Insulfoam boosts production in Pennsylvania
Insulfoam, producer of engineered expanded polystyrene (EPS) block-molded insulation products, expanded into western Pennsylvania. Manufacturing is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011 in a 200,000 square-foot facility, located in Smithfield, Pa.
Insulfoam will share the plant with sister company Hunter Panels.
"Insulfoam has successfully served the engineered EPS insulation market through a tough economy," said John Cambruzzi, Director of Marketing & National Accounts. "Our engineered EPS products are 100% recyclable, offer excellent energy efficiency and long term stable R-value to both new and retrofit construction projects.
"With legislation endorsing sustainable product decisions throughout the country, we believe that the time is right to invest in the expansion of our manufacturing locations to better serve our East Coast customers," said John Cambruzzi, director of marketing and national accounts.
Insulfoam’s engineered EPS products are recyclable, he said.
Other Insulfoam manufacturing plants are located in Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Washington and Alaska.
Makita sponsors off-road racer Brian Deegan
Makita Industrial Power Tools signed 12-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan to a promotional deal.
Under the deal, Makita becomes the Official Power Tool for Brian Deegan, the founder of Metal Mulisha, as he competes in motor sports racing, including off-road, freestyle motocross and rally car.
"I have always relied on Makita to keep me at the top of my game, both in the pits and at home. I’m excited to now officially be in the trenches together for every race," Deegan said, in a prepared statement.
“We’ve been supporting ‘The General’ in off-road racing since 2008, so we know all about Brian’s relentless competitive drive and the pure energy he brings to action sports,” said Brent Withey, director of marketing, Makita.
Lowe’s to sell Synlawn brand synthetic grass
Synthetic grass for DIY projects is coming to the shelves at Lowe’s.
The program will offer four pre-cut and pre-packaged sizes. Those sizes are 3’ x 11’, 5’ x 7.5’, 7.5’ x 7.5’, and 7.5’ x 11’. These pre-cut pieces of synthetic turf can be used for a variety of projects ranging from landscaping areas, pet areas, play areas, common areas, garages, basements, roof decks, and outdoor patios.
Synlawn products have replaced petroleum-based polyurethane with soybean oils in the manufacturing process, utilize secondary backing materials made from recycled plastic bottles, and are 100% recyclable.
“We’re excited about this partnership with Lowe’s,” said George Neagle, VP of sales and marketing with Synlawn. “For the ardent, do-it-yourself landscaper, synthetic turf is an inexpensive, durable option for a rewarding project.”