March 8, 2016
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
The spring issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here.
If you want to make sure you are taking the right steps to be OSHA compliant for the new standards in confined spaces, be sure to check out the article by SPFA's Technical Director Rick Duncan, "OSHA Standard for Confined Spaces: Readying Your Business for Compliance."
 
SPFA offers safety webinars that are FREE for SPFA members.The next webinar, Supplier Air Systems for Respirators, that had been scheduled for March 2, was re-scheduled and will now take place on March 16. Webinars addressing confined spaces are in the works; stay tuned!
If you missed the previous webinars, they are available for download in the Members-only section of the SPFA website. Direct questions to: Dr. Richard Duncan, SPFA Technical Director.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Reports Say BASF Considering Bid for DuPont
>>Dr. John Straube to Be Keynote at ABAA Conference, March 22-24
>>CPI, SFC Offer Guidance on SPF Safe Use and Handling
>>Better Buildings: 2016 Report Highlights Major Progress, New Partners
>>SPFA, NEMA Research on Recessed Lights Results in New Standard
>>Top 10 Regulatory Concerns in the Construction Industry
>>Additive Manufacturing: 5 Ways DOE's 3D Printed Home is Redefining What's Possible
>>Icynene ProSeal Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Awarded UL Greenguard Gold Certification
>>Chemours Completes First Field Application of Opteon™ 1100 Foam Blowing Agent
>>Dow Announces Settlement in Urethanes Class Action Litigation
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
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>>FREE Safety Webinars for SPFA Members - Next One Is March 16
>>See What SPFA Can Do for You!
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The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
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Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo was record-breaking in more ways than one. Check out some of the final numbers in the Show Daily. Also, visit the SPFA website, where speaker presentations will be posted shortly. Or, to check out the social side, search #SPFAShow on Twitter.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 46 - March 7, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- States Still Fighting Multi-Front War Against Opioid Abuse
-- Majority of States Have Good Samaritan Laws
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>ASHRAE Vice President Presents at Congressional Briefing on Building Energy Codes & Benchmarking, Holds Meetings on Capitol Hill
>High Performance Building Congressional Caucus & Coalition Host Congressional Reception
>White House Council on Environmental Quality Updates & Issues New Instructions for Determining Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings – ASHRAE Standards Referenced
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>ASHRAE Mentioned in Two National News Articles
>NOPR in Pennsylvania on Water Issues includes references to Legionella and Asbestos
>State Legislative Sessions Already Concluding
>Proposed Legislation in Canada
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SPF Tech
Source: airbarrier.org / Laverne Dalgleish
The Air Barrier Association of America worked with Oak Ridge National Laboratories to conduct assembly testing on a wood framed wall to determine what part of a wall would leak the most. The testing was conducted at Tremco's facility in Cleveland Ohio, where they have a fully automated ASTM E2357 test apparatus.
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SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
>>Your Personal Certification Update
Now that you have taken the exam(s), have you been wondering what you need to do to complete your certification?
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Preferred Solutions Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
"Wear Your Selling Hat With Confidence!" was a Breakout Session at Sprayfoam 2016 presented by David Fellman. If you missed the session, Robert Naini of www.sprayfoamadvisor.com recorded it! Naini was also a speaker at Sprayfoam 2016. If you subscribe to the Spray Foam Advisor blogs, you will receive a link to his recorded session, "3 Ways to Close More Sales with Building Science."
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Source: homeenergy.org / Carrie Sturrock
Energy efficiency isn't an emotional appeal, but a rational, kind of wonky one. It's like trying to capture someone's imagination with a term paper instead of a love letter.
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SPFA Member News & Services
 
   
Graco Inc recently introduced the ToughTek™ Portable Stucco Pump for stucco and EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) materials. Compact and portable, ToughTek Pumps use piston pump technology.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Events
 
   
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Business Trends
>>Getting It Right - Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities
>>Considerations for Buying a Small Business
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