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Recent News:

Armacell Acquires TB Concept Inc.

Armacell, a manufacturer of flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a provider of engineered foams, recently acquired TB Concept Inc., a Montreal-based company, which specializes in the manufacturing of patented pipe support solutions. The transaction strengthens Armacell‘s global accessories business and the group’s footprint in Canada.

TB Concept Inc. has been developing easy-to-install pipe saddles and shields for almost two decades. Today, the company offers pipe support solutions, including the Insuguard® brand, which allows for pipe movement within the support system, thereby minimizing maintenance or repairs and considerably reducing energy loss.

Keith A. Norwood, Vice President of Armacell Americas, said: “We are excited to be working with TB Concept and their talented team. The company’s unique product solutions are a great asset to our customers and perfectly fit into our business model, underlining once again our technical leadership in the insulation industry.”

Armacell is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and has been a member of NIA since 1956.

Owens Corning Earns Number 3 Ranking on 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Owens Corning recently earned the distinction of being ranked number 3 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. This is the fourth consecutive year Owens Corning has appeared on the list, jumping 22 places over the prior year. The 19th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list recognizes the standout environmental, social, and governance performance of public companies across the United States.

“At Owens Corning we work hard to have a net-positive impact on the world,” said Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman. “And we’ve made great strides in the past decade, because our 19,000 employees make it their personal mission in their daily work. This great honor from Corporate Responsibility Magazine is recognition of their impact around the globe.”

Frank O’Brien-Bernini, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, added, “As a global leader in engineered materials for insulation, roofing, and composites, we have countless opportunities to deliver on our purpose of making the world a better place. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens honor is both humbling in terms of what we have achieved and inspiring to do more, faster.”

Owens Corning is based in Toledo, Ohio, and has been a member of NIA since 1966.

Triangle Enterprises, Inc. Achieves Safety Milestone

Triangle Enterprises, an insulation contractor with more than 300 employees recently reached a landmark safety accomplishment—5,000,000 work hours with no lost time injuries. The timespan in reaching this award goes back 9 years to April of 2009. Triangle management has dedicated the time and resources necessary to ensure safety is a core value that is never compromised.  Triangle continues striving to embrace safety not as a priority, but as the way we simply do business.  Our supervisory personnel have embraced their respective roles of safety performance leaders for their employees.  Most importantly, our individual employees have recognized their personal responsibility for their own safety, including “STOP WORK” authority and Triangle’s recent launch of an employee safety intervention program.

Triangle Enterprises, Inc., is based in Paducah, Kentucky, and has been a member of NIA since 1990.

Winter 2017

Alpha Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2018 marks Alpha’s 50th anniversary.  To describe the company more accurately, the U.S.-based operations will now be recognized as Alpha Engineered Composites, LLC. Alpha will continue manufacturing and distributing high performance textiles, specialty insulation facings, and engineered elastomer composites for a range of applications and markets, including the petrochemical, utility, marine, commercial construction, and transportation industries.

“This year’s celebration is as much about five decades of accomplishments as it is about new initiatives for an exciting future,” said CEO Christopher Avallone. “We are also pleased to announce the formation of Alpha Engineered Composites China, located in Shanghai. Our Asia office joins its sister company, Alpha Engineered Composites Europe, to provide regional sales, service and technical support.”

Alpha Engineered Composites, LLC is based in Lakewood, New Jersey, and has been a member of NIA since 1969.

CertainTeed Headquarters Receives Award of Merit

The Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters renovation, which turned 2 out-of-date office buildings into a sustainable, comfortable workplace using building materials from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, received an Award of Merit at the recent 2017 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. This LEED Platinum project for both “core and shell” and “interiors” features innovative building materials from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, including glazing, roofing, insulation, gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceilings and wall panels, and serves as a living laboratory so employees can evaluate products while making improvements. CertainTeed Corporation is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has been a member of NIA since 1995.

Fall 2017

Polyguard Products, Inc. Wins Video Contest

Polyguard Products, Inc. recently won the National Center for Employee Ownership’s (NCEO)’s inaugural video contest for its “I Am Polyguard” video. Visit to watch the video. Polyguard Products is based in Ennis, Texas, and has been a member of NIA since 1993.

ROXUL Inc. to Rebrand to ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation

ROXUL Inc., the North American division of the ROCKWOOL GROUP, recently announced it will commence a full rebrand to ROCKWOOL, which will take effect January 1, 2018, and will apply to all segments of ROXUL’s North America, insulation business as well as all product lines. The new ROCKWOOL branding will soon be integrated into all products, marketing materials, digital, and social channels throughout North America. The company’s new manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, West Virginia—announced by ROXUL Inc. in early July—will now open and operate under the ROCKWOOL name. ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation is based in Milton, Ontario, and has been a member of NIA since 1989.