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SPRAYFOAM
FALL 2017

SPRAYFOAM Professional - The Official
Publication of the Spray Polyurethane Foam
Alliance is published for:

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
3927 Old Lee Hwy #101B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel: (800) 523-6154 | Fax: (703) 222-5816
www.sprayfoam.org

PROFESSIONAL

FE AT U R E S

Executive Director
Kurt P. Riesenberg
kurtriesenberg@sprayfoam.org

18 VERDICAL GROUP'S 4TH ANNUAL NET ZERO 2017 CONFERENCE:
ENERGY + WATER + WASTE

Technical Services Director
Richard Duncan, P.E., Ph.D.
rickduncan@sprayfoam.org

20 AN EXPANDING BUSINESS: SPRAY FOAM OFFERS INTERESTING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIDELINES
By Sandy Smith

Certification and Training Director
Kelly Marcavage, kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
Convention Director/Member Services
Mickey Riesenberg, michele@sprayfoam.org
Member Services Administrator
Katherine Ransom, kransom@sprayfoam.org
SPFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
John Achille (Coastal Insulation)
Vice President
Tiffiny Flaim (BioFoam)
Treasurer
Richard Spiess (Innovative Insulation Solutions)
Board Members: Larry Ash, United Thermal
Systems, John Cunningham, AGL Spray Foam,
Teri England, Smart Choice Insulation & Roofing,
Bryan Heldreth, RPC Industries,
Bonnie Strickler, PUFF Inc., Ron Winkle,
Roof Asset Management, Mitch Clifton, NCFI,
Doug Kramer, Lapolla, Nick Pagano, Graco,
Tom Sojak, Gaco Western, Joe Stockdale,
Covestro, Ridge Stockdale, Accella

26 CAN IT BE SAVED? COMMON SPRAY FOAM ISSUES FROM PROCESSING
AND INSTALLATION
By Fiona Soltes
30 THE EVOLUTION OF THE PCP MODIFICATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
THROUGH THE FIRST FIVE YEARS
By Kelly Marcavage, Certification and Training Director, SPFA
32 2017 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
Residential Wall Foam - Elite Insulation & PolyPro, LLC
38 DISCIPLINE, PASSION AND GRIT
L.L. "Buddy" Cockrell's veteran background informs RPC Industries, Inc.'s
culture and success
By Cody Smith

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PUBLISHED JULY 2017/SPF-Q0317/9835
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DE PA R T M E N T S
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S CORNER
By Kurt P. Riesenberg
VALUE AND SUCCESS AND VALUE

9

PRESIDENT'S POST
By John Achille
TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS

12

FOAM BUSINESS NEWS

14

SPFA TODAY -
MEMBERSHIP NEWS & NUMBERS

17

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
By Craig Brightup
Health Care Reform Impacts
Tax Reform

43 ASK THE EXPERT
45 UPCOMING EVENTS

17
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017

Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
Discipline, Passion and Grit
Ask the Expert
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers | advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover1
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover2
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 3
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 4
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 5
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 6
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 8
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - President’s Post
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 10
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 11
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Foam Business News
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 13
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 15
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 16
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Legislative Update
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 19
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 21
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 22
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 23
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 24
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 25
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 27
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 28
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 29
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 31
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 33
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 34
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 35
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 36
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 37
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Discipline, Passion and Grit
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 39
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 40
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 41
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 42
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Ask the Expert
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 44
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Upcoming Events
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers | advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover3
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover4
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