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What It Takes To Run A Successful Contracting Business

Dream, Struggle, Prize: What It Takes To Run A Successful Contracting Business By: Spray Foam Equipment & Mfg.  Whether you are new to the spray foam industry, have been spraying foam for years, or are a contractor looking to expand, taking the first step can be scary. However, there has never been a more exciting time to get started or grow ...

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In The Heart of Downtown Minneapolis, A New Luxury High Rise Takes Spray Foam To New Heights

Rise Up In the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, a new luxury high rise takes spray foam to new height By: Jourdan Porter In Minneapolis, Minnesota lies the downtown district of the metropolitan area, full of bustling business men and women, construction crews building sky-scrapers that fill the horizon, and historic nightclubs and theaters that entertain the nightlife scene. As the ...

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Into The Wild

The headquarters of Bass Pro shops expand their “Wonders of Wildlife” Museum and Aquarium to become home to arctic animals with the help of spray foam By: Jourdan Porter Supplying all of your needs for outdoor adventures such as hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and more since 1971, Bass Pro Shops never ceases to evoke excitement when setting foot into one ...

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SFWW Continues to Connect the SPF Industry

Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry

By Juan Sagarbarria  While working in the spray foam (SPF) trade means holding a piece of a growing enterprise, it is a piece that is not obtained without hard work and dedication. On a daily basis, applicators, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers deal with numerous challenges that are unique to their roles and functions, but their individual efforts to overcome these ...

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Shrinking Foam & Dimensional Stability

How Incorrect Dimensional Stability Can Prevent SPF From Performing Correctly By Mason Knowles  One of the more common issues I run across in my consulting business is shrinking or contracting closed-cell spray foam (ccSPF).  This is where the foam shrinks from a stud creating a gap between the stud and the foam.  This gap can prevent the spray foam from ...

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Grow Your Business By Offering Fast Set Coatings

How The Addition Of Protective Coatings To Your Business Can Provide An Advantage Over The Competition By Alan Cain, Group Leader/Senior Research Chemist, Chemline Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is widely used in residential and workplace walls and ceilings to insulate and reduce air leakage. Why? Because as much as 40 percent of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. ...

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Batting Thousands… In Energy Savings

Spray Foam Insulates and Provides Energy Efficiency to Retired Baseball Player’s Home By Juan Sagarbarria We cannot reveal the identity of the owner of the home. What we do know about this individual is that he’s a former professional, World-Series-winning baseball player, enjoys the views and weather of the state of Colorado, and appreciates energy efficiency in his abode. How ...

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Biosecurity: Protecting the Piggies

Spray Foam Insulation Creates A Sealed Envelope and Biosecurity Inside a Barn By Juan Sagarbarria Biosecurity. By definition, a procedure intended to protect animals or humans against harmful biological agents. This is extremely important for farmers who raise livestock that will ultimately be diverted for consumption. Rightly so, since no member of the vast, ageless group of bacon lovers or ...

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Hurricane Resistance Ensured By Spray Foam

Hurricane Resistance Ensured By SPF How thorough testing showed that SPF can provide substantial wind uplift resistance By Jason Hoerter, Senior Product Manager at NCFI Polyurethanes At the turn of the century, homeowners in Florida were under attack from hurricanes and the ever increasing cost of home owners insurance. Several hurricanes crushed the coast of Florida in the 90s and mid-2000s that ...

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5 Ways SPF Contractors Lose Money

Have you ever noticed contractors that never seem to make money on jobs?  They bid correctly, have responsible employees, but still can’t seem to make enough per job to be comfortable.  At the end of the year they notice the material and labor costs have greatly affected their bottom line.  In my four-and-a-half decades of working in the spray foam ...

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