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Protecting Workers From Heat Illness

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free from known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat.

OSHA provides considerations to prevent heat-related tragedies to spray foam crewmembers in heated conditions By Dean McKenzie, OSHA Director of Construction If you work outside performing various commercial and residential building and construction activities, and you do not follow some simple precautionary measures, you could be at risk for heat exposure. Each year thousands of workers develop heat-related illness on ...

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Executive Outlook: Dennis Vandewater

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A Conversation With Dennis Vandewater – President, SPFA By Ryan Spencer Since being elected as SPFA President in 2014, Dennis ”Denny” Vandewater has leveraged three decades of experience in the SPF industry to lead the organization. For its inaugural Executive Spotlight, Spray Foam Magazine was able to speak one-on-one with Denny to get his outlook on the spray foam industry. ...

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Polyurea Gym Workout: Beauty and Brawn

People go to the gym to work on their appearance. But what happens when the gym’s appearance is lacking? That was the problem at a popular gym located in a major mall in Southern California.

People go to the gym to work on their appearance. But what happens when the gym’s appearance is lacking? That was the problem at a popular gym located in a major mall in Southern California. The operators of the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, California knew that they needed to upgrade the outdoor pool deck (located on the second floor ...

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Leveling Off

AN APPLICATION OF HIGH-DENSITY POLYURETHANE INJECTION FOAM PROVES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL, COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR THE STABILIZATION OF A SLAB SUPPORTING A 34,000 LB. BORING MACHINE

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Event Recap: Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo

Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo

Sprayfoam 2016 Convention and Expo was held February 8-11 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. With over 90 exhibitors and two full days of breakout sessions, the oncea- year event drew a record number of over 1,400 attendees from around the globe. Link to Article: Event Recap: Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo  

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Starting Fresh in the Spray Foam Industry

Starting Fresh in the Spray Foam Industry

A discussion on building a business with Ted Medford, President of Profoam Corporation, which was re-launched in January 2015 By Ryan Spencer Spray Foam Magazine: Can you give a little background on how you re-launched Profoam? Ted Medford: Profoam today stems from a long evolution process of two different companies: Medford Insulation in Rutledge, Georgia, which was owned by myself ...

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4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

By JUAN SAGARBARRIA SPF equipment distributors stake their reputation on the sale of each proportioner from the industry’s most trusted brands. With new contractors entering the spray foam industry, the buying process can be complicated because they most likely lack the technical knowledge involved in buying the right machine. It can be complex, because proportioners have an array of available ...

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Bidding Better

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By Ryan Spencer On the mind of most every contractor is one ever-present issue–the next job. It’s a familiar dance: the perpetual search, the due diligence, and the bid. Every aspect of landing a job requires substantial effort on the part of the business owner and sales team in following leads and properly assessing prospective jobs. Bidding, however, is a ...

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Breaking Down Sprayfoam 2015

Sprayfoam 2015 SPFA Ty Pennington

It may not have been the warmest convention to date, but Sprayfoam 2015 was the biggest, highest-profile show yet. Headlining the event was Ty Pennington, who infused a special kind of energy and enthusiasm into the occasion. Comprising the first two days of the convention, SPFA’s Professional Certification Program closed in on a couple of milestones: 400 certifications issued and ...

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Thriving In Your First Year

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By RYAN SPENCER Even with a foundation of comprehensive training and thorough planning, your first year in business can be a roller coaster. As any industry veteran will tell you, it can be difficult to assess the situation amidst the chaos. “The entire year needs to be looked at from a perspective away from the day-to-day grind,” said Matt Enfield ...

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