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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_IG

General Aniline & Film (or GAF) went on to produce the View-Master, a children's toy, now made today by Mattel's "Fisher-Price" division. GAF today still exists as GAF Materials Corporation, mainly as a manufacturer of asphalt and building materials.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAF_Materials_Corporation

The earlier history is somewhat more complex (see American IG).

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http://www.llbuildingproducts.com/Content/...on_AboutUs.html

Our parent company, GAF Materials Corporation, was founded in 1886 and is currently headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is the most fully integrated roofing manufacturer in the United Stated with over 3,300 employees in 26 plants across the country.

LL Building Products began in 1938 with the founding of Leslie Welding Company in Chicago, Illinois, a small specialty welding company, also involved in making miscellaneous metal ventilation products.

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http://www.a-ll.com/about.asp

The history of Advantage Lites & Louvers begins in 1938 with the founding of Leslie Welding Company in Chicago, Illinois, a small specialty welding company, also involved in making miscellaneous metal ventilation products.

Following its purchase of Leslie Locke Building Products in 1998, GAF Materials Corporation operated the company as a division called LL Building Products Inc. (LLBP)

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http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/bargas.htm

Mr. JENNER. And did you, during his lifetime, come to know a man by the name of Lee Harvey Oswald?

Mr. BARGAS. I only knew him when he went to work for Louv-R-Pak Weather Co.

Mr. JENNER. But you did have a contact--you came to know him?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes; I did.

Mr. JENNER. At some contact you came to know him, whatever the case might be?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes, sir.

Mr. JENNER. How long have you been employed by Leslie Welding Co.?

Mr. BARGAS. I been employed with them ever since 1962.

Mr. JENNER. And does that include the year 1962?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes, sir.

Mr. JENNER. By whom were you employed during the year prior thereto?

Mr. BARGAS. Louv-R-Pak.

Mr. JENNER. L-o-u-v-R-P-a-k [spelling]. I take it, then, that somewhere along the line a company known as Louv-R-Pak merged into or associated with Leslie Welding Co.?

Mr. BARGAS. That's right.

Mr. JENNER. And you, as an employee of Louv-R-Pak then became automatically an employee of Leslie Welding Co.?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes, sir.

Mr. JENNER. Is Louv-R-Pak a division of the Leslie Welding Co.?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes.

Mr. JENNER. And tell us, at least in general, what is the business of Leslie Welding Co.?

Mr. BARGAS. Leslie Welding Co. manufactures louvers and ventilators for attics, houses-commercial and residential.

Mr. JENNER. What was the business of Louv-R-Pak?

Mr. BARGAS. Louv-R-Pak is the same line.

Mr. JENNER. It was the same line?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes.

Mr. JENNER. I use the present tense when I refer to Leslie Welding Co., that is, what is its business--was that that you have described its business in 1962?

Mr. BARGAS. Yes, sir.

Mr. JENNER. Does Leslie Welding Co. have any plants other than in Fort Worth?

Mr. BARGAS. It has one in Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. JENNER. Is its home office located here or in Atlanta, Ga.?

Mr. BARGAS. No, sir; it is located in Chicago.

Mr. JENNER. In Chicago proper or some suburb of Chicago?

Mr. BARGAS. In a suburb.

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http://www.harriswilliams.com/transactions...trans.php?temp=

Leslie-Locke, Inc. / Leslie Building Products, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)

Manufacturer of specialty building products.

Sold to GAF Materials Corporation (Wayne, New Jersey).

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