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May 29, 2015 7:56 PM ET

Building Products

Company Overview of Saint-Gobain Corporation

Company Overview

Saint-Gobain Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures building materials. Its product categories include abrasives, adhesives, architectural membranes, automotive products, barrier films, bearings, cabinets, ceilings, abrasive grains, ceramic media, ceramic powders, coated abrasives, coating products, construction products, countertops, crystals, custom products, decking and railing, doors, exterior cladding, fences, flexible tubing, floor reinforcements, foams, grinding wheels, hardware, and high-purity components. The company also offers infrastructure products, insect screening products, insulation products, interior products, mining reinforcements, mosaic and marble reinforcements...

750 East Swedesford Road

Valley Forge, PA 19482

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Saint-Gobain Corporation

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 52
President of Saint-Gobain Crystals
Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Saint-Gobain Corporation Key Developments

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporation's New North American Headquarters to Be Completed in the Fall of 2015

Saint-Gobain, will be featured in Saint-Gobain's new North American corporate headquarters located at 20 Moores Road in Malvern, Pa. Saint-Gobain, is transforming an existing space into a LEED-certified facility for Saint-Gobain and its CertainTeed Corporation. The $80 million redevelopment project, expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, will take full advantage of Saint-Gobain's extensive portfolio of green building materials and technologies, including SageGlass, to create an energizing, sustainable work environment that will attract and retain top talent for years to come. SageGlass dynamic glass will replace the energy inefficient curtain wall of the current structure to create both a visually stunning and energy efficient multi-story curtain wall on the building's western and southern facades, where sunlight is most intensive. SageGlass is electronically tintable glass that maximizes daylight and outdoor views in buildings while controlling glare and heat gain. While reducing energy consumption and sun glare were key objectives in the re-design, preserving an outdoor connection to the scenic 65-acre campus which includes woods, fields, a pond and a stream for the benefit of people inside was another reason for using SageGlass, according to architect Neil Liebman, principal of Bernardon Haber Holloway, who designed the exterior. LEED certification is being sought for the 320,000 square foot redevelopment project. The goal is to create a next-generation workplace that maximizes comfort and air quality through the use of a wide range of building material innovations from Saint-Gobain's product portfolio. In addition to SageGlass, the headquarters will include materials from CertainTeed Corporation, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and others from Saint-Gobain's family of companies. Incorporating these products will create a "living laboratory" where the company's research team can measure the impact its products will have on a real workspace environment.

Zecotek Receives Favourable Markman Ruling

Zecotek Photonics Inc. announced that the United States District Court of Ohio issued its patent claim construction ruling, or Markman Order, regarding the ongoing patent infringement action against defendants Saint-Gobain Corporation and Philips. The joint claims construction hearing, also known as the Markman hearing, was held before the Court on July 1 and 2, 2013. In a Markman Order, the presiding district court sets out the meaning of certain disputed patent claim language present in the patent. The interpretation of the language in the patent is then applied during the action in the determination of infringement and validity of the patent claim. The Markman Order can play a significant role in the progress and outcome of patent infringement litigation. In the Order issued, the Court adopted interpretations that Zecotek believes are favorable on the key terms in the litigation dispute. The lawsuit, filed on February 23, 2012, alleges that Saint-Gobain's LYSO crystals infringe Zecotek's patent, and that Philips infringes by using those crystals in the PET scanners it sells.

Zecotek Photonics Inc. Provides Update on Patent Lawsuit against Saint-Gobain Corporation and Philips

Zecotek Photonics Inc. provided an update regarding the legal action, filed in the United States District Court of Ohio in February 2012, against defendants Saint-Gobain Corporation and Philips for infringement of Zecotek's U.S. Patent Number 7,132,060. On July 1, 2013 and 2, 2013, a technical tutorial and a claim construction (Markman) hearing were completed before the Court. In the hearing, the Court considered the meaning of certain technical terminology used in the patent claim. The date of the Court's decision following the Markman hearing was not specified. U.S. Patent No. 7,132,060 was granted to Zecotek on November 6, 2006, is part of Zecotek's portfolio of over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies. The patent covers the substances and chemical formulations used to grow lutetium fine silicate (LFS) scintillation crystals which are characterized by their combined high light yield and ultra-fast decay times and are typically used in medical scanning devices. The lawsuit alleges that Saint-Gobain's LYSO crystals infringe Zecotek's patent, and that Philips infringes by using those crystals in the PET scanners it sells.

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