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Tag Archives: March/April 2016

From the Editor

Jen Kramer Editor Note Spray Foam Magazine

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes “Time may change me, but I can’t trace time.” – David Bowie This issue marks my first as Editor-in-Chief of SprayFoam Magazine, and I could not be more proud. It also marks my return to the Spray Polyurethane Foam industry after an absence of some years. As expected, there have been changes. Apologies to Mr. Bowie, but in the ...

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OSHA Training Courses

OSHA Training Courses on Spray Foam Magazine

Practicing jobsite safety should be second nature, but ongoing training is always helpful. The OSHA Outreach Training Program makes it easier for employers and employees to obtain training on recognizing, avoiding, and preventing workplace hazards that threaten health and safety. The voluntary training program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and advice on filing complaints. Although the program ...

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A Conversation with Bonnie Stickler

Bonnie Strickler of Puff Inc. talks to Spray Foam Magazine

Both behind a desk and on a roof pulling hose, Bonnie Stickler, Puff Inc.’s Owner and President, has seen the spray polyurethane industry evolve from a specialty niche to a major player in the construction market. She recently spoke with Spray Foam Magazine about her role as a leader in a changing, and challenging, industry. BY JEN KRAMER Spray Foam ...

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The Metrics of Your Insulation Business

The Measure of Success

BY CHARLES VALENTINE It is often said, “What you do not measure, you do not control.”  As entrepreneurs we have the freedom to set our own targets and metrics.  Unfortunately, that same freedom can often cause us to neglect to review our own performance.  Since we are by definition, in control, our excuses for missing targets is acceptable. We may ...

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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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Smart Snaps

Tips for Getting High Quality Project Photos Using Your Smartphone

Tips for Getting High Quality Project Photos Using Your Smartphone BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA It’s that old saying that’s never been inaccurate, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” SPF contractors can talk to their heart’s content about their prowess, and about the range of projects they’ve taken on, but without images to represent those projects, how can the quality of ...

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Energy-Efficient Abode

Spray polyurethane foam provides an energy-efficient facelift for Toronto home.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Provides an Energy-Efficient Facelift for Toronto Home BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA When seeking a place to call home in the Toronto area, architect Christine Lolley had two pre-requisites: That the home be in close proximity to her architecture firm’s office and that the home was as energy-efficient as possible. Her firm, Solares Architecture, specializes in luxurious and energy-efficient ...

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Sturdy Panels

Spray Foam Helps Bolster Wall, Window, and Door Panels that are Later Assembled into High-end Modern Panelized Modular Spaces

Spray Foam Helps Bolster Wall, Window, and Door Panels that are Later Assembled into High-end Modern Panelized Modular Spaces BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA Due to their undefined and occasional remote locations, construction sites often lack an on-site office, which would otherwise provide a workspace for those in administrative positions and help achieve proper validation of the designated space and its particular ...

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Green Value

The Merger of Two Iowa-based Companies Results in the Launch of a Fully Sustainable Home Center

The Merger of Two Iowa-based Companies Results in the Launch of a Fully Sustainable Home Center BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA When he is not coaching high school football, Steve Gilbert focuses his energy on saving energy. His company, Gilbert Home Comfort & Energy Solutions (GHC), specializes in finding optimal energy-efficient solutions for homes and businesses in the Iowa and Missouri regions ...

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Prep for Success

Spray Foam Magazine Discusses the Do’s and Don’ts for Prepping a Roof Substrate Prior to a Spray Foam Roofing System Application

Spray Foam Magazine Discusses the Do’s and Don’ts for Prepping a Roof Substrate Prior to a Spray Foam Roofing System Application BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA Sustainability, energy use reduction, prominent R-value to the building, enhanced wind uplift resistance… the benefits of a spray foam roofing systems have been well catalogued over the years to the point where, in many cases, an ...

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