New Name for Georgia Gulf
Georgia Gulf Corp., the producer of PVC compounds and parent company of the Royal Group, plans to change its name following the pending merger with the commodity chemicals business of PPG Industries. The company will change its name to Axiall Corp. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AXLL.
“The new name is the result of more than five months of effort and creativity by a group of employees from both Georgia Gulf and PPG,” says Paul Carrico, Georgia Gulf president and CEO. “The new and distinctive brand represents a clear break from the legacy names of the two businesses, and gives us the flexibility to enter new markets, make future acquisitions, and diversify our portfolio without the need to rebrand our organization.”