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  • Natural Progression

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Dale Hill founded Big D's Fencing and Pole Barns in 1998 after he returned home from military service. This successful company is situated in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the home of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo the "Cheyenne Frontier Days and Rodeo.” At first, Hill solely specialized in fences, and it was through this work that he soon realized many of his clients wanted pole barns built as well. read more

  • Ice Attitude

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Located in the province of Manitoba, Canada, St. Adolphe is a small community bursting with character. Despite its size, it has lots of attractions from its beautiful prairie agriculture to its scenic red river, making it a must see for tourists and people in the capital city of Winnipeg where St. Adolphe is only a 20-minute drive south. read more

  • Building Breathable Safety

    • By Brought to you by Bullard
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Health and safety must be a priority in the spray foam applicators workplace. As with many aspects of the construction industry, there are risks and hazards on building sites, so risk assessments and safety precautions are vital to help keep workers safe. Companies should view health and safety at the core of their training and processes, with spray foam contractors having training and safe work practices put into action to prevent exposure before, during, and after an installation. read more

  • Pinning Down the Insulation

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    DeWitt Driscoll of Positive Energy North Carolina knows how important it is to remember your roots. Driscoll grew up in Connellsville, PA, about 400 miles from where he currently calls home in Chapel Hill, NC. Earlier this year, he was contacted by an old coach from his former high school in Connellsville, who informed him that the school was planning to build a new wrestling gym. read more

  • Up & Running

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Ohio State University (OSU), home of the Buckeyes, is heralded as a national champion in athletics like baseball, football, and basketball. OSU’s culture takes sports and athletics seriously, so when school administrators noticed the indoor track at Ohio State University’s French Field House was experiencing problems caused by subsurface erosion, they knew it was time to call in professionals to solve the problem once and for all. read more

  • Turning Point

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    As many are still pushing the upsetting memories of 2019- 2022 to the back of the rig, there appears to be a positive shift when reviewing events that have occurred in the spray foam industry during 2023. Obviously, there are still some major challenges, like tackling new levels of intricacy around staff shortages, but on the optimistic side, supply chain challenges started to ease as 2023 took a giant step towards recovery. read more

  • In Plane Sight

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    The unusual projects, the ones that make a person sit-up straight and shuffle in their seat, are the ones that will often create questions like, “How, and why did they do that?” On a crisp and sunny autumn afternoon, the Spray Foam Magazine Team (SFMT) spoke to one contractor who not only has an unusual project to share, but a unique outlook on life and work. This inspiring story all starts with a DHL plane and one guy willing and able to spray it! read more

  • Stay & Play

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Stephanie and Dave Mayer are on a mission to revitalize their small Missouri town. How? By launching what they believe is a first of its kind: a sip, shop, and serve concept involving pickleball. This game’s popularity has soared, with The Association of Pickleball Professionals’ (APP) March 2023 research revealing 48.3 million adult Americans have played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months. read more

  • Build It Tight

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    The Blower Door Test, often referred to as a pressure test, defines the air tightness of the building and helps detect any air leakage in the building’s envelope. This test has been around for decades but why has it become predominant in recent times? Let's find out! read more

  • Not all Closed-Cell Products are Created Equal

    • By Brought to you by Elastochem
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Closed-cell spray foam insulation dates back several decades, and has evolved with continuous advancements in materials, technologies, and applications. Elastochem has been at the forefront, producing high-performance spray foam insulation for nearly three decades. Established in the mid-1980s, the company's origins are deeply rooted in the areas of chemistry and innovation. read more

  • Huntsman Building Solutions Incentivizes Industry Growth via Effective Policy Measures

    • By Doug Brady
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    The benefits of spray foam speak for themselves. Spray foam insulation reduces energy bills, increases resiliency, and improves home comfort. This performance is unmatched in the insulation industry, which is driving demand for spray foam across the country. While builders, property owners, and architects are pushing the industry forward, it is important to ensure laws and regulations are working for, not against, the industry. read more