Owens Corning“s Fabwel division to change name

Owens Corning announced on 22 February that its Fabwel division had changed its name to Owens Corning Fabricating Solutions, in order to support its growth and enhance its alignment within the company…

Owens Corning announced on 22 February that its Fabwel division had changed its name to Owens Corning Fabricating Solutions, in order to support its growth and enhance its alignment within the company. Founded in 1972, Fabwel, Inc. began as a fabricator of exterior aluminum sheet products for the recreational vehicle market. As the company expanded into other markets, Fabwel created a niche for itself as a custom fabricator and supplier of exterior components to the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, residential cargo trailer, light commercial building and marine markets. Growth during the past three decades is attributed to a commitment to expand the materials that Fabwel fabricates. Currently these materials include steel, aluminum, fibre glass reinforced sheet and vinyl. In June of 1997, Fabwel was purchased by Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning. Synergies created by the two companies, along with the use of the system approach to product performance, have created exciting new growth opportunities. “This move demonstrates Owens Corning“s commitment to its customers,” said Bud Stout, president Owens Corning Fabricating Solutions. “Transitioning the name to Owens Corning Fabricating Solutions will translate into stronger consumer confidence in the company, its services and products.” Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composites systems. Founded in 1938, the company had sales of US$ 4.8 billion in 2001 and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide.