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Georgia Gulf Enhances PVC Resin Production Efficiency
Tuesday December 4, 5:56 pm ET

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Georgia Gulf today announced that it will temporarily idle its PVC resin manufacturing facility located in Sarnia, Ontario, as part of a previously announced plan to temporarily remove 700 million pounds of PVC resin capacity on an annualized basis. The Company will idle the facility in mid December, with the intention of restarting the facility during the first quarter of 2008.

The Sarnia PVC resin manufacturing plant is capable of producing 450 million pounds per year. Georgia Gulf is reviewing options to temporarily idle an additional 250 million pounds of PVC resin capacity in order to reach its target of 700 million pounds on an annualized basis.

Georgia Gulf recently announced that it had commenced initial production testing of its modernized PVC resin production line located in Plaquemine, LA., which will provide an additional 450 million pounds annually of efficient production capacity. The Company continues to plan for full production on the modernized line during the first quarter of 2008.

We are scaling our PVC resin operations to synchronize with the seasonally slower demand period, while at the same time driving increased efficiency by shifting production to our most efficient facilities, commented Ed Schmitt, Chairman, President and C.E.O.

Georgia Gulf Corporation is a leading, integrated North American manufacturer of two chemical lines, chlorovinyls and aromatics, and manufactures vinyl-based building and home improvement products. The Companys vinyl-based building and home improvement products, marketed under Royal Group brands, include window and door profiles, mouldings, siding, pipe and pipe fittings, deck, fence and rail and outdoor storage buildings. Georgia Gulf, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has manufacturing facilities located throughout North America to provide industry-leading service to customers.

Source: Georgia Gulf Corporation

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