June 26 (Reuters) - Hedge fund HG Vora Capital Management LLC is building a stake in Owens Corning to push the U.S. composites and building materials company to explore options that include a sale or a break-up, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. HG Vora’s investment in Owens Corning comes as the Toledo, Ohio-based company has been seeking ways to bolster its roofing and insulation businesses, which have suffered amid a slowdown in the construction of new homes.
The sources requested anonymity because the matter is confidential. A spokesman for HG Vora declined to comment. Owens Corning did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss in Boston Editing by Nick Zieminski)