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  • Can You vs. Should You?

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Ah the curses of the English Language at times. We all remember the slogan “Be All You Can Be” right? This was the 1980s recruiting slogan of the United States Army and was in use for over twenty years. It was created by Mr. Earl Carter, a senior copywriter for the N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency and meant to inspire people to join the Army. read more

  • Enhancing Opportunities

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Diversity and inclusion are important to Elastochem as the company recognizes the essential skills that all people bring to the workplace. Focusing on women in construction, Elastochem has a diversified staff with women holding principal management, production, and planning roles within the company. Their clients in Canada and the U.S. have women installers and company owners, who are a great asset to the industry. read more

  • Howard’s Journey Through SPFA’s Training and Certification Program

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Spray Foam Magazine’s 2023 Contractor of the Year Runner-Up, Howard Millsaps, was generously awarded the full PCP courses available at the 2024 SprayFoamConference and Expo in Las Vegas. The SPFA donated this great prize to the Contractor of the Year contest and thankfully Howard was able to take advantage of it right away. He shares his exciting experience as he navigated these challenging exams. read more

  • One for the Books

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Spray polyurethane foam’s versatility as a product means that some savvy business owners choose to segment their service markets to reach a wider customer base. Chris Lenchyshyn is one such owner. Together with his family, he owns and operates two spray foam companies in Niverville, Manitoba; Cold Country Spray Foam and Slab-Jack Kings, under the corporation name Prairie Wide Spray Foam (PWSF). read more

  • Riding High

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    The city of Spring Creek is a rural community situated in a rugged valley close to the Ruby Mountains in central Elko County, Nevada. Starting out as a planned community in the 1970s, The Spring Creek Association (HOA) is one of the largest in the country and has a lot to offer its residents. With a 32-acre stocked lake, a private marina, an 18-hole golf course, skeet range, as well as a pistol and rifle range, this community is impressive. read more

  • Spray Foam Magazine's 2024 Spring Issue is LIVE!

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Spray Foam Magazine’s Spring 2024 edition is LIVE, and what a blooming great issue it is. Here at the Spray Foam Magazine headquarters, we love spring. It’s the perfect season to get over any trials and tribulations the freezing winter temperatures may have thrown at spray foam contractors, as we start to showcase the latest advancements, industry insights, and success stories within the world of spray foam insulation. read more

  • Going the Distance

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Thomas Rizza is the Owner/Operator of Solid Foam Solutions (SFS) in Ogallala, Nebraska. Started just three years ago, SFS is a small operation, composed of himself, his wife Kayla, one sprayer, and two helpers. Despite their operation’s modest size, Thomas’s 14 years of experience in the spray foam industry combined with his reputation as a tenacious problem solver has reaped huge opportunities. read more

  • Sealing With(Out) a Splash

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Precision Spray Foam, LLC is a family-owned business which launched in 2019. Specializing in insulation, ventilation, and encapsulation they have a reputation for providing practical, effective solutions for spray foam, fiberglass batt insulation, blow-in blanket systems (BIBS), and protective coatings. read more

  • SPFA’s 2024 Vision

    • By Frank Mortl III, CAE
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Greetings to all spray foam contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and stakeholders. As the recently appointed Executive Director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), I’d like to take the opportunity to share my vision for the organization - widely recognized as a key educational and technical resource. read more

  • A League of Their Own

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Baseball is a game and a tradition ingrained in the psyche and history of Americans. Passed down from the Civil War to today’s generation, it echoes several characteristics of American life from economics to technological developments. It is therefore important that the game and the practice of it is kept alive to help inspire and implant pride in future generations. Spray Foam Magazine was thrilled to hear of such a project in Martin, Tennessee. read more

  • Foam is Where the Heart Is

    • By Ashley brooks
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Nick Racioppo experienced every homeowner’s nightmare– his family’s New Jersey home caught fire after a barbeque grill unexpectedly ignited while he slept. Though no one in his family was hurt, the Racioppo’s had no choice but to entirely rebuild their home due to the extensive fire damage. read more

  • Do You Need a CDL to Operate Your Spray Foam Business?

    • By The Foamgineer
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    If you’re a spray foam contractor or a manufacturer that hauls spray foam equipment and chemicals or operates any type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for commercial use, you should determine if you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Driving a CMV requires special skills, experience, knowledge, and physical aptitude above your common state driver’s license. read more