SPFA Conference Daily

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

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. Find out where you can find the action and how you can share your good times with others! A Conference Daily enewsletter will be released each night of the show.

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. - 4:30 p.m. SPFA PCP Field Exams (Marshalling Yard)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ABAA Spray Polyurethane Foam Installer Training and Exam
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. SPFA PCP Written Exams (exams end promptly @6 p.m.)
Noon - 5:30 p.m. Golf Tournament, Twin Warriors Golf Club (transportation departs hotel lobby @10:45 a.m.)
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Women’s Leadership Networking Reception
Photo: Steven Grabonski of United Thermal Systems in Niagara Falls, N.Y., gets ready to take his application test. "There are lots of people who can tell you how to do it, not show you how to do it," said Grabonski about the Field Exams.

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A record number of attendees have pre-registered for the breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, "Temperatures and Pressures: The Impact on Quality and Yield" by Justin Strombeck is looking like it is going to be a hot one and "Understanding the Relationship Between Relative Humidity, Air Temperature, Dew Point Temperature and Air Movement Through a House" by Nikki Krueger is another one getting a whirlwind of pre-registration activity. More details to be shared tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to check your Pocket Program for times, details and speakers.
In photo: Jack Stageman, owner of Spray Foam Distributing in Iowa, looks through the options. He attends the show because "every year I find out what's new and reconnect with old friends and suppliers."

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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, an iPad, guide books and more!

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The pre-convention activities at Sprayfoam 2015 include SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses and Exams, as well as Field Exams. You can take every test for any level of certification," reminded Kelly Karcavage, SPFA Certification and Training Director. The testing is open until Thursday, while the Field Exams wrap up Tuesday afternoon.

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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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While Juno pounds the Northeast, Albuquerque is looking at bright skies and temperatures around 60 degrees.

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Conference & Session Coverage
 
   
Were you spotted during my photo rounds? Check out some of the candids taken on Monday, 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.

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During the Field Exams on Monday, there was a lot of talking going on... in addition to spraying foam. Here is what some of your fellow contractors and industry professionals are saying...

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The winter issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional featured an introduction to Sprayfoam 2015 as well as a quick-reference guide to the breakout sessions. To access the digital version of this issue, click on the link below.

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C.J. Spray, Inc.
Covestro
Graco
Daily Schedule & Activities
 
   
Join us for 18 holes of golf at the award winning Twin Warriors Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Bus service will be provided to and from the hotel to the course, and boxed lunches will be served. To reserve rental clubs, contact the course directly at 505-771-6155. Take a course tour and plan your day here: http://www.mynewmexicogolf.com/twin_home/. Check the registration website for cost and details. The golf bus pickup is at the Hyatt at 11:30 a.m.

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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. From manufacturers to contractors, if you are a woman in the SPF industry and would like to discuss your experiences with other women endeavoring to assume leadership roles, please attend this reception for drinks and light fare.
Photo: Robin Farver of Intech

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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:
>>WHY I SUPPORT SPF -- BY TY PENNINGTON
>>SAFETY FIRST -- SPFA DRAFTS SAFETY PROGRAM FOR MEMBER USE
>>HOW TO MAKE MONEY AND HAVE FUN DOING IT
>>TIPS ON SPRAYING FOAM -- ARE YOU DOING IT RIGHT?
>>10 WAYS YOUR COMPANY CAN USE INSTAGRAM

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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, Monday night, from 9-11 p.m. Check tomorrow's Conference Daily enewsletter for Tuesday-Thursday hours.

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Sunport Shuttle is offering a travel voucher to Sprayfoam 2015 attendees for transportation from the airport. The voucher is for round-trip transportation from the airport to either the Hyatt Regency or Doubletree and costs $20 per person. The rate for a one-way trip is $11 per person. For details or to make a reservation, visit www.SunportShuttle.com.

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If you arrive early or have a little free time, here are the Top 10 Destinations in Albuquerque, according to www.TripAdvisor.com. Remember, Albuquerque (www.visitalbuquerque.org) is a desert at a high altitude. So, the air is dry and thin, and it may take you a day to acclimate. Be sure to drink lots of water! The daytime temperature is averaging around 65 degrees.

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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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