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October 3, 2011

Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose announced a new online American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Program course titled, Micronized Technology for Pressure Treated Wood. 

The course for design professionals familiarizes them with wood as a sustainable building material, the pressure treating process, environmental certifications and other benefits of micronized copper pressure treated wood products, according to Osmose. 

August 23, 2011

A man was arrested in Newark, Del., after police say he unsuccessfully tried to steal tools and copper wire from a display at a Home Depot store.

August 9, 2011

A product aimed at protecting the copper coils on air conditioning units has been released by a Dallas-Fort Worth firm. Called the CopperWatcher, the device triggers a home or commercial building’s existing alarm system when copper thieves shut down the AC’s high voltage power in order to disconnect the unit’s condenser tubing.

August 5, 2011

Copper shoplifting is on the rise at home improvement stores across the country, but in the Fort Meyers, Fla., area, thieves may have come up with a novel way to steal the valuable metal. According to a story in the Fort Myers News Press, two men have been arrested for repeatedly shoplifting items from a Lowe’s store in Cape Coral, Fla., returning the items for store credit and then purchasing copper tubing, which they would sell to a recycling yard.

July 12, 2011

A man in Linden, N.J. was arrested July 9 for allegedly stealing copper pipes from a Home Depot sore by stuffing them in PVC piping, according to an article in the Verona-Cedar Grove Times.

March 25, 2011

Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose, a global supplier of wood preservative products, acquired the production assets of Peninsula Copper Industries, Inc. (PCI), a producer of copper-based chemicals. 

PCI, headquartered in Hubbell, Michigan, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of copper carbonate and cupric oxide chemicals. PCI has been a copper compound supplier to Osmose for over 25 years. 

February 8, 2011

A woman was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for allegedly stealing four coils of copper wire from a Home Depot store, according to a report on WVZN-TV.

Amber Jones, 26, was confronted outside the store by an employee who said he saw her tuck the wire under a baby blanket next to a child, who was in a car seat.

The four rolls of copper wire were worth a combined $318.46.

November 22, 2010

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August 10, 2008

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July 15, 2007

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