Guardian Building Products Announces Spray Foam Alliance with Lapolla Industries, Inc.
GuardFoam Product Line Now Available Nation Wide
Greenville, SC., August 17, 2009 - Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc. ("Guardian"), today announced an alliance with Lapolla Industries, Inc. (Lapolla) for supply of two component spray polyurethane foam for residential and commercial insulation applications.
Guardian Building Products Distribution, a global supplier of fiberglass, and other building products, signed an agreement with Lapolla, a Houston based manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam. Gary Romes, Guardian VP of Business Development, stated, “We have always looked at Guardian as an insulation supplier, not only as a fiberglass company. Spray foam insulation has now become a more important component in the industry in both the residential and commercial insulation markets. We chose Lapolla as our partner due to their superior product performance and well established credentials and approvals, which allow Guardian immediate market access to the North American markets as well as those over-seas.”
Lapolla Industries President & CEO, Douglas Kramer said, “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Guardian. We will be supporting their efforts with materials, equipment, training and technical support. Guardian’s expertise in insulation, market credibility and global position will clearly have a positive impact on the overall spray foam insulation market.”
Guardian is now prepared to supply the GuardFoam product lines to the insulation market throughout the United States by way of its existing distribution channels and will expand the sales and marketing of GuardFoam into Canada in the near term. Guardian’s spray foam products consist of GuardFoam 55, a closed cell and open cell spray insulation. Both systems meet Class I credentials and will maintain the key credentials required for market acceptance.
Guardian Building Products, Inc. (GBP), based in Greenville, SC, is one of the largest building material distribution networks in the United States, and through one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Fiberglass, Inc., manufactures a complete line of light density fiberglass building insulation products for the residential and commercial construction markets in Canada and the United States. GBP is a division of Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, MI. In addition to its prominence in the building material industry, Guardian is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass, fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries, and automotive exterior systems. For more information, visit www.guardianbp.com.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting commercial and residential applications in the building envelope construction industries. Additional information about Lapolla is available on the World Wide Web at www.lapolla.com.
Guardian Building Products
Tim Morrow, Product Manager