Spray Foam Professional - Fall 2012 - (Page 12)
2012 Current Membership: 2012 New Members: 2012 Non-Renewals:
MEMBERSHIP NEWS NUMBERS
337 55 28
NEW MEMBERS YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
The SPFA Board elections for 2012 completed in June and the new Board (2012-2014) was seated on July 1 and held its kick off meeting on July 26. The results of the election are available at www.sprayfoam.org. One of the ﬁ rst actions of the new Board was to approve the Consultant Membership Committee existence, structure, and criteria. The Board will meet again in-person in conjunction with the CPI Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 27.
In June 2012, SPFA mobilized to represent SPF industry interests with the Connecticut General Assembly. A bill (CT HB5248), originally addressing only other foam insulation products other than SPF, was approved by the CT Public Safety Committee with last minute changes to include SPF. Subsequently Public Act 12-164, requiring extensive testing, product certiﬁcation and state approval requirements, was sent to the Governor’s ofﬁce for signing into law. The basis for removing the exclusions for SPF were unclear but unwarranted and unnecessary. Faced with dramatic new obstacles, which would literally be implemented overnight, SPFA along with its members and partners from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) contacted state legislators and the Governor’s ofﬁce to stave off this bad piece of legislation. One week later the Governor took the appropriate action of vetoing the bill following a special session of the Assembly.
Bovio Advanced Comfort & Energy Solutions; Coatings Application & Waterprooﬁ ng of Illinois; Coatings Application & Waterprooﬁ ng of Indiana; Distinctive Rooﬁ ng, LLC; Guardian Building Products; Installed Building Products; Installtec, Inc. dba; FoamRite Insulation; Minnick’s; North East Spray Foam; PermaDri, Inc.; Raders Insulation Express, LLC; SES Foam, Inc.; Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation
Connect with SPFA
LOST MEMBERS YEAR-TO-DATE
SPFA has taken steps to support a Board directive to broaden our reach of communications with the industry, our partners and stakeholders. Recently, SPFA re-invested in building its social media standing by focusing upon use of Twitter and Facebook. The services allow SPFA to communicate in real time with its members on important issues that will affect them and their businesses. Additionally, to further increase the reach of SPFA, a twicemonthly electronic newsletter will begin in September 2012 to complement this publication.
Feds, CPI and Certiﬁcation
SPFA will be meeting with EPA and other federal agency ofﬁcials on Sept. 12 in Washington, DC to review ongoing aggressive development and planned deployment of its new SPF Industry Certiﬁcation Program. This will be an opportunity for the ofﬁcials to receive an overview on the program, and several subsequent weeks to review the materials and provide constructive feedback for possible inclusion. SPFA will also be presenting this new program to the polyurethane manufacturing audience of the CPI Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 25th. The certiﬁcation program is set to be released at the 2013 SPFA Annual Convention and Expo.
Anderson Insulation, Inc.; Conservation Services Group; DAS Products, Inc.; Evergreen Insulation Inc.; Flame Control Coatings, LLC; GDA Consulting, LLC; Homeway Homes; Seward Sales Corp.; Urethane Foam Operations; Wilserv
SPFA Member Directory and Buyers’ Guide
Members in good-standing have been updating their contact information with SPFA to make sure their listings are correct for this publication, set to be distributed in October 2012. The printed Directory highlights all SPFA members in their respective product and service categories, and thousands of copies are shipped every year to members and building professionals around the US as a service to the industry.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spray Foam Professional - Fall 2012
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
FOAM BUSINESS NEWS
BEHIND THE FOAM
2012 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
GETTING SUSTAINABLE ROOFING RIGHT
MILITARY STANDARDS AND SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM INSULATION – PART 2
IRAQ – U.S. MILITARY IN IRAQ BENEFITS FROM PERFORMANCE OF SPF
ASK THE EXPERT
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS/ADVERTISERS.COM
Spray Foam Professional - Fall 2012