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2011-03-28 07:03:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, has been named a Silver Class Sustainability Leader and a Sector Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2011 published by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM). In September 2010, Owens Corning was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for its industry-leading sustainability initiatives based on analysis conducted by SAM.

2011-03-22 11:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, announced today that it is investing in the construction of a new furnace to expand production capacity at its Tlaxcala, Mexico, glass reinforcements facility.

2011-03-14 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning, the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements, today announced the availability of the first-ever chemical resistance guide for glass fibers at the international trade show for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

2011-03-09 11:00:00

HANGZHOU, China, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements, today held the official opening ceremony of its new production facility in the Yuhang Economic and Development Zone, Hangzhou, China.

2011-03-03 14:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 12th annual list of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens(TM)." The company's ranking of 68th on the 2011 list was announced Wednesday afternoon as part of an event hosted at the New York Stock Exchange. Recognized as the world's leading corporate responsibility ranking based on public information, the...

2011-03-02 04:20:00

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- Building product manufacturers have come a long way in recent times. Decades ago, wood roofing shingles or wood millwork had a relatively short lifespan due to environmental conditions.

2011-02-15 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambling may be good in Las Vegas, but it is extremely risky in the roofing business - especially given the increased use of roofs as platforms for numerous alternative energy systems.

2011-02-14 15:05:00

TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) today announced an expanded strategic relationship in which Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) becomes the preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services.

2011-02-14 14:03:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV, today named Jeff Newport as company president.

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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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