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Summary: CPG International Inc.
Standard & Poors, November 2007
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The ratings on CPG, a Scranton, Pa.-based manufacturer of engineered building products, reflect its cyclical and seasonal niche markets, exposure to volatile raw-material costs, competition from substitute trim board and decking products, and a highly leveraged financial profile. These factors overshadow the company's rapid penetration of its end markets and attractive profitability. CPG, with sales of $305 million for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2007, operates in two main plastic product segments--cellular PVC decking and trim board (sold under the AZEK brand), and bathroom partitions and lockers (in the Scranton Products segment). Despite a severe downturn in residential housing starts, one of its primary end markets, the company's sales rose 5%, adjusted to reflect its Procell and Santana acquisitions,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: CPG International Inc.
CPG International Inc.