PPG selling Mt. Zion glass facility
PPG Industries is moving forward with its plans to sell the assets of its Mt. Zion, Illinois glass manufacturing facility to its partner of 13 years, glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc.
In Fuayo’s hands, the facility (which currently manufactures glass for residential and commercial projects) will be retrofitted to produce automotive glass.
The change won’t come without a transition period, however. PPG is planning to operate the plant for up to one year, during which it will produce SUNGATE coated glass and clear glass. Eventually, it’ll shift production for those products to its other North American glass manufacturing sites.
“Glass coatings technology remains the engine of our growth and we plan to make incremental technology investments in our facilities to improve our current capacity for better-performing, low-e glass and to expand our overall technical capabilities for newer, more advanced products,” said Richard Beuke, VP flat glass.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions. The specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Red Devil goes beyond plain, old white
To enrich any caulk project, Red Devil says its new Create-A-Color Caulk Kit makes it easy for DIYers or contractors to create a caulk color to match just about any interior or exterior design element-saying goodbye to plain old white.
The product speaks to a problem the company describes this way: Often after a kitchen or bath remodel, the rich colors of fixtures and materials that were carefully chosen to blend together have an unwanted standout bead of white caulk. The same can be true on the exterior with trim, molding and siding.
Using ordinary latex paint, chosen in a color that matches the wall paint, tile or countertop colors for example, the results are striking and create a high end look. The secret is a proprietary caulk blend that actually bonds to the paint rather than repelling it like standard caulks.
The kit includes a Standard Caulk Mixer; two tubes of specially formulated Create-A-Color Caulk, a syringe for injecting the paint and an easy to follow instruction guide. The system works in minutes to create the perfect color and can then be applied with a standard caulk gun. Pros can also purchase a heavy-duty metal caulk mixer separately for daily use on the job.
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Red Devil’s Create-A-Color Caulk is a quality formulation that has excellent adhesion, mildew resistant, interior and exterior performance, low odor and water cleanup, the company said.