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Tag Archives: November/December 2016

RELAX During a Crisis? …Exactly!

The secrets to discovering peace of mind in the midst of the storm By Gregory Lay “Every day’s a crisis,” Jeff complained to the guys on his crew after work. “If it isn’t an urgent deadline, then the boss is mad or the equipment is on the fritz! I never get to relax, no matter how hard I try!” From ...

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From the Editor – November/December 2016

Charlie & Eddie Charlie and Eddie are two names that have been getting a lot of mention around our offices lately. No, they aren’t new additions to the staff. Well, not strictly speaking. They are publishing awards. The Florida Magazine Association (FMA) – in recognition of publishing excellence throughout the state – awards ”Charlies” in a variety of categories. We ...

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Spray Foam Safety: Confined Space Safety Regulation Update

By Jennifer Coon, CHMM, CET, Safety Director, Tank Industry Consultants In May of 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction (29 CFR 1926 Part AA). The standard refined the parameters for working in confined spaces – creating additional requirements for construction industry confined spaces and encompassing residential construction – ...

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Improving Spray Foam Applications

A new chemical processing system streamlines SPF projects tenfold. By Juan Sagarbarria The spray foam industry is in a state of constant growth, and as such, manufacturers of spray equipment are ferociously developing cutting-edge tools and gadgets to simplify the array of products that constitute the application of foam.  These developments are crucial to the future of the industry, as ...

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Building a Strong Spray Foam Business Requires a Balanced Approach

Five focus areas plus ways your supplier should be helping you with each. By Charles Valentine Weightlifters constantly aspire to be stronger. So too do most businesses. But some weightlifters spend too much time on just a few muscle groups because the exercises are familiar, take less time, or produce results more quickly. An unbalanced workout routine can create an ...

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Spray Foam Magazine Wins Charlie Awards

Spray Foam Magazine wins two charlie awards

The Publication is Recognized for Digital Reach. On Friday, September 23, and Spray Foam Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jen Kramer, and Creative Director, Heather Westrol joined the Florida Magazine Association (FMA) at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando for the 2016 Charlie Conference and Awards. The Conference culminated with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Charlie Awards ...

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Executive Outlook: Patrick M. Gililland

A Conversation With Patrick M. Gililland – President & Owner, SPF Depot Inc. By Juan Sagarbarria A local distributor that became an international presence in the spray foam market, SPF Depot’s Patrick (Pat) M. Gililland speaks to Spray Foam Magazine about the shape of the market and how perseverance has resulted in his growing empire. Spray Foam Magazine: You’ve come a ...

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Restoring Bat Bridge

Spray foam insulation offsets danger to a protected bat species. By Juan Sagarbarria Bats – the blind, nocturnal majestic mammals that are loved by some and disdained by others, are actually vital components of ecosystems throughout the eastern United States and the survival and conservation of several of their species is deemed extremely important by many wildlife protection agencies. Because ...

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Insulating Antarctica with Spray Foam

Commercial air barrier creates a safe haven within an architectural landmark. By Jen Kramer The “Evening in Antarctica” grand opening had all the hallmarks of a gala bash. Local dignitaries in black tie applauding, camera flashes strobbing, and 80 “tuxedoed” guests of honor waddling down a blue carpet to splash into a frigid 40°F pool inside a 37°F enclosure. No. ...

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Blending in with Nature

NCFI’s new spray foam roofing system provides an ideal solution for a roof retrofit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By Juan Sagarbarria When you’re at 7,000 feet above sea level and reveling in the scenery of unending mountain vistas, you can consider yourself as being “one with nature.” That is what the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico – along ...

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