June 17, 2015
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
SPFA invites you to submit your industry-specific presentation topic(s) for consideration. Click here to submit your suggested topic and proposed presenter information.The deadline to submit ideas is July 15!
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2016
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.
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Industry News and Announcements
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>>Construction Firms Add 17,000 Jobs in May
>>Establishment of the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee
>>5 of the Hottest Home Trends So Far in 2015
>>New Environmental Justice (EJ) Mapping and Screening Tool: EJSCREEN
>>Defining Zero Energy and the Pathway to Achieving It -- ASHRAE Conference, June 27-July 1
>>You, Me and the QAP
>>Work More, Refuel Less: Efficiency Opportunities for Heavy-Duty Pickups and Vans
>>Spray Polyurethane Foam: A Key Component to Any Net Zero Solution
>>Construction Employment Increased in 232 Out of 358 Metro Areas Between April 2014 & 2015
>>EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation Activities
>>Race to Zero Student Design Competition
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SPFA News and Announcements
For 2014, SPFA’s quarterly magazine, SPRAYFOAM Professional, earned the Naylor National Publication of the Year award, competing against hundreds of other publications and associations.
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>>SPFA at Work for You, for Industry
>>Article by SPFA's Richard Duncan Appears in Retrofit Magazine, SBC Magazine
>>Walls & Ceilings Magazine Publishes SPF Article
>>Gupta-verlag.com and Energy Design Update Share News About SPFA Health & Safety Program
>>Breakout Sessions at Sprayfoam 2015 Are Posted Online
>>SPFA's Board Members
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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 were revealed and recognized during the 10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon at Sprayfoam 2015.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
To make sure your company information is included in SPFA's 2015-16 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide, your membership status must be active and your membership fees must be paid no later than June 29. Please verify your company information is up to date here and follow the link below to make updates.
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>>Future Safety Webinars -- Topics and Dates (FREE for SPFA Members)
>>2015 Is the Year of SPFA Membership Growth
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.
Volume XXIII, No. 18
June 12, 2015
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Federal Activities
>Draft Energy Efficiency Legislation Examined at House Hearing
>U.S. Dept. of Energy Issues Notice on the Availability of Draft Proposals, Analysis, Related Events for 2018 IECC
>DOE Announces Meetings of Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products Working Group
>DOE’s Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee to Meet June 17
>DOE Holds Better Buildings Summit
>WISE Internship Begins!

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Grassroots Government Activities Committee and Advocacy Committee to Merge on July 1
>Illinois Legislature Fails to Approve State Budget – Adjournment Delayed
>Six More States Adjourn Legislatures
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SPF Tech
Source: gacowallfoam.com / Graig Messer
During the summer months, you will be able to run lower temperatures on new construction installation due to warmer substrate temperatures. Determining if the foam is too hot or too cold is crucial for achieving the best results.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Free Online Chemical Health and Safety Course
>>Company Accreditation Marks to Be Displayed in SPFA Directory - Deadline June 29!
>>Upcoming Training Dates
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Naylor Association Solutions
Health & Safety
Dr. Richard Duncan, Technical Director at SPFA, sheds some light on the new OSHA standard related to confined spaces, which will go into effect August 1, 2015.
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Source: agc.org
Jessica Douma, Regulatory Analyst, Directorate of Construction, OSHA, will be speaking at these two June webinars focusing on the new confined spaces standard.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: associationadviser.com / Nancy Taylor
You’ve all seen the ubiquitous # sign in front of social media posts, but do you really know what that symbol does — or could do for you?
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SPFA Member News & Services
BASF SPRAYTITE and DuPont Formacel® 1100 foam expansion agent have successfully been applied in the first ever in-field sprayfoam application in a residential home. Working together, the products offer homeowners excellent thermal insulation performance while reducing energy consumption, environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Graco Inc. has formally introduced the Reactor 2 Hydraulic Series of plural-component sprayers. The Reactor 2 series of sprayers provides software and hardware advancements that help contractors apply materials more accurately. Reactor 2 offers innovative data reporting technologies that help owners track and record jobsite activity and spraying parameters.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>News & Events from Building Technologies Office
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
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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
>>SBA Announces Video Phone Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Entrepreneurs
>>What a Balance Sheet Reveals About a Small Business
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