Saint-Gobain has acquired the Norandex group from Owens Corning. Norandex group is split into two units: building materials distribution and vinyl siding manufacturing. The deal values Norandex at $343 million.   ; Norandex had sales of $866 million in 2006.   ; The Norandex brand, which will be integrated into Saint-Gobain's Building Distribution sector, has a network of 153 specialized distribution branches dealing mainly in exterior building products (siding, doors, windows, etc.).
Norandex also has three plants used to manufacture vinyl siding, which are distributed by its own branches as well as by other independent distributors. The Norandex plants will be consolidated with the existing production facilities operated by the exterior building solutions division of Saint-Gobain's Construction Products sector in the U.S.
In 2006, Saint-Gobain's Building Distribution sector had sales of & euro; 17.6 billion (US$24.3B). Its 67,000 employees operate a network of almost 4,000 sales outlets in 24 countries. Its main brands are Point.P, Jewson, Raab Karcher, Dahl, Lapeyre la maison& hellip; and La Plateforme du B& acirc; timent.