News

  • Combining Knowledge

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    As spray foam continues as a growing force in the building materials industry, one company, Natural Polymers LLC, is at the forefront of science-based quality with its Ultra-Pure™ Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) spray foam for both open- and closed-cell formulations. Founded by Ben Brown 18 years ago, Natural Polymers was recently acquired by Owens Corning, a global insulation leader, based in Toledo, OH and known as the inventor and a leader in fiberglass insulation. read more

  • Simplify to Magnify

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    During the last few months, the Spray Foam Magazine Team (SFMT) has been inundated with submissions for 2022 Contractor of the Year. Every year the SFMT goes through these submissions and asks the most crucial question, What makes someone a winner? This year, the competition was intense and, not to sound cliché, but from the entries we read, everyone’s a winner to some degree. read more

  • 3D Printing Our Path to the Future

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Just under two years ago, Spray Foam Magazine had the privilege to write about designers Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic. Assistant professors of architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) and co-principals of the HANNAH Design Office, the pair have recently produced and mastered a hybrid design. read more

  • Busy Bee

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Working side by side with his employees, this owner/operator puts in the hard labor to support his children, encourage his staff, and build a business that provides opportunity for everyone working there. Spray Foam Magazine is proud to announce Eric Joseph, owner of Midwest Spray Foam & Custom Insulation, LLC Spray Foam Magazine’s 2022 Runner-Up Contractor. read more

  • Inflation Reduction Act

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    As we get ready to embark into 2023, there are some updates and opportunities that spray foam contractors should be aware of. As the Executive Director of the SPFA, I’d like to share these with you now to make sure you are leveraging all information and opportunities to ensure that your business is geared up for success in the new year. read more

  • Up, Up & Spray

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    What was once a novel device is now a feature in many businesses and even households. The drone, like many groundbreaking inventions, was first developed for military use but has since progressed into different diligences. With industries, including construction, modifying the original design and its abilities to progress their own capabilities. read more

  • In the Pipeline

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    The saying, ‘Design is intelligence made visible’ is the case with Spray Foam Magazine’s Innovators of the Year. To thrust this industry into the next stages of advancement takes great minds, vision, and an unwavering will never to give up. read more

  • Falling into a Fine

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 351 of the 1,008 workplace fatalities among construction workers in 2020 were caused by falls from heights. Why then are some companies still willing to risk the lives of their employees, just to get the job done? read more

  • Fix... Don't Ditch

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Mat Wickes is the owner of Elite Foam Concrete Solutions, LLC based in South Florida. He’s not a big fan of wearing a Tyvek suit and really dislikes hot attics. He also loves working outdoors in the Florida sunshine, so Mat decided his business should purely focus on concrete lifting. read more

  • The Future is Bright

    • By Noelle Krevetski
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Riley Wilson works for Specialty Spray Foam Insulators. He is the lead spray foam manager and has been in the industry for five years. He got into spraying because he needed a job after realizing he didn’t want to waste any more time and money on college and chose a new path. His father introduced him to the owner of Specialty Spray Foam Insulators, and it just so happened they needed a helper. He jumped in, liked what he saw, worked his way up and has been spraying for two and a half years. read more

  • Getting Through Winter with your Rig

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Cold weather is right around the corner and that can spell problems for an unprepared spray foam contractor. When the winter weather strikes, it can cause problems for spray foamers like pump cavitation, poor adhesion, shrinking foam, and lower yields. To combat these issues, here are a few tips to get you ready. read more

  • Leading the Way

    • By Noelle Krevetski
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Bob Gasca has been spraying foam since 1999. He is the founder of Gasca Construction and Spray Foam Insulation, a family-owned and operated business consisting of six employees. read more