SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, announced its new building in Kent, Ohio. The expansion comes with a lot of positive changes for the company: a new location with 28,000 square feet; a large capacity Spray Foam School & Showroom; a dedicated multi-bay service and repair center for plural component, single component, and industrial paint equipment; and expanded manufacturing and distribution. The new space is better equipped to SprayWorks’ growing needs, allowing them to expand product offerings and provide a more robust and comprehensive training program — preparing contractors, spray foam applicators, and coatings companies with the necessary skillset to properly apply polyurethane materials safely and with minimal waste, plus a quality end-product. SprayWorks Equipment Group is a spray foam and polyurea company supplying equipment, training, material, mobile rigs, and parts, and is a distributor for PMC, Graco, and Gusmer equipment.
Polyglass U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, recently completed a time trial comparing installation of their 2-ply torch system with FASTLap against the Velociflex high-wind-resistance system. In the end, the Velociflex installation was completed 30 percent faster than the 2-ply torch system, resulting in significant savings in labor costs.
The Polyglass team released a video demonstrating the time trial. Polyglass first introduced its Velociflex roofing system in 2019. This innovative configuration consists of two plies of modified bitumen membranes with a self-venting “loose laid” base sheet mechanically attached in the side laps, followed by an optional interply layer and a cap sheet, which may be either heat-welded or cold-applied. Specifically designed for roofs exposed to high-wind environments, the Velociflex system works well with both concrete and steel decks, and it has been independently tested to provide wind protection of up to 270 psf.
MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, announced a substantial Expansion Project. This coincides with the company’s 60th Anniversary, which was celebrated in 2021. The Expansion Project will add close to 50,000 square feet to the production area and the acquisition of new production equipment to meet the rising demand for orders. MFM has been acquiring additional raw materials to ensure product availability for their customer base and this new facility will accommodate this additional inventory. The building was planned to be completed by the fall of 2021, and the new production equipment to be installed and operational by early 2022. In total, the company expects to hire an additional 20 full-time employees as part of the Expansion Project.