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  • Spray Foam Magazine Announces 2023's Contractor of the Year!

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Mar 04, 2024

    The time has come! Holster those tools, have a cup of coffee, and embrace a well-deserved break. The eagerly awaited moment has arrived—the unveiling of the 2023 Contractor of the Year. In this Show Issue of Spray Foam Magazine, our spotlight turns to the resilience and resurgence of SPF industry contractors. These individuals have navigated challenging times and emerged not only stronger but more resolute than ever. read more

  • Simply Marv-Ellis

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    The holiday decorations were placed back in their boxes and everyone had returned to work. It’s also at that moment when the Spray Foam Magazine team (SFMT) got excited to make their final decision for their Contractor of the Year (COTY) contest. With applications all printed out, the team sat around a large boardroom table and the discussions began. read more

  • The Rise of ThermoBlock

    • By ThermoBlock
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    In recent years, North America and Europe have witnessed exponential growth of insulated concrete forms or ICFs as a preferred green technology throughout the construction industry. In 2021, North America had the largest market share for insulated concrete forms (ICFs)in the world, at around 36%. This is due to the growing demand for energy-efficient buildings in the US and Canada. read more

  • Sealing Farewells

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Spray Foam Magazine decided to check in with Danny Walker, our 2021 Contractor of the Year Runner-Up. Walker is the owner of Colony Insulation situated in Algonac, Michigan and has a determination, passion, and faith that we can all aspire to. These attributes came in handy on one of his recent projects. Fascinated and wanting to hear the details of this unusual job, we caught up with Walker to find out more. read more

  • Blessed

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Picture a small southern town with a picturesque backdrop and that could easily be Benton, Tennessee. Known for its friendly locals, sense of community, and breathtaking rural scenery, it’s easy to see why someone would set up shop there, and that’s exactly what one contractor did. This family man puts a lot of hard work and countless hours into his business and has even been awarded Associate Contractor of the Year by his local building association. read more

  • Niagara Foams

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    The Niagara Parks Power Station sits about half a mile away from Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Niagara. For over a century, the former power plant harnessed the sheer force of the Falls to provide hydropower to thousands of people in the surrounding Ontario locales. read more

  • The Solution

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Each contractor’s journey to the spray foam industry is unique. In the case of Spray Foam Magazine’s second runner-up for Contractor of the Year Winner 2023 from Canada, this remarkable contractor’s road to success was pitted with a fight against the odds. Living in a region that was suffering an economical and logistical nightmare, this person took his dream, knocked down any preconceptions surrounding SPF, and headed for success. read more

  • Your Show Guide for SprayFoam 2024 Convention & Expo

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Welcome to Las Vegas! By all accounts, this year’s SprayFoam Convention & Expo will be the biggest to date. For those of you staying at the convention’s official hotel – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – you’ll be in the center of the action for the pre and full convention line-up. You’ll also have the Vegas strip at your fingertips. read more

  • A Coating of Grandeur

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Suspended 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon’s floor is the West Skywalk; a horseshoe-shaped observation bridge with a clear glass floor where visitors can marvel at the wonders of the canyon and the surrounding desert landscape. As one of the world’s largest cantilever glass bridges, the Skywalk itself is a feat of modern architecture upstaged only by the astonishing view it overlooks. But the scorching desert environment is harsh enough to corrode even the toughest structures over time. read more

  • Spray Foam’s Ray of Sunshine

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Performing to a high standard and being an inspiration to others takes ability, self-confidence, and most of all a big heart. Spray Foam Magazine’s Luminary Award winner ticks all those boxes and more. Each person in the spray foam industry is driven by something different depending on their needs and wants. However, the one mutual factor behind all those who succeed in this business is someone at some time who inspired them. read more

  • The Word that Shall Not be Spoken: Overspray

    • By The Foamgineer
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    I’m sure many of you are members of the Facebook group Spray Foam World Wide (SFWW). What’s one of the most popular questions you see at least once a week but never want to hear on the job? How do you get overspray off this? There are so many answers, and it seems like there’s a new surface and new technique each time. read more

  • Specifications and Polyurea Elastomeric Coating & Lining and Spray Foam Work

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Before a contractor or applicator can begin the necessary work of applying a polyurea elastomeric coating or spray foam system, some guidance or direction must be provided for the project. This information must be correct and understood as well as applicable to the current scope of work. While it seems that much of the information being provided in the polyurea industry is verbal or short written instructions, this is not the norm for the general coating and lining industry. read more