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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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October 30, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Masco Corp. said it settled class-action lawsuits filed over mildew caused by the building-products company's Behr wood stains and preservatives. The cost of the settlements will be about $200 million before taxes. All claims will be dismissed without admission of wrongdoing or liability after court approval of the settlements, Masco said. Shares of Taylor, Mich.-based Masco rose 65 cents to $19.90 on the NYSE.
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October 30, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Masco Corp. said it settled class-action lawsuits filed over mildew caused by the building-products company's Behr wood stains and preservatives. The cost of the settlements will be about $200 million before taxes. All claims will be dismissed without admission of wrongdoing or liability after court approval of the settlements, Masco said. Shares of Taylor, Mich.-based Masco rose 65 cents to $19.90 on the NYSE.
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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, 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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January 7, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Two units of Black & Decker Corp., the world's No. 1 maker of power tools, accused rival Masco Corp., the top U.S. maker of bathroom fixtures, of infringing on two patents for door-lock latch designs. Irvine-based Kwikset Corp. and Delaware-based Emhart Inc., say in a suit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles that they own the rights to patents awarded in 1983 and 1987 for the latches, which enhance security. The companies contend that Masco, based in Taylor, Mich.
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May 7, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Pacific Enterprises on Monday posted earnings of $51 million, or 57 cents a share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with $45 million, or 51 cents, for the same period a year ago. "This solid performance is all the more gratifying considering that we are in the midst of evolving from a utility holding company to an energy services company," said Willis B. Wood Jr., chairman and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based parent of Southern California Gas Co.
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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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January 7, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Two units of Black & Decker Corp., the world's No. 1 maker of power tools, accused rival Masco Corp., the top U.S. maker of bathroom fixtures, of infringing on two patents for door-lock latch designs. Irvine-based Kwikset Corp. and Delaware-based Emhart Inc., say in a suit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles that they own the rights to patents awarded in 1983 and 1987 for the latches, which enhance security. The companies contend that Masco, 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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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 7, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Pacific Enterprises on Monday posted earnings of $51 million, or 57 cents a share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with $45 million, or 51 cents, for the same period a year ago. "This solid performance is all the more gratifying considering that we are in the midst of evolving from a utility holding company to an energy services company," said Willis B. Wood Jr., chairman and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based parent of Southern California Gas Co.
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