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M-D Building Products Buys Manufacturing Firm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Longtime Oklahoma City manufacturer M-D Building Products has bought a privately held South Carolina manufacturing company with about 800 employees and nine manufacturing and distribution facilities. The purchase of Loxcreen Co. Inc. includes its Canadian flooring business, Bengard Manufacturing. The combined sales of both companies will exceed $200 million annually. In addition to its Canada operations, Loxcreen also runs manufacturing and distribution facilities in Georgia, Oregon, Texas, Ohio, Missouri and South Carolina. M-D Building Products operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in Oklahoma and Georgia. M-D Building Products designs, makes and markets residential and commercial weatherproofing products including door and window weatherstripping, garage door weatherstripping, pipe insulation and a line of caulk. Loxcreen and Bengard specialize in customized aluminum and plastic extrusion manufacturing.
Posted: Wednesday, January 2 2013, 10:44 AM CST
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International leaders in energy touring Oklahoma
May 23, 2013 12:02 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An international delegation of leaders in the energy sector is in Tulsa to learn from companies operating in the region.
A representative from Romania's parliament, Silvia Vlasceanu, says his country uses coal, natural gas and hydroelectric power but is trying to settle on the most appropriate mix. The delegation visiting this week also includes leaders from Angola, China, Nigeria and Turkey.
The Tulsa World reports (http://is.gd/AMf1vp ) that members want to learn about the risks of hydraulic fracturing, how renewable energy sources can replace fossil fuels and whether energy independence is a realistic goal.
The group also visited Washington, D.C., and the rich Marcellus natural gas shale in Pennsylvania.
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