Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
Upcoming Highlights
Keeping track of all the activities going on at Sprayfoam 2015 was just made easier... with the Conference Daily enewsletter. New this year, the Conference Daily will share valuable information and tips related to Sprayfoam 2015, including any last-minute changes or additions as well as updates on the show's social side. Keep your eyes open and your smile on, and look for Shani Calvo as she travels the show floor -- collecting news for the daily updates. Or, reach out to her directly via Twitter at @shanicalvo.
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8 a.m.-6 p.m. SPFA PCP Written Exams (exams end promptly at 6 p.m.)
8-10 a.m. General Session
>>Welcome Address, Kurt Riesenberg
>>SPFA President’s Message, Denny Vandewater
>>Pseudoscience v. Science in Hazard and Risk Assessments, Dr. G. Thompson
>>Keynote Speaker, Ty Pennington
10:15-11 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:15 a.m.-Noon Breakout Session 2
12:30-2 p.m. Tenth Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon
2-6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5-6 p.m. Welcome Reception, in Exhibit Hall
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A record number of attendees have pre-registered for the breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, "Roof Coatings and Granules: Various Coatings, Compatibility, Limitations, Advantages" by Matt Lendzinski is filling up quickly and "Closed Cell Sprayfoam: A Cost-Effective Solution for Home Insulation" by Grant Geise is another one getting a lot of attention.Check your Pocket Program for times, details and speakers.
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The Sprayfoam 2015 coin you receive at the Registration Desk may be the "ticket" to a great prize at the end of the show on Thursday. Be sure to keep it handy, as each coin has a unique number on it that will be your ticket number in the raffle, which will include TVs, iPads, SPFA membership, guide books and more!
Photo: Marvin Fortuna of Cook Coatings Inc. is hoping his coin will be his key to going home with a raffle prize (such as the TV behind him) in addition to his passing marks earned at the PCP Field Exam for Roofing.
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While the Field Exams and Preparatory Courses have wrapped up, you can take your SPFA PCP written exams up until Thursday. The exam rooms will be open until 2 p.m. on Thursday, however, please allow 2 hours prior to closing time for each exam or 4 hours for the Supplier Rep combined exam.
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Conference & Session Coverage
SPFA held a special reception on Tuesday night in its Hospitality Suite for Ty Pennington, the keynote speaker in Wednesday's General Session.
Photo: Ty Pennington graciously agreed to every photo and signature request that came his way! Here, SPFA's own Denny Vandewater and wife Nancy (both to the right of Ty) snag a photo moment with this home renovation celebrity who is also a supporter of SPF.
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Were you spotted during our photo rounds? Check out some of the candids taken on Tuesday, and stay tuned for a link to see if you snagged the show photographer's eye (and camera lens). Maria Lewis is the show photographer for Sprayfoam 2015. The aerial shots of the Field Exam area are courtesy of Richard Duncan, SPFA Technical Director. Shani Calvo is taking photos for the Conference Daily and for SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine use.
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During the SPFA PCP courses and written and field exams on Tuesday, there was a lot of talking going on, in addition to learning. Here is what some of your fellow contractors and industry professionals are saying...
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Golfers headed to the award-winning Twin Warriors Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa for 18 holes of golf on Tuesday. Bus service was provided to and from the hotel to the course, and boxed lunches were served.
Photo: Bob Blomquist from The Insulation Place out of North Dakota gives a thumbs up as he boards the bus heading to the golf course.
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SPFA recognizes the growing presence of women in leadership positions in the SPF industry. In particular, women-owned businesses have specialized challenges and opportunities.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
Daily Schedule & Activities
Ty Pennington, the Keynote Speaker at Sprayfoam 2015, might have gotten into the construction industry by chance. But, being involved in SPF and supporting its growth is a conscious, specific endeavor he made after first-hand experiences with it during his time on "Extreme Makeover – Home Edition." He'll be taking a unique approach to his Keynote Address during the General Session on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 8-10 a.m., so be prepared!
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Join SPFA and industry peers at the premier celebratory event honoring innovative and trail-blazing contractors and their projects. The Contractor Industry Excellence Awards recognize SPFA contractor members’ exceptional accomplishments for the quality of their work, the uniqueness of the project, speed of application, superiority of polyurethane, ability of foam to conform to unusual/irregular surfaces, and special safety considerations. The winners will be revealed and recognized during the 10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 12:30-2 p.m.
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New Mexico residents can receive free admission to the Sprayfoam 2015 tradeshow on Wednesday and Thursday, January 28-29, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Tradeshow hours on Wednesday are 2-5 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:30-5 p.m. New Mexico residents 18 and over who show a valid driver’s license will receive a free one-day pass to the tradeshow.
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Certainteed Corporation
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
You Talk, We Listen
Registration is a breeze, thanks to the efforts of the show management crew and the convention center helpers. If you have any questions, Kristin Bennett is the Conference Director and Emma Bennett is the Conference Coordinator. For PCP questions, Kelly Marcavage, the Certification and Training Director, can help.
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The spring issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional was mailed and is also online! Some of the topics in this issue include:
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The Social Side
Follow us and share your adventures at Sprayfoam 2015 on Twitter (@TheSPFA, #spfashow) and Facebook! Note change to Twitter hashtag! It is #spfashow. Also, be sure to download the Sprayfoam 2015 Convention App. Search "Sprayfoam 2015" in the App Store or Google Play Store.
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Interested in continuing your networking? SPFA has a Hospitality Suite at the Hyatt in the Santa Rosa Room on the 19th floor. HOWEVER.... Please bring your show badge. If you are not staying at the Hyatt, you will need to present your show badge to security to get on the elevator and gain access the 19th floor. If you run into troubles, use the house phone and someone will come down to get you! The hospitality suite will be open tonight, Tuesday night, from 9-11 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 p.m.-midnight; and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 p.m..
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Conference Sponsors
As of Jan. 20, 2015, the exhibitor list for Sprayfoam 2015 includes almost 80 companies! Also, thank you to the sponsors who made this event the success that it is.
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Thank you to all the sponsors and partners that made it possible to bring Sprayfoam 2015 to Albuquerque!
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