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2012-10-18 11:26:26

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, has announced the appointment of Susan Nutson as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain's North American holding company). In this role, Nutson fills a key position on Saint-Gobain's North American Executive Committee and will report directly to John Crowe, President and CEO of both Saint-Gobain and its largest North American subsidiary,...

2012-10-15 11:23:23

NORTHBORO, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Self-shading smart windows, radiant-heated sheetrock and a new eco-friendly resin for making greener building materials are just some of the innovative finalists in an upcoming competition for entrepreneurial green-building and clean-tech startups. Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, and the U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) today announced the eight finalists in the NOVA Innovation...

2012-10-12 15:22:39

WATERVLIET, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world's largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Merit Floor Pads which are positioned in the "Good" tier of Norton Pro Clean products. The new Merit Floor Pads are designed with the Pro in mind for the institutional, government and commercial floor cleaning market. The new Merit brand complements the existing Norton premium floor pad line, providing the contractor with solutions in all tiers...

2012-10-11 19:20:14

MILFORD, N.H., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Crystals has been awarded a three-year contract, valued at approximately $20 million, to supply the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with sapphire engineered armor and tooling to make bulletproof windshields and door windows for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launcher. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/PH91911 ) This next-generation transparent armor replaces conventional glass-glass armor. The superior...

2012-10-10 03:21:18

NEW YORK, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database Worldwide Smart TV Market and Product Development Trends & Major Players' Strategies [http://www.researchmoz.us/worldwide-smart-tv-market-and-product-development-trends-and-major-players-strategies-report.html ] ResearchMoz announces that it has published a new study Ceramics: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018...

2012-10-01 23:03:27

The United States is a world leader in gypsum production, second only behind China. Gypsum is one of the most widely used minerals and the basis for building products such as wallboard, plaster, ceiling tiles and plaster accessories. Gypsum is also used in the manufacture of concrete and as a soil conditioner, but its principal use is for the manufacture of wallboard used as internal cladding for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Demand therefore heavily depends on...

2012-09-26 06:25:40

PARIS, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Compagnie de Saint-Gobain today set the terms of a 17 year bond issue for an amount of GBP 250 million with an annual coupon of 4.625%. The issue has been entirely swapped into EUR, resulting in a financing cost in EUR over the 17 years of 4.31%. Thanks to this bond issue, Saint-Gobain is refinancing in advance future debt maturities. By issuing in GBP Saint-Gobain was able to achieve a diversification of its bond investors...

2012-09-20 06:33:01

PARIS, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain is continuing to grow its Insulation Activity in Russia with the acquisition of 25.1% of ZAO ISOROC. Located in Tambov, ISOROC is leader in the Central region for stone wool products, the most commonly used insulation material in the CIS. The Company reported revenues of EUR46 million in 2011. Through this partnership ISOVER is strengthening its position in the insulation market in Russia and extending its...

2012-08-28 06:23:49

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Environment Inc. has completed the Environmental Claim Validation process for CertainTeed's AirRenew(®) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Gypsum Board products. Specifically, UL Environment confirmed four product claims: permanent formaldehyde absorption capacity, mold resistance, recycled content, and regional materials. The Environmental Claim Validations apply to AirRenew, AirRenew Extreme Abuse, and AirRenew Extreme Impact IAQ Gypsum Boards. "UL...

2012-08-02 02:26:14

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, in partnership with YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, announces the completed renovation of 4620 Greene Street, the first gut-rehab home in Germantown, Philadelphia, set to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification. YouthBuild Philadelphia students and the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation...