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Westlake Closes North American Pipe PVC Plant at Springfield, KY

8:16 AM MDT | June 23, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Westlake Chemical says its subsidiary North American Pipe Corporation has shut down its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe facility at Springfield, KY in an effort to reduce costs and optimize production operations as a result of excess capacity in the PVC pipe market. The Springfield site is one of the company's smallest pipe facilities. Customers currently being serviced from Springfield will not experience any supply disruption and will now be served through North American Pipe's other PVC pipe plants, the company says. Impairment and shutdown-related costs are...

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