>>Honeywell Announces "Hit a Foam Run" Winners
Honeywell is pleased to announce that nine contractors have now been named as winners in its "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Joining past winners are Skylar Swinford of EnergySeal in Boise, Idaho; Tamara Serrao of Falso in Syracuse, N.Y.; Marie Datil of Roof King Inc. in Margate, Fla; and Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wis. Each of them has received a $500 prize for submitting eligible projects into the sweepstakes. Demilec is the most recent system supplier to join the promotion, offering its Heatlok® HFO High Lift system formulated with Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA).
>>Firestone Building Products To Acquire Gaco Western
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for a variety of commercial, and residential applications. The acquisition strengthens Firestone’s industry leadership in commercial roofing and offers positions in residential and commercial building products, reinforcing its commitment to be a leader in the building envelope solution. Firestone Building Products is part of Bridgestone Americas, the largest subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.
>>Accella agrees to purchase spray polyurethane foam business from Covestro
Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") has agreed to purchase certain assets of the North American spray polyurethane foam (SPF) business located in Spring, TX, from Covestro LLC. The sale is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
>>Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as E.P.A. Head
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Senators voted 52 to 46 to confirm Mr. Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who has built a career out of suing to block the E.P.A.’s major environmental rules and has called for the dissolution of much of the agency’s authority.
>>PMC Continues Growth Strategy with New Hire
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Joe Hearon, who will join the PMC team as their new Business Development Manager. In this new role, Joe will be accountable for creating strategies to improve profitability and increase sales.
>>ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2018 Winter Conference, January 20 - 24, Chicago
ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 20-24 at the Palmer House Hilton. This conference includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, tracks on industry trends in resiliency and modeling throughout a building’s life cycle, and tracks addressing specific disciplines, such as transportation air conditioning, tall buildings and heat exchange equipment.