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March 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
A Superior Court judge in Washington approved a $55-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed against Santa Ana-based Behr Process Corp. over wood sealants that plaintiffs said allowed mildew damage to decks and homes. The settlement covers customers in western Washington state who bought Super Liquid Rawhide or Natural Seal Plus wood sealants after May 1992. As many as 5,000 consumers in 19 counties may be eligible, said Michael Withey, the attorney pressing the case.
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March 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
A Superior Court judge in Washington approved a $55-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed against Santa Ana-based Behr Process Corp. over wood sealants that plaintiffs said allowed mildew damage to decks and homes. The settlement covers customers in western Washington state who bought Super Liquid Rawhide or Natural Seal Plus wood sealants after May 1992. As many as 5,000 consumers in 19 counties may be eligible, said Michael Withey, the attorney pressing the case.
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January 25, 2000 | Associated Press
Two wood finishes promoted as protection against mildew turned out to foster the spread of the fungus, according to a lawsuit filed in Washington state against the Santa Ana manufacturer. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status and was disclosed recently, said mildew appeared within a few months after customers applied the wood finishes made by Behr Process Corp.
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November 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Santa Ana paint company agreed to pay $107.5 million to settle a class-action suit over faulty wood sealants that left mildew damage on fences, decks and houses. Behr Process Corp., a unit of Masco Corp., made no admission of liability or wrongdoing in the proposed settlement. "Unfortunately, litigation is just part of doing business these days," said Samuel Cypert, vice president of Masco, which is based in Taylor, Mich.
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September 2, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behr Process Corp., one of Orange County's largest private companies and a major manufacturer of paints, stains and varnishes, has been acquired by Masco Corp., the nation's largest maker of kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures, both companies said Wednesday. Masco officials would not disclose how much they paid for Santa Ana-based Behr, but said the company was one of five major Home Depot Inc. suppliers that Taylor, Mich.-based Masco acquired Wednesday. Behr, along with West Palm Beach, Fla.
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November 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Santa Ana paint company agreed to pay $107.5 million to settle a class-action suit over faulty wood sealants that left mildew damage on fences, decks and houses. Behr Process Corp., a unit of Masco Corp., made no admission of liability or wrongdoing in the proposed settlement. "Unfortunately, litigation is just part of doing business these days," said Samuel Cypert, vice president of Masco, which is based in Taylor, Mich.
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September 2, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behr Process Corp., one of Orange County's largest private companies and a major manufacturer of paints, stains and varnishes, said Wednesday that it has been acquired by Masco Corp., the nation's largest maker of kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures. Officials at both companies declined to say what Michigan-based Masco paid for Behr. The Santa Ana-based paint company was one of five suppliers to retailing giant Home Depot Inc. that Masco acquired Wednesday.
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October 20, 1999 | Noaki Schwartz, (949) 574-4232
A Newport Beach resident has stepped forward to buy the Cannery Restaurant and keep it open. Jack Croul, co-chairman of Santa Ana-based Behr Process Corp., is buying the property and wants to save the landmark building, said the restaurant's longtime owner, Bill Hamilton. Croul could not be reached for comment. Last month's closure of the Cannery sparked fierce debate in the community.
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August 6, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Otho Behr Jr., 92, founder of Behr Process Corp., a leading manufacturer of paints, stains and varnishes for the do-it-yourself home market, died Friday at his home in Kailua, Hawaii, the company announced. According to the company website, Behr began selling linseed oil to paint stores from the back of his woody station wagon after World War II. Working in his Pasadena garage with his chemist father, Otho Behr Sr.
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December 1, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Leavett Biles / Los Angeles Times
Following is a list of the six most severe air pollution penalties assessed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in October. Company: Morehouse Industries Inc., 1600 Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton Penalty: $2,500 Violation: Using inefficient paint spray equipment that resulted in excess hydrocarbon fumes. Company: Wood Dimension, 227 E. Meats Ave., Orange Penalty: $2,000 Violation: Operating painting equipment without permits. Company: Circle K Convenience Store, 14472 Brookhurst St.
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January 25, 2000 | Associated Press
Two wood finishes promoted as protection against mildew turned out to foster the spread of the fungus, according to a lawsuit filed in Washington state against the Santa Ana manufacturer. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status and was disclosed recently, said mildew appeared within a few months after customers applied the wood finishes made by Behr Process Corp.
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September 2, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behr Process Corp., one of Orange County's largest private companies and a major manufacturer of paints, stains and varnishes, has been acquired by Masco Corp., the nation's largest maker of kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures, both companies said Wednesday. Masco officials would not disclose how much they paid for Santa Ana-based Behr, but said the company was one of five major Home Depot Inc. suppliers that Taylor, Mich.-based Masco acquired Wednesday. Behr, along with West Palm Beach, Fla.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behr Process Corp., one of Orange County's largest private companies and a major manufacturer of paints, stains and varnishes, said Wednesday that it has been acquired by Masco Corp., the nation's largest maker of kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures. Officials at both companies declined to say what Michigan-based Masco paid for Behr. The Santa Ana-based paint company was one of five suppliers to retailing giant Home Depot Inc. that Masco acquired Wednesday.
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May 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A jury in Aberdeen, Wash., has awarded damages to nine homeowners who claimed that wood-finish products made by Behr Process Corp. of Santa Ana caused mildew growth on their houses rather than prevented it. Lawyers for the homeowners say thousands of others in western Washington may be eligible to collect similar damages in the wake of the lawsuit. The Grays Harbor County Superior Court jury ordered Behr to pay each of the nine families between $14,000 and $87,000.
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January 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two wood finishes promoted as protection against mildew turned out to foster the spread of the ugly fungus, according to a lawsuit filed in Washington against the Santa Ana manufacturer. The lawsuit, which was disclosed recently, said mildew appeared within a few months after customers applied the wood finishes made by Behr Process Corp. The finishes--Super Liquid Raw-Hide and Natural Seal Plus--were billed as preventing mildew for several years, according to the suit.
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