Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2003


Dow Corning Corp. Announces Price Increase on Certain Products

The Dow Corning Corp. of Midland, Mich., has announced a 3-percent increase on eight of its weatherproofing products for the construction industry. The company says the increase comes as a result of increased costs in raw materials and manufacturing and will affect building sealants and other high-performance materials for the building envelope market segment.

“Dow Corning has implemented a number of successful cost-containment programs in recent years that have resulted in major productivity gains and prevented the need for significant price escalation,” explained Duane Govitz, Dow Corning’s marketing manager. “Unfortunately, these have not been sufficient to fully offset the rising costs of source materials and products, requiring us to announce a modest price increase,” he said.

The following products are affected by the price increase: Dow Corning 123 Silicone Seal; Dow Corning 790 Silicone Building Sealant; Dow Corning 791 Silicone Weatherproofing Sealant; Dow Corning 795 Silicone Building Sealant; Dow Corning999A Building and Glazing Sealant; Dow Corning732 Multi-Purpose Sealant; Dow Corning736 Heat Resistant Sealant and Dow Corning AllGuard Silicone Elastomeric Coating.


Bishop Architectural Systems Named Wausau Manf. Representative
Wausau, Wis.-based Wausau Window and Wall Systems® has named Bishop Architectural Systems (BAS) of Memphis, Tenn., as its representative in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

BAS is owned by Steve Bishop, a 14-year veteran of the industry. 


Fastemp Purchases Bavelloni Edger
Fastemp Glass Co. of Newport, Ky., has purchased a Z. Bavelloni V/4 double edging machine. The company says it plans to combine the machine with its existing edger to add capacity while reducing set-up times for ground and polished edges.

“This purchase will enable us to keep pace with the competition in a market where customers continue to look for a value-added product at a competitive price,” said company owner Robert Smith.



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