 3-point locking system for security. Packages range from 7 to 14 feet in width and are available with muntin-style or full frame glass panels for small, large missile and non-impact rated applications. All systems meet Miami-Dade County and State of Florida impact and pressure requirements.

Standard features for all Horton hurricane systems include specially designed weather-stripping to reduce air infiltration and corner block constructed panels with extra through-bolt reinforcement for durability.

A wide range of custom options is available including painted and metal clad finishes, electric lock and power fail options, and unique configurations to suit building design requirements.

Horton Automatics, headquartered along the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, Texas is a leading U. S. manufacturer of automatic entrance systems. Products manufactured by Horton Automatics include swinging, sliding, revolving, telescoping, folding and industrial doors along with automatic pass-through transaction windows. Horton Automatics is a division of Overhead Door Corporation, a Sanwa Shutter Company. Visit Horton Automatics online at www.hortondoors.com or contact any authorized Horton Automatics distributor.

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Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. Announces New Roofing Blog Added To Web Site

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a roofing blog to its web site. This Internet tool is one of a new generation of web-based social media applications that businesses are increasingly using to strengthen relationships with their customers and pursue new business opportunities.

The purpose of the Duro-Last blog is to communicate with readers about roofing industry issues, while enabling readers to respond to posts with their own comments. The Duro-Last roofing blog will provide a forum for key Duro-Last personnel to interact with building owners, architects, roofing contractors, and other stakeholders in the industry.

Blog content will include, but not be limited to:
· Roofing industry news
· Sustainability (cool roofing, photovoltaic and garden systems, other environmental issues)
· Roofing system purchase considerations
· Duro-Last projects
· Faces of Duro-Last

Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. Blog

“The growing sophistication of contractors and others in the buildings industry, and their increasing use of new electronic communication tools have spurred us to introduce our blog,” said Fred Sitter, Duro-Last Marketing Communications Director. “We’re excited about this new way to keep in touch with our customers and the commercial building and construction market as a whole.”

The Duro-Last roofing blog can be found at: www.duro-last.com/blog. There is also a link on the Duro-Last home page: www.duro-last.com.

With corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Michigan as well as other manufacturing facilities in Grants Pass, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; and Sigourney, Iowa, the Duro-Last roofing system has become known as the “World’s Best Roof”®. Since 1978, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. has manufactured a custom-fabricated, reinforced, thermoplastic membrane roofingsystem that is ideal for any flat or low-sloped commercial or industrial building. Energy-efficient and extremely durable, the Duro-Last roofing system is also leak-proof, virtually maintenance-free and resistant to chemicals, fire, and high winds. For more information, contact Fred Sitter at 800-248-0280 or visit www.duro-last.com.

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PPG introduces SOLARBAN 80 OPTIBLUE glass
New architectural glass offers additional tints with exceptional solar control

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has introduced Solarban 80 Optiblue glass, presenting two new aesthetic and performance options:

· Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of an Optiblue glass substrate with a clear interior lite – In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit, this pairing generates a light, steel blue-green appearance with visible light transmittance (VLT) of 34 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.20. The resulting light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.70 is well above the U.S. Department of Energy’s 1.25 LSG threshold for spectrally selective glass.
· Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of an Optiblue glass substrate with an Optiblue interior lite – This combination delivers a rich, steel-blue tint with VLT of 25 percent, a SHGC of 0.20 and an LSG ratio of 1.23.

Solarban 80 Optiblue glass adds two more blue-green tints with exceptional solar-control characteristics. Earlier this year, PPG introduced Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of traditional clear glass with an Optiblue interior lite, which creates a subtle green-gray appearance and an LSG ratio of 1.48.  

Solarban® 80 on clear glass creates a dynamic exterior aesthetic on its own, as featured here on the Renaissance Center in Wilmington, Delaware. An even greater range of aesthetic and performance options are available when the Solarban 80 coating is applied to Optiblue® glass.Solarban 80 coating also is available on a clear glass substrate with a clear interior lite. In this configuration, the glass exhibits a steel-jade appearance when shaded and a tranquil, reflective finish in direct sunlight. An LSG ratio of 1.98 makes it one of the the industry’s highest-performing solar-control, low-emissivity glasses.

On clear or Optiblue® glass, Solarban® 80 glass, featured here on the Maria Parham Medical Center, is a high‐performance, low‐e glass, combining versatile aeshetics, good visible light transmittance and unequalled solar control, all in a single product.All Solarban 80 and Solarban 80 Optiblue glasses are available through the PPG Certified Fabricator Program – an elite, nationwide network of glass fabricators specially trained and audited by PPG to deliver the highest-quality glass and provide fast-track delivery to meet tight construction deadlines.

To learn more or to request samples of Solarban 80 or Solarban 80 Optiblue glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Arch Aluminum & Glass Improves Solar Mirrors For Renewable Energy Industry

Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Inc. has developed innovative new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.

The Arch parabolic mirrors optically focus sunlight onto a concentrator containing active solar cell materials that converts the intense light into electricity. The paint backing for these techniques are
lead free, which allows Arch to mass produce environmentally friendly lead free mirrors capable of withstanding high temperatures. "Coatings applied to parabolic-shaped glass in a high-volume, high-production manner has never been done before," said Tony Lawson, director of solar operations for Arch. This latest innovation at Arch has the potential to help bring the cost of generating solar power on par with coal-fired power plants, according to Lawson. "We recognized the need for a cost-effective approach and are proud to be the first to provide a product for this demand," he said.

The new process for silvering and coating bent glass was developed by a new division within Arch named Solar Command. In addition to improving techniques for coating bent glass, the Solar Command production team was also able to speed up the manufacturing process. The lead-free nature of each product adds another sustainable dimension to the work of the new Arch division.

"We now believe we have positioned ourselves to play a role in accelerating the growth of the solar energy industry, and this latest green product innovation shows we are committed to tirelessly pursing sustainable technologies for our manufacturing processes," President and CEO Leon Silverstein stated.
Solar Command's efforts have sparked interest from around the world from investors in technologies for solar collectors and concentrators for utility-scale power plants. "We believe manufacturing is alive and well in the United States and this latest project of ours is significant evidence of that," Silverstein said.

Arch plans to sell the solar mirrors directly to manufacturers of solar power generation equipment from its production line in Fort Pierce, Fla. Arch is also looking to partner with leading developers of solar power in the production of mirrors for concentrator photovoltaic units as well as solar tower systems, heliostats, solar troughs and Stirling dish systems.

Solar Command continues the legacy of innovation and environmental stewardship at Arch, which since the 1970s has manufactured and fabricated glazing and extruded aluminum systems for buildings while incrementally improving quality and finding cost-effective solutions for its customers. In decades past, the company has installed water reclamation systems at its plants in order to preserve drinking water, and introduced more energy-efficient glass products for energy conservation in buildings.

Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Inc. is the TRUE SINGLE SOURCE® for Architectural Aluminum, Extrusions, Insulated, Tempered, Mirrors, Laminated, Decorative Glass, and Solar Mirrors. Arch is an American-owned, family business founded in 1978. Arch now operates 33 facilities in 17 states with over 2,400 employees. For more information on Arch Aluminum & Glass, please visit www.archaluminum.net or call 1-866-629-ARCH.

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Daktronics Shines Through Solar Scoreboards

Providing an innovative and environmentally friendly solution, Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) now offers a solar power option for scoreboards where electrical service is impractical. In certain cases, scoreboards fitted with solar panels are more cost effective than trenching power from remote power grids. “Sherwood High School in Sandy Springs, Maryland, saved $7000,” said Paul Kurtenbach, sales manager in Baltimore, Md. “They would have had to trench through two parking lots and a baseball field to get power to their sign.”
“Combining Daktronics blue with solar rays we’ve effectively produced a ‘green’ scoreboard for the first time in company history,” said Kurt Kaski, lead designer for the project. “A lot of people like the green factor. Since it’s a renewable energy source, they’re doing their part to help the environment.”

The solar power kit includes two 40 watt solar panels, a control box and batteries. Kaski calls the system a “turn-key product.” Upon installation, the scoreboard is ready for use with an operating time of 20 hours with full sun power, or 15 hours without sunshine. Although it takes five days to completely recharge a dead battery, the display still runs for 3.5 hours every day, ensuring reliable usage for consecutive game days.

The solar power option is available for a select number of baseball, football, soccer and multisport scoreboards. Daktronics currently utilizes solar technology in Vanguard® signs for road-side construction. For more information about solar power options call Daktronics toll free at 888-325-8766 or email sales@daktronics.com.

About Daktronics
Daktronics, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008, has strong leadership positions in, and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, and large screen video displays and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 697-4300 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. P.O. Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

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PPG introduces glass tints with second-surface MSVD low-e coatings
Development comes as company celebrates 125th anniversary

PPG Industries (PPG:NYSE) is introducing its most popular tinted glasses with Solarban 70XL or Solarban 60 solar control, low-emissivity coatings on the second surface of the glass. The announcement coincides with the 125th anniversary of PPG Industries and marks the latest development from a company that has been on the forefront of glass innovation since its founding as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in 1883.

All PPG tints from the Oceans of Color collection, including Atlantica, Azuria, Caribia and Solexia glasses, as well as Solargray and Solarbronze tinted glasses, are now offered with Solarban 70XL or Solarban 60 solar control, low-e coating on the second surface of the glass. In addition to providing improved environmental performance, the availability of second-surface coated tints expands aesthetic options for architects and and building owners. The move also allows customers of PPG high-performance glass, members of the PPG Certified Fabricator network, to offer architects and building owners more products with superior energy performance.

Starphire® ultra-clear glass by PPG, the industry’s most transparent commercial glass, brings crystal clarity to buildings like the Leipziger exhibition hall in Leipzig, Germany. Because of its exceptional clarity, Starphire glass is widely used as display glass, perhaps most famously at the National Archives in Washington D.C., where it protects the original drafts of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.     The shimmering new Comcast Center in Philadelphia features Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass by PPG, which effectively balances architects’ demand for transparency and energy-saving solar control. The building is expected earn LEED certification for its excellent environmental performance.

For the 125 years, since it became the first commercially successful glass company in the U.S., PPG has been an industry leader. The company’s legacy of innovation results from the development of many products and technologies that remain industry standards, such as:

· 1934 – Solex (now Solexia) glass, the first heat-absorbing, energy-efficient glass
· 1938 – Herculite glass, shatter-resistant tempered glass
· 1945 – Twindow glass, the first double-paned insulating glass
· 1962 – LHR (a Solarcool glass predecessor), the first heat-reflective glass
· 1963 – First U.S. manufacturer to use the float glass process
· 1983 – Sungate 100 glass, the world’s first low-e glass
· 1989 – Azurlite (now Azuria) glass, the first spectrally-selective blue glass
· 1990 – Starphire ultra-clear glass, still the clearest commercial float glass
· 2000 – Solarban 60 double-silver-coated, solar control, low-e glass
· 2001 – SunClean self-cleaning glass
· 2005 – Solarban 70XL glass, the first triple-silver-coated solar control low-e glass

Today, PPG is a recognized leader in green building products, not just through the development of environmentally progressive architectural glasses but also through its continued efforts to refine and enhance glass performance for solar power applications such as photovoltaic glass and large, solar-collecting mirrors.

Vicki Holt, PPG senior vice president, glass and fiber glass, said that the company’s long history in the glass industry and its continuing commitment to research and development enables it to remain on the cutting edge of technological development.

“Many people think of glass as a commodity product, but when you consider its relative abundance, functionality and high-performance coating technologies, you begin to understand its value as a highly functional building material,” Holt said. “We’re already using high-performance glass to reduce the amount of fossil fuels our buildings consume, but we’re also learning how to produce glass with other critical properties and characteristics that will enable it to conduct a current, or collect and amplify energy from sources such as the sun. At PPG, we’re devoted to ensuring that glass achieves its full potential as a building product, as an energy provider and as an integral part of our future.”

In an independent study, buildings glazed with Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses were shown to have significantly lower energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and HVAC requirements than those glazed with dual-pane tinted glass and other less advanced glazings.

To learn more about the performance advantages of Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses, or to find a PPG Certified Fabricator in your area, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG introduces SOLARBAN 80 OPTIBLUE glass
New architectural glass offers additional tints with exceptional solar control

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has introduced Solarban 80 Optiblue glass, presenting two new aesthetic and performance options:

· Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of an Optiblue glass substrate with a clear interior lite – In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit, this pairing generates a light, steel blue-green appearance with visible light transmittance (VLT) of 34 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.20. The resulting light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.70 is well above the U.S. Department of Energy’s 1.25 LSG threshold for spectrally selective glass.
· Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of an Optiblue glass substrate with an Optiblue interior lite – This combination delivers a rich, steel-blue tint with VLT of 25 percent, a SHGC of 0.20 and an LSG ratio of 1.23.

Solarban 80 Optiblue glass adds two more blue-green tints with exceptional solar-control characteristics. Earlier this year, PPG introduced Solarban 80 coating on the second surface of traditional clear glass with an Optiblue interior lite, which creates a subtle green-gray appearance and an LSG ratio of 1.48.  

Solarban® 80 on clear glass creates a dynamic exterior aesthetic on its own, as featured here on the Renaissance Center in Wilmington, Delaware. An even greater range of aesthetic and performance options are available when the Solarban 80 coating is applied to Optiblue® glass.Solarban 80 coating also is available on a clear glass substrate with a clear interior lite. In this configuration, the glass exhibits a steel-jade appearance when shaded and a tranquil, reflective finish in direct sunlight. An LSG ratio of 1.98 makes it one of the the industry’s highest-performing solar-control, low-emissivity glasses.

On clear or Optiblue® glass, Solarban® 80 glass, featured here on the Maria Parham Medical Center, is a high‐performance, low‐e glass, combining versatile aeshetics, good visible light transmittance and unequalled solar control, all in a single product.All Solarban 80 and Solarban 80 Optiblue glasses are available through the PPG Certified Fabricator Program – an elite, nationwide network of glass fabricators specially trained and audited by PPG to deliver the highest-quality glass and provide fast-track delivery to meet tight construction deadlines.

To learn more or to request samples of Solarban 80 or Solarban 80 Optiblue glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Announces Launch of New Web Site

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, makers of FibaTape®, FibaCrete®, SureScreen™ and OEM reinforcement fabrics, announces the launch of its newly redesigned Web site; www.sgtf.com. The new site is very user-friendly and is also easy to navigate for new and experienced visitors.

Highlights of the re-designed site include:

• Easy search functions which include: search by keyword, brand name, industry or technology.
• Downloadable sell sheets on products for more information quick!
• Technical information on many of products.
• Contact section for product quotes, information or more.
• Employment section for job opportunities.
• News and press release section

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics (SGTF) manufactures reinforcement fabrics for a variety of industries such as Flooring, Roofing, Construction and Infrastructure just to name a few. SGTF is achieving new levels of success, mainly through its multiple technology platforms, which include knitting, mat forming, weaving, laid scrim, lamination and coating. This serves as the basis for SGTF’s unique product offerings and custom-made solutions making it the only company to offer this “all under one roof.” From fabric creation to our unique coatings, SGTF offers comprehensive, thoroughly engineered, highly innovative, customized solutions.

For more information, please visit our new site www.sgtf.com or contact Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, 1795 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 – Toll Free: 1-800-762-6694.

About Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics
Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics is a division of the Saint-Gobain Group which specializes in the design, production and distribution of functional materials for the construction, industrial and consumer markets. The Group is organized into five business sectors: Flat Glass, Packaging, Construction Products, Building Materials Distribution, and High-Performance Materials. Established in more than 55 countries, Saint-Gobain is the market leader in each of its core businesses. In 2007, it achieved more than €43 billion sales with around 200,000 employees.

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High Performance Sto Coatings Now Meet California Low VOC Standards
Key group of popular Sto coatings ready to work in California

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, coating, and restoration systems, has announced that the majority of its coatings line of building products has been adjusted to meet the new low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) regulations that went into effect in southern California on July 1.

"While our coatings have always met EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations, the VOC level will now meet the most stringent requirement in the United States, the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District) Rule 1113," said Jeff Turner, R & D Project Manager at Sto Corp.

The adjustments to these coatings products also fit with Sto Corp.'s upcoming implementation of our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. By lowering the VOC in our products to meet the strictest standards in the country, we continue our commitment to being an environmentally conscientious company.

Specifically, the affected Sto products are:
Sto Metallic Coating - a high gloss, water-based, acrylic coating with metallic sparkle. For use over sound concrete, masonry, or plaster/stucco surfaces for accents or details.
StoCoat Acryl - an acrylic based interior and exterior coating used over prepared concrete, masonry, plaster/ stucco and acrylic textured coatings.
StoCoat Color - an acrylic-based interior and exterior wall coating used over prepared concrete, masonry, plaster/stucco and acrylic textured coatings.
StoTique - an exterior and interior coating that can be applied over any Sto finish achieving an antiqued or mottled appearance.
Stolastic Sand - an elastomeric, acrylic based, decorative coating that weatherproofs and bridges hairline cracks. Use it for protecting prepared vertical concrete, stucco, EIFS, masonry, or previously acrylic coated smooth/textured surfaces.
Stolastic - an elastomeric, acrylic based, decorative coating that weatherproofs and bridges hairline cracks. Use it for protecting prepared vertical concrete, stucco, EIFS, masonry, or previously acrylic coated smooth/textured surfaces.
StoSilco Lastic - an elastomeric, silicone-emulsion, decorative coating. It is weatherproof, dirt-resistant, and mildew-resistant; and bridges hairline cracks. Use it for protecting vertical concrete, stucco, EIFS, masonry, or previously acrylic-coated smooth/textured surfaces
StoSilco Shield a silicone enhanced smooth wall coating. It is used over prepared concrete, masonry, plaster/stucco, and EIFS finishes as a decorative and protective coating.
Sto Concrete Coating Smooth - an acrylic-based interior and exterior coating. This product is designed to perform as a block filler/primer in exterior or interior applications.
StoCoat Acryl Plus - an acrylic-based coating that protects against weather, salts and environmental pollutants. Use it for protecting vertical or horizontal concrete, stucco, EIFS, masonry, or previously acrylic coated surfaces.
StoCoat Acryl Medium - an acrylic-based protective finish. Use it over horizontal concrete surfaces exposed to pedestrian traffic, such as balconies, decks and walkways.
Sto Hot Prime - used as a vertical above grade interior or exterior primer over properly prepared and cured concrete, stucco, and concrete masonry walls.
Sto Plex W - a water-based surface conditioner used for restoring absorptive or chalking vertical concrete masonry, or stucco wall surfaces.

About Sto Corp.
Sto Corp., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an innovative world leader and producer of a broad range of versatile cladding and coating systems for building construction, maintenance and restoration. Sto Corp. is ISO 9001 certified and operates production plants strategically located to serve more than 200 distributor shipping locations across North America. At research and development laboratories in the U.S. and Europe, Sto continues to revolutionize the industry with the highest quality products and application technology.

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Kingspan Group PLC ("Kingspan") Announces the Acquisition of MeTecno USA ("MeTecno")

Kingspan, the leading manufacturer of a range of sustainable products for the construction industry, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of 100% of MeTecno, Inc. a holding company for the MeTecno businesses in the USA, from MeTecno BV, a subsidiary of the MeTecno Group, a global manufacturer of composite sandwich panels. The agreement is unconditional.

MeTecno, operating under the ASI, API, and Benchmark brands, is the second largest manufacturer of composite sandwich panels in the US market, operating from three sites located in Florida, Ohio and California. MeTecno also comprises a leading architectural metal wall and roof panel profile business, operating under the Morin brand, from two sites in Connecticut and California. The acquisition gives Kingspan critical mass in the United States, and when combined with existing Canadian market leadership, gives unrivalled geographical market reach in North America at a time when demand for insulation products is expected to increase due to economic and regulatory pressures.

Consideration for the business is circa $111m, being cash paid on completion for shares of $86m plus bank debt acquired of circa $25m. The Consideration may vary depending on actual debt acquired.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2008, MeTecno had consolidated revenues of $137m and Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortisation ("EBITDA") excluding management charges of $15.5m. Net assets excluding goodwill and debt are expected to be approximately $49m at completion. The current senior management team of MeTecno will be staying in the business following completion.

The acquisition is expected to be mildly earnings enhancing in 2008 and thereafter. The acquisition will be funded in full from existing Kingspan resources.

Greg Murtagh, Kingspan CEO, comments, "The acquisition of MeTecno represents an excellent opportunity for Kingspan to assume a market leading position in one of the largest construction markets in the world. We believe that the long-term opportunity should more than offset the current economic conditions in this market. When MeTecno is combined with its existing businesses in Canada, Kingspan has developed a very powerful and influential position in the North American market. Kingspan's North American panel business now has six major facilities capable of serving the entire continent and significant available capacity in each. While composite panels have traditionally occupied only a very small position in the North American market, we believe that a combination of environmental and energy cost pressures, together with a strong market leader, can pave the way for a growing penetration of this product range in the medium term."

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