Owens Corning to Acquire Pittsburgh Corning

Noria news wires
Tags: manufacturing

Owens Corning recently signed an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Corning, the world's leading producer of cellular glass insulation systems for commercial and industrial markets. Upon closing, Owens Corning will pay approximately $560 million in cash on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2017.

Pittsburgh Corning produces Foamglas cellular glass, a sustainable, high-performance insulation for low-temperature industrial applications and commercial buildings. The company also offers an extensive line of accessory products.

"The acquisition of Pittsburgh Corning will further expand Owens Corning's commercial and industrial product offering and grow our presence in Europe and Asia," said Julian Francis, president of Owens Corning's insulation business. "The addition of Pittsburgh Corning will build on our core glass technologies and accelerate our progress in making Owens Corning the leading provider of insulation solutions with fiberglass, foam, mineral fiber and cellular glass."

Employing more than 1,100 people in 17 countries, Pittsburgh Corning operates facilities in the United States, Belgium, the Czech Republic and China. The company reported sales of more than $240 million in 2016.

"The combination of Pittsburgh Corning and Owens Corning will provide a tremendous opportunity to better serve our customers, grow our business and enhance career opportunities for our employees," said Jim Kane, chairman, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Corning. "The Pittsburgh Corning team is proud of the 80-year heritage of our company and is looking forward to a bright future as part of Owens Corning."

For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.