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  • Time to Sphinx

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    In the 1920s, Cecil B. DeMille, the American filmmaker and director, was scouting locations to film The Ten Commandments (1923). Due to budget constraints, he had to abandon his vision of filming in Egypt and instead, pursue regional locations. DeMille emphasized production value and detail in his movies and was determined to find a way to meet his vision within his allotted budget. read more

  • Fungus Foam Mushrooms

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Artist Aleisha Prather’s nickname is “Swiss Army Art Girl,” suggesting that no medium is out of her grasp. As a sculpture artist, she specializes in fantasy works inspired by nature and the alluring history of fairies. She utilizes every aspect of creativity to execute her concepts, tapping into her knowledge of drawing, painting, wood carpentry, metal fabrication, electrical engineering and lately, spray foam insulation. read more

  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    New England has had ties with the silver screen dating back to classics like Jaws, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Departed. This hub of movie activity is once again rearing its proud head as the filming location of recent movies like Hocus Pocus 2 and Don’t Look Up. There has since been confirmation of a film production facility opening in Foxborough, Massachusetts — and spray foam has a starring role. read more

  • Labor Shortage Affects Large and Small Companies

    • By Lisa smith, Membership Manager, SPFA
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a major disruption in America’s workforce —something that many experts have referred to as “The Great Resignation.” In 2021, more than 47 million American workers quit their jobs, many of whom were in search of an improved work-life balance, workplace flexibility, increased compensation, and a strong company culture. read more

  • Secrets of Success

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Elastochem has been making, distributing, and selling quality products to its Canadian customer base since 1987. A family-owned business and a respected manufacturer, it is based out of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. read more

  • Sustainable Steps

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Having a large company does not mean that longevity is guaranteed. Being reminded of the basics when it comes to sustainability will help keep the business thriving through the peaks and valleys of the economy. For example, a large company may rely on cash injection from a third party, while others may make a profit from a big sale, but they need to concentrate on a stable customer base to ensure that profit margin stays high. read more

  • Spray Foam Contractor Spotlight in Ontario, Canada

    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    With warm smiles and even warmer hearts, clients have loved working with Premium Insulation in large part because of our warm, friendly nature. The extensive experience of our team combined with a strong commitment to deliver the highest standard of service and insulation expertise has put our clients at ease for over three decades. read more

  • Eyes Wide Open

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Most spray foam contractors are already aware of the safety standards OSHA sets for eye wear protection, yet with any human, accidents can and will happen. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. They range from superficial eye injuries to severe trauma that can cause permanent damage, vision loss and blindness. read more

  • What a Corker!

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Dragon’s Reach Estate Vineyard is created by husband-and-wife team, Mark Samis and Nicki Hughes. It is set to open this fall where they will be selling their wines, including Baco Noir, Pino Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. The vineyard is located in Ontario, Canada, which typically experiences warm summers and freezing winters, so the vineyard must monitor the vines during such temperature fluctuations. This is also the case with any buildings where the wine is stored. read more

  • Holding Out for a Hero

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Michael Delfino Jr. is part owner of Delfino Insulation, a family owned and operated business since 1955. The company started with a small pickup truck and garage, with Michael Delfino Sr. at the helm. Together with his sons and grandchildren, Delfino Insulation has since grown into a multi-faceted, insulation company with a reputation of going beyond the responsibilities of a typical subcontractor. read more

  • The Quebec Check

    • By Huntsman Building Solutions
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Project ‘Ilot Rosemont’ is one of the largest building projects in Quebec. It was completed in partnership with the spray foam installer and with the “Accès Logis” program, which is a financial assistance program adopting collaboration among public, community and private resources. The program’s purpose is to create social and community housing for low, or modest-income households, or people with specific housing needs. read more