May 31, 2016
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
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Be sure to read SPFA President Dennis Vandewater's final President's Post as he reflects back on his time as SPFA President and imparts some of the most valuable things the sprayfoam business has taught him over the years.
 
 
   
SPFA is now offering a four-part webinar series on construction confined spaces as a special edition of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series. Part 4, Permit Process, will take place June 3 at 11 a.m EDT.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Energy Department Invests $14 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Nation's Homes and Buildings
>>Housing Innovation Awards Applications due June 15
>>New WCRI Studies Compare Outcomes of Injured Workers Across 15 States
>>Global Chemicals Production Starts Second Quarter on a Soft Note, Falling Slightly in April
>>New Study Charts Progress on SunShot Initiative Goals, Identifies Solar Opportunities
>>ASHRAE Revises Commissioning Certification to Meet DOE Guidelines
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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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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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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
>>Update Your SPFA Directory Listing Online - Deadline June 1
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Bullard
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 17 - May 23, 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:
-- Majority of States Have Minimum Wage Higher Than Federal Standard
-- Crumbling Infrastructure Could Cost U.S. Trillions
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Despite New House Action a Comprehensive Energy Law Remains a Distant Possibility this Year
>Republican, Democratic House Conferees Announced for Comprehensive Energy Bill
>US Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3) Submits Statement to the Congressional Record in Support of Building Energy Codes
>DOE Issues Direct Final Rule on Energy Conservation Standards for Certain Heating, Air Conditioning Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces
>Rural Utilities Service Seeks Public Comment on Measurement & Verification of Energy Efficiency Measures
>DOE Proposes Rule on Energy Conservation Standards for Compressors
>DoD, GSA, NASA Issue Final Rule Amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations on High GWP HFCs
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Town Hall Meeting In Flint, MI Features ASHRAE Speakers on Standard 188
>State of the Air 2016
>Legislative Action in the States
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SPF Tech
 
   
In March 2016, the Spray Foam Coalition released a document intended to provide general guidance on ventilation during installation of interior applications of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in new residences and buildings and during renovation and weatherization projects in existing homes and buildings.
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Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
When working with and around combustible materials like wood and spray foam insulation, fire safety should be on everyone’s mind. There is potential for fire when these combustible materials are exposed to open flame or high heat from cutting, welding, grinding and other activities that occur during the construction process.

With this in mind, here are seven steps for fire safety:
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SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
Within the next few weeks, SPFA will be hosting an informational webinar about the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program will be moderated by Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director SPFA and the speakers are Bonnie Strickler – Chair of the QAP Committee for the Certification Program and Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director SPFA.
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The SPFA "Foam-It-Right" webinar series is an easy and free way to get continuing educational credits needed for PCP recertification. This webinar series is for SPFA members, but those registered in the PCP can also attend. Just contact Kelly Marcavage for more details at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org

Remember, the webinar series has also been recorded and is available (to SPFA Members and those registered in PCP). The next one is scheduled for Friday, June 3 at 11 a.m. ET, entitled "Permit Process" in the Confined Space Webinar Series. Click here for more information
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In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
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An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
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SPFA Member News & Services
VersaFlex Incorporated announced Kansai Paint as a distributor in the Pakistan and Middle East area. Effective immediately, Kansai Paint ME will have access to VersaFlex's complete line of high performance pure polyurea protective coatings, linings, joint fillers, and repair materials.
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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
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