Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
February 7, 2017
Accella Polyurethane Systems, LLC
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "Cold Weather Cures" which discusses the tips for spraying in cold weather. Read all of this and more in the Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
SPFA-127 SPF Roof Systems Maintenance Manual has been updated by a Roofing Committee task group.  The reorganized document contains improved photos and updated guidance to help customers and contractors get the most out of their SPF roof system.  SPF roofing contractors are encouraged to share this with their customers.  Many thanks to the task group for working diligently over the past year to deliver this important update.  The group was led by Robb Smith and included the following volunteers: Bruce Schenke, Roger Morrison, Jason Hoerter, Chris West, Jack Moore and Jim Andersen.  

For more information, contact Rick Duncan SPFA Technical Director rickduncan@sprayfoam.org or Bruce Schenke, SPFA Roofing Committee Chair  bschenke@accellapolyurethane.com.
Industry News and Announcements
>> Graco's Applied Fluid Technology Division Introduces Rewards Program and New Products for the Spray Foam and Polyurea Industry
>> Art Rosenfeld, California’s Godfather of Energy Efficiency, Dies at 90
>> Why Spray Foam is Saving The Ag Industry Big Money
>> ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners and Designers for 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities
>> What’s in store for OSHA regulations in 2017
>> ACC to Testify Before House Science Committee
SPFA News and Announcements
SPFA is partnering with Foam Expo, which takes place from February 28 - March 2, 2017 in Novi, Michigan. Foam Expo is a free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. For more information or to register visit www.foam-expo.com or email info@foam-expo.com

SPFA would like to thank all of our 2017 Convention & Expo Sponsors! Thank you especially to our Premiere Sponsors that came together in pursuit of a new milestone - the most Premiere Sponsors of the event ever! SPFA works hard to build a great experience for convention attendees and our sponsors have recognized that and want to help. From helping to cover high-costs of putting on a growing show, to supporting the SPFA's national Professional Certification Program (PCP) through material donations and scholarships that reduce testing fees - in some cases to zero dollars. One more example of how the industry comes together in SPFA to move sprayfoam forward. Attend the show to thank these companies for their support! For more information, click here


The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2017 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2017 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on January 31, 2017. "Each year the Industry Excellence Awards allow us to recognize our industry’s truly outstanding contractors and projects," said Kurt Riesenberg, executive director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA). "This year’s entries exceed the bar in best practices with the contractors showcased helping to set a tone of excellence in the application of Spray Polyurethane Foam." See who won!
Foam Supplies, Inc.
Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>> Welcome New SPFA Members
>>2016-17 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
To all SPFA Members, be sure to watch your inbox for SPFA 2017 Membership Renewal Invoices. Your membership does so much to help the industry by supporting important initiatives like:
*A growing tech services focus in SPFA
*Research and development that drives the industry forward and opens new doors for you and your company
*Increasing industry awareness and acceptance through more advanced marketing efforts
*Building the infrastructure to support the national Professional Certification Program (PCP) and the recognition our certified professionals have earned
*Developing the solid national network of SPF professionals necessary to drive future growth in the industry

If you're in SPF, you're in SPFA! Join now or renew to discover the opportunities awaiting you as a team-member in this high-performance industry.
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXV, No. 03 - February 6, 2017
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Some of the features in this issue include:
-- States Embrace, Resist Trump Immigration Orders
-- Largest Sanctuary Cities Facing Loss Of $2B In Federal Funds
U.S. Government Affairs
> Quadrennial Energy Review: Second Installment Released
> DOE Issues Notice of Permanent Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
> New Better Buildings Resource Helps Organizations Find Financing Solutions for Energy Efficiency Projects
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
> Forty-four State Legislatures Now in Session
> Four U.S. Cities Pass New Building Efficiency Ordinances
> Florida Senate Bill 7000 Raises Concerns
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
Last week I was in Palm Springs, California for the 2017 Spray Foam Convention and Expo hosted by SPFA, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.

And with all of the information available at these type of events, it is important to remember that all companies, regardless of size, have a few critical functions that they have to implement to be successful.
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC)
SPFA Training & Certification
SPFA PCP frequently gets phone calls from frantic contractors wanting to know "How quickly can I become certified by the SPFA PCP?" This usually happens when the contractor receives a bid requiring the work to be done by SPFA PCP Certified applicators. Our immediate question is, "Are you certifiable?"
The Professional Certification Program is seeking volunteers for the PCP Exam Prep curriculum review. We’ll be meeting shortly to divide assignments and give details on the review process.

If you aren’t able to help out with the curriculum review, but you’ll be attending the Spray Foam 2017 convention in Palm Springs, we could use your help there!

Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for more details.
We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven’t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification.

Please let us know what is holding you up.

A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We’d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level!

We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants! Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE: this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
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.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
Akurate Dynamics
Naylor Association Solutions
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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