Moody's Investors Service is maintaining a stable outlook for the pending materials science spin-off of DowDuPont, expecting that the company will make adjustments to compensate for its lower earnings, caused by a shift of some businesses to another spin-off.

BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical groups, will replace Chief Executive Kurt Bock with his deputy Martin Brudermueller in May as it prepares to carve out its oil and gas division and spends billions of euros on farm seed assets.

Kingspan, the insulation group, said on Friday that it had committed more than €620 million to 10 acquisitions so far this year, including three purchases that it had not previously announced.

New Berlin-based construction supply distributor Brock-White Co. of Wisconsin Inc. has been acquired by Denver-based construction materials distributor Construction Supply Group LLC, which is owned by Houston-based private equity firm The Sterling Group.

CalAtlantic Homes, Arlington, Va., itself on the verge of being combined with Lennar Corp., Miami, late Wednesday said it had acquired the home building operations of Atlanta, Georgia-based Home South Communities, one of the largest privately-held home builders in the Atlanta metro market.

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd. (“Atlas”) a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent with Clinton Roof Truss Ltd. ("Clinton") whereby Atlas has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Clinton.

A family team known for launching and selling home-construction companies is rolling out its newest venture, Hanover Family Builders, with nine communities in Osceola and Lake counties.

One of the nation’s largest lumber producers based in Coeur d’Alene is acquiring Tricon Timber’s stud mill in St. Regis. The Idaho Forest Group, a family owned wood products company, announced the acquisition last week.

New chemicals giant DowDuPont has realigned some of its businesses within two of the three intended independent companies: Materials Science, Specialty Products, and Agriculture.

Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. today announced the completion of their previously announced merger. The combined company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray foam polyurethane foam insulation products.